Tuesday, May 25, 2010

5/26 Pub Quiz Details

Just a quick reminder that Pub Quiz registration will start at 7:50 on Wednesday, and the Quiz will begin at 8:15 (instead of 8:00). I know, this will make you stay out just a wee bit later, and we hope you won't mind.

hugs and kisses,
your Pub Quiz Mgmt Team

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Wow, that was a tough one, no?

Apparently, we came back with a vengeance after a week off and a respectable showing at the last pub quiz hosted by our friends from the Mad Figs. From time to time we seem to lose our perspective a little bit so we'll try to rein it in a bit this week and keep the questions a tad easier. After all, we're getting to that point in the jackpot where teams tend to draw the blue chip; we certainly want that drawing to be accessible to more teams.

So hey, let's see what the topics are from the Cho Stix who won round 4 last week:

1. Broadway Musicals
2. Disney Channel
3. Keratoconus
4. Mormonism
5. Friends (TV Show)
6. 70's Rock
7. Car Parts
8. Joan Didion
9. Northern Baroque Painters
10. Great Apes
11. Potatoes
12. Local Sales Tax Measure (Measure B)
13. Catholicism
14. U.S. Presidency

Iiiiiiinteresting. Enjoy studying and we'll make sure we put together 40 questions/songs that are a little more accessible than last week.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

And we're back

Well, it was a nice break that the fellas from Mad Figs gave to us by hosting the questions for one week. We hope you had as much fun as we did playing the game. Alana is Satan won another match and looks to continue working their way into a bigger share of the winner's circle. Meanwhile, our team managed to place 8th out of 16 which is right about where I kind of expected us to finish.

This week we're back to the regular format with everything back to normal. In fact, here are the topics that Team Raisin Bran picked for Round 2 of this week:

1. Veronica Mars
2. Dairy Farming
3. 4-H
4. Nutrition
5. Dynasty (TV Show)
6. 90's Hip Hop
7. Cardiac Conditions
8. Gynecology
9. Aviation Mathematics
10. Kate Spade
11. Westin Price Foundation Food
12. Cocktails
13. Bell Peppers

So, hit the books and we'll see you this Wednesday for week two of the rolling jackpot.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Big, big, BIG news!

If you didn't see the alert on Facebook already, here's what's
happening at pub quiz next week (5/12/2010):

Friends of pub quiz have offered to write questions and MC for one
week giving Ed, Carrie, and Adam an opportunity to sit at a table with
all of you and show you why we run the game rather than play it.
That's right, we'll be stumbling through our memories for obscure
facts and events while we suck down adult beverages and laugh it up.

What does that mean for you?  Well, several things.

One, this week's jackpot will be a straight payout to the winning
team.  This is a standalone game that won't be attached to the ongoing
rolling jackpot.  We'll bank last week's money and save it for the
next week we're running the show.

Two, the topics that Team Raisin Bran submitted for use in round 2
will not be used this week.  We're letting the guest quizmasters write
all their own questions and pick all their own songs.  We'll use their
topics when we take the game back over on 5/19.

Three, we have decided that our team will not be eligible for the
jackpot.  We just want to play for fun and enjoy (i.e. struggle
through) a game from your side of the table.

Four, we're still going to run registration and help them set things
up.  They're just running the game and MCing.

Five, for the sake of avoiding impropriety, the team that our guest
quizmasters normally play for will be sitting out the game for an
added layer of protection from claims of unfairness.

So, I think that's it.  Come prepared to answer questions as usual and
win the usual prizes at the end of each round.  Also, come prepared to
have fun and laugh at our team as I plan on instructing the guest MC
to read off our score for each round so you can laugh and point or ooh
and aah depending on how well we do.  See you Wednesday!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The hits keep on comin'

Alana is Satan pulled off a very, very, very close and well-earned win last week while Team Raisin Bran won round 4 by a narrow margin, earning them the right to choose topics for this week's round 2.  So let's just get to it:

1. Fantasy Baseball
2. Number Theory
3. 4-H
4. Garrison Keillor
5. Cooking
6. WW II
7. Chickens
8. L.A. Dodgers
9. Veronica Mars
10. Produce (veggies, fruit, cheese, eggs, etc)
11. Nutrition
12. Martha Stewart
13. Narnia (CS Lewis' fictional land)
14. Fresno State

Some of those are narrow and some of them are incredibly vague.  Study up and hope that we pick the questions that suit your knowledge.  And if we don't, well...perhaps you'll be able to drown your sorrows in a glass of beer or a cocktail or some iced tea or some potato skins.

Be forewarned that Wednesday is also Cinco de Mayo so we may or may not write some questions in that vein (it depends on how lazy/busy we all end up being) but if we do, there won't be more than a couple/few.

Hey!  We're still havin' fun and we hope you're still havin' fun too!  See you this Wednesday!