When I realized it was Pi Day today (3.14), I thought to myself: “Didn’t that already happen a few month ago? Cuz I totally remember making some pie trivia relatively recently.”
Turns out I did in fact make some pie trivia a few months ago, but it was in honor of that night’s 9:30 Club concert ticket giveaway to the Pietasters.
The trivia night that I host got cancelled this week in favor of a State of the Union viewing party. I’m in Washington, DC. So that kind of thing will happen.
The good news is I was free to attend the great Jay Ray’s trivia night at Rock Bottom. I got my start subbing for Jay back in 2010. Always great to hit up the old stomppin’ grounds (and heckle the shit out of Jay. Only out of love, of course).
With the Super Bowl coming up, I really wanted to use Puppy Bowl-themed team name. Thankfully Austin came through with the gem you see below. We finished middle-of-the-pack-ish. But definitely finished first for most “ohhhhh”s after our team name was announced.
In case you couldn’t make it to my Beers and Cheers holiday Trivia Night at Ventnor Sports Cafe, here’s a little taste of what you missed.
Round 1 was all about classic Christmas movies. Now, normally, Round 1 is stuffed with “easy” questions. But I’d like to think I cranked it up a notch or two for this special occasion. For one, these are “classic” Christmas movies. Ones you’ve seen a hundred times. So there’s already not a lot that you don’t know about them. Secondly, I ran the risk of people actually studying up for this quiz. So I dialed it up just a bit.
Feel free to use these at your family gathering, or just shame you cocky uncle about how little he knows about Christmas movies.
The scariest thing about this Halloween week is that this could potentially be the LAST Jayson Stark trivia question of the year! If it is, I can honestly say it’s been a pleasure serving you.
Here’s today’s Wainwrightian question:
This guy, this guy, this guy and….. drum roll….. considering he went 0-6 this year, I’m not ashamed I couldn’t guess this guy.
I’ve been waiting all year for this. The annual Halloween-themed bar trivia night (aka Spooky Quiz aka Beers and Fears).
Game time is 8:30 but get there early to secure a table! Ventnor Sports Cafe is located at 2411 18th St. NW, Washington DC.
It’s free to play and you can win fabulous prizes from Devil’s Backbone brewery! I’m also giving away 9:30 Club tickets to GWAR!!!!
Also, free candy.
So please join me for the best Trivia Night of the year. Bonus points for team costumes.
You may not know this but Halloween trivia night is the best trivia night of the year. Team costumes, candy, bargain-bin horror movie DVD prizes, and the potential for themes is endless (vampires, “boo!”, monsters, movies, candy etc).
This year the themes are still under wraps (mummy pun?). But I can tell you that this year’s quiz at Ventnor Sports Cafe will be extra special because the pretty girls from Devil’s Backbone brewery will be there handing out beer and swag. Yes, FREE BEER.
In the mean time, take a shot at my ‘Simpsons Triviahouse of Horrors’ I made back in 2010 at the very first Halloween trivia night. Just name the work of pop-culture that the Simpsons are playing off of. The answers are somewhere… out there! Tweet me if you’re desperate.
Hey there teams. Did you miss last night’s trivia throwdown at Ventnor Sports Cafe? It was one for the ages, let me tell you.
It had all the makings for a Lazer Kobras victory. They came out swinging, taking a 3-point lead into the third round. But a perfect score in the World Series picture round sent P. Menaces to the top of the standings. And that’s where they stayed, with no team really able to show off their Beanie Babies knowledge in round 4.
P. Menaces got a perfect 10 out of 10. Can you? If letter H doesn’t get you, J surely will…
The answers are hyper-linked below, so no spoilers. Good luck!
a)This guy b) This guy c) This guy d) This guy e) This guy f) This guy g) This guy h) This guy i) This guy j) This guy