Friday, June 27, 2014

A Close Shave for the Win

This week, Occam's Dollar Shave Club went on a roller coaster ride. They grabbed the lead after round 1 with a perfect score, moved in and out of first over the next few rounds and were in an overall tie at the end of the night.  They were closer to the correct answer and cut down Doomed to Lose Forever.  However, they didn't draw the jackpot chip, so that will keep rolling & growing.

Alana is Satan was randomly chosen for round 2 topics and here's what they would like you to study for next week:
Star Wars (original 1977 movie)
Depeche Mode lyrics
1980 Oakland A's
Fresno County Hall of Records
Chicago Bulls
Rush (band)
2014 World Cup
Maltese Falcon (movie)
Star Trek (original tv series)
Classic Dr. Who (original series)
Wheel of Time (book series)
The Lost Boys (movie)
Aztec Camera (band)

Get your study on, and we'll see you next Wednesday at Pub Quiz.

One last thing, a little heads up. Every year, the Landmark has a vacation week in July. They'll be close the week of July 9, so we'll be off that week.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Tell It To My Balls that They Won

It was the first week of a jackpot run, and it got started off with a bang. The Harmonica Lewinskis scored a 10 in round 1 and grabbed the lead. So You're Telling Me There's a Chance had a 10 in round 2, and they jumped into a share of the lead. But Tell It to My Balls was also there in first, and they kept a share of the lead the rest of the night. When it was all over, they reigned supreme. But, fortunately for all of you, they didn't pull the jackpot. Now it begins to grow.

Doomed to Lose Forever didn't win, but they weren't totally on the outs because they were randomly chosen for next week's round 2 topics. Here's what they want us all to study:
Harry Potter (books & movies)
San Jose Sharks
Toy Soldiers (movie)
Dragonforce (band)
Legend of Zelda Series of videogames
Dawson's Creek (tv show)
Supernatural (tv show)
10 Things I Hate About You (movie)
Star Wars (movies)
Bleach (anime)
Indiana Jones
N Sync
Mario Kart (video games, all versions)

So, there it is. Study up and we'll see you next Wednesday at Pub Quiz!

(As we often mention, you can play Pub Quiz on Mondays up @ Sequoia North as well.)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Good night for a jackpot

We came into the night knowing that it was a guaranteed jackpot which means teams bring out their best.  The night lived up to it. We had good scores all night and it was close.  Alana is Satan went from 4th to 2nd to 1st after round three and not only held on through round four but added an extra point to their lead and took down the win.  Of course, it was a guaranteed jackpot, so they took that home. Whenever someone wins the jackpot, the 2nd place team gets their money back, and we had to do a little tie breaker to decide who that was, and Shalom, Muthafuckah was decided to be the official 2nd place team on the night.

Ronaldo's Ghanian Witch Doctor was chosen for next week's Round 2 topics and here's what they chose for you to study:
Fresno State Players arrested during Tarkanian era
Federal Court Delta Smelt Decisions
Fresno Landmarks
Depeche Mode Songs
Cit of Sacramento
St. Louis sports teams
Denver Broncos trivia
Toby Keith trivia
Eragon - book & movie
Fletch (the movie)
Nicholas Sparks trivia
Wine trivia
Penis Size

It'll be a new start on the jackpot next week. Study up, come on out and take your best shot.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Stabbing for a Gasm?

50/50 odds are a good thing at Pub Quiz.  This week, that's where we started the night.  Et Tu, Gasm and Senile Felines traded rounds all night, but a big round 3 helped Gasm take a nice lead. They held on in round 4, and ended the night with a 4.5 point lead.  They also scored 37 points, which is a tie for our highest score, and the 3rd time we've got that high.  But how could such a dominant team go wrong? Well, they were unlucky on those 50/50 odds. The drew the red chip.

That means next week is a guaranteed jackpot.  That always brings out the best in teams, so expect a good game.  Maybe your team can break our scoring record and take home some moolah.

For the second week in a row, Star Wars Episode VII: Goregasm the Legend of Dongslayer was randomly chosen for round 2 topics. Here's what you need to study:
Chinese Remainder Theorem
German Vocabulary
Hebrew Vocabulary
Mandelbrot Set
The Chinese Banking System
Second Discourse by Jean Jacques Rousseau
Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott
Chanukah History & celebration
Gustav Mahler
Korean History
Dota 2 Heroes
Automotive Diagnostic Tools
Tokyo Districts

Study hard, be confident with your answer, and take down that jackpot!

One last thing - we announce at the start of each game that drink tokens are worth more during Pub Quiz than outside of it. Don't forget - during normal hours the chips are worth a $5 drink, during 8-10 of PQ worth $6.