|Shake It Like A Polar Bear Picture|
Monday, October 19, 2015
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Monday, September 21, 2015
|Alien vs Pedobear (the Bear Team)|
Monday, September 7, 2015
|We Started From The Bottom and Now We Are Bear|
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Monday, August 31, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
|Forever Alone & Friends|
Monday, August 17, 2015
After all was said and done our winner, Trivia Newton John, led almost start to finish, with the exception of our Math Round. The final score had Trivia Newton John one point ahead of 2nd place. When asked, her response was, " I only knew one horse constellation." Turns out one was enough. Oh yeah, not only was one question enough, but one team member was enough. Our wining team consisted of just one member.
|Trivia Newton John|
Monday, August 10, 2015
Friday, August 7, 2015
This week I'm doing something a little bit different. I picked a question from the picture round! It was a picture of Adam Sandler! I think everyone got it right because his image is burned into our brains at birth. For me, Adam Sandler brings up a more philosophical question: why does everyone hate Adam Sandler?
I began my search with a quick google search that revealed many others are confused as well. There were a ton of Yahoo Answers and odd websites all asking the question. Many were confused, how could you hate the Wedding Singer?
Many critiques on Adam focus on how he is old news, lazy, one-dimensional, and plays the same role over and over and over again. I kept reading different articles with the same complaints but halfway through I realized they were all about different movies. Every review is different but every review is the same.
Sony hates Adam. Actors in his movies hate him because he's racist and he's sexist. He's coming to netflix and we all hate that. His latest movies have flopped so hard I have never even heard of them (Blended? The Cobbler?). His latest film, Pixels flopped as well and according to a critic is "Much like the worst arcade games from the era that inspired it, Pixels has little replay value and is hardly worth a quarter." Ouch! Ouch!
I'll be honest, I hate the guy. Lots of people hate him, really. Why does he keep making movies? Why on earth would you hire this guy? In reality, Sandler is just laughing at the critics all the way to the bank. People still love him and his movies that do terrible still succeed somehow (mostly through DVD sales! ha!). Anyways I'm sure he seems like a good guy.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
It was an interesting night at Molly's starting with some behind-the-scenes mishaps and some crazy weather. We lost our power cord for the sound system. It just vanished. Luckily, it was easily replaced in time to start the game. We had a downpour moments before the game began with harsh lightning all evening. That's not something you like to see when you're holding a wired microphone for two hours.
The game itself was fairly straightforward, but we did have a team stand out from the rest. We Don't Know dominated the first four rounds with a perfect game. They missed two questions in the fifth, and barely held onto the lead at the end of the game (and if you ask the second place team, who lost by only three points, it all came down to bad wording on a Round 6 question).
Folks seemed to enjoy the Possessive Movie Title round, despite the trick question of Monster's Ball vs. Monsters, Inc. or University. The Pee Wee's Big Adventure audio clue brought audience participation, applause, and laughter. That's what we aim for!
I forgot to get a photo of the winning team tonight with my own camera, but I did take a picture with one of theirs, so maybe they'll post it. I did grab a shot of that Granita I was enjoying. Mixed berry and rum? Thank you, I'll have another!
Monday, August 3, 2015
After all the questions were answered and all the score tabulated it was Forever Alone & Friends back at the top of the leaderboard.
|Forever Alone & Friends - Winners once more|
Friday, July 31, 2015
This week I pulled the first question from round five on the theme of video games.
Alexey Pajitnov invented Tetris in 1986 but didn't get any money off of it until 1996. This had something to do with Soviet Russia. Here is useless information: Pajitinov also had a hand in making Yoshi's Cookie (which was not as good as Yoshi at all not even close not at all).
Who created Monopoly? Charles Darrow! Just kidding he totally stole it from a woman (surprise!) by the name of Lizzie Magie. She built a game in 1903 called Landlord's Game which was meant to illustrate how terrible capitalism is. The history of Monopoly is terrible but still not as horrible as actually playing it.
Want to relive your youth? Find Oregon Trail and others here. See you kids around!
Monday, July 27, 2015
It was another hot summer night at Four Pegs with a great, energetic crowd. Brandon was off celebrating his birthday, so we called in a sub. The game started a bit slow when the highest score in Round 1 was just 7 points. Folks did fairly well on the Geography round. Sadly, New Hampshire touches neither New York nor New Jersey. Teams who missed that one should definitely visit the northeast. Beautiful country up there.
We got a few teams with 9 points in the Picture Round, but no one knew Flea's real name. Speaking of names, the Guys Named Jeff Round was hit or miss. At least everyone knew Jeff Goldblum.
|We present to you, The Goldblum!|
At the end of the game, even though We Know Jack! and Forever Alone and Friends put up some good fights throughout the night, Polar Bear With Me walked away the winners. (Sadly, I forgot to snap a winning photo, so that Jeff Goldblum pic will just have to do!)
Friday, July 24, 2015
This week we had some tough questions and I'm picking from the second round. This round was all about Human Anatomy (which I love! surprise!) and I selected question number three.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
See y'all next week for more trivia that you may hopefully kinda know.
Monday, July 20, 2015
|Bearcula - aka - the Beary Creative Team|
Friday, July 17, 2015
I picked question number eight from round four, the "But I Wasn't Even Born Yet!" round. Hopefully y'all knew some history from a long, long time ago.
There's a timeline for the history of Ripperology, a magazine, and even a conference for Ripperologists to gather at. I for one, will not be attending this year.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Our trivia host, Brandon, also learned an important lesson about fulling reading the questions. The question was supposed to read, "Name the FIRST 5 countries with a McDonald's franchise besides the US." The question asked was, "Name a country with a McDonald's franchise." Our last question went from having 7 possible answers to a possible 118, HUGE difference. Which makes it a little easier than we had originally planned. Sorry about that.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Anyways, lets go. This week the fourth round was all about detective fiction. Instead of pulling from one question, I wanted to selfishly focus in on my own favorite detectives. I love murder mysteries (even more than sports!). I love building them, watching them, playing them. Here are some fun facts:
Did you ever watch Diagnosis Murder (1992-2001)? It was on CBS and then it was on PAX (which became Ion? who cares) and then it was on Hallmark and now it lives on in terrible quality on YouTube. The show followed Dick Van Dyke (a doctor) and his real life son Barry Van Dyke (a cop) as they solved crime in their insanely crime ridden town somewhere on a beach. Apparently Barry's son Shane was on the show at one point which really that is just too much. There were eight seasons, some movies, and hundreds of guest stars. I was watching it the other day and Melora Hardin (Jan from the Office) definitely killed somebody.
None of that is important, what is important is that Dick Van Dyke's life was saved by a pod of porpoises. Apparently one time he was surfing and somehow fell asleep on his board (???how????) and awoke so far away he couldn't see the shore. A swarm of fins surrounded him and instead of death he got a team of porpoises that pushed him back to shore. Dick Van Dyke is so important that even the ocean life knows his immense value!
More mysteries: Have you played Her Story yet? (I joy cried the whole way through!) Have you heard of the Mysterious Package Company? I didn't tell you about it! I didn't!
See you at the tournament! And until next time please remember: you will never be as cool as Dick Van Dyke.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
|Better Late Than Pregnant|
The first round went well with some fairly high scores throughout. Not enough people knew about Nancy Drew's hometown, though. Round Two gave the group a little R&R, the night's second mention of Robert Redford, and some info about the Hood to Coast Relay Race. Round Three was all about Extreme Sports and a little Vanilla Ice, because why not? At the halfway point, The Revenge of Butt Mustache had risen above the competition and stood alone in the lead.
Next up was the Audio Round, titled "In the Middle of the Night," a title taken from Billy Joel's "River of Dreams," a highly underrated song in my book. The crowd was split (as is usually the case with audio rounds), but there was some common ground with hits like Patsy Cline's "Walkin' After Midnight" and CCR's "Midnight Special." The one that stumped the most teams was Coldplay's "Midnight," a rather haunting auto-tuned song from the band's album "Ghost Stories."
Given the (inter)national fame of Discovery Channel's Shark Week, Round Five was all about the ocean's greatest predators. Being a Round Five category, the questions were a bit tougher, including the question about Back to the Future II (see below) and the one about Damien Hirst's The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living.
At the end of Round Five, The Revenge of Butt Mustache was still in the lead, but only by one point. Round Six, as it is designed to be, was a difficult one. Teams struggled to come up with Hillary and Bill Clinton's granddaughter's name (some said Bart or Joe), the nursery rhyme characters taking a ride in a pea green boat, and the Three Principles of Planetary Motion.
In the end, Butt Mustache failed to achieve the first win of the season. That honor went to In Dog Beers, We've Had Just One, a team that had a strong start, a meager journey through the middle rounds, and a strong finish. The high score was 77.
|In Dog Beers, We've Had Just One|
Sunday, July 5, 2015
|Malnourished Reindeer with our bartenders|
Friday, July 3, 2015
Once again I'm interested in sports (surprise!). This is question number eight from round five:
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
|We Don't Know|
Monday, June 29, 2015
|Beercat wins again!|
Friday, June 26, 2015
This Wednesday, I (Chris) returned from being on a business trip the week before. Thank you Brandon for filling in while I was called away! The "Baby-Reference-of-Some-Sort" Team had a makeover this week and re-dubbed themselves the Skinny Jeans Squatters and took the lead from the beginning and never relinquished it for the evening. This team, as well as many of the others on Molly's Wednesdays are as good as any team out there from any venue. If I were a betting man, I would put my money on one of the Wednesday Molly's teams will take the gold at the tournament next month!
This week was a blast! The Skinny Jeans Squatters and Don't Trust a Fart, Boatsinker Boobs, and God Bless Beer were among some of the funniest names I've ever heard. During the audio round, we paused the game after the Conan answer and we gave away door prizes to the person who could come up and do their best Ahhhnold impression. A member of Team M.O.I.S.T. stepped up to the plate and yelled "Get to the choppuh!".
It was good to be back, it really was. I look forward to seeing you all next week.
Let me start off with saying I love sports! It's one of my most favorite thing to watch, engage with, and investigate. If you see me around please argue with me about LeBron (Cry Baby) James, the glory of Teddy Bridgewater, or the terror of football crop top regulations. I have an undying love for basketball and football; and if I am being honest, an intensive hatred of baseball (I'm sorry!). Funny enough, the question of the week is in regards to baseball...
This is the fifth question from round one:
Here are some uses of social media that went wrong:
Back in 2009 when Antonio Cromartie was with the San Diego Chargers, he got fined $2,500 for tweeting about the team's "nasty food."
Former Bengals' player Chad Johnson (previously Ochocinco) wanted to find a way to tweet during the game so he devised a plan for a fan and him to communicate using hand signals and the fan would post for him. Sad to say: this still violated the rules.
Special shout out to LeBron James who has a self imposed playoff social media blackout and yet still found himself on instagram liking a pic. His impact is so big that the woman in the photo will now be pursing modeling (and no she isn't quitting school! I did my research).
Have a good weekend and try to stay out of internet trouble. See you next week!
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
|I Guess 7 is Enough|
Monday, June 22, 2015
|Taking Bear of Business|
- You can have no more than six members on your team.
- Put your phones away at trivia time.
- Have fun.
|Could you be the next Louisville Trivia Tournament winner?|
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Friday, June 19, 2015
This week I am pulling question number nine from round four with the category of food and drink:
Thursday, June 18, 2015
When all was said and done after 6 rounds the score came down to one point. Our winner, Bad Toupee For President, pulled out the victory 66 to 65. None seemed more surprised then them.
|Bad Toupee For President|
Sunday, June 14, 2015
In the end we had two teams fighting for the win, Grow a Bear and Quizlamic Extremists. It came down to a tiebreaker question. With Quizlamic Extremists getting closer to the number of times "the" was used in the Gettysburg address.
Molly Malone's Recap from last Wednesday. It was a threepeat from the team, renamed to No Baby, No Problem. How long will the streak last? What's the record? New record perhaps? The audio round of heavy metal covers was a huge hit! Although people didn't get them all, they thoroughly enjoyed listening to the songs! I will be gone this coming week as i have a work related conference in Charleston, SC but never fear, I'll be back with another one of my favorite audio rounds. Hope you all have a good week and be sure to be nice to Scott as he fills in for me next week. Take care!
Friday, June 12, 2015
On Jean’s twitter (and in real life) he is forever in pursuit of getting his greedy hands on that sweet cereal. However, his high jinks take a wild and truly depressing turn in June of 2012. Jean Lafoote ends up, well, dead and the terror was live tweeted…HHHOOOoooOOWWWwWLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!— Sea Dog (@RealSeaDog) January 10, 2014
I have taken over zee Guppy! Zee Crunch is mine! Take that, @RealCapnCrunch!— Jean LaFoote (@RealJeanLaFoote) June 25, 2012
Zis @realseadog is biting at my leg! I shall geeve him some Crunch to keep heem at bay!— Jean LaFoote (@RealJeanLaFoote) June 25, 2012
Cap’n Crunch even responds to the death of his nemesis on twitter in a truly cold manner.My leg! Zee Crunch not working on zis @realseadog! I am jumping overboard! Zee Crunch will still be mine!— Jean LaFoote (@RealJeanLaFoote) June 25, 2012
Hit the road, @RealJeanLaFoote! ... or should I say hit the water!— Cap'n Crunch (@RealCapnCrunch) June 25, 2012
Sunday, June 7, 2015
|Forever Alone & Friends|
Thursday, June 4, 2015
There was one question that made me want to look up some more information: the physical characteristics of what famous duo known to preschoolers everywhere are modeled after an orange and a banana? This of course is Bert and Ernie; not, as one team guessed, "spongebob and squarepants." Upon some light research I learned that a pair of high-energy neutrinos were named after Bert and Ernie. I don't even know what that really means but it sounds important!
Anyways, special shout out to team Oooh Baracooter for coming out to trivia every week (apologies for my mispronunciation but I did make it up by saying it five times in a row at the end!). Our winner for this evening was team Killer Tomatoes (pictured below). They got a great swag package from Goodwood Brewing. Come out next week and let me make fun of your terribly incorrect answers!
Monday, June 1, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Last night was Waterfront Wednesday, the one event in Louisville that completely and consistently drains attendance at trivia. Both Molly's and The Bard's Town had 10 teams. A truly sad showing.
The Blues round was very polarizing! Teams either loved it or hated it, which is a huge improvement over last week's one hit wonders of the 60's, which was so universally hated that it is safe to say, everybody is tired of one hit wonders in the music rounds. There won't be any of those for a long time. The movie mash-up round was a hit! Even if the teams didn't get the answer right, everyone enjoyed the storylines. Overall, a great and fun week!
Over at Molly's the winning team was What Appears to be a Drawing of a Penis. They took an early lead and never let go. With an insane score on the last round like the one they had, we're not entirely convinced they have an actual baby in the carrier but a Google computer disguised as a baby! Secret weapon perhaps?
|What Appears to be a Drawing of a Penis|
At The Bard's Town, Say Our Name, Bitch won the game by 11 points. We didn't get a picture, but you can see their winning photo from last week posted below. They've won plenty of times. We had a tie breaker for second and third. Even though they didn't win (they placed fifth with two other teams), He Liked It and Put a Ring on It was by far the best team name this week. Congrats to the newly engaged couple, Anna and Michael.
|Say Our Name, Bitch|
Tie Breaker Question: Did you know, according to something we saw on the History Channel a few years ago, if a man uses a cell phone for four hours a day, on average, his sperm count decreases by 25%? Who knew? And we've got no clue if that's 25% reduction each day or over his lifetime. That's just the number given to us by that random TV show.
Tuesday night at The Granville it was a very close game. For the bulk of the game almost all of the teams were within 5 points of each other. Stephen Hawking Karaoke Machine started off strong with 2 perfect rounds. The first 2 rounds went over well with everyone as we had really good scores in those rounds. Things slowed down during the picture round, but it was a hard fought battle until the very end. Murder is All She Wrote took the game in the last round after playing second fiddle most of the game.
|Murder is All She Wrote|
|19 Counts of Molestation and Counting|
Monday, May 25, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
|Forever Alone & Bears|
Friday, May 15, 2015
|We Don't Know|
We moved things around on Wednesday. Chris is now at Molly's and Ben is now at The Bard's Town. We'll see how that works out.
Things seemed to go well The Bard's Town. We had 13 teams, which is a big improvement from the past couple of weeks (we'll blame the Derby events and great weather). The fictional games round was tough, but people enjoyed the '90s alternative Weird Al polka round. Not many Google+ users, but at least that question resulted in a lot of creative answers. If She Were Shorter and Shaved the Mustache started a bit slow but walked away a winner this week.
At Molly's, we had 15 teams! It was a very tight game with the leaders going back and forth all night. The Louisville Strugglers had an amazing last round, taking them from 8th all the way to second but they were unable to hold off the Sea Shanties and Wet Panties, who took hold of the prize.
|Sea Shanties and Wet Panties|
At Great Flood Brewery, we had a smaller turn out than last week, but we finally got the sound worked out. There was a lot of uproar about a couple of the answers (The Beatles question, the Bears 1985 Super Bowl win). In the end, Natalie Portmanteau reigned victorious.
Over at DiOrio's, The 2 Non Blondes defeated 10 other teams. What, you guys thought two women couldn't dominate a sports and rec round?
|The 2 Non Blondes|