Sometimes you just “know” when a trivia game is going to go well from the very beginning – and sometimes you know when it’s going to go the “other” way from the very beginning, too!
Missing a fast food question in the first round was our first hint in a recent virtual game!
We had three players instead of usual two for this game, and were joined by special guest Michelle. We’ll be doing a special birthday game with her and several others next week by her request! She wanted to get a bunch of folks together for a virtual trivia meetup! What kind of friend would I be if I said no to that?
The most fun part of the game was getting a “bowl games” question correct because of my love of the movie Pee Wee’s Big Adventure – the scene involved Pee Wee’s visit to a historic landmark, where he thought he would find his bike – but instead he not only got sucked into a tour – but all questions had to wait until the end! The tour guide clearly loved her job too much:
Now on to the questions from this doomed game:
1 Politics – What ten-letter term is commonly used to describe a long speech in Congress that serves to delay or prevent action on legislation?
2 Commercials A slightly altered version of the song “Holding Out For a Hero” by Bonnie Tyler, in which the word “hero” is replaced by “gyro,” has been used in commercials for what fast food restaurant? Apparently the three of us didn’t pay enough attention to TV ads featuring this song – or else we got annoyed every time and hit the mute button! Miss.
3 HBO What HBO TV series that aired from 2004 to 2006 is named after the real town in South Dakota where it takes place? Finally they ask about a HBO series we actually watched (at least 2-3 times in its entirety)!
4 Space History When it was launched in 2006, NASA’s New Horizons space probe included some of the ashes of the person who discovered what celestial body? Miss, and Mike was bummed about this (he’s usually so good with the spacey questions). Except questions about Kevin Spacey.
5 Mountains The Matterhorn straddles the border of two European countries. Name one of those two countries. Name both for a nerd bonus point. Got both parts correct.
6 Bowl Games What college football bowl game—played in San Antonio, Texas, since 1993—is named after a nearby landmark? Yay and we knew a bowl game answer – all because of Pee Wee’s Big Adventure!
7 2020s Movies What 2020 film earned Steven Yeun a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor, making him the first Korean American and first East Asian nominated in that category? Thank you Facebook host clue…
8 Albums What 2016 album by Beyoncé produced nine Grammy Award nominations, as well as the singles “Formation” and “Sorry?”
Got all of these (nice teamwork)!
We were in 14th place with 41 points. Yeah, it was one of “those” games. Still fun though! Isn’t that what matters?
Just to add icing to the cake, we got this as a final category:
Video Games (yikes)!
We wagered zero. A whole lotta nope…
The sixth generation of video game consoles began in late 1998, and it includes home consoles (non-handheld) released by Sega, Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft.
Name three of those four consoles.
We were told to be “very specific” with our answers. Even more reason for us to wager zero!
Wagering zero did absolutely nothing to our standing.
As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Al Swearengen!