Trivia Recap – Game # 752 – February 7, 2023 – Virtual Sporcle “Pub Quiz” Format

Just another cozy evening at home for a couple of ‘Pods – we bought in for a virtual trivia game and decided to do it in my husband’s home office that has a fairly comfy futon. Other than remembering that his keyboard’s Apple symbol thingie is the same as the “alt” symbol on my PC’s keyboard, there wasn’t too much of an adjustment!

We were excited to get an Olympic cities final question correct, but might have been more excited if every other team ahead of us hadn’t gotten it correct too! One of the biggest question stumpers of the night had nothing to do with the game questions – rather trying to think of a “Grammy” song for host Jessi’s playlist. We don’t tend to pay attention to Grammy Awards (shame on us, I know – why do we even do trivia games anyway), let alone Grammy winning songs – or any music at all – from the past 10 years. Yes, I’m a liar! I don’t tend to like ANY music made in the past 25-30 years! Well, maybe a track or two from nine inch nails, that one Radiohead song (The Daily Mail) I’m obsessed with since hearing it in an episode of “Ozark,” then there was that time I had that Robin Thicke song “Blurred Lines” stuck in my head for several days when we were on a camping trip. I also might like an Eminem song or two! That Bruno Mars song “Locked out of Heaven” can be quite catchy, too!

So what Grammy song did we pick? I remembered that Carlos Santana had a big pile of Grammy Awards at one of the Grammy ceremonies, so I picked “Smooth,” that duet he did with Rob Thomas. Which was recorded within the last 25 years and I don’t hate the song!

I’ll admit I hate autotuned music from the first time I heard it out of Cher’s digitally assisted mouth. No apologies.

Here were the actual game questions:

Round One –

1 Basketball – At most levels of competition, the top of the rim of a basketball hoop is how many feet from the floor? We made the right guess, but were not confident at all, lowest points.

Did anyone else playing Tuesday night think about this parody movie from “South Park” when we had the next question?

2 Products – Swingline, Bostitch, and Rapid are all major brands of what common office product? Maybe you thought of Milton from Office Space and his red office item instead?

3 Geography Terms – What is the term for a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs that was created by a glacier?

4 Awards – What annual award show presents a trophy to winners that is a 16-inch-tall man holding a mask of comedy and a mask of tragedy? We incorrectly guessed Tony Award.

Mystery One –

The correct answer to each clue includes the letters “R-A-Y,” in that order.

1. 2002 production for which Harvey Fierstein  won the Tony for Best Actor in a Musical

2. Small freshwater crustaceans also called crawdads, mudbugs, or rock lobsters, depending on the vernacular of the region

3. Soft, lightweight cotton material similar in style to denim, but created using a different weave

4. Item with a name that comes from the French for “pencil?”

We missed #3. And I thought I knew a lot about fabrics!

Round Two –

5 Singers – In 1987, who became the first Black woman (and first woman overall) to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

6 Phrases – The phrase “tilting at windmills,” which means “attacking invisible enemies,” is derived from what 17th-century novel?

7 There are two ranks in the Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force that use oak-leaf-shaped insignia. Name either of those ranks.
NERD POINT: Name both.

This seems strangely similar to a question we had before – and missed. And I am right – we had this question in a 2017 game at Original Gravity, and the proof is here:

Maybe if we have this question a third time we’ll get it right?

8 Games – What playground game is played by two lines of competitors holding hands or linking arms and calling for an opposing player to “come over?”

Mystery Two –

Give the first and last names of the people described by the following clues, all of whom have the initials B.S.

1. Director and star of the films Reality Bites, Zoolander, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

2. Stage name of the rapper whose #1 albums include Dark Sky Paradise, I Decided, and Detroit 2

3. Actress who has played a main character on the TV series Suddenly Susan and Lipstick Jungle

4. American pediatrician whose book The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care is one of the best-selling books of the 20th century

We were in fifth going into the final with 45 points.

There are two cities whose names begin with the word “Saint” (St.) that have hosted an Olympic Games, one of which is St. Louis. What COUNTRY is home to the other city?

This city hosted the Winter Games in 1928 and 1948, and it is the only city in its country to ever host an Olympics.

Got it, so did every other team…no change in our standings.

We’ll be venturing out (allegedly) for a live trivia game tonight. We don’t have any helpers available this week, so it will just be the two of us. As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Aretha Franklin!

One thought on “Trivia Recap – Game # 752 – February 7, 2023 – Virtual Sporcle “Pub Quiz” Format

  1. round one
    10 feet, stapler, fjord, SAG
    round two
    aretha franklin, don quixote, major/lt colonel; red rover
    mystery one
    hairspray, crayfish, chambray, crayon
    mystery two
    ben stiller, big sean, brooke shields, benjamin spock
    final – switzerland

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