Ah, those darn Rolling Stone lists. Those lists which are usually based upon the opinions of (likely) snooty editors and writers, and not necessarily the opinions of everyday Joes and Janes. A final question about ’60s TV helped illuminate the divide between opinions of those RS editors and writers – and your Grandpa whose favorite shows from the ’60s would not include any of the “best” shows that RS included on their list. Well, it’s trivia, so you either know the answer – or ya don’t. And we didn’t know one single correct “best” TV show from Rolling Stone’s list. Even if we actually enjoyed some of those shows! Clearly we were trying too hard to think of the wrong kind of TV shows even if they weren’t our favorites from that time.
We did get a few questions right in this game! Read on to see the others:
1) Time – By what familial name is a longcase clock more commonly known?
2) Presidents – During his presidency, who delivered a series of radio addresses called “Fireside Chats?” Seriously – who wouldn’t know this?
3) Regions -Name one of the two states that contain the biggest regions of what is commonly known as the Ozarks.
NERD POINT: Name both.
Got both. My husband, who actually visited these “mountains” as a kid, said they were…unimpressive. And not just because of all of the hillbillies! Hard to impress someone who lived within a couple of hours of the Blue Ridge/Appalachian Mountains, I suppose.
4) College Football – Stan Heath in 1948 and Colin Kaepernick in 2010 are the highest-ranking Heisman Trophy candidates out of what school that currently plays in the Mountain West Conference? Miss.
Mystery One – Visual
1) Words – From the Latin meaning “of the market place or public place,” what word refers to the scientific tests or techniques used in connection with the detection of crime? Mike and I teamed up well here.
2) Recent Hits – What artist’s three most recent appearances in the top two of the Billboard Hot 100 are with “Do We Have a Problem?,” with Lil Baby; as a featured artist on “Say So” by Doja Cat; and “Trollz,” with 6ix9ine? Nope, nope, nope.
3) Theme Songs – Theme song for a talk show involving a guy we’d never heard of before was played for us.
4) Books – Firebird, a book by Misty Copeland, is about a girl who doubts her ability in what style of dance? I deduced that with a name like “Misty,” the girl was probably involved in a particular kind of dance and that reasoning panned out.
Mystery Two – Translated Slogans
Identify the company or brand that has used the slogan that has been translated using Google Translate from English to Russian to Romanian to Greek to French and back to English.
M1) I like this! (Restaurant)
M2) They are known differently (Technology)
M3) Listen to thirst (Beverage)
M4) Final driving car (Automotive)
We got all of these, but it took us a minute. We had 43 points going into the final about:
In 2016, Rolling Stone released a list of the “100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time,” which contains 11 shows that aired at least one episode in the 1960s, including The Ed Sullivan Show, The Fugitive, Doctor Who, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Jeopardy!, and Gunsmoke.
Name any three of the other five series on the list that aired at least one episode in the 1960s, each of which is ranked in the top 35.
We didn’t get any of the correct shows, though I may have briefly thought of one. Oh well, as always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Johnny Carson!