Friday, January 28, 2011

topics for 2/2/11

Congrats to Alana is Satan for their win this week. They took down a good pot in a close game.

Here are your potential round-two topics provided by Fresnocity for next week's Pub Quiz, back to 5 chips in and no rolled-over jackpot! Hope to see you all next week. Let's juice up this jackpot same as you did this past time!

1. Fresno History
2. Downtown Fresno Buildings
3. Central Valley Towns (CA)
4. L.A. Law TV Series
5. Mathematics
6. Willie Nelson
7. Elliot Smith
8. Corey Haim/Corey Feldman movies
9. Linguistics
10. DC Comics Characters
11. New Kids on the Block
12. National Parks (U.S.)
13. Star Trek
14. Octavia Butler

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Multiple Scoregasms achieve the three-peat

It wasn't looking like they'd manage at some points of the night but Multiple Scoregasms did it and achieved three wins in a row. That enters them into the pantheon of previously dominant and sometimes "hated" teams including The Work Of Bavmorta, The Mad Figs, and team-who-changes-their-name-every-week. It's tough being on the top and the reign inevitably has to come to an end, but we'll see how long Multiple Scoregasms can keep the streak alive. I Am An FBI Agent! pulled a round four win that we think surprised even them. Will their potential round 2 advantage be enough to unseat the current champions or will some other teams mount an offense? This week we're down to the blue chip only. That means that the winner takes it all! Use your time wisely to study up:

1. Weezer
2. Rent (Musical)
3. Big Break (Golf Channel)
4. Oi! Bands
5. Breaking Dawn (Novel)
6. The Office (TV Show/U.S. version)
7. Entourage (TV Show)
8. Banking Regulations
9. San Jose Sharks
10. Interpol (Band)
11. KMJ Radio Shows
12. California Surf Spots
13. Cooking Terms (Not Baking)
14. Banking Terms

Those are some tough ones. Good luck and we'll see you next week!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Multiple Scoregasms gets the repeat win, they're hungry for more

We sorely missed Carrie at the head table for our one year anniversary pub quiz and the night was not without it's issues but we made it! One whole year of pub quiz. Here's to many more. Thank you for your support and your desire to play. We couldn't do it without your enthusiasm for trivia.

And in true dramatic fashion, it came down to an overall tie breaker in which we asked the two tied teams to guess what our highest weekly turnout was for the year. Multiple Scoregasms guessed 134 and Say My Name, Mitch guessed 183. The answer was 144 and so the answer was clear. But Say My Name, Mitch pulled out their first round 4 victory securing them the opportunity to amuse and confuse you with their topics. Enjoy and we'll see you next week!

1. Typography
2. Criminal Minds (TV Show)
3. Abstract Expressionists
4. Charles Bukowski
5. World Series of Poker
6. Golf U.S. Open Winners
7. Cary Grant Films
8. Weight Watchers
9. Medical Anthropology
10. Kentucky Bourbon
11. Human Anatomy
12. Vivid Productions (porn)
13. New York City Hotels
14. Tulare, CA

Um...have fun "studying" number 12?

Friday, January 7, 2011

It was a Scoregasmic week

We started the new year off with a bang. 134 of you showed up to play on 25 teams. At the end of round 3 three it looked as if Grey Matters had a lock on their first win, but Multiple Scoregasms won round four and secured an overall win at the buzzer (as it were). They didn't draw the blue chip but you'll have to study their topics for next week's round 2 if you want the edge.

1. Exeter, CA
2. Doctor Who (TV Show)
3. Constitutional Law
4. Perez Hilton
5. U.S. Revolutionary War
6. John Dickson Carr/Carter Dickson
7. Peter Gabriel (Solo and Genesis work)
8. Applied Behavioral Analysis
9. Agatha Christie
10. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
11. Dexter (TV Show)
12. Brian Clough
13. Jimi Hendrix
14. Adam Carolla

Study hard.

In other news, next week marks Fresno Pub Quiz's one year anniversary (give or take a day). We'll be talking to the Landmark to see if we can work out anything special in terms of food and/or drink and it looks as though we'll be trying to put together a special round 3 which will include five (you read that right, five!) bonus points. The way it will work is we'll be asking questions about historical dates (tie-in to our historical date *wink, wink*). If you can remember the year, you'll get a point. If you can remember the month and day, you'll get a half point bonus. An example:

Q: Remember when the airline attacks on the World Trade Center took place?
A: September 11, 2001

If you put 2001, that's one point. If you get it all correct, you'll get 1.5 total points for that question. Don't let the example lull you into a false sense of security. This will be round three and they won't all be so easy to remember.

We'll see you next week!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

LIttle hint 2?

2nd hint for tonight (and it's not much of a hint): the song questions are super short, so you better have your listening ears fine tuned.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A little hint?

Here is what may be a hint (who knows how helpful it is) for this week's Pub Quiz.

Samples aren't always samples.