Call it a “makeup game” if you will! We had signed on for a virtual game the previous night, but for…reasons – we decided early on to back out of it – and just left the zoom meeting.
We only missed two questions the whole night, one of those being the pesky final question about recent high grossing movies – the other being about airlines in Asia. Of course we talked about putting the right airline down as our answer, but did we? I’ll let Lana from “Archer” answer this question for all of you (though I think you’ve figured out the answer by now):
Still, only missing two questions during an entire round of trivia isn’t that bad for us!
Round One –
1 MUSICIANS – For his contribution on the Philadelphia soundtrack, what rock musician won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1994 for a track titled “Streets of Philadelphia?” Our host John aka “Epic” pointed out that this person is only one Emmy win away from being an EGOT owner! Someone give him an Emmy, dammit!
2 POLITICIANS – Known for his numerous gaffes, which U.S. vice president once said, “It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment; it’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it?” He was no Jack Kennedy, according to Lloyd Bentsen (who happens to share a birthday with me). What a loveable dumbass he was! He helped train us for that dumbass we had as a president later (not saying which one).
3 DISNEY – Tod and Copper, two childhood animal friends forced to become enemies, are the main characters in what 1981 Disney animated film? Saw this in theaters. Made my mom bawl…which is why I’ll never, ever watch it again on purpose.
4 COCKTAILS – In a classic B & B cocktail, one of the “B”s stands for Benedictine, while the other stands for what? One of the teams put in “Benadryl” as their guess! Pro tip – if you’re having a bad allergy flareup, crack open one of the capsules (not both) and pour into a drink (preferably plain juice) and down that drink. The medicine will go to work faster – and you’ll still get the time release benefits of the second capsule. I had a bad allergy flareup about 10 years ago or so which I think was caused by an unusual wheat strain used in a beer I’d consumed the night before – I honestly couldn’t think of anything else I’d consumed – or had been exposed to – that would have triggered such a reaction. This beer apparently had something called “midnight wheat” in it, which my body apparently didn’t know what to do with.
The whole reaction roller coaster started with swollen lips and extreme fits of sneezing. I was obviously worried they would degrade to swollen throat, which would be very, very bad. I had to leave work early (my dipshit supervisor suggested I just dampen my face with a wet paper towel). I searched for an emergency clinic that was open to no avail – wound up at my parents’ house and raided their medicine cabinet for (you guessed it) – Benadryl (or whatever generic equivalent they had). I wound up snoozing a few hours in their recliner from the effects, after that, I was right as rain. Will I ever drink that beer again? Refer to the previous Lana image for that answer! I don’t know if what I did was medically “right” or not, but what’s important is it worked – and it worked fast! For emergency allergy situations, the “old school” antihistamines (Benadryl and clones) work best. For garden variety allergy symptoms , the Claritins (pet allergies, hay fever, etc. )
and clones work just fine (at least for me).
Mystery One –
5 PENINSULAS – The Arabian Peninsula consists of parts of Jordan and Iraq and all of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, and three other countries. Name two of those three countries.
NERD POINT: Name all three. Got all of these. And why oh why are they doing a World Cup in one of these countries? SMH…
6 ICE CREAM – What alliteratively titled Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor which consisted of sweet cream ice cream with chocolate cookie pieces, fudge dinosaurs and a fudge swirl was discontinued and not renewed in 2010?
7 MYSTERIES – Flight 370, which mysteriously disappeared en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014, belonged to what airline? Miss.
8 Literature – I did not get this question down in its entirety, but it was something along the lines of Alan Ginsberg was part of what literary “generation” that had its roots in the 1950s and judging from the clothing gave birth to hipsters (I added those last few words they were not part of the question, lol)?
Mystery Two –
We were in second place going into the final with 52 points. Yes, yet another team with a perfect score in a virtual game (tsk tsk).
Final Category – Recent Movies
There are five films that have spent at least three weekends in 2022 as the highest-grossing film at the domestic box office. Name two of those five films.
Had we actually had to name two films, we would’ve gotten this. But our host chose the harder option and we had to name three. Fail…oh well, it was still fun!
I have a couple of very busy weeks at work coming up, so any trivia games we do will be planned on the fly. As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Bruce Springsteen! And may you get that Emmy award!