Pub Quiz
Weekly Recap for 04/25/2012

As Mark Twain once said, "When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained."

But, enough about him. We had a fantastic pub quiz last night, and I'm going to tell you all about it. Our prizes last night were provided by the good people at the Bronx Brewery, so right away we had things on the right track. I am aware of at least two regulars of the quiz that celebrated birthdays this week, though they were both smart enough to avoid the pub quiz.* Finally, this was our last quiz of the month, so at the end of the night we got to award the coveted Quizmaster's Cup to a new team.

We opened the night with a round on Wild Things, including wild rice, wildebeests, and Bill and Ted's Wyld Stallyns.** OJ then did a round on the American Revolution, during which we made all of our visitors from across the pond exit the café. Of course we let our French visitors stick around so we could find out if they knew that Denim comes from the French "de Nîmes".

In the second half of the quiz we brought out the big guns. There was a round on literary animals - did you know Charlotte's last name in Charlotte's Web is Cavatica? Did you even care? We had a wordplay round called Nations of the World with answers like urination, consternation and cross-pollination.*** Finally we got to the common bond round which continued an unsettling trend by being about cats.

When all the dust settled there was only one team atop the nightly standings, and that was Random Chaos. Though, as I said before, this was the last Wednesday of the month, so we had to do a little extra math. Winning for the month of April and earning tickets from AllShows, a custom-made cocktail in their honor, and a month alone with the coveted Quizmaster's Cup was Inwood Nation.

Thanks as always to everyone who has continued to show up to the quiz week after week after week after week. I'm not sure I totally understand it, but it's fantastic. See you next week!

* - Don't worry Phil and Rachel, you'll get yours.

** - Bill and Ted's movie poster tagline: History is about to be rewritten by two guys who can't spell.

*** - Speaking of pollination, I'm thinking of marketing "Evil Mr. Phil's Stamen Tincture: For Those with Microgametophyte Issues".

Evil Mr. Phil