Pub Quiz
03/16/2020

To Our Uptown Pub Quiz Regulars,

We've always appreciated the sense of closeness at our quiz, the interpersonal connections, the reliability of staying in contact with each other each week, and the fact that you all seem to value witty repartee above perfect hygiene.

For all these reasons, we've got to put our in-person quiz on hold during Coronavirupalooza. We at the UPQ feel it would be irresponsible to pack everyone into BBB right now. We're not sure how long this will go on for, so please stand by for further instructions.

In good news, our technology department is trying to figure out alternative mechanisms for delivering weekly Wednesday trivia to you (we know you have nothing else to do that night). If we can figure out how to use a computer we'll try to have something set up for this week, but that's very much up in the air right now. Again, please stand by.

- Evil Mr. Phil
  Uptown Pub Quiz's Chief Explanation Offerer

Evil Mr. Phil
03/13/2020

This week's quiz was a rollicking good time. The Sadiest showed up in all her finery and had rounds on proms, dozens, and cities, while I had rounds on other things that were probably not proms, dozens, or cities (I really gotta start writing this stuff down).

We heard some fun prom music from the 80s and even sang along to a few of the songs. What could be better? We finished the night with another tie breaker which allowed Burger of the Month In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb Burger to squeak by Tears 4 Queers and win for the night. Fun fact, this was our 9th quiz at BBB and our 7th tiebreaker.


In other news, we hope you're all coping with the disruptions from covid-19 and managing to wash your hands thoroughly and keep your fingers out of your nose and such. We're not sure yet how the quiz will be affected by all this, so stand by and follow pubquiz.nyc or our Facebook page for updates.

Evil Mr. Phil
03/12/2020
1 Burger of the Month In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb Burger 57*
Tears 4 Queers 57
2 Mahna-Mahna 53
Seaman Cummings That's the Name! 53
Super Shoesday 53
Transcending Mediocrity 53
3 Party Like It's COVID-1999 50
Womans & Husbands & Niece 48
Team Name 47
We're Just Here To Make Friends 47
University of Inwood Could Totally Have a Social Life Weren't Self Isolating In Our Dorm 46
James Franco as Tommy Wisseau 41
Decomposing Pumpkins 27
Evil Mr. Phil
03/11/2020

Looking to reduce your avoirdupois? Try eating 5,760 grains instead of 7,000.

You'll get a bonus point tonight at Buddha Beer Bar if your whole team comes dressed as seventeenth-century plague doctors. It's a pandemic, but we can still have fun!

The Sadieist
03/10/2020

Last Wednesday was a long time ago, so it's hard to recall for sure what happened exactly.

What I do remember is that Naomi of the North decided to begin her time off for bionic upgrade (TOBU) a week early, so Jon Wunder was pitching questions in relief. Thanks for doing that Jon, we'll be sure the official scoresheet shows that you earned the save.

As for actual trivia... there must have been some, but I can't for the life of me remember a single question. This is a problem, because now I don't know how to avoid previously used questions. Maybe we'll end up asking the same ones this week. Maybe not. I suggest showing up to find out for yourself.

In more certain news, we've received word that Naomi of the North has successfully become a little less human than before. We can't wait to see what she'll do with her new bionic super power.

Evil Mr. Phil
03/05/2020
1 Burger of the Month In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb Burger 55*
Super Shoesday 55
University of Inwood Could Totally Have a Social Life Weren't Self Isolating In Our Dorm 55
2 Transcending Mediocrity 53
3 Seaman Cummings That's the Name! 52
Womans & Husbands & Niece 51
Definitely Not Spies 47
James Franco as Tommy Wisseau 46
Team Name 45
A Trail Elevator Repair Crew 26
Balkans 15
Evil Mr. Phil
03/04/2020

Bob Dylan had songs on the Billboard Hot 100 list? I wonder what the first one was.

I wonder if I'll find out tonight at Buddha Beer Bar.

Evil Mr. Phil
02/27/2020

One year ago today, stalwart pillar Pura Vida of Seaman & Cumming missed Quiz because she was producing Baby Girl Quiz Baby. The crowd last night welcomed back Mom and cheered for Birthday Baby (who was presumably home enjoying her first anniversary on the planet).

Two nice guys from the neighborhood wandered in and were caught unawares by the presence of Quiz and the Gang. They jumped in as Electric and did well. Uptown Queers filled a table as Tears for Queers, but no tears were needed for their fine performance. Nicole played as Miss Thang until her date showed up, and we hope they both come back (as a couple, maybe?) next week.

We do hope Womens and Husbands hasn't given up Quiz for Lent, and Plan J was apparently getting stuff done some other place. Boo for adult commitments.

Buddha Beer Bar owner James Lee has gotten Lagunitas to sponsor the night, and so we had high quality T shirt swag for chug-off winners. Thanks, James and Lagunitas!

And, of course, the reason you clicked on this recap anyway: The Mediocre Mendicants won for the night; they were down a few regulars but picked up a new one (please come back, Melissa). The Jordy for February, our first full month at Buddha, was taken home by University of Inwood Student Senate Convicts Their President.

See you all next week--8 pm at Buddha Beer Bar. Keep watching this page for all manner of stuff and nonsense.

(And oh, yeah--Mary O'Shag announced she is getting married.)

Mary O'Shag
02/27/2020
1 The Mediocre Mendicants 55
2 University of Inwood Student Senate Convicts Their President 52
3 Say It With Pork Roll! 51
Burger of the Month: I Only Have Fries For You Burger 50
Shoe-pids Arrow 50
Team Name 49
100 Percent That Seaman Cumming 47
Tears for Queers 42
Let me Google that for You 34
Electric 28
TBAeeeee 28
Mary O'Shag
02/26/2020

Fluorescent colors. Ugh. In the name of all that is holy, it's a trend that needs to die.

Naomi of the North