Friday, January 25, 2013

Gasmic Wins Again

It's a gasmic roll, as Humorous Topical Name...Gasm won for the second week in a row, taking down round 4 and the overall game, but not the jackpot.  Will their luck/skill hold up for a third week?  Will they win a jackpot?  Join us next week, and study these topics for round 2:

Godfather Part 3 (movie)
Fleet Foxes (band)
Epic Rap Battles of History (youtube channel)
Gundam 00 (anime)
Neon Genesis Evangellion (anime)
Robotech Macross (anime)
Matt Damon's Appearances on the Jimmy Kimmel Show
Garlic Bread at the Landmark
United States Presidents
They Might Be Giants (band)
Beatles' Abbey Road Album
English Premier League Soccer
The Bill of Rights

Don't skimp on your studies this weekend. It's not like you were going to watch the Pro Bowl.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Happy Birthday to Us

It was a lovely 3rd anniversary for us, we thank you all for joining us for the evening.  The game had several lead changes and Multiple 4-Gasms and Triple Threat were tied after four rounds, with Multiple 4-Gasms winning the tie breaker question.  However, their luck didn't carry over to the jackpot drawing, so our jackpot begins to roll.

Multiple 4-Gasms worked their way into that overall tie by winning round 4 with 9 points. Here are the topics they chose for next week's round 2:
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (tv show)
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 multi-player (game)
Borderlands 2 (game)
League of Legends (game)
Music Theory
Guardians of the Galaxy (21st century version)
US Supreme Court
Downton Abbey (tv show)
Spinward Fringe (book series)
Tor Protocols
Parks & Recreation (tv show)
Academy Award winners Best Picture
Good Will Hunting (movie)
World Series of Poker Main Events

Enjoy your weekend and get to studying!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.

Team Mitch Cumstein did a good job as guest hosts, but your regular crew returns to the head table next week.  It was a close game, but Fresnocity hammered home a 9 in round 4 and won by 2.5 points.  Since we had a guest host, it was a stand alone game so Fresnocity took home the night's jackpot.

Two weeks ago, Fresnocity won round 4 as well.  They joked as they turned in their answers that they would start writing topics in case they won the round.  We don't think they immediately went to work, but we did chuckle as the actually pulled off the round win (few do after such statements).  Here are the topics they chose for you to study for next week's round 2:
Jesus Christ Superstar lyrics
Construction Terminology
Meatballs (film)
SSRI drugs
Mary Poppins (film)
Badfinger (band)
Beatles lyrics
Star Trek movies (original cast only)
Partridge Family (tv show)
Sunset Blvd. (film)
Black Sabbath
Disneyland Weddings

Enjoy your study and we'll see you from the host table on the 16th.  By the way, on the 16th we'll be celebrating our Pub Quiz anniversary.  We're turning 3!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Courtesy notice

We've had a couple instances in the last few weeks of players/teams leaving messes above and beyond the normal messes made at tables where people are playing pub quiz.

We understand that on busy nights, service can slow down. A room of over 100 people ordering drinks and food is a lot to handle. Please be respectful of The Landmark and its employees who are kind enough to house our pub quiz.

Your empathy is much appreciated.

Fiscal Cliff Klaven not averted

For the first three rounds this week, it was a darn close game.  In round four Fiscal Cliff Klaven pulled away for the victory and then pulled the jackpot chip.  Congrats to them for a good game and a big win.

Fresnocity won round 4 with a near perfect score.  However, we won't be using their topics until January 16, posted on Jan. 11, so check back for that.  The game on January 9 will have a guest host, so no round two topics.  Like other times with a guest host, the game will run pretty much the same as normal, but we'll be out in the audience, competing against the rest of you.  The team that frequently uses name variations of Mitch Cumstein will be creating and asking the questions.  Guest hosted matches are stand alone games, which means that it's winner take all (no jackpot draw).

If Mitch Cumstein passes along any hints, study recommendations, etc, we'll pass them along to you all.