Pub Quiz
02/20/2020

New teams! Birthday chuggers! A baby! The baby belonged to Multiplying Like Rabbits, who did an impressive job wrangling it and answering trivia questions at the same time. New team Fail will probably never come back, judging by the way it reacted to the Sadieist's round on semordnilaps or reverse pairs -- strings of letters that spell one word one way and another word the other way, like gateman/nametag. It's probably just as well Fail didn't stick around long enough for the Evil Mr. Phil's mashup round on Presidents' Day carols -- you know, old favorites like "James Monroe, Row, Row Your Boat" and "In Your Eyes-enhower." They might have started throwing stuff. For some reason we've been having tiebreakers a lot since we moved to Buddha Beer Bar; this week Shoe-pid's Arrow shut out University of Inwood by sort of knowing some stuff about the moon (#moonjews). In the end we could all agree that 17.5 pounds is too heavy for a head-mounted robot that feeds you tomatoes as you jog.

The Sadieist
02/20/2020
1 Shoe-pids Arrow 60*
University of Inwood Student Senate Convicts Their President 60
2 Burger of the Month: I Only Have Fries For You Burger 56
3 The Mediocre Mendicants 54
Say It With Pork Roll! 51
100 Percent That Seaman Cumming 48
Womans and Husbands 48
Plan J Will Get It Done! 47
Random Haus 39
If You Read Our Team Name Out Loud, Our Table Gets Free Beer 36
Evil Mr. Phil
02/19/2020

In honor of President's Day, let's take a minute to remember New York City's Chester A Arthur Public School and Zeus Carver's nephews, Raymond and Dexter, who attended school there.


See you at the quiz tonight!

Evil Mr. Phil
02/18/2020

Efforts to create the longest team name in the history of the quiz continued apace last week, with contributions from If You Read Our Team Name Out Loud, the Hosts Take Tequila Shots and University of Inwood Student Senate Convicts Their Presidents! (exclamation point included). Newbies included Skipper Was Hungry, whose name sounded ominous until we learned Skipper is his cat, and the White Wayans Bros., whose name began to seem misleading when a woman of color represented them in the chug-off. Burger of the Month triumphed over Pork Roll in a tiebreaker, proving which is this week's superior meat, and we all went home a little better for the knowledge we'd gained about ten guys named Oscar (or Oskar) and who is de facto bishop of the moon. The Sadieist wants to know why there's no moon rabbi, after all it's the Jews who use a lunar calendar. #moonjews

The Sadieist
02/16/2020
1 Burger of the Month: I Only Have Fries For You Burger 54*
Say It With Pork Roll! 54
2 The Mediocre Mendicants 53
3 University of Inwood Student Senate Convicts Their President 52.5
Shoe-pids Arrow 50.5
If You Read Our Team Name Out Loud, Our Table Gets Free Beer 50
100 Percent That Seaman Cumming 48
Womans and Husbands 44
Skipper Was Hungry 42
The White Wayans Bros. 40.5
A Train Elevator Repair Crew 37.5
Three Times the Charm 32.5
The McGooftroop 26
Team Rocket 9
The Sadieist
02/12/2020

Alas, you will not find Emmitt Nervend at tonight's quiz. Please come anyway.

The Sadieist
02/06/2020

Rats! Salacious clothing! A shocking discovery!

Yes, it was another typical night with the denizens of the Uptown Pub Quiz.

U of I acquired a teammate who had innocently wandered in for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and apparently contracted quizavirus. Naomi of the North was shocked, SHOCKED, to learn that Mary O'Shag is engaged to a person of the female persuasion. Visiting team Big Town was encouraged to not carry cod in their sporrans. Drinking through Construction, I Can Sit!, and Don't Mess with Cats were newcomers who boldly chugged repeatedly, and were still standing (sitting!) at the end of the evening. Evil Mr. Phil was transfixed by the nonstop wrestling--male and female--being streamed over B3's screens during Quiz. (Speaking of letters, some teams received enlightenment regarding very large bra cup sizes.)

None of this is to take away from BoTM: I Only Have Fries for You's win with 58 points, and their queen chugger's chugging chops.

See you all next week.

Mary O'Shag
02/06/2020
1 Burger of the Month: I Only Have Fries For You Burger 58
2 University of Inwood Student Senate Convicts Their President 56
3 Say It With Pork Roll! 55
The Mediocre Mendicants 55
Womans and Husbands 55
100 Percent That Seaman Cumming 53
Shoe-pids Arrow 52
If You Read Our Team Name Out Loud, Our Table Gets Free Beer 49
Dakota Fanning as "Squeaky" Fromme 47
Don't Mess With Cats 44
I Can Sit! 42
A Train Elevator Repair Crew 40
Evil Mr. Phil
02/05/2020

There are a lot of things I'd like to offer as Hints of the Week this week, but I've recognized that people are more important than things - people, they're the best kind of folks to know.

If more people were for people, all people, everywhere, there'd be a lot less people to worry about, and a lot more people who care.


See you at the quiz tonight for some upbeat, positive, human engagement!

Evil Mr. Phil
02/04/2020

It was another rollicking night at B3, which has made the dubious choice to invite the quiz to stay indefinitely. We're Not Going to Win So We're Just Here to Make Friends was forced to acknowledge that at the rate they were going they might not make that many friends, and 2 Girls Wandered into a Bar and decided to stay for all six rounds. Several other teams made their debuts last night, including the enigmatically named Jersey, and returning team A Train Elevator Repair Service, despite its provocative name, won our hearts by drunkenly offering to do work for us for free. No take-backs! The night ended not with a whimper but with a bang as the Mediocrities triumphed over Burger of the Month in a nail-biting tiebreaker. And we all learned a little something about jockstraps and the Ouija board. (The Sadieist copyedited the novelization of the movie Ouija, but all she remembers is that someone gets attacked by dental floss.)

Oh, and one more thing: new monthly trophy, who dis? The Jordy has not yet been awarded, but it tantalized us all with its first appearance. Who will be February's winner and the first to bear it home in triumph?

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Update: Oops, it was BotM that won for the week and month. We have corrected the scores and will ensured all awards end up in the right places.

The Sadieist
What is this all about?
Since 2008, the Uptown Pub Quiz has been bringing obscure trivia from around the world to the top of Manhattan. Every Wednesday at 8 PM, rain or shine, we give you a chance to exchange your knowledge for beer and other prizes.

The Uptown Pub Quiz is currently in residence at:
   Buddha Beer Bar
   4476 Broadway
   New York, NY
   10040

Our current quizmasters are The Evil Mr. Phil, The Sadiest, Naomi of the North, Professor Lone Star, and Mary O'Shag. Retired quizmasters are Dr. Jordan and OJ the Imposter.

Some people may want to check out the Uptown Pub Quiz on Facebook, but you’re probably not one of those people.
Team Name 02/05 02/12 02/19 Total Week Month
1 University of Inwood Student Senate Convicts Their President 56 52.5 60 168.5        
2 Burger of the Month: I Only Have Fries For You Burger 58 54* 56 168        
3 Shoe-pids Arrow 52 50.5 60* 162.5        
The Mediocre Mendicants 55 53 54 162        
Say It With Pork Roll! 55 54 51 160        
100 Percent That Seaman Cumming 53 48 48 149        
Womans and Husbands 55 44 48 147        
If You Read Our Team Name Out Loud, Our Table Gets Free Beer 49 50 36 135        
               
               
               
               
               
Team Name 01/15 01/22 01/29 Total Week Month
1 Burger of the Month New Burger, Who Dis? 61* 59 58* 178        
               
               
               
               
               
Team Name 12/04 12/11 12/18 Total Week Month
1 University of Inwood Rhinovirus Cultivation Club 53 55* 56 164        
               
               
               
               
               
Team Name 11/06 11/13 11/20 11/27 Total Week Month
1 All Shoes' Day 55 56 57 55 223        
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
Team Name 10/02 10/09 10/16 10/23 10/30 Total Week Month
1 University of Inwood Academic Decathlon Death-match 50* 59 56 57 52.5 274.5        
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
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