It was a cool and rainy morning but that didn’t stop 11 PAX from posting at the Tavern. No FNG’s were present so a quick disclaimer was given and we got after it.
20 SSH IC
10 Windmills IC
10 Cherry-pickers IC
12 Imperial walkers IC
12 Hillbilly walkers IC
12 Moroccan night clubs
We then moseyed over to the HT parking lot and around the shopping center. I intended to do our workout in the middle of the parking lot but the rain picked up as we came around the front of the shopping center which led us to stop in front of the Step South Dance studio. Then I broke out my trivia Weinke and engaged the PAX in a mental and physical beatdown. The trivia format was based around Batman lore and included comics, TV shows, movies, and video games with multiple choice answers for each question. Taking direction from previous trivia workouts by the incomparable Italian Job, there were specific exercises depending on if the question was answered correctly or not. I’ve bolded the correct answer and the exercise we did.
|What super villain broke Batman’s back, leaving him wheelchair-bound?||Joker||Killer Croc||Bane||Ra’s Al Ghul||20 SSHs||20 Merkins|
|Who is credited with creating Batman?||Jack Kirby||Bob Kane||Joe Shuster||Jerry Siegel||20 Imperial Walkers||10 Diamond Merkins|
|Which of these Bat-villains was introduced first?||Mr. Freeze||Penguin||Catwoman||Riddler||15 Squats (IC)||10 Burpees OYO|
|What writer first referred to Batman as the “Dark Knight”?||Christopher Nolan||Bob Kane||Bill Finger||Frank Miller||25 MNCs||1 minute Al Gore|
|Who was the original Robin?||Tim Drake||Carrie Kelly||Dick Grayson||Jason Todd||25 Calf Raises||15 Crab Jacks|
|Who has been the most prevalent Batman voice actor?||Bruce Greenwood||Kevin Conroy||Rino Romano||Adam West||15 LBCs||15 Makhtar N’Diaye’s|
|Who is Professor Jonathan Crane?||Mad Hatter||Man-Bat||Riddler||Scarecrow||10 Hand Release||15 Flutters (IC)|
|Who was the first Batman supporting character to be introduced?||Commissioner Gordon||Robin||Alfred||Vicki Vale||30 sec Plank||15 Plank Jacks|
|What is the name of the Penguin’s nightclub?||Umbrella Lounge||Club Penguin||Iceberg Lounge||Club Glacier||10 Count||10 Burpees OYO|
|What alias does Batman often use when working undercover?||Matches Malone||Don Fortunato||Wilson Fisk||Carmine Falcone||15 Bobby Hurleys||15 Gorilla Squats|
|Which of the following phrases have been commonly applied to Batman?||Worlds Greatest Detective||Caped Crusader||Dark Knight||All of the above||15 Bomb Jacks||20 Overhead Claps|
|Who is Dr. Jervis Tetch?||Deadshot||Mad Hatter||Clock King||Killer Croc||15 CDD||15 Merkins|
|Who killed Jason Todd (the second Robin)?||Joker||Two-Face||Batman||Bane||20 Shoulder Taps||15 Mountain Climbers|
|What color was the original Batmobile?||Black||Red||Gray||Blue||10 Count||10 Burpees OYO|
|Who is Bruce Wayne’s business manager at Wayne Enterprises?||Lucious Fox||Aaron Cash||Harvey Bullock||Carmine Falcone||Overhead Claps||Lap|
|Who did Alfred the butler beat up in Injustice: Gods Among Us?||Batman||Robin||Batgirl||Superman||10 Count||10 Knee Tar Jais|
|Bruce Wayne’s parents died outside of what theater?||Monarch Theater||Royal Theater||Ridlea Theater||Gotham Theater||20 American Hammers||Crab Walk|
|Which of the following actresses didn’t play Catwoman on the 1960’s show?||Julie Newmar||Eartha Kitt||Lee Meriwether||Yvonne Craig||15 Rosalitas||10 Prison Cell Merkins|
|How many actors have played Batman in live-action shows or movies?||5||8||13||15||15 Big Boy Situps||Lap|
|Who has been the most prevalent Joker voice actor?||Anthony Ingruber||John DiMaggio||Troy Baker||Mark Hamill||20 Monkeys||10 Hand Release Merkins|
|Who killed Batman’s parents||Joe Chill||Joker||Jack Napier||Ra’s Al Ghul||10 Lunges||15 Wide Arm Merkins|
Once I had gone through all 20 questions we moseyed over to the VA center where we recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
There was still a few minutes to fill so we did some arm burn. This is a series of arm exercises in cadence and one’s arms may not be lowered until the Q has completed each exercise: small circles forward and back, big arm circles, straight up circles, presses, overhead claps, Moroccan night clubs, seal claps, butterfly.
YHC then gave a word on sacrifice. I has struck me over the years how Batman will readily risk his life to save another, even if that person is an enemy. This brought to mind John 15:13 – No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.
This does not have to mean physical death for the one who sacrifices but instead putting aside ones own desires for the benefit of ones they love.
As it was still raining, I gave the PAX the option to do our name-o-rama under the shelter at the VA Center or in the rain. We decided to do it in the rain before wrapping up with our announcements, and prayers.
I supremely enjoy being on Q and recognize it as a privilege to lead a fine group. Shout out to everyone who posted and to Pescador for allowing me to lead.