Trivia Yet Again
posted April 13, 2019 7:13 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Tue April 16 at 8:00 PM, George & Dragon
206 N 36th St, Seattle, WA, USA (Map & Directions)
Well, one of our Nemesis teams showed up in full force last week and defeated us 34-31. While it was refreshing to be challenged, it was not refreshing to lose. You could be the difference. As mentioned previously, if you haven’t attended before or haven’t in a while, we would love to have you with us. Some of us who attend frequently are not instrumental in achieving victory, so please don’t feel intimidated. As a bonus, more inside is a response to ChrisR’s challenge for team names playing off our usual “Manifest Destiny’s Child”. I have taken some liberties with his criteria.
OK, it starts slow, but stick with me:

Aztec Camera Stellata
Lisa Mitchell’s Raiders
Stereolabor Movement
Berlin Wall of Voodoo
Tom Tom Club of Rome
The Human League of Nations
Hüsker DEW Line
Archduke Ellington
Voodoo Children’s Crusade
Maginot Line Dancers
posted by skyscraper to Meetup (18 comments total)

Maginot Line Dancers gets my vote.
posted by Errant at 12:38 AM on April 14, 2019

Jefferson Starship Troopers.
Insane Clown Posse Comitatus.
Gang of Four Score and Seven Years Ago Our Fathers Brought Forth Etc. Etc.
Boston Tea Party (Get It? Get It?)
posted by cgc373 at 8:33 PM on April 14, 2019

Social Contract Bridge
posted by clew at 9:22 PM on April 14, 2019

I will never acknowledge the existence of J*ff*rs*n St*rsh*t.
posted by skyscraper at 9:27 PM on April 14, 2019

So ChrisR’s initial challenge involved echoing some kind of family relationship as we had with Manifest Destiny’s Child (which, face it, we are never going to be able to improve on) - so my Voodoo Children’s Crusade is the only one of mine that qualified.

But after some thought, I concluded: screw that.
posted by skyscraper at 9:33 PM on April 14, 2019

BTW Archduke Ellington is my slight favorite over Maginot Line Dancers.
posted by skyscraper at 9:39 PM on April 14, 2019

New Kids on the Blockchain
posted by clew at 9:44 PM on April 14, 2019

(except there's probably somebody calling themselves that ha-ha-serious and I do not want to be them also Fremont is suffering enough, do not put salt under the galling saddle)

My Mother Was A Shonen Knife

Hesperion Thirtysomethings
posted by clew at 9:50 PM on April 14, 2019

Ben Harpers Ferry.
Thomas Jefferson Airplane (better, skyscraper?)
Trail of Tears for Fears
posted by cgc373 at 10:20 PM on April 14, 2019

Oh, huh. Family relationship. Let's see....

Mamas and the Papal Conclave?
Babyface that Launched a Thousand Ships?
Offspringtime for Hitler?
Mother Love Bone Wars
Arrested Development Economics
Did Not Cut Down the Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Sons of the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority
Queen Just for One Day
Lewis Mumford and Sons
D.A.R. Williams and Mary
posted by cgc373 at 10:45 PM on April 14, 2019

Jesus and Mary Chain Migration
Stock Market Crash Test Dummies
Missing the Pointer Sisters
The Carpenters Gothic Revival
Osmonds, King of Kings, Look on Their Works, Etc. Etc.
Righteous Brothers in Arms
Manhattan Transfer Students
posted by cgc373 at 11:12 PM on April 14, 2019

Seattle Is Dying To Live
posted by the man of twists and turns at 7:33 AM on April 15, 2019

The Jackson Five Finger Death Punch

Twisted Sister Sledge

am i doing it right?
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 12:06 PM on April 15, 2019

I think so, but I think there's also meant to be a political or socioeconomic or historical component to the pun.

So Sly and the Family Stonewall Riots.
posted by cgc373 at 12:22 PM on April 15, 2019

Flower Children of the Korn?
posted by cgc373 at 12:25 PM on April 15, 2019

I think you gotta stick with current Billboard hit artists. Spear Brittney definitely originated in the 90s and I’ll bet Manifest Destiny’s Child did too. In that spirit, I’ll offer:

Bruno Mars Attacks
Jonas Brothers in Arms
Panic! At the Disco Inferno
Travis Scott Joplin
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 10:57 PM on April 15, 2019

Mos Eisley Brothers
posted by the man of twists and turns at 12:31 PM on April 16, 2019

Deftone Argument
Hootie and the Populists
Tragically Hypocritical
posted by ChrisR at 5:31 PM on April 16, 2019

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