Pub Quiz

No clever wordplay or ambiguity this week, just an actual fact: when the Sadieist was an intern with Tor Books, her boss referred to something as "the Waste of Time series." Another fact: everyone in publishing is a bitter and unpleasant little person, which is why we drink so much.

The Sadieist

Last night our Fearless Tribe was once again welcomed with open arms and flowing beer taps at BBB (Triple B? B-single U 3s? Better Beer Bureau? Your Hosts ponder these things while not writing questions.)

The absence of Plan J was noted and made some of us sad, while some new teams whose self-esteem needs boosting were welcomed.

We hope "We're Not Going to Win So We're Just Here to Make Friends" did in fact have friendly overtures made toward them, and we see that "Hopefully Not Last" had their hope fulfilled. See here for the proof.

Watch this site for our continuing saga, and remember that you can chime in below in the comments by signing up for

Mary O'Shag
1 Buddha Said Life Is Mediocre 59*
Burger of the Month New Burger, Who Dis? 59
2 Indian Road Burial Ground 58
Red Shoeda Bar 58
3 U of I 8 Fold Path Jogging Club 53
Pork Roll in the Heights 51
Seaman Cumming for Working Taps 51
Womans and Husbands 50.5
Hopefully Not Last 47
We're Not Going to Win So We're Just Here to Make Friends 43
Evil Mr. Phil

If you want a head start on tonight’s questions, I suggest studying all of the Roman emperors. Start at the beginning.

See you tonight at Buddha Beer Bar!

Note: The quiz isn’t a toga party.
Other Note: You can still wear a toga if you want.

Evil Mr. Phil
1 Burger of the Month New Burger, Who Dis? 61*
Plan J 61
2 Red Shoeda Bar 59
U of I 8 Fold Path Jogging Club 59
3 Pork Roll in the Heights 56
Buddha Said Life Is Mediocre 55
Seaman Cumming for Working Taps 55
Womans and Husbands 54
Indian Road Burial Ground 50
A Train Elevator Repair Crew 47
Andy's Vest 45
Tofu Taco Tater Tots 45
Sanderson Sisters 43
Uptown Prairie Dogs 42
Evil Mr. Phil


Our debut at Buddha Beer Bar was a blast.

People came from as far away as the West Village and New Jersey to drink beer, eat yummy food, and answer questions about geography, eggs, homophones, silver, awards, and beer.

The place was packed with the usual denizens, as well as several new teams.

Burger of the Month New Burger Who Dis? took it away in an evening of very high scoring by almost everybody. They bested Plan J in a tiebreaker round that revealed BoTM has better instincts about whale penis size and the length of the Appalachian trail in kilometers.

The BBB staff were terrific, and the owner, James Lee, is charming and hospitable.

We'll see how they feel after next week.

Mary O'Shag

It makes sense that it was published on April 15, 2011, since it's about a bunch of guys who work for the IRS.

The Sadieist

We appreciate your patience as we sort out some logistics for the Uptown Pub Quiz, and we are happy to finally announce that our new day, time, and location are locked in.

The good news: The day and time aren't changing! The quiz will continue to happen every Wednesday at 8pm!

The better news: This is happening right away. Our first quiz at our new home will be next Wednesday, January 15th!

The bad news (for you): We're not telling you where our new home is. Ha-ha! You've got to figure it out yourself.

Don't worry, you're not on your own. To help you find our new home we've created the...

Uptown Pub Quiz Relocation Adventure Puzzle!

The Uptown Pub Quiz Relocation Adventure Puzzle (UPQRAP) is a series of puzzles that will lead you to our new location. This might seem like a lot of unnecessary nonsense. We agree, but we're too deep into this to stop now. We're committed to having the UPQRAP, and there's nothing you can say to stop us.

Just give it a try. Maybe you'll like it.

If you need any help, please reach out to us.

Evil Mr. Phil

We're a week into the new year and there's lots going on here. As you probably noticed in the title, our Rebranding Survey is complete. All of the votes have been tallied and your voices have been heard.

We are now the Uptown Pub Quiz! Stand by for lots of updates to our websites, facebooks, and other branded assets.

Potential new logo?

We're still figuring out some logistics for our new venue, but we'll announce details as soon as we can. We miss you all very much and we can't wait to resume questioning you.

Please stand by and keep checking your mailboxes.

Evil Mr. Phil

We're working on some rebranding, and we'd love your help. The name "IRCPQ" is not transferrable to other venues. Will you please fill out our Quiz Rebranding Survey to help us pick a new name for use at our new venue?

Also, be sure to update all your bookmarks to point to That will be the new digital home for our quiz.

Evil Mr. Phil