We broke a six-game drought in our most recent virtual trivia game. Which means we got a f—ing final question correct for the first time since June 8 – when we got a final question correct about assassinated presidents. Hey, that’s something I know a few things about!
We weren’t quite as sure about how much we’d know about the final question category “TV Productions,” but wagered it all anyway – and it was my husband who managed to come up with the correct guess! It wasn’t the first instance of such serendipity in the game, the other instance occurred when I made a correct guess on which sitcom featured a dog named for a pop singer. My reasoning was, “That seems like something stupid (people on that show) would do.” I’ve never even watched a single episode of that show, but ya know, when you’ve played a lot of pub trivia games (we are almost at 700), you get to know the “pet categories” that the question writers tend to gravitate toward. Profiling, if you will.
We had a rather sad round one, only getting one of those questions correct, but made a bit of a comeback in round two. Read on to see the questions:
1 90s Movies – What type of transportation is central to the plot of the 1994 film Speed?
2 Baseball – In baseball scorekeeping, which defensive position is indicated by the number 6? Miss.
3 Charities – What non-profit organization, made up of more than 200 food banks, is the second-largest charity in the U.S. by revenue according to Forbes, and was formerly known as Second Harvest? Miss.
4 Triangles – In a right-angled triangle, which trigonometric function is equal to the length of the adjacent side divided by the length of the hypotenuse? I mentioned the correct answer – which is funny since maff is NOT my category – but we didn’t go with it. Why? Because maff isn’t my category!
Mystery Round One – “M” States
Answer the questions about U.S. states with names that begin with the letter “M.”
1. Among the “M” states, which one has a postal abbreviation that comes last alphabetically?
2. Which “M” state extends farthest south?
3. Which “M” state is the smallest by total area?
4. Which “M” state is the most populous?
Got all of these and say “Yay (my state name)” after briefly turning off my mic.
5 2000s Hits – Name one of the two singles released by Nelly in 2002 that reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
NERD POINT: Name both.
Got one, not both.
6 TV Pets – What TV series introduced a dog named Paul Anka during its sixth season in 2005? Maybe this question was a repeat or something, but yeah I knew this. Naming your dog Paul Anka is one thing – but if it can’t sing “Breaking Up is Hard To Do,” then find a dog who can!
7 Books – What 1970 novel by Erich Segal was appropriately released on Valentine’s Day, ultimately spending most of the year atop the New York Times Best Seller List? My trivia pardner Mike said, “How do you know this?” Shrugs! I just know it was cheesy and had a hilarious parody outlined in Mad magazine (one of my mom’s old Mads, which I still own). If you’re curious, none of them are even remotely mint! Most do not have covers!
8 Phrases – What two-word rhyming expression was coined by poet Allen Ginsberg in 1965 as a way to promote love and peace? We joked about putting “Hippy Dippy” as our answer, but didn’t. And I definitely remember having this question before when we played at Original Gravity Brewing Company in the long, long ago. How long ago? So long ago that it was the very first game offered at this place (March 4, 2016). I remembered doodling pictures of daisies on my napkin and wondering why we would have missed a question like this (the answer was flower power). There – you don’t have to scroll to the comments to see this answer!
There were other questions (or similar ones) from that 2016 game that resurfaced in our game last Friday. To read that recap, click here https://wordpress.com/post/hebontheweb.blog/1234
Mystery Round Two – Video Game Eyes
We were second to last going into the final with 42 points.
Final Category – TV Productions
The nonprofit organization that was known as Children’s Television Workshop from 1968-2000 now has what six-letter word in its name?
The organization has produced several educational programs, with one of them inspiring the organization’s new name.
Mike came up with the correct guess on this. We moved up to fifth for our efforts.
As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Oscar the Grouch!