Trivia Host [m] looking for Teams [f/m] to play some Bar Trivia tonight (Adams Morgan)

Hey girl/bro-

I’m hosting Trivia Night at a bar in Adams Morgan tonight and I’m looking for some exuberant people who like to spice things up.

Fitness optional but you must be in to group things.

Huge brains a plus.

And, of course, whoever finishes first gets paid.

All interested parties should come to Ventnor Sports Cafe tonight, August 5, 2014. The fun begins at 8:30 but get there early to make sure you get your favorite positions.

So let’s party tonight.

Beers and Fears Halloween Trivia Night: Tuesday October 29th

I’ve been waiting all year for this. The annual Halloween-themed bar trivia night (aka Spooky Quiz aka Beers and Fears).

Game time is 8:30 but get there early to secure a table! Ventnor Sports Cafe is located at 2411 18th St. NW, Washington DC.

It’s free to play and you can win fabulous prizes from Devil’s Backbone brewery! I’m also giving away 9:30 Club tickets to GWAR!!!!

Also, free candy.

So please join me for the best Trivia Night of the year. Bonus points for team costumes.

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10 Pop Culture References to Amelia Earhart

Today’s Google Doodle tells us that Amelia Earhart’s zombie corpse turns 115 today.

In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean. Five years later she disappeared over the Pacific, a mystery that has etched itself in popular culture.

So to celebrate the birthday of an inspiration to women around the globe, here’s the best of Amelia Earhart in movies, music, television and books.

The list:

1. The one that started it all: “Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight” was a song by Red River Dave McEnery (“The Yodelling Cowboy”), who first performed it on a live TV broadcast from the 1939 World’s Fair.

2. Singer Joni Mitchell performed her song “Amelia” for her 1980 live album Shadows and Light and included video footage of Earhart.

3. Fans of PBS’s American Experience know that The Price of Courage was the title of the 1993 documentary of Amelia.

Star Trek Voyager episode “The 37s”

4. According to the Star Trek universe, Earhart was abducted by aliens in 1937 and taken to their home planet where she was put into cryo-stasis before being discovered by fellow female aviator, Captain Janeway, and her crew in the year 2374.

5. I Was Amelia Earhart (1996) by Jane Mendelsohn takes the Earhart story and pumps up the love juices.

6. Oscar winner Hilary Swank slipped under my radar back in 2009 and made Amelia. That’s probably because it was the same year the lovely (7) Amy Adams portrayed Earhart in Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian.

You go girls.

8. Pam Munoz Ryan wrote a children’s picture book called Amelia And Eleanor Go For A Ride (1999), where Amelia and, you guessed it, Eleanor Roosevelt ditch a White House dinner to go on a glorious adventure.

9. Someone on Yahoo! Answers thinks his neighbor is Amelia Earhart and she lives in upstate New York next to the Jell-O factory because she knew the guy who owned it.

10. The following exchange happened in the Friends episode “The One with the Lottery”:

Phoebe: You don’t wanna win the lottery?
Ross: (sarcastically) Uh…sure I do, and I also wanna be King of my own country and find out what happened to Amelia Earhart.
Chandler: Still on Amelia Earhart?
Ross: The woman just vanished!

11. And finally, I bet you didn’t know that Amelia’s flight instructor was the original Snookie.

Doin’ Time: 10 Trivia Questions about Summer

Summer. The season for baseball, beaches and blockbusters… and pop-culture references. How well do you know these “summer” movies, books, music and TV shows?

You can find the answers in Part II, Name that Summer Movie.

  1. (Literature/Sports) The title of Roger Rhan’s acclaimed sports novel The Boys of Summer, referred to this baseball team, who played their home game at Ebbets Field.
  2. (Shakespeare) What was the name of the Queen of the Fairies in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream?
  3. (Comic Books) Scott Summers is the real name of what Marvel super hero?
  4. (Commercials) During the late 1980’s and 90s, actress Suzanne Somers was the spokesperson for this piece of exercise equipment.
  5. (Movies) What 1997 movie had a pivotal scene where the four main characters overhear Donna Summer’s “Hot Stuff” while waiting in line at the unemployment office?
  6. (Music) The 1997 Sublime hit, “Doin’ Time”, was a loose cover of the song “Summertime” from the opera Porgy and Bess by this composer.
  7. (Lyrically Speaking) In Don Henley’s 1984 hit, “The Boys of Summer”, what type of sticker does he see on a Cadillac?
  8. (Movies) In the 1966 film The Endless Summer, what were the main characters in search of?
  9. (Television) TV character Jamie Sommers, a tennis pro who was nearly killed in a skydiving accident, was better known as whom?
  10. (Kids Television) Former Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Summer Sanders was named “commissioner” for the Nickelodieon Games and Sports channel in 1998, after being the first ever female host of a Nickelodeon game show. What was the name of the game show?

“Stick this.” – Don Henley

ANSWERS to Part II

 

 

a) Stand by Me
b) Vacation
c) The Sandlot
d) Dirty Dancing
e) Wet Hot American Summer
f) Dazed and Confused
g) Heavyweights
h) Now & Then
i) Adventureland
j) Meatballs
k) The Graduate
l) Dog Day Afternoon

 

Red, White & Blue Trivia!

You don’t actually need to be American to answer these RED WHITE & BLUE trivia questions. Each answer is worth 1776 points. Good luck!

1. (Movies) As a member of Red Squadron, Red 5 was this movie character’s call sign.
2. (Sports) Head coach and eventual front office executive Red Auerbach was instrumental in the success of what NBA team?
3. (Music Videos) What was the name of the actress that appeared in white lingerie on the hood of a Jaguar in Whitesnake’s music video for the song Here I Go Again?
4. (Fictional Characters) Perry White is the Editor-In-Chief of what fictional newspaper?
5. (Military) What type of fighter jets are currently used by the Navy’s flight demonstration squadron known as the Blue Angels a) Skyhawk b)Hornet c)Tigerhawk d) Phantom

BONUS CANADIAN EDITION OF RWB TRIVIA! (Happy belated Canada Day!)

1. (Music) What rock band released the song Red Barchetta in 1981 about a not-so-distant future where traditional motorized vehicles are outlawed?
2. (Movies) Taking place in Canada’s Yukon Territory, the 1991 movie adaptation of Jack London’s White Fang starred this actor.
3. (Television) “The Great White North” was the title of a TV sketch and a comedy album by these two fictional Canadian brothers.
4. (Sports) What city, which recently made headlines in the sports world, is home to the Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football league?
5. (Food and Drink) The Canadian beer brand Labatt Blue officially became part of the Anheuser-Busch family when Anheuser-Busch was purchased by this company in 2008.

Answers below the bump.

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Answers!!!

(Luke Skywalker)(Boston Celtics)(Tawney Kitaen)(Daily Planet)(Hornet)(Rush)(Ethan Hawke)(Bob and Doug McKenzie)(Winnipeg)(InBev)

As a member of the Trivia community, I for one welcome our Google overlords

Why would Google put any time or money into something as trivial as Trivia? Because it rocks. That’s why. Trivia is everything. Literally everything. It’s information. But more importantly it’s knowledge. And Google is trying to spread that knowledge. And that’s fine by me. I really don’t see them taking over Trivia as we know it. Granted it’s simple and sweet what they’re doing, but they’re not exactly moving in on Buzztime‘s territory. And they sure can’t throw a bar trivia night as rad as me or some of my associates. So I say come on in, Google, the water is just fine. But don’t drink all the water and piss all over everyone like we know you can!