Sometimes it pays off to pay attention to things your friends talk about when you meet up at the bar! We got a final question correct in a virtual game Monday night specifically because of this. What topic were we discussing? “Douche” songs, of course! I recently made a massive Spotify playlist called “Douche” which contains countless “jock jams,” anthems about sex and the pursuit of sex, annoying earworms, songs with too much egotistical swagger for their own good, songs that were overplayed – as of now, the playlist is 10 hours and four minutes long!
One of the artists our friend Dave suggested be added to that list was one of the correct artists we needed for the final question Monday night. Isn’t it great when your teammates can help with a trivia answer even if they’re not there?
That little fist-bump worthy moment put us in second place! Maybe one of these days Dave will be able to help out with a trivia game in person! We’ve only just started talking about doing pub trivia games again, and our first Sporcle Live pub trivia game will be happening….soon! We already did a “practice” run with a My Trivia Live game.
Now here I go with what some of you might have been waiting for – trivia questions!
1) Scents – What brand produces deodorants and antiperspirants with scents that include NightPanther, Fiji, and Swagger, among others? LOL, when we had this question I asked my husband, “You don’t need another stick of deodorant, do you?” Those annoying things you have to remember every time you go to a drug store! 🙂
2) SNL – “Name one of the two words that fill the blanks in the following catchphrase from Saturday Night Live character Stuart Smalley.
“I’m (BLANK) enough, I’m (BLANK) enough, and doggone it, people like me.”
NERD POINT: Name both.”
Got both. We do know “some” SNL stuff – even if Michelle isn’t helping us!
3) Games – What arcade game series has released versions with titles that begin with “Baby,” “Super,” “Professor,” and “Jr.”? We didn’t remember that third variation, but remembered the others.
4) Canada – Which Canadian province is located entirely within the Mountain Time Zone? The province with the rat hotline! At least if Joe Pera is to be believed…
5) Bands – Singer and guitarist Robert Smith has been the only constant member of what English band that released its debut studio album in 1979? If I miss a question about this band I am SO off the team!
6) NBA Players – What player, who retired in 2016, played more postseason games than anyone else in NBA history who never played for the Los Angeles Lakers? Nope, we didn’t know this one (grrr sportsball)!
7) 2000s Movies – Zach Braff and Natalie Portman star in a 2004 film that is primarily set in which U.S. state, as referenced in its title? Mike and I both watched this one, but apparently he didn’t remember it (fair enough – the movie was not that memorable).
8) Insects – What type of insects are separated into broods based on geography and the calendar year in which they appear? We talked ourselves out the right answer (boo)!
9) TV Openings – “What TV series that aired from 1996-2000 used the following opening narration?
“What if you knew beyond a doubt what was going to happen tomorrow? What would you do? There’s no easy answer for a guy who gets tomorrow’s news, today?”
Nope, not a clue.
10) Accolades – Who is the most recent woman to be named Person of the Year by Time magazine?
We went just a little too far back (though we did pick a woman who won person of the year).
Mystery – Before and After
Combine the two clues to form a single answer.
Answers may share a word, part of a word, or a syllable.
(For example, if I said “Capital of Utah AND 1991 Western comedy film starring Billy Crystal” you would answer “Salt Lake City Slickers.”)
M1. 2019 superhero film that serves as a conclusion to the story of the Marvel Cinematic Universe AND fantasy drama TV series adapted from books by George R. R. Martin
M2. 12-time NBA All-Star point guard who spent his entire career with the Detroit Pistons AND steam locomotive introduced in The Railway Series books, first published in 1945
M3. Capital and most populous city of Haiti AND the smallest Canadian province in both land area and population
M4. The youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress AND Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012″
Sportsball again (missed #4). Though apparently I know enough about local sportsball to have gotten #2 correct!
Final Category – Collaborations
Name either artist who collaborated on 44/876, which won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae album in 2019 and has a title made up of the calling or area codes of the artists’ home countries.
We went with “that reggae singer Dave was talking about the other night.” And it was right (thanks again, man)! Unsure what place we were in, but we moved to second. After some of the crappy luck we’ve had with final questions lately, we’ll take that!
As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Shaggy! And every other artist on my “Douche” playlist (I’m looking at you, Billy Squier)!