Maddy’s Trivia Recap – December 29, 2010

Thanks for coming out to Maddy’s yesterday! I had a swell time. Especially after the four rum and cokes kicked in.

It was a tight race all the way until the end, folks. After leading for the first three rounds, it looked like the game was in the bag for The Student is Now the Teacher. But in the end, No Way She is With Him shot to the top with their knowledge of Hollywood remakes and took home the $50 bar dollars. Props also goes out to the strong second place finish of the West Essex Squatters, who were on the heels of first place the entire match. Last place honors went to the out-of-towners Team Australia, who took home the stack of Trivial Pursuit cards so they can keep practicing!

Join us next week for YEAR IN THE REAR-VIEW TRIVIA!!!

Final standings below:

76 – No Way She is With Him

74 – West Essex Squatters

73 – The Student is Now the Teacher

59 – Ebony and Ivory

59 – Jon Voight’s LeBaron

58 – I Have a Boehner

55 – Like My Couch I pull Out

55 – Shameless and Nameless

54 – Phenix

49 – The Ladies

32 – Australia

10 – Church (They left)

Most creative answer goes to Shameless and Nameless who thought that the “A.F.” in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World stood for “Awkward Fornication”.

Shout out also goes to Like My Couch I Pull Out for squeezing out a few extra bonus points from me by exploiting my love for RUSH and boobs.

Mobile Year in Review 2010: How well do you know America’s mobile habits?

The folks at the mobile advocacy association, Mobile Future, unleashed a video this morning that literally shows us just how obsessed we are with our smart phones. Before checking out the video (after the bump), why not take the quiz below and see how well you know America’s mobile habits in 2010.

1. In 2009, 300 million mobile apps were downloaded. How many were downloaded in 2010?

a) 500 million

b) 1 billion

c) 5 billion

d) 100 zillion

2. What location-based mobile application increased its user base from 200,000 in 2009 to 5 million in 2010?

a) Facebook Places

b) Foursquare

c) Gowalla

d) Uhhh…………………Loopt?

3. What percentage of adults use their mobile device to take photos?

a) 56%

b) 66%

c) 76%

d) Does that include photos you take of your back to get a better look at that growth that’s been worrying you?


Pictured: Photo I just took with my iPhone of not that growth on my back that's been worrying me, thankfully.

4. The average teen sends 3,339 texts…

a) Every Week

b) Every Month

c) Every Year

d) Before breakfast

5. What remote location got 3G mobile internet access for the first time in 2010?

a) Mt. Everest

b) The Mariana Trench

c) Antarctica

d) Canada

Think you know the answers? Check out the Mobile Year in Review video below.

Name that Beer!

SPOILER ALERT: Answers below. Name the beer based on the letters in their logo.






(Guinness)(Corona)(Molson)(Delirium)(PBR)(Magic Hat)(Sam Adams)(Tiger)(Budweiser)(Heineken)(Red Stripe)(Rolling Rock)

Maddy’s Trivia RECAP

Team Tim closed the gap at the end, but Chrismchanakwanzakah was just too much for them, winning by 3 points. Full standings are below. You’ll notice a pretty large discrepancy between the top 4 scores and the bottom 4 (explanation included).

1. Chrismchanakwanzakah: 92

2. Team Tim: 89

3. Team Ginger: 76

4. Sweet Thangs: 75

5. A-Team: 39 (they sucked)

6. That Guy (formally Yin Yang): 32 (he was very drunk)

7. Badass Baby Burgers: 30 (they left early)

8. Carnegie Mellon: 19 (they got there late)


See you next week!

The best damn “BEER” trivia in town

Here’s a sampling of some beer trivia from Maddy’s last night in case you missed it. Answers below. UPDATE: Check out the recap of last night’s game.

"Hey, it's Duff man! A guy in a costume that creates awareness of Duff." -Lenny

  1. (Movies) Before his most famous role in Star Wars, this British actor won an Academy Award for his role as Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai. 
  2. (Plants) In botany, what is the term for the embryotic shoot that comes out of the stem of a plant, that eventually blooms into a flower?
  3. (Architecture) What is the term for the architectural piece at the crown of a vault or arch which marks its apex, locking the other pieces into position?
  4. (Geography) What Japanese city, the 5th largest in terms of population, was the first Asian city to host the Winter Olympics in 1972?
  5. (US Presidents) What US president famously stated “Read my lips, no new taxes” at the Republican National Convention before receiving the presidential nomination?
  6. (US History) Contrary to popular belief, this American statesman and Founding Father from Boston didn’t actually brew beer itself, but only produced the malt found in beer.
  7. (Astronomy) Most easily observed during a solar eclipse, what is the term for the plasma atmosphere that surrounds the sun?
  8. (Sports) This former NBA star played his entire career with the Indiana Pacers and once scored 8 points in 11 seconds to stun the NY Knicks in game 1 of the 1995 Eastern Conference semifinals.
  9. (Geography) What is the name of the mountain range shared by both the United States and Spain?
  10. (Word Play) Often used in an expression meaning “a rare event”, what is the more common term for the second full moon of a calendar month?

And for you multiple answer, name the TV show associated with these beers:

a.    Duff Beer 

b.    Dharma Beer 

c.    Pawtucket Patriot 

d.    Samuel Jackson 

e.    Buzz Beer

f.     Pabst Blue Robot 

g.    Shotz Beer 

h.    Girlie Girl Beer 

i.      Rocketfuel Malt Liquor

j.      Schmitts Gay Beer


1-10 (Alec Guinness)(Bud)(Keystone)(Sapporo)(George HW Bush (Busch))(Sam Adams)(Corona)(Reggie Miller)(Sierra Nevada)(Blue Moon)

a-j (The Simpsons)(Lost)(Family Guy)(Chappelle’s Show)(Drew Carey Show)(Futurama)(Laverne and Shirley)(Married with Children)(News Radio)(Saturday Night Live)