Friday, April 18, 2014

Guest Hosts Are Always the Best Hosts

We love guest hosts. Not only does it give our brains a week off from coming up with questions, it also gives us a chance to play.  Thanks to Fresnocity for filling our shoes this Wednesday.  Congrats to Alana is Satan on their win  and taking home a stand alone jackpot.

Next week, we'll return to our normal format with Adam and Ed at the front table, testing your knowledge. Remember, there will only be 1 chip in the jackpot bag, so if your team wins the game, you'll win the jackpot.

Don't You Want Me, Riker was randomly selected for Round two topics a week ago, and here's what they think you should study up on:
Famous Jesus Christ quotes
High Fidelity (movie)
Famous UFO encounters
Loni Anderson's Plastic Surgeries
James Bond's villains
Pootie Tang (movie)
Jason Mraz
Dollywood Theme Park
Geography of Scotland
Wild West Outlaws

It looks like we all have our work cut out. Get your study on, and we'll see you next Wednesday at Pub Quiz.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Where Would I Periodically Find That?

This week we had our second alternate night game on a Tuesday.  Thanks to the 12 teams that were able to make it out.  It was a good, close game, and again, there were 4 different round winners.  The team that won the game, It's Boron, Dumbass, didn't even win one of the rounds, but were consistent enough to pull off the victory.  They weren't able to pull that jackpot chip, so in two weeks, they'll have a chance to take it all home.  And so will you.

Wait a minute, two weeks? That's right.  Next week, we return to our Wednesday night game on 4/16, but we'll have a guest host. Fresnocity is stepping up to the head table, and they'll be writing all the questions for the night. As always when we have a guest host, it's a stand alone game. That means no topics and an automatic jackpot.  If your team can outsmart everyone else over four rounds you'll get paid!

Don't You Want Me, Riker? was randomly selected for Round 2 topics for the game on 4/23, and we'll post those next week.  That game will also be a winner take all jackpot, as we'll be down to 1 chip left in the bag.

Thanks again for being flexible players and working with our wacky schedule over these last two weeks.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

He Loves Zombies, Zombies Love Your Brains

Going into this week, we were a little worried that we might be the only people that showed up for our Pub Quiz. We didn't know if you would think the change of night was an April Fools joke or what. We didn't know if everyone had their Tuesday nights all filled up.  Fortunately, most of you were still able to make it. We had fourteen teams flexing their mental muscles all over each other.  The game had four different round winners, and every round was won by an 8 or better.  Look at the big brains on you all.  By the end of the night, PS, Adam Hearts the Walking Dead managed to be the brainiest.  However, they were the luckiest, and didn't draw the jackpot chip. Next week, it will be 1 in 3 odds.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Was Commandeered by Barney Stinson was randomly drawn for round two topics, and here's what they chose:

Talladega Nights
Chuck Ragan (musician)
Game of Thrones Season 4 Ep. 1
Rick and Morty (tv show)
Baking Terminology
Moonstruck (movie)
The Fifth Element (movie)
Giant (movie)
Rebel Without A Cause (movie)
The Three Stooges - original
Health Care Associated Infections
Banshee (tv show)
The Americans (tv show)

If you don't know, now you know. Study up.

Remember, next week's Pub Quiz will be on Tuesday again. We will return to our normal Wednesday slot on April 16th.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Heretics Confess and Win

We had a pretty packed house this week at Pub Quiz.  We always love that, and it often brings about a close game with lots of teams in the running.  This week was like that, with a few lead changes, round ties, and a small controversy.  The Heretics professed the right answers early and often, and although they only won one round, they took the game.  However, they didn't win the jackpot, so it starts to roll.

Sometimes we get answers wrong. It's rare because we're so awesome.  but, if we do, don't feel bad challenging a question/answer. We'll check your sources, and our sources, and get back to you.  When we're wrong, we like to try and correct our errors, and provide you all with the best game possible. This week, we didn't accept an answer from two teams in round four.  Upon further review, their answers were correct (Warnog, the officially licensed Star Trek beer would also be an ale, which we originally didn't accept.)  Those two score changes didn't affect the overall game, but it did actually change the round 4 winner.  Originally, we thought the Cheap Beer Princesses won the round, but it turns out that Holy Shit!! Ocelots? won the round.  So, we've got some drink tokens for that team, and they can collect them next week.  Sorry for the error, and we'll keep working hard to not have these sort of issues.

The Cuddle Struggle is Real was our randomly selected team for round two topics, and here is what they chose for you to study:
Food Network Channel
The Office (show)
Entourage (show)
Coachella 2014
Celebrity Couples
How I Met Your Mother (show)
Friends (show)
90's Nickelodeon Shows
Famous Arcade Games
That 70's Show (show)
IT/Computers (general)


Study up, and we'll see you next Tuesday for Pub Quiz.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Does Frank Underwood Gasm?

Strong starts don't always win pub quiz. Strong finishes don't either. Sometimes, the team that is consistent across the rounds wins.  This week, House of Gasms started strong. They lost round one on the song length tie breaker, then came up a little short in round two. But they stayed strong then won rounds three and four. When it came time for the jackpot drawing, their luck was strong, and they won it all.  Congrats on that! That means the jackpot starts fresh next Wednesday.

4 the Mare was randomly chosen for round two topics, and so here is what you should study for next week's round 2:
Original 150 Pokemon
90's Nickelodeon shows
Fresno/Madera Golf Courses
Respitory Diseases
Tennis Champions
Walking Dead (tv show)
True Detective (tv show)
Workaholics (tv show)
ESPN Announcers/Analysts
Celebrity Couples
Parks and Recreation (tv show)
California Pro Sports Teams

Get fresh, study back back back back back, and we'll see you next week at Pub Quiz.

One final note: due to scheduling issues, we will have Pub Quiz on Tuesday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 8 instead of April 2 & 9. Please plan accordingly.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Satan is a Winner

This week started off with a bang, as Stevenik, Scottnik, Corinenik, Nick, Nick & Kim scored 10s in each of the first two rounds. But Alana is Satan was right behind them. In the end, these two teams were tied at 35 points. Alana is Satan won the tie breaker to be the night's winner, but there didn't pull the jackpot chip. Next week, it'll be 1 in 3 odds.

On the night Arthur Chu lost on Jeopardy, a team named Arthur Chu was chosen for round 2 topics. In an interesting twist, it was their first time playing pub quiz with us. We love that random drawing element.  Anyway, here are the study topics they picked for next week's round 2:
Evolutionary Psychology
Cold War
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
California's Gold with Huell Howser
House of Cards
Sexual Fetishes

Study up and we'll see you next Wednesday.

As a reminder, we will be switching Pub Quiz off the normal night onto Tuesday April 1st and 8th, and then back to Wednesdays.

Friday, March 7, 2014

First 4 Round Winner Ever!

We've been doing Pub Quiz for four years now, and we've never had a team win all four rounds. There have been teams that got close, teams we thought were going to do it, teams that missed on a tie breaker, but never any team to actually pull off that sweep.

On Wednesday, March 5th it happened.  Gasm! The Musical put it all together. They were a show stopper of sorts. They won all four rounds. They scored the highest score ever in a game done by Adam, Carrie & Ed (we've had a higher guest hosted game) at 37 points.  The only thing that would have made their night perfect would have been a jackpot victory, but their chip pulling was off key and so our jackpot begins to roll.

Our randomly chosen team for topics was Uffizi Gallery? I Studied the Uzi Gallery and they picked these topics for next week's round 2:
History of Biology
Duane Allman
The Periodic Table
Citric Acid Cycle
Attack on Titan (anime)
Episodes of Star Trek original series
The King of Queens (tv show)
Derek Trucks
Dickey Betts
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (Derek & the Dominoes Album)
The Grateful Dead
Films of Ray Harryhausen
The Allman Brothers Band at Fillmore East (album)
Javita Coffee

Put on your favorite album, brew a cup of coffee, snuggle up with your internet and see if you can become the next team to win all four rounds.  We'll see you next week at Pub Quiz!

P.S. If you're looking for more trivia for your life, check out Sequoia North Pub Quiz. Find them on facebook, study some other topics. Maybe you can sweep their game?