Monday, June 29, 2015

Four Pegs Recap 6/28/15

This week was another great week at Four Pegs. The bar was packed with trivia players again this week and most of our teams were new teams. It was a great game with the score being tied by two or more teams several times throughout the game. Our last line round went over with mixed reviews, but everyone seemed to love TV Tribond. We had a three-way tie going into the final round. Once the answers were turned in and the final scores tabulated. It was Beercat back on top.  Congratulations!

Beercat wins again!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Molly Malone's 6/24/15

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.


Friday Fun

Welcome again to Friday Fun! This is a trivia breakdown post where I select a trivia question from the week (from the Thursday game- join me at Goodwood! 7:30!) and investigate the realm further. I trudge up weird facts, terrifying back stories, and give you more trivia to school your friends in.

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:

Q: Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was benched for a game after admitting to doing what while using the bathroom during a game?
A: Checking Instagram

Ah, yes, getting in trouble at work for using your phone. Just like you and me- how quaint. Just kidding, Major League Baseball doesn't have salary caps. In fact compared to us, their work is a whole different ball game (haha!). Without further ado, here's my investigation into the social media policies for major league sports.

Most teams have limits around what the players can say (don't use our logo! don't be racist!) and when they can say it. The majority of the leagues have a set time before and after the game that prohibits any use of phones in general. Times range depending on league anywhere from thirty minutes to hours to until press obligations are fulfilled. Further, other people can't tweet or post for you during the time limitations.

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

Twenty Three Teams on the 23rd

It was a busy night at Molly's last night. We had 23 teams playing the game and the place was packed! The first round was well-received, and we even had someone cheer about celiac disease, which was unexpected. The Not Related Picture Round was a big hit with an average score of 9.5. The space round had mixed reviews, but Jurassic TARC nailed it, which rocketed them to the lead (for just that one round). The O.K. Animals round started off fairly easy, but teams quickly realized it wasn't a cake walk. Katydid and Komodo Dragon were the most-missed answers. Teams did fairly well in the final round, but it was I Guess 7 Is Enough that took away the win with a total of 91 points (47 of which were gained in the last round).

I Guess 7 is Enough

Monday, June 22, 2015

Four Pegs Recap Father's Day Edition

With it being Father's Day we had a smaller group for trivia, but it was definitely nice to see the dads out supporting their kids trivia habit. We had some great scores with several perfect scores in the first couple of rounds. The picture round was an overall hit and a very fast round. Our Rhyme Time - Literature Edition was a huge hit with most teams scoring a perfect round. The game as a whole went very quickly right up to the final round.  It was such a close game that it really came down to the end so every team took their time to get as many right as they could. When time was called and the final scores were counted it was Taking Bear of Business crowned our winner.

Taking Bear of Business

Louisville Trivia Summer 2015 Tournament

Who has the smartest team in Louisville? We'll find out July 14 at 8 p.m. at Dundee Gastropub. Our regular league ends on June 30, and the top 10 teams from each venue are eligible to play. The usual rules apply.
  • You can have no more than six members on your team. 
  • Put your phones away at trivia time. 
  • Have fun.
The tournament is always a little different. The winning team gets a $50 gift card from the hosting venue, there are several raffle prizes throughout the evening, and you get to play against some of the smartest people in Louisville that you may have never met.

Could you be the next Louisville Trivia Tournament winner?

If you have questions about your eligibility to play or anything about the tournament in general, just let us know in the comments below or send us a message over at Facebook or Twitter.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday Fun

Hello friends! We are back again with our weekly installment of trivia breakdowns. Each week I will pick a question from Thursday night trivia (come visit me at Goodwood Brewing! 7:30 pm!) and explore some of the backstory or just general information on the topic. It's a fun way to gain more knowledge to shove (lovingly) in your friends' faces.

This week I am pulling question number nine from round four with the category of food and drink:

9. If you're working in a diner and the manager tells you to bring a table the twins, he doesn't mean Mary-Kate and Ashley, what does he mean?
A: Salt and Pepper 

I became interested in other diner lingo I have not been exposed to and upon further research, I must admit: I am missing out on a lot of fun. Diner lingo is something unique to America- this type of lingo is virtually unheard of in other countries. It's a niche vocabulary used by the wait staff to convey orders to the cooks in order to speed up the process while making all of us look totally uncool. It varies by region and dialect and is all around just a better way of speaking.

Here are some of my favorite slang from diners across the United States:

Eve With a Lid On- Apple Pie
One on the City- Glass of Water (I would check the boil advisory status before ordering one of these!)
Family Reunion- Chicken and Egg Sandwich
Drag One Through the Garden- add lettuce, tomato, onion
Twist it, Choke it, Make it Cackle- Chocolate Malt with Egg (I think I speak for all of us when I say "ewww")
Mystery in the Alley- Side of Hash (There's actually a fair amount of hash hate: Gentleman will Take a Chance (side of hash), Sweep the Floor (order of hash))
Athlete's Foot- Stewed, Dried Peaches

One thing I have surely learned from this research is the wait staff at a diner is way cooler than I will ever hope to be. That being said, make sure to tip your wait staff well (and your bartenders at your local trivia night!) or else you may be called a George Eddy (a customer who doesn't tip well or at all). Even worse, keep your ears peeled for a Bend the Crab which means to overcharge a customer. 

Good luck out there in the dining world. You'll be safe if you're reasonably nice, unless of course you're eating the hash! Let us know your favorite diner lingo and I will see you all next Friday for another installment of this lovely trivia breakdown. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Molly Malone's Recap 6/17/15

Last night's game at Molly Malone's was a BLAST! Brandon stepped in to cover hosting duties for a smaller crowd or 9 teams. Despite having a smaller group it was a lively group. We were able to play a side game of "Make the Host Giggle" for some prizes and the teams did not disappoint. We had some good scores in the first couple of rounds, but it wasn't until the picture round that we got our first perfect scores with several teams getting all of our talk show hosts. Our audio round was a big hit last night with several teams scoring well if not perfect scores. Nothing was quite as funny as hearing the entire bar singing R Kelly's Bump and Grind. The round was not without some controversy though. The Who song "Baba O'Riley" proved to be a tricky one with some teams guessing the incorrect name of "Teenage Wasteland". We then had a new team join us for the Literature Round. These three gentlemen must have been studying on the way in because they had a perfect score in the Literature Round.

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

Four Pegs Breakdown

It was another "hot" game over at Four Pegs, literally and metaphorically. While the temperature may have been a little elevated in the room the quality of teams certainly was. We had several first place teams trading off throughout the night. We had several teams who scored perfect scores throughout the night. Our TV theme song round was a hit with the crowd with people singing along to their favorites. Oddly enough, the Mr. Belvedere theme song was not well known. The sports round was meet with mixed reviews. Cheers from the team who scored a perfect score and jeers from the team who looked as if they were close to throwing tomatoes at the Host. (For reference, I would have just tossed them back right at ya. :)) 

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.
Quizlamic Extremists

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

Trivia Breakdown!

Greetings trivia friends! Welcome to a new weekly blog installment that will profile one of our trivia questions from the past week (no spoilers!) and give history, fun facts, and weird information about the subject. It’s a fun way to learn more odd trivia to school your pals in.

I will most likely always pull from Thursday questions since that is my night of hosting (come out to Goodwood Brewing! Let me yell at you!). This week I’m pulling from round five, the category was words with “UNCH” in them:

Q: What nautical-themed breakfast cereal from Quaker Oats is popular with kids?
A: Cap’n Crunch

This is a simple enough question but I became curious about the history of the much beloved Cap’n Crunch and down the rabbit hole I went, ending up at their very obscure and demented use of social media.

But before I get to that, it’s vital to know the history of good ol boy Cap’n Crunch. Before he was a Cap’n, he was Horatio Magellan Crunch, born on Crunch Island in the Sea of Milk. His enemy is the barefoot pirate by the name of Jean LaFoote who is always trying to steal the easily purchasable cereal. The Cap'n also apparently battles something called The Soggies, in turn protecting us all from the pitfalls of soggy cereal. Cap’n commands the sea on the S.S. Guppy with his trusted pup, Sea Dog. However, his captain status has recently been called into question as his uniform is more likely that of a commander than a captain. 

That’s not the most interesting oddity at work though. The truly weird stuff happens on social media. Cap’n Crunch, Jean LaFoote and Sea Dog all have their own twitter accounts. Cap’n tweets what you think he would, weird #content that will never actually connect with the #cool #millennials. Sea Dog on the other hand just tweets “howl” over and over again, with multiple letters and random capitalization.

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…

Cap’n Crunch even responds to the death of his nemesis on twitter in a truly cold manner.

Truly great marketing for children’s cereal! See you kids next week. If you have any topics you would like to see explored during this weekly segment please comment and let us know. We also need a catchy name, so send in suggestions! 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Four Pegs Recap 6/7/15

We had another great game of trivia at Four Pegs tonight. We had a couple of new teams tonight and one, I just want to learn came out strong with a perfect score in round one.  They held the lead through round 5, but could not hold off our winners tonight, Forever Alone and Friends.

Forever Alone & Friends
In other news, despite tonight's answers there are other jockeys besides Pat Day. Here is a list for future reference. List of Jockeys

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Goodwood Brewing Recap 6/4/15

Tonight was the first night at Goodwood Brewing and there was a lot more laughter than there were right answers! Just kidding, some teams got some answers right. Participants struggled through categories on dynamic duos, sports, and words with "ex" in them and didn't hesitate to glare at me in confusion!

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!

Bard's Town Recap - 6/3/15

Last night, a solid crowd of 15 teams came to play trivia at the Bard's Town. The fun mix of categories in last night's game included a round of identifying TV shows by their major characters, animated scenes in live-action movies, and #1 hits from the late 80s and early 90s. In the game, everybody wanted to rule the world, as many teams Kriss Krossed their way up the leaderboard, but ultimately it Intellectual Chocolate was able to "hold on for one more day," thanks to their perfect score on the final round. Only one of their team members wished to be photographed, but I can assure you they had a full team.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Four Pegs Recap

We had another great night of trivia at Four Pegs last night.  For the first time ever we had a perfect round from every team in round five, our Word Ladder round.  It was a very close game throughout with 5 points separating 1st and last place going into the last round.  It was back and forth between two teams all night, Carrell and Hung Like a Dragon. In the end those teams had to duke it out not once, but twice in a tie-breaker round. Carrell took the tie-breaker round but ended up in second place. Our winner last night, with a come from behind victory, was once again Beercat.