Staying in for a virtual trivia game rather than going out to do anything – was a better idea than usual on a recent Thursday night, as us Michiganders were slammed with yet another f#$%^ing snowstorm. Many places typically offering it served in a “live” format called off their shows that night. A virtual host named Deana served as the question giver on this snowy night.
We didn’t follow up our first place game from the previous night with another first place! It was just not our set of questions, read on to see what I mean:
1) Music Videos “Weird Al” Yankovic is seen churning butter in the music video for what 1996 single?
2) Symbols – Also known as the Flying Lady, the emblem of the Rolls-Royce car brand is known as The Spirit of what? Don’t blame us, we don’t have enough money to own a Rolls-Royce, let alone go into a Rolls-Royce dealership! Nor would we be able to comply with the dress code, which probably requires spats and top hats. Maybe a monocle just to show ’em how rich you really are… Do you think I’m kidding about all of this? I’m not! I was an the North American International Auto Show in Detroit a few years back, and the Bentley display would not just let anyone in to discuss buying one of their cars (not that I tried). But I did see something about them having “requirements” for even discussing one of their fine motor vehicles, though I didn’t see any bins of complimentary monocles or top hats outside.
3) Audio – Audio clip of a sporting event in 1999. Sorry I don’t have more info than this, but we missed it.
4) Toys – What toy company introduced its Little People brand in the early 1960s, originally under the name Play Family People? Torn between two possibilities, thankfully we picked the correct one.
British Spelling When given an American English word, give the correct British English spelling of the same word.
Be careful that autocorrect doesn’t change your answers after you type them!
We missed #2 (I think most teams missed this).
- Islands – What is the largest island by total area that is part of the country of Australia?
2) 1990s Films – Name either of the lead performers in the 1997 film Conspiracy Theory.
NERD POINT: Name both.
Nope, we thought this was yet another cloak and daggery Denzel movie.
3) Models – Supermodels Heidi Klum and Claudia Schiffer were both born in what country? Mike was worried about this category. I tried reassuring him, “I know SOME things about models!” Yes, we got this.
Unsure what place were in going into the final, but we only had 36 points.
Final Categories – U.S. Cities
In addition to Chicago, Charlotte, and Charleston, there are four U.S. cities with names beginning with the letters “Ch” that have populations of at least 150,000, each of which is located in a different U.S. state.
Name two of the four U.S. states that are home to one of those cities.
We came up with one correct one by accident, could not accidentally pick a second correct one.
As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Balki!