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Monday, January 21, 2008

Seattle, Meet Your New Pop Culture Trivia Champions

posted by on January 21 at 13:24 PM

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On Saturday night, this motley crew, LouKingDiamondPhillipsHeadScrewDriver (featuring local rockers Eric Christianson from Kane Hodder and Neil Of Steel from Sunday Night Blackout) won the All-Star Pop Culture Trivia championship at Jillian’s, beating out the finalists from San Francisco, Little Lebowski Urban Achievers (a team that featured Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings, no less).

This is the second season in a row that LouKingDiamond walked away with the trophy.

Before they were declared champs this weekend, there was a round of semi-finals, where four teams had to do stuff like identify the first-name only female singer based on short song clips of their not-so-hit singles (Jewel, Pink, Ashanti, Beyonce) and identify the TV show/made for TV movie based on stills from the show (Knight Rider 2.0, Lost, and some stuff I had never heard of).

The two teams with the highest scores—LouKingDiamond and Little Lebowski—moved on to the finals.

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Q: Which drummer was the inspiration for Animal from the Muppet Show.

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A: Keith Moon.

They also had to identify albums based on textless album art (Linkin Park), know which Baldwin brother is on Dr. Drew’s reality show Celebrity Rehab (Daniel), identify the original song and artist by listening to a clip of a cover (Jenny Owen Young’s cover of Nelly’s “Hot in Herre”), and know the URL for some random reality show website about some dude looking for some chick (find815.com).

LouKingDiamond missed only one question in the first half of the finals, taking the lead 32 to 21. The second half got a little shaky, though, as the questions got harder.

One question that surprisingly stumped both teams was a Star Wars question, a question I was sure both teams would know the answer to since it was clear both teams were full of trivia geeks who not only love Star Wars but also freakishly remember every nugget of useless information ever.

Q: In the original Star Wars, who did George Lucas intend to be a dwarf?

Lou King Diamond guessed Chewbacca.
Little Lebowski guessed Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The answer? Luke Skywalker.

The whole room laughed and expressed a loud, disappointed, “ooooooh!” “Man, that would’ve been so much better!” yelled one spectator.

In the end LouKingDiamond had 63 points to Little Lebowski’s 49. Along with the trophy, they also got over $500.

A new season starts this Thursday at 7 pm, and anyone’s invited to put together a team of six (or less) to compete. Visit www.allstarpopculture.com for all the info.

(Now the question I have for Jillian’s is why the fuck don’t you put cherries in your Shirley Temples?)

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I have played on a team against LouKingDiamond and they are ROUGH! They completely deserve to take the title. I'm makes me feel a little better about all the times they kicked our asses into next week. Bow.

Posted by Ancient Chinese Secret Huh! | January 21, 2008 4:52 PM
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LouKing certainly deserved the trophy... again... for such a great showing in the Championship Round.

It should also be pointed out the Little Lebowski brought in a surprise ringer, Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings, and still could not defeat LouKing! I guess he's better at "bookish" trivia.

Great job guys!

Posted by Trevor | January 22, 2008 1:18 PM
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wow, This sounds pretty fun. I hate normal pub quizs here in town. I feel like it's always some jerk off amaeture comedian as the host. I'm gonna get a team together and check this out. Is this taking place during happy hour?

Posted by steve | January 22, 2008 3:23 PM

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