Just because during the course of your employment in a retail setting you’ve listened to the equivalent of holiday music for about four years straight? That doesn’t mean you actually KNOW anything about holiday music! Turns out we didn’t know quite enough about old-timey holiday songs to get a final question about holiday music correct in a recent virtual Stump! trivia game.
That being said, I was still pretty darned impressed with my trivia “pardner” Mike having come up with a couple of answers about holiday related things (go figure) that would’ve left me clueless. It’s those little things that help keep a marriage together, isn’t it?
Though we certainly didn’t know anything about any “Christmas armadillo” since we don’t watch the TV show that features this creature. Other than knowing the name of all of the main characters and the name of the coffee joint they hung out in – yeah, that pretty much exhausts our knowledge about that show!
Read on to see how we fared on some other questions:
1) World Geography – Lapland is the English name of a cultural region that spans multiple countries on which continent? This is the second time in the past few nights a trivia question reminded me of scenes from the Naked Gun movies. This instance involved Frank Drebin talking about horrible ways to die involving Laplanders!
Oh what the Hell, here’s a meme:
For inquiring minds, the other Naked Gun reference from a recent trivia game involved oil companies. There is a scene in the second installment of that franchise where Frank Drebin is talking to the head of an oil company and they’re making introductions. Frank says to the guy, “I believe I’ve used some of your restrooms.” Maybe I’m a complete dork, but I just thought that was hilarious. Who among us hasn’t had to use a gas station restroom?
2) Poetry – What word completes the title of a 1922 poem by Robert Frost?
“Stopping by Woods on a _ Evening?” Couldn’t escape seventh grade English class without having to recite this poem in front of the class (oh the horror)!
3) Holiday Items – What holiday item is commonly associated with nun, gimel, hei, and shin? Mike was all over this one.
4) Candy – What seasonal candy product has been advertised on television with a small white rabbit that clucks like a chicken?
Mystery – Visual
1) Athletes – Trevor Bryan, Joe Smith Jr., Claressa Shields, and Jessica McCaskill are among the American athletes who are current champions in what sport?
2) Vegetables – According to a 2020 YouGov poll, name one of the two culinary vegetables that are the most popular to serve at Christmas dinners in the U.S., other than potatoes and sweet potatoes.
NERD POINT: Name both.
Got one but not both.
3) Directors – Snowpiercer is a 2013 film written and directed by what man, who would later earn Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay for a later film? I think we fudged the spelling of this guy’s name, but we got it.
4) Words – What six-letter word, defined as a coming into being or use, is also the name of a liturgical season in most Christian denominations? Mike again keeping me from making the “duh” face.
Mystery – Current Events
Answer the following questions about things that happened recently.
M1) On Sunday, what South American country elected a new president?
M2) Last Sunday, the Tiger-Cats lost to the Blue Bombers in the championship game in what sports league?
M3) What is the full title of the film starring Keanu Reeves that made its debut in Toronto on Thursday?
M4) Last Tuesday, what TV series aired its 100th episode, “The Jughead Paradox?”
Damn, we thought about the right series for #4, but didn’t think it was still on the air. We also missed #1. Clearly we need to start paying better attention to current events since these mystery rounds are killing us!
Final Category – Holiday Music
In addition to “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” three holiday songs reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 on the chart dated December 11, 2021, becoming the first holiday songs of the season to do so.
Name two of those three songs, which peaked in the 2020 holiday season at #2, #3, and #4, respectively, and all of which were originally released over 50 years ago.
We didn’t get a single one of these correct.
Better luck next final question! As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Frank Costanza!