The toughest question we had to answer in a recent virtual Stump! trivia game had nothing to do with any of the trivia questions! Our host Jessi from Washington, D.C. asked the players what holiday songs they wanted to hear.
We knew it wouldn’t be polite to say “No holiday songs for us, ma’am!” So we tried to come up with the most edgy – yet puppies and child friendly option we could without being too “basic.” We knew “Fairy Tale New York” by the Pogues wouldn’t be very nice (it mentions “an old slut on junk” and uses the very non PC word “faggot”). So we went with the “safe” choice of “Christmas in Hollis,” an ’80s era tune by Run DMC. It’s a fun tale about finding Santa’s wallet and Santa letting you keep the money! But what we REALLY wanted to hear was “The Season’s Upon Us” by Dropkick Murphys. And that song really isn’t very puppy or child friendly, either – but it’s a good one to give a listen to if you’ve had just about enough of “All I Want for Christmas is You” and all of its cover versions (ahem)! And Jessi was happy to oblige (sometimes you really do get what you want for Christmas)!
We didn’t do so badly on the trivia questions, though it was a small crowd with only about four teams in contention.
1) Film Settings – The Academy Award-winning 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire is primarily set in what country? My comment, “It had better not be Sri Lanka!”
2) Pie – What type of pie is an official state food in both Oklahoma and Texas? Correct guess for low.
3) Nursery Rhymes – In the nursery rhyme “Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son,” what animal is stolen by Tom? Wrong guess, miss.
4) Restaurants -According to its marketing department, how many herbs and spices are used in KFC’s original fried chicken recipe?
Mystery One – Visual
1) Borders – Brazil shares its longest border with what country, which is one of the two landlocked countries in South America? Mike was all over this.
2) U.S. Constitution – The 18th and 21st Amendments to the U.S. Constitution both concerned what substance? Cheers!
3) Quarterbacks – What four-time Pro Bowl quarterback was the NFL MVP in 1988 while playing for the Cincinnati Bengals? We needed our “sporto” Brad for this one (he’s a huge Bengals fan).
NERD POINT: He played college football at what school? Missed this too.
4) Museums – The Gold Mask of Tutankhamun, also known as King Tut, is located in a national museum in what country? Miss, we picked his former home, not his current home.
Give the title of the song with “when” in its title based on the artist and the title of the album on which it appears.
M1) Green Day, American Idiot
M2) Prince, Purple Rain
M2) Adele, 25
M4) Michael Bolton, Time, Love & Tenderness
Name two of the three characters played or voiced by Keanu Reeves in films that grossed more than $150 million at the domestic box office.
Got it, but I don’t think anyone named the animated character he played.
As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Dexter Morgan!