Saturday, July 30, 2011

Thanks and here we go again

One more time, thanks to Finding Strangers In The Alps for guest hosting. I hope they don't mind if at some point in the future we re-use their movie dialogue gimmick because that was fun.

And looking forward at the next week, here are the topics brought to you by round four winners from July 20th, Clown Practice:

1. English Premiership Soccer
2. The Sookie Stackhouse novels
3. Berries
4. Diabetes
5. Child Support Federal Performance Measures
6. Dialysis
7. Drop Dead Fred (film)
8. Organic Chemistry
9. Pulp Fiction (film)
10. The Belgariad
11. Social Penetration Theory
12. XKCD (web comic)
13. Firefly (TV Show)
14. Radiohead

Definitely some obscure and unique topics mixed in there. Have fun studying and we'll see you on Wednesday, same place, same time, with your regular hosts (well, except for Carrie who'll be out of town for work).

Monday, July 25, 2011

Here's the deal

All right, here's the deal. Finding Strangers In The Alps will be
hosting and they want you to know that music won't be in play this
week. Instead, they'll play audio clips of film dialogue and you'll
have to name the actor(s)* involved, the film, and your guess at the
length of the film.

*Not sure if it's actor or character but we'll get you some
clarification at some point.

So, if you heard this bit of dialogue:

"Describe what Marsellus Wallace looks like!"
"Say 'what' again. Say 'what' again, I dare you, I double dare you
motherfucker, say what one more Goddamn time!"

Your answer would be Jules and Brett (or Samuel L. Jackson and Frank
Whaley depending on the clarification we get), Pulp Fiction, and if
you're really good 154 minutes.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Pub Quiz 7/20 results

We were so giddy about beaver drawings that we forgot to tell you what happened last week. The Work of Bavmorta won it all, including the week old jackpot. Clown Practice won round 4, and we'll use their topics in 2 weeks (8/3). Next week, Finding Strangers in the Alps will be our guest hosts for a stand alone, winner take all game. We'll join you in playing as well.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Pub Quiz Round 2 topics for 7/20

Here are the topics from I Heard it was Consensual. Study up, it's your chance to win a fresh jackpot.

1. Elliot Smith music
2. Physics
3. Calculus
4. Star Trek
5. Electric Guitars
6. Tudor Dynasty
7. California Water - seas, lakes, canals, etc
8. Fresno History
9. Medici Family
10. Catholicism
11. Valley Ag
12. Spanish language
13. The IT Crowd (tv show)
14. Cuba

Monday, July 11, 2011

Double win

Congrats to Picard Requests Commander Ryker to Update his Log for winning last Wednesday's game with a whopping 36 points. They also won the jackpot, so double congrats. A duo named I Heard it was Consensual pulled out the round 4 win, so you'll see topics from them in a little over a week. That's right, no Pub Quiz this week (7/13) because Landmark is closed for vacation. See you all on 7/20.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Alana Is Satan dominates but the jackpot rolls

Alana is Satan won two rounds including a round four win on their road to victory. They drew a red chip though so you'll want to make sure you stake out a table next week before the Landmark closes for their regular summer vacation in two weeks. Yes, that's right, no pub quiz on July 13th so you better get your fix this coming week. And, you'll want to study these topics for round two so you can have the best chance of winning:

1. Fresno Punk Rock
2. Kurt Vonnegut
3. Statistics
4. Ecology
5. Micro-Brewed Beers
6. South East Asia
7. X (band)
8. Montreal Expos
9. 1980 Oakland A's (seriously, just that one year)
10. Poker
11. Kevin Smith Films
12. CAKE (band)
13. Netherlands
14. US Civil War

Make sure you study Netherlands, not nether regions or you'll be ill-prepared for quiz night (though you might be prepared for some other night). See you next week!

Music Twist!

Okay folks, Adam is throwing a twist into next week's music. He's going to try to come up with some leitmotifs (probably from film and television, maybe from video games) for your music. You'll have to guess the film, the character (or group of characters) represented by the motif, and the length of course. Just a heads up!

Don't know what I'm talking about, need an example? The music that plays whenever Jaws appears or is about to appear on screen, that's the shark's leitmotif. Your answer would be Jaws, Jaws, and a length.