Friday, June 28, 2013

Gasming Over the Rainbow

This week was one of those weeks at Pub Quiz. Commander Riker is Fraked Tonight won rounds 1 and 4.  Spoiler Alert: The 1980's A's Didn't Win the Pennant won rounds 2 and 3.  And the night, it was won by Taste the Rainbow-Gasms.  Slow and steady wins the race sometimes?  However, they didn't win the jackpot.

Remember, for the month of July, there will be no topics in round 2.  However, next week is the 4th of July, so you can expect some Americana related questions.

Also, remember that there will be no Pub Quiz on July 10 because the Landmark will be closed for their annual vacation.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Jon Snow Is NOT Arya's Father

Spoiler Alert: Jon Snow is Arya's Father jumped out to a lead this week that they never let go.  They didn't win the Game of Thrones themed round 2, or rounds 3 or 4, but they did well enough to hang on for a victory.  Their reward: they pulled the jackpot.  Congratulations go out to them. Perhaps they can use their winnings for a Maury Povich paternity test.

Round 4 was taken down by Alana is Satan, who finished second overall for like the billionth time.  Here are the topics they chose for next week's round 2:
Factotum (novel)
1980 Oakland A's
Downtown Fresno
The Who lyrics
Probability & Statistics
Venture Brothers
Arrested Development (tv show)
Futurama (tv)
Monty Python
Saturday Night Live
California Geography

A couple of housekeeping notes:
- In July, we're going to try the game without the topics round.  Still 4 rounds of trivia, just no study beforehand to see how you like it.
- No Pub Quiz on July 10th - the Landmark will be closed that week for it's annual vacation.

Friday, June 14, 2013

No on G, Yes on G Strings

This week was one of those games where a team just dominates. No on G, Yes on G Strings didn't win all four rounds, but the did take down three of them.  The rest of the teams played a good, close game, but no one could get near No on G, Yes on G Strings.  The only thing they didn't do was pull the jackpot, so it continues to grow.

Here's the topics No on G, Yes on G Strings elected for you to study up for next week's round 2:
Ashara Dayne
Meera Reed
Asha Greyjoy
Arya Stark
Arthur Dayne
Jon Snow
Oberyn Martell
Ghost (direwolf)
Jamie Lanister
Rhaegar Targaryen
Tyrion Lanister
Margery Tyrell

Yep, those are all Game of Thrones characters. Info from the books and television series is all in play.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Ideal Gasm Law was not Inert

Ideal Gasm Law grabbed ten points to win round one and never looked back this week.  After it was all said and done, they won the night by three and a half points.  It was the first week of a fresh jackpot and they graciously allowed the jackpot to start building and pulled a non-jackpot chip.  Or, they just pulled the wrong chip.  Congratulations to Ideal Gasm Law for the win.

Micheal Douglass Is a Cunning Linguist won round 4 and chose these topics for next week's game:
Pai Gow Poker
Dewey Decimal System
Lyrics by the Smiths
Feynman diagrams
Wilfred (U.S. tv show)
Jack the Ripper
Quotes from Shakespeare
Films of Ray Harryhausen
Thin Lizzy
Fitz & the Tantrums (band)
CA state standards biology
Fractal Geometry
The Boys (comic book by Garth Ennis)
Music of Black Sabbath in the 80's

Talk about those topics with your friends and maybe your team will be the big winner.