We signed on for another rousing night of virtual trivia with Boston based host “Epic,” which always means there will be some lively discussions among the players! Why do male players answer questions about Kathy Ireland so quickly? And did you know that she actually smacked a photographer who asked her to remove more clothing than she wanted to remove? Yeah, take a guess as to how much clothing he wanted her to take off (pssst it was all of her clothing). And does this make you like her even more now? I know if I met her, I’d want her to share that story! Maybe give a demonstration too.
Yes, as I hinted, there was a question about Kathy Ireland!
We wound up finishing in second for the night. It’s a good thing we’ve played in lots of trivia games and have been quizzed about NYC boroughs countless times. Sometimes things really do sink into our brains!
Here were our questions:
1 LANDMARKS: What cemetery was built on the grounds of an estate that previously belonged to Robert E. Lee, ensuring that he would not be able to return to his home following the Civil War?
2 NUMBERS: In Roman numerals, what is the first number to use the letter “L?”
3 TV THEMES: Beginning with its second season in 1999, what sitcom used a theme song titled “Baby All My Life I Will Be Driving Home To You?” We were initially stumped by this one, but then I said, “What about that one show where that guy drove for a living?” We never really “watched” it, but sometimes it just happened to be on. We bet low because I thought that series aired later than that. Turns out we were right!
4 1960s MOVIES: The life of a British Army officer and his World War I experience in the Middle East inspired what 1962 film that won the Academy Award for Best Picture? Apparently someone guessed “Ernest Goes to World War I” as their answer. I would totally watch that movie! “Vern taught me everything I need to know about trench warfare.” Too bad Jim Varney died before this movie could be made!
Mystery Round One – Presidential Elections
5 CANADA: Which Canadian province uses the postal abbreviation “NL” and has more than 90% of its population living on an island?
6 FOOTBALL TERMS: What style of offense with a geographic name was popularized by Bill Walsh while he was head coach of the San Francisco 49ers in the 1980s? Miss, we guessed Statue of Liberty play. Then we remembered back when we used to play Ultimate Frisbee that we actually tried doing a take on the Statue of Liberty play in one of our games! It was a game around Halloween and a lot of players were in costume, including me, who was wearing a costume that was a very cheap attempt at the…Statue of Liberty.
7 SHAKESPEARE: What Shakespearean title character stated the following “Life…is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” We were torn between two guesses, but picked the right one.
8 MUSIC VIDEOS: Who won the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year for the song “Wrecking Ball” in 2014 and hosted the award show a year later?
NERD POINT: “Wrecking Ball” was originally released on what album?
Missed the nerd bonus, but got this. And I gotta admit – I actually listened to it for the first time not long ago and – it’s not that bad of a song! Considering most songs in my music collection are 25 years old or older, that’s a pretty bold thing for me to say! Now this doesn’t mean I’m going to start watching old episodes of “Hannah Montana!”
Mystery Two – Country Names
Yes, there was some joking among the players about how quickly players answered #4 (especially male players). As for #3, that one took a bit of thinking – I had to dig into my brain for the correct Caribbean capital (I did attempt to learn those in the long long ago). It was a lot easier than learning all of the African capitals (most are six letters long and end in A…too overwhelming for my brain).
Glad Mike wasn’t in a rush to put in the answer, because yay I thought of it!
We were in second with 51 points going into the final.
Final Category – NYC
We decided we were too high up to not wager on this. And we correctly guessed it would be about what it was about (boroughs). A topic we’ve been quizzed on countless times before.
Queens is the largest of the five boroughs of New York City by area, at 109 square miles.
Place the other four boroughs in order by area, beginning with the largest.
Got this, no change in standings.
We had a nice time chatting with a few players in the “main room” after the game. It almost felt like talking to real people in a bar! As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Jim Varney (may you rest in peace)!