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Trivia Time: Playing Cards Edition

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)

Welcome to the next trivia time, people! I hope the new season is going well for you, whether you are going back to school, taking kids back to school or simply noticing things are getting a little cooler. Either way, now seems like the time to earn a little scratch. And what better way than gambling on a card game. Probably lots of way but all the same, here are some questions to work on your card sharp skills while answering trivia questions. PM me your answers each week and we'll see who is the number one wheeler dealer.

Here are the topics.

1. Diamonds – Questions about People Named Diamond
2. Hearts – Questions about Questions about deer
3. Spades – Questions about Gardening
4. Clubs – Questions About Soccer Clubs
5. Aces – Questions About Fighter Pilots
6. Jacks – Questions about Jacks
7. Queens – Questions about Queens, New York
8. Kings – Questions about Elvis Impersonators in Pop Culture
9. Jokers – Guess the Comedian based on the Line
10. Rules for Draw and Stud Poker – Questions about Rules for Draw and Stud Poker

And now round one!

1. In what Western film series did Lou Diamond Philips play Jose Chavez y Chavez?
2. What is the fabric-inspired name of the furry coat that covers antlers as they regrow?
3. What substance are plants grown on in the form of gardening called hügelkultur?
4. Which soccer team is nicknamed “the Red Devils”?
5. What is Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen’s more famous nickname?
6. What alternative name for the game of jacks is named after a bodypart that is used as a game piece?
7. Which famed magician is buried in Machpaleh cemetery?
8. Which future Academy Award winning director appeared on The Golden Girls as one of many Elvis impersonators?
9. “I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'.”
10. How many cards are drawn in a Cantrell draw?
 
We're out again this month I think. My spouse is heading to stay with his sick father for at least a week and there's other family stuff, but I did want to note we hope to come back!
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
1. In what Western film series did Lou Diamond Philips play Jose Chavez y Chavez? Young Guns
2. What is the fabric-inspired name of the furry coat that covers antlers as they regrow? Velvet
3. What substance are plants grown on in the form of gardening called hügelkultur? Rotting wood
4. Which soccer team is nicknamed “the Red Devils”? Manchester United
5. What is Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen’s more famous nickname? The Red Baron
6. What alternative name for the game of jacks is named after a bodypart that is used as a game piece? Knucklebones (though anklebones would be more accurate) Also, Astragalus
7. Which famed magician is buried in Machpaleh cemetary? Houdini
8. Which future Academy Award winning director appeared on The Golden Girls as one of many Elvis impersonators? Quentin Tarantino
9. “I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'.” Bob Newhart
10. How many cards are drawn in a Cantrell draw? Five. It’s just another name for a five card draw.

Rascally Badger 6 Points
Capt. Blasto - 6 Points
Torzelbaum - 5 Points
Kirin - 4 Points

1. Of which famous gangster did Dutch Schultz say, "Ain't there nobody that can shoot this guy so he don't bounce back?"
2. Which animal is the largest living member of the deer subfamily?
3. What was the “nickname” of Lancelot Brown, considered England’s greatest gardener, ascribed to him for using the same word to describe his client’s garden’s potential for improvement?
4. Which football club was given a royal honorific by Alfonso XIII?
5. What distinction, the highest honor of Russia, was Ivan Kozhedub awarded three times during World War II?
6. How many points is on the normal modern day jack?
7. Which queen is Queens named after?
8. In what 1992 romantic comedy film is Nicholas Cage assisted by a team of skydiving Elvis impersonators?
9. “…I expected Dracula to come jumping out any second. If he did I'd have held up a cross, cause he's allergic to bullshit.”
10. What is the highest possible poker hand if there is a wild card in play?
 
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I'd like to thank Snoopy for the answer to #5. I probably listened to "Snoopy vs the Red Baron" and "Snoopy's Christmas" hundreds of times in my childhood. I was singing it in my head as soon as I read the question!
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
I got my answers in late, but yeah, I knew that same question for that same reason!
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Answers to Round 1
1. Of which famous gangster did Dutch Schultz say, "Ain't there nobody that can shoot this guy so he don't bounce back?" Legs Diamond
2. Which animal is the largest living member of the deer subfamily?Moose
3. What was the “nickname” of Lancelot Brown, considered England’s greatest gardener, ascribed to him for using the same word to describe his client’s garden’s potential for improvement? Capability
4. Which football club was given a royal honorific by Alfonso XIII? Real Madrid
5. What distinction, the highest honor of Russia, was Ivan Kozhedub awarded three times during World War II? Hero of the Soviet Union
6. How many points is on the normal modern day jack? 6
7. Which queen is Queens named after? Catherine of Barganza
8. In what 1992 romantic comedy film is Nicholas Cage assisted by a team of skydiving Elvis impersonators? Honeymoon in Vegas
9. “…I expected Dracula to come jumping out any second. If he did I'd have held up a cross, cause he's allergic to bullshit.” Richard Pryor
10. What is the highest possible poker hand if there is a wild card in play? Five-of-a-kind

Rascally Badger - 11 Points
Capt. Blasto - 10 Points
Torzelbaum - 6 Points
Kirin - 8 Points

Round 3
1. What is the name of Dallas Page’s signature wrestling finishing move?
2. While most other use antlers, what body part to the Chinese Water Deer use to attract mates?
3. What is the term for a plant that grows season after season for at least two years?
4. What culture has Futbol Club Barcelona become a symbol for, earning it the slogan “More than a club”?
5. What measurement device did Colonel René Fonck tear out of a fallen enemy’s plane so its readout would confirm his combat report?
6. Which Egyptian God does Plato attribute to inventing the game in Plato’s dialogue Phaedrus?
7. Which two of New York City’s airports are found in Queens?
8. In an early bit, which Andy Kaufman character also performed as a surprisingly skilled Elvis impersonator?
9. "I spilled spot remover on my dog and now he’s gone."
10. Who cuts the cards after the dealer has shuffled?
 
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Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Answers to Round 3

1. What is the name of Dallas Page’s signature wrestling finishing move? The Diamond Cutter
2. While most other use antlers, what body part to the Chinese Water Deer use to attract mates? It’s large teeth
3. What is the term for a plant that grows season after season for at least two years? Perennials
4. What culture has Futbol Club Barcelona become a symbol for, earning it the slogan “More than a club”? Catalan
5. What measurement device did Colonel René Fonck tear out of a fallen enemy’s plane so its readout would confirm his combat report? Barograph
6. Which Egyptian God does Plato attribute to inventing the game in Plato’s dialogue Phaedrus? Thoth
7. Which two of New York City’s airports are found in Queens? LaGuardia and JFK
8. In an early bit, which Andy Kaufman character also performed as a surprisingly skilled Elvis impersonator? Foreign Man (Latka Gravas)
9. "I spilled spot remover on my dog and now he’s gone." Steven Wright
10. Who cuts the cards after the dealer has shuffled? The person to the dealer’s right

Current rankings
Capt. Blasto - 13 Points
Kirin - 13 Points
Rascally Badger - 11 Points
Torzelbaum - 9 Points

Round 4

1. Ramon Dekkers and Malaipet are both known as the Diamond in which martial art sport? (clue: its actually two very closely related ones. If you give me either, I’ll accept it)
2. What common Western given name is inspired by Irish language word for “deer friend”?
3. In what modern day country are the Hanging Gardens of Babylon located?
4. What Rogers and Hammerstein show tune is the anthem for Liverpool F.C.?
5. In what castle can a statue of “The British Richthofen” Albert Ball be found?
6. What kind of legumes are used to play in the Japanese equivalent, otedama?
7. Which Queens located stadium was the home to the Mets and the Jets?
8. What actor has played both Elvis and an Elvis impersonator (who may or may not be Elvis’ actual son) in the TV movie Elvis and the film 3000 Miles to Graceland?
9. “I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath toys were a toaster and a radio.”
10. What is it called when the dealer flips three cards up for the second round?
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Round 4 Answers

1. Ramon Dekkers and Malaipet are both known as the Diamond in which martial art sport? (clue: its actually two very closely related ones. If you give me either, I’ll accept it) Muay Thai and Kickboxing
2. What common Western given name is inspired by Irish language word for “deer friend”? Oscar
3. In what modern day country are the Hanging Gardens of Babylon located? Iraq
4. What Rogers and Hammerstein show tune is the anthem for Liverpool F.C.? You’ll Never Walk Alone
5. In what castle can a statue of “The British Richthofen” Albert Ball be found? Nottingham Castle
6. What kind of legumes are used to play in the Japanese equivalent, otedama? Azuki beans (red beans, red mung beans)
7. Which Queens located stadium was the home to the Mets and the Jets? Shea Stadium
8. What actor has played both Elvis and an Elvis impersonator (who may or may not be Elvis’ actual son) in the TV movie Elvis and the film 3000 Miles to Graceland? Kurt Russell.
9. “I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath toys were a toaster and a radio.” Joan Rivers
10. What is it called when the dealer flips three cards up for the second round? The flop

Here are the scores (including adding Badgers last week answers.

Capt. Blasto - 17 Points
Rascally Badger - 16.5 Points
Kirin - 15 Points
Torzelbaum - 10 Points

The winner for this month is Captain Blasto!



Thanks for playing everyone! See you in the next game!
 
Man, that was a tight finish!

Fun fact about question #1, there is another fighter who is nicknamed the Diamond in another closely related sport: Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier in MMA
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
Fun fact about question #1, there is another fighter who is nicknamed the Diamond in another closely related sport: Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier in MMA
Hah, that sport was my incorrect guess for the actual question!
 
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