Friday, June 26, 2015

We Take Your Wins

New blood coming up big. Two weeks ago, we had a new(ish) team win the game and the jackpot. This last week, another new team came in and grabbed the win. They were one of at least 5 new teams on the night, but they didn't pull the jackpot. Eminent Domination showed up, served papers, and won the game, holding off 18 other teams.

Next week, we'll be @ 3 reds & a blue. Will another new team show their worth, or will one of our regulars reassert their dominance?  You'll have to show up and see.

As a reminder, every year the Landmark shuts down for a week around the fourth of July.  That means we'll be off on July 8th. Make sure you join us July 1st for a great pub quiz.

Last things: our friends from Sequoia Pub Quiz will be making a name change.  They're off for a couple of weeks, and will now be at Guri's Grubhouse starting on Tuesday, July 21st. If you want another PQ in your life, we suggest them.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Who's your Boo Radley?

Things we like:
Round ties
Watching teams debate questions
Watching teams figure out a question
Home made ice cream
Different round winners
New teams winning
Jackpots

This last week we had almost all of those things happen. Sadly, there was no home made ice cream, but we did have a great time at Pub Quiz. Fifteen teams went after the prize. After round one, seven teams were tied for the lead, which may have been our biggest round tie.  After each round we were able to announce a different round winner, and our first place teams shifted around.  A constant in first on the night was Rachel Dolezal Presents: White is the New Black. They were either in first or a tie for first all night. At the end of four rounds, they were knotted up with Tequila Mockingbird for the overall lead.  After the tie breaker question, Tequila Mockingbird dropped Rachel Dolezal like Atticus Finch drops a rabid dog.  It was their first time winning, and they carried that winning energy through the jackpot drawing to snag the big prize.  That means next week is another fresh start on our jackpot drawing.

Don't forget, the Landmark will be closed the week of July 4 -11, so we'll be off on the 8th.  But every other week we hope to provide you with an excellent night of trivia.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Hop on Pop McPoopy Boobs

We had a pretty full house this last Wednesday as sixteen teams went at it.  Like many weeks, round 1 ended in a tie. After round 2, things shuffled a little, but three teams were still locked up for the lead. After round 3, Wang McPoopy Boobs seemed like they were ready to pull away for a win, but in round 4 the Rabbits with Bad Habits jumped into an overall tie.  We went to a tie breaker question, and the Rabbits were closer to the total goals scored in the Women's World Cup so far.  They must have rubbed their lucky feet as they also snatched the jackpot chip. Wang McPoopy Boobs took down the second place prize, so it turned out sort of okay for them.

A note of heads up: Landmark will be closed July 4-11 for their annual vacation. We'll also be off that week.  But until then, we rage against the darkness! Or, we play trivia on Wednesday nights.

Friday, June 5, 2015

What's Going On...Is Not a Song by L7

You guys were great this last week at Pub Quiz. Another 14 teams showed up and showed off their smarts.  We, on the other hand, had some struggles.  One question caused a point change for most of the room, one question had a terribly misleading hint to it, and Ed seemingly forgot how to read mid-game.  We'll due better next week.

In the game, the round wins spread around the room in a nice fashion.  Rabbits with Bad Habits and Alana is Satan were tied after rounds two and three.  Alana is Satan used a 9.5 in round 5 to pull away for the win.  Rabbits with Bad Habits ended up in a tie for second with Stringer Barksdale.  Alana pulled a chip, but it wasn't the jackpot, so next week there will be 3 reds & the blue jackpot chip.  We hope you'll join us to take your shot at glory.

Friday, May 29, 2015

No Arrested Developments

Fourteen teams turned up for Pub Quiz this week, and maybe a few of you even got turnt up.  Josh Duggar's 19 Kids & Counting touched a new level in rounds 1 & 2 and had an early lead. However, they couldn't keep it up for the rest of the night. Rabbits with Bad Habits looked had round 3, and FIFA: Fuck! I'm Fucking Arrested captured round 4.  But one team snuck up on everyone for the win. Do Re Mi Fi Fa Giv Me Do stood tall, and despite just missing out on every round were consistent enough to win.  That consistency lasted through the jackpot pull, and they took home our big prize.  FIFA: Fuck! I'm Fucking Arrested ended up in second, so they got their entry back.  Congrats to everyone on the night for another fun game.

 Next week we're back at our normal time & place for another great night of Pub Quiz.  If you can't wait until Wednesday, check out Sequoia North's Pub Quiz on Mondays.

Friday, May 22, 2015

What sort of Habbits?

We had a densely packed room the other night at Pub Quiz. There were only twelve teams, but they were all teams of 5 or 6.  The room had a good energy, and every team scored 7 or better in round 1. In fact, 8 teams scored 8 or better.  Round 2 was a bit tougher for most teams, but at that point the leaders were at 17.5.  In round 3, Westeros Rape Crisis Hotline moved into first all by themselves but were unable to hold on for the win. That honor went to Rabbits with Bad Habits.  However, their habits weren't bad enough to help them pull the winning chip.  Next week it will be 1 in 4 odds.

A little hint (very little) about next week's songs - two of the songs were recorded in the same year. The other two songs were released 30 years later.  The latter two mentioned were released after we began Pub Quiz.

For those of you that like to plan far in advance, the Landmark will be closed for its annual vacation July 4th though 12th.  As always, we'll be off that week as well.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Royals Ship the Best

Fun night at Pub Quiz this week. We know it was at least one person's birthday, and another person's was the next day. How do we know this?  Well, If You Were a Vegetable..I'd Pull the Plug had a birthday celebration going on.  And, they jumped out quick, taking rounds 1 and 2.  Ok, Now I'm Shipping Kate Blanchett & Kate Middleton had a birthday on Thursday.  They snagged rounds 3 and 4, and crept by for a half point win.

When it was time to pull the chip on the night, Ok, Now I'm Shipping Kate Blanchett & Kate Middleton sent up their soon to be birthday girl who plucked the lucky blue chip from the bag.  Congratulations to them, and heads up, next week we start building the jackpot again. Come help us make it grow.

Another congrats goes out to Pub Quiz Honeymoon, who were really celebrating their honeymoon on Wednesday, but did have members get married over the previous weekend.  If you've got events going on in your life, we love celebrating them with you. #pubquizfamily

See you next Wednesday at Pub Quiz!