Monday, March 30, 2015

Google-Proof Trivia - Movie Monday #9

Google-Proof Trivia Movie Monday – Below are five screen shots of five well-known movies. The challenge is to identify a sixth movie based on these screen shots. It’s three-fold. First, identify the movies. Then, identify the relevant cast member from each movie. Once you have both of those, figure out the sixth movie that all five cast members have in common. It's not going to be easy. It’s Google-Proof Trivia. And while you're at it, give the previous one a shot too. It is, so far, unanswered.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Last Night's Recap - PJ's Back!

The rumors of PJ's death have been greatly exaggerated. After some horrendous weather of snow and massive flooding, the man behind the mic at DiOrio's has returned. It was a slower night than usual. NCAA games put a hurtin' on us.  Still, everything went smooth and swiftly.

Margarita Slumber Party started off with a bang, but couldn't keep up the momentum. They ended up in third place. Puke and Rally tried hard, but fell short by six points for second place. Even Hot Wings Trump Germanwings took away the win with a total of 77 points and bragging rights for the week.

Oh, and here's the Bilby, the Australian symbol for Easter.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Last Night's Recap - March 25, 2015

Last night saw the return of Movie Title Mashup, a frequently-requested round. So frequently-requested, when we broke the news on Facebook, we quickly got a request for ANOTHER Movie Title Mashup for an upcoming Sunday night game.

In the final round, we found out about Australia's Blue Mountains National Park and America's World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument(s).

Now for some actor-inspired Gorillaz.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Last Night's Recap - March 24, 2015

After tons of weather issues and last week's cancellation for St. Patrick's Day, we were glad to be back last night at The Granville and Molly Malone's. The night was filled with Pop Culture Trivia, a random audio round, and some basic Indiana Jones chronology.

The winning teams from both bars were quite apparent from early on. Over at The Granville, Honeybadgers took the win. At Molly's a rowdy Werewolves, Not Scarewolves walked away victorious, even though they were about to riot during the "Vanity Fair" question. Becky Sharp is the heroine, not Becky Thatcher. That's a different book altogether.

Werewolves, Not Scarewolves

And here's that groundbreaking (at least in 1951) scene from Royal Wedding.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Four Pegs Recap 3-22-15

We had another great outing of trivia at Four Pegs last night. All of our teams had a great start right out of the gate, including our new teams, round one was a good round for all of our teams.  We even saw the return of one of our first teams to play trivia with us at Four Pegs. Unfortunately, several of the teams hit rocky times after the first round bringing down their scores. That is except our winner, Beercat. They started strong and never looked back controlling the game from start to finish. This continues their streak of wins.

We also learned a little bit about a man named Jonas Grumby, but you may know him as the skipper. Captain of the S.S. Minnow.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Fun Fact Friday Part VI - Hey, We Wrote That!

The newest exhibit at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is sponsored by Topps trading cards. The show opened March 14 and runs through October 4, 2015. The exhibit features iconic baseball cards as well as collectible cards from pop culture staples like Star Wars, Batman, Superman, Indiana Jones, Elvis, and the Beatles.

The folks at Louisville Trivia are proud to be a small part of the exhibit. Aside from all the cards and pop culture paraphernalia, there will be a trivia program twice a day during the museum's busy season. We were honored to help write more than 125 questions for the trivia games. Designed to mirror the game Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, one program will feature baseball trivia and the other will feature pop culture trivia.

Each game consists of nine questions (you know, like nine innings), each one getting progressively harder. If you're picked as a player and you make it through all nine innings, you'll get a free personalized Louisville Slugger bat. If you make it out to the museum, make us proud!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Four Pegs Recap 3-15-15

We had another beautiful spring like day yesterday and this kept our numbers lower than they have been. We did have several devoted teams that made it out last night and even some new teams. Round 1 was a great round overall for most teams. Several of those teams were able to keep that momentum going through out the rest of the rounds. Our elemental round was another crowd favorite with several teams getting most of the correct answers with one team, La Familia, getting them all correct. We had a tie going into the last round, but once again our winners, Beercat, pulled off another victory. Congratulations!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Star Wars Trivia Night Information

Star Wars Trivia Night. The perfect way to prove you’re not a stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder.

Date: May 4, 2015
Time: Doors open at 5, Sign-in starts at 6, Game starts at 7
Place: The Bard’s Town, 1801 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY
Cost: $50/Team CASH ONLY
Prizes: 1st Place - $200, 2nd Place - $100, 3rd Place - $50
Additional Prizes: Provided exclusively by The Destination
Register: Registration begins April 1

To celebrate Star Wars Day, Louisville Trivia has put together a 60-question Star Wars Trivia Night. There will be costumes, mini-games, prizes for the best team name, and more!

Trivia will cover all Star Wars movies from The Phantom Menace through The Return of the Jedi. There will be NO extended universe material, but there will be a “Behind the Scenes” round.

Use The Force! Purchase Force stickers, place one in a specific answer slot, and that answer becomes automatically correct. Only one Force sticker can be used per team per round.

So now what?! Gather your team. (Team size is limited to six people total.) Pick a team captain. Have your team captain ready to register on April 1 at noon. Registration details will be posted on this blog, Facebook, and Twitter at that time. Space is limited, so register quickly!

Entry fee is $50/team CASH ONLY at the door. Force stickers are $1 each (maximum of 5).

May the 4th be with you!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Four Pegs Recap 3-8-15

Last night had a smaller crowd due to either the time change or the spring-like weather. Either way it was great to see the teams that showed up. The first couple of rounds went well for everyone with several perfect scores in the picture round. After that the scores dipped. The first team to rebound was our winner. It was close, the final score came down to one answer. After some additional calculating on the host's end of things Beercat was crowned the winner.

Google-Proof Trivia - Movie Monday #8

Google-Proof Trivia is our way to offer you guys a trivia fix outside the bar. We currently only do one style of game each week, but more ideas are being ironed out. If you have suggestions, throw them our way. The first person to post the correct answer here on the blog, over at Facebook, or on Twitter, wins that week's Google-Proof Trivia. Win five Google-Proof Trivia rounds, you get a prize of questionable value.

Movie Monday – Below are five screen shots of five well-known movies. The challenge is to identify a sixth movie based on these screen shots. It’s three-fold. First, identify the movies. Then, identify the relevant cast member from each movie. Once you have both of those, figure out the sixth movie that all five cast members have in common. It's not going to be easy. It’s Google-Proof Trivia.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Movie Monday #7 Answers

Congratulations to winner, Susie Lindle. Here are your answers for Movie Monday #7. The final movie was Super Mario Bros.

The first movie was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I with Fiona Shaw. The second movie was Hook featuring Bob Hoskins. The third movie was To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar with John Leguizamo. The fourth movie was Pump Up the Volume with Samantha Mathis. The last movie was Speed with Dennis Hopper.

Movie Monday #6 Answers

Congratulations to winner, David Ford. Here are your answers for Movie Monday #6. There were actually TWO movies this could lead you to. Both by director Christopher Nolan.

The first movie was Layer Cake with Tom Hardy. The second movie was Angels in the Outfield featuring Joseph Gordon Levitt. The third movie was Big Fish with Marion Cotillard. The fourth movie was Cold Mountain with Cillian Murphy. The last movie was The Italian Job with Michael Caine.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Four Pegs Recap - 3-1-15

Last night got off to a rocky start. After some research it was decided to grant every team points for the first question of the game, much to the teams' approval. The picture round brought a lot of funny answers, not all of them correct, but funny none the less. Round 5, "Welcome to the Club," was a little rough for the teams, but everyone powered through. Our winning team was Forever Alone & Friends.

Congratulations to our winners and all the teams that came out.