Pub Quiz

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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

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
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

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

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
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

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

Naomi of the North

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
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

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