September 1, 2014: Round 2 is on famous large-scale works (in honour of Labour Day.)

Champion: I heard Labor Day is in May in metric.

Best team name: “Stephen Hawking’s School of Dance.”

Best wrong answer: Akira Kurosawa’s epic film Ran was not based on Shakespeare’s play Ernest Goes to Jail, nor was the sequel to Bridget Jones’s Diary entitled Ernest Goes to The Gap. (The answers were King Lear and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, respectively.)  Also, thanks to Ride Cycle Studios for donating the Best Wrong Answer prize.

Special props to Stephen Hawking’s School of Dance, who came within 2 inches of being the first team to win all three prizes in the same night, and to I Hear Labor Day is in May in Metric, who is the first solo player to ever win the championship.

 

Team Total (29)
I hear Labor Day is in May in metric. 14 (tiebreaker)
Stephen Hawking’s School of Dance. 13
Blacula 7
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August 25, 2014: Round 2 is an audio round on covers, remixes, and mashups.

Champion: First Day of School = Last Day of me Sightseeing at the Pool

Best team name:  “The Miley Cyrus Shelter for Homeless Twerkers.”

Best wrong answer:  For one point each, name the original artist and the artist remixing this song. It is not Barbara Streisand remixing Insane Clown Posse. (Obviously if Barbara Streisand ever collaborates in any way with the Insane Clown Posse then we will definitely have a trivia question about it.)

Team Total (35)
First Day of School = Last Day of me Sightseeing at the Pool 27
Scottie got beamed up 21
The Miley Cyrus Shelter for Homeless Twerkers 21
Flying Solo 19
The Kids are back, parking sucks. 18
Tribial Brain Dablage 16
Suge Knight, don’t hang out with Chris Brown. 14
Purple Monkey Dishwasher 11

August 18, 2014: Round 2 is on Shakespearean-era literature.

Champion: Come to Mosul, have a dam good time.

Best team name:  “We need to win this molotov cocktail to take to Ferguson to throw at the police.”

Best wrong answer: What is the name of the 1623 collection of Shakespeare’s plays, which is the only reliable text for 20 of his plays and includes almost all of the plays attributed to him? It is not The Reader’s Digest Essential Shakespeare. (The correct answer is the First Folio.)

 

Team Total (29)
Come to Mosul, have a dam good time. 18
Bet Rick Perry is against the death penalty now. 17
It’s too bad for Rick Perry, mental retardation is not a defense in Texas 17
Bad Pass Manziel, Bad Pass 16
Steve Holt! 16
We need to win this molotov cocktail to take to Ferguson to throw at the police. 6
C. U. Next Tuesday 5

August 11, 2014: Round 2 is on video games.

Champion: The NFL Preseason is like kissing your sister. Often disappointing, occasionally fun, & ultimately meaningless.

Best team name:  “Looks like Robin Williams found the Jumanji board again.”

Best wrong answer: For one point each, name the two dudes who appeared in both Tron and Tron: Legacy. It was not Antrony Hopkins and Tron Jeremy (The correct answer is Bruce Boxleitner and Jeff Bridges)

Team Total (29)
The NFL Preseason is like kissing your sister. Often disappointing, occasionally fun, & ultimately meaningless 23
Steve Holt! 18
RIP Mrs. Doubtfire 18
All the waifs are seduced by my pelvic sorcery 18
“Eli is pretty good but Peyton Manning is the best rapper of all time.” – Kanye West 14
Looks like Robin Williams found the Jumanji board again 14
I thought this was speed dating 12
Yes We’re Republican, Yes we’re gay, stop staring at us. 11

August 4, 2014: Round 2 is about Birthdays.

Champion: Steve Holt!

Best team name:  “Hindus for naan violence

Best wrong answer: What American psychologist and lifestyle advocate was arrested so often in the 60s and 70s that he spent time in 29 different prisons, and was called “the most dangerous man in America” by Richard Nixon?  It was not Richard Simmons. (The correct answer is Timothy Leary)

 

Team Total (29)
Steve Holt! 21
I’d rather contract Ebola than finish 2nd again. 20
Bone crushers! 18
Hindus for naan violence 16
Roses are red, violets are blue, I’ve got Ebola, now you’re dead 15
My drinking team has a trivia problem, esp being on time for trivia 15
Sexual Chocolate 12
Say goodbye to international basketball 8