It’s always fun in a trivia game when little old you can help answer a trivia question the host asks – especially when it’s not a trivia question that has been “officially” asked of the people playing!
Case in point, our virtual trivia host “Epic” from the Boston area mused aloud about what singer Iggy Pop’s “real” last name was. And I had the answer for the strangest reason imaginable – because my dad used to live next door to James Osterberg, whom would become the singer using the stage name “Iggy Pop!”
Yeah, not too many people have this kind of celebrity story, do they?
From what my dad described, he lived next door to the future Iggy Pop in an Ypsilanti mobile home park with his widowed mother while he attended middle and high school. He said the future Iggy would play drums “at all hours.” He didn’t really say much else, I don’t think they had any real interaction with each other.
If you read Iggy’s biography, it states that his parents wound up giving up the master bedroom (which we now have to call “primary bedroom” to be politically correct) so that he would have enough room for his drum kit. The sacrifices parents make for their kids!
The only other celebrity story I have involving my parents is that filmmaker Michael Moore used to run a magazine out of a building in Burton, MI in the 1970s called The Flint Voice, which would become The Michigan Voice. The space he used was shared with a food cooperative, for which my mother was briefly a bookkeeper. My brother and I would occasionally tag along with her to meetings there, which featured a big room with lots of beanbags – and of course my brother and I would always jockey to see who could get the “best” beanbag chair!
Yes, this definitely falls into “You Might Be A Child of a Hippie” territory, doesn’t it? And bleah, I will never, ever eat anything made of carob ever again! And I will never develop a liking for “natural” peanut butter!
Did they actually even ask about Iggy Pop in this trivia game? Hmmm…I guess I’ll find out!
Round One –
1 Actresses – What actress earned her first two Academy Award nominations for her roles in the 2019 films Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit, becoming the first double nominee in acting categories in 13 years?
2) Designers – Since 2006, fashion designer Vera Wang’s ready-to-wear line of clothing, Simply Vera, has been exclusively sold at what department store? I’m not usually a go-to when it comes to questions about fashion, but I knew this…
3 Pitchers – In 2019, Justin Verlander became the sixth pitcher in MLB history to throw three career no-hitters, joining Bob Feller, Larry Corcoran, and three others. Name one of the other three pitchers to achieve this feat.
NERD POINT: Name two of three.
Clearly we needed a sports nerd for this one…double miss.
4 HURRICANES – In April 2022, what name beginning with a vowel became the most recent Atlantic hurricane name to be retired by the World Meteorological Organization? We picked the wrong name beginning with a vowel, miss.
Mystery One –
Round Two –
5 Same Name – What is the shared name of the third-largest metro area in Spain, the third-largest metro area in Venezuela, and a variety of sweet citrus fruit?
6 National Parks – Within ten, in what year were wolves reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park after an absence of over 70 years to help reduce the rising elk population?
7 – Collaborations – The song “China Girl” was co-written by Iggy Pop and what other artist, who re-recorded and released the track on an album titled Let’s Dance in 1983, six years after Pop originally released the track? Boy howdy, they did ask about Iggy Pop!
9 TV Creators – Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant created what British sitcom whose American counterpart ran nine seasons from 2005-2013?
Mystery Two –
We were in 6th going into the final with 43 points.
Final Category – Calendar
Which month of 2022 has/had a Friday the 13th? The next Friday the 13th falls eight months after this date.
Got this, moved up to fourth.
As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Tatum O’Neal!