Not the best set of trivia questions for our two-person team in a recent Stump! virtual trivia game, where we missed questions about horror films (I know, the horror, right?), NBA players (no surprise there), TV geography and to round out things – the final question about songs with the word “glass” in their titles (even subtitles). Still, those virtual games can be a fun way to pass the time in the evenings! When you play with Jessi the trivia host, she always asks you to help build her playlist of songs. In this case, she asked for ’80s songs, and we requested “Big in Japan” by Alphaville. That team that picked Haley and Hillary Duff’s cover of “Our Lips Are Sealed?” Yeah, the original by the Go-Go’s was WAY better!
We wound up finishing with a pretty sad 21 points for the night. But since we’re “virtually” retired from playing in-person trivia (at least for now), we kind of like the “nothing on the line” trivia games! After playing pretty competitively for about eight years when the pandemic hit in 2020, taking a step back from the live games – even if by force – turned out to be a good thing in disguise. We’ve saved lots of money by spending less on bar tabs at the live games – even when factoring in the paid virtual games.
As for whether we’ll get back “out there” again? We’ll see! The past two times we tried doing that didn’t go so well (and I’m not talking about how we did in the trivia games). Again, “we’ll see.” Didn’t you just HATE that when you asked a question as a kid and that was the answer?
If we do decide to venture out, it will most likely start off with just a couple of us, not an “invite the whole team” event. Do we even have a “team” anymore? Hmmm….
Here were our questions:
1) Anatomy – What is the common two-word alliterative term for the part of the body also known as the umbilicus?
2) Horror Films – What 2018 horror film stars Toni Collette as a woman who, after the death of her estranged mother, has to contend with her family’s mysterious past and the sudden loss of her teenage daughter? Miss.
3) NBA Players – Since Kobe Bryant was the NBA leader in points per game in back-to-back seasons from 2005-2007, five players have led the league multiple times in points per game.
Name one of the two players who did so in three consecutive seasons.
NERD POINT: Name both.
Miss. Go figure…
4) ’80s Songs – The 1981 album Moving Pictures, which features the Grammy-nominated instrumental song “YYZ,” was released by what band? Thank you Facebook host clue, otherwise we wouldn’t have known this answer.
Mystery One –
We missed #1.
5) TV Geography – Which of the following TV series is primarily set the farthest west?
A) Breaking Bad
D) Six Feet Under
Miss, our guess as to where Six Feet Under was set was WAY off. Never watched that series.
6) Novels – What book, published in 2000 by Mark Danielewski, opens with Johnny Truant on a search for a new place to live, and has been defined as both a love story and a horror story? Absolutely no idea. Speaking of horror story, that’s what this trivia game was turning into!
7) Food – When they were first introduced at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, Buffalo wings were served with two sides. Name both of those sides, which are still commonly served alongside orders of wings.
Though the host was generous in the answers she marked as correct, there was some bickering among the peanut gallery as to what constitutes a “side,” and what constitutes a “condiment.”
8) Attractions – Founded in 1916 and receiving over four million visitors each year, San Diego is home to the most visited of what kind of attraction in the U.S.? My dad went there when I was a little kid (well, littler than I am now), and I absolutely ADORED the T-shirt he brought back for me that had a leopard on it. Apparently it costs $90 to get into this zoo today! If I’m paying that much to get into a zoo, I’d better damn well see living passenger pigeons, giant sloths, thylacines, moas and dodos! JK, I’ll bet I’d enjoy that zoo if I could afford the tickets.
Identify the decade in which the women with the following pairs of first names served as First Lady of the United States.
M1) Jackie and Lady Bird
M2) Martha and Dolley
M3) Julia and Lucy
M4) Hillary and Laura
Hiccuped unnecessarily on #4 and missed it. Didn’t think of the right decade in which Laura Bush’s husband was elected president. Miss.
We were in 10th going into the final with 36 points. We decided to go all in on the final category of #1 Songs.
When Glass Animals’ song “Heat Waves” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March 2022, it became the fifth time that a #1 song or artist had the word “glass” in its name, whether as a standalone word or as part of a larger word.
Name any two of those other four instances of “glass” at #1.
One is an artist who topped the chart in 1972, and the others are songs that topped the chart in 1968, 1979, and 2010.
We came up with one correct guess (the 1979 song), and a song with the word “glass” in the title that was released on a 1968 album (even though we weren’t sure if it hit #1). Apparently, it did not. Oh well, it’s not like we could drop much lower in this sad game!
As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Judy in Disguise (with glasses)!