Well, it was another rollicking good time last night at Dempsey’s as we continued to conquer All the Knowledge in the World! Okay, not really, but we gave a pretty good college-try to conquering songs about booze, all things Sherlock-ian and the number 2.
On the team name front, clearly the news that Anthony Wiener is back in politics and running for mayor of NYC was too much for our teams to resist. Seriously, that guy is the comedy gift that keeps on giving. So we had a Best Team Name Category: Wiener Division. And the weiner was (sorry, sorry!): Leaner Meaner Anthony Weiner!… [more]
Last night at Dempsey’s was full of pure creamy goodness from questions about Eric Clapton’s band to the misleading nomenclature of Half and Half (more about that later). Thanks to Host Jennifer for leading us through another fun, yet informative, evening. We also want to thank our sponsors at Different Animals* for giving best team name winner Better Late Than Pregnant tickets to see their show – we hear it’s really great, and we’re looking forward to their review.
But, as we strive for even greater accuracy in our fact-based entertainment endeavors here at TriviaNYC HQ, we have to admit, we got schooled in the subject of cream last night.… [more]
In his recent TED talk in Seattle, Ken Jennings (@KenJennings on Twitter) discusses the epiphany he had while on stage beside Watson, watching it parse Jeopardy! questions faster than he & Brad Rutter (@BradRutter on Twitter) could, seeing a vision of two futures: one where we give up on knowing things personally and let the Cloud become our memories & our minds, and one where humanity maintains its mastery over our robot creations, pushing them to get better and evolve toward a more perfect universe, as they learn how to push us.
It’s pretty funny, and oddly touching in places.… [more]
Tonight was going to be the grand debut of Midtown Trivia Mondays at EVR, and our newest hosts Jamie & Giana are primed, prepped and ready to rock your Monday night quizzing plans in a way that, frankly, you haven’t seen before. And that’s still going to happen.
But we’ve been informed that the last of EVR’s pre-trivia obligations is going down tonight, so we’re going to push the launch back to next week. Same bat time, same bat channel, all continues to be well.
A couple of us will be down at EVR anyway, just hanging out, seeing what the hell’s going on, and maybe steering anyone who shows up anyway to another venue on the block for some cocktails and an informal meet, greet and quiz read.… [more]
This Saturday, Rufus Khan, a comedy troupe packed with amazingly quick players and getting their sea legs every week, continues their exploration into improv with a set at the Player’s Theater on Macdougal Street. They’re not just wickedly funny; they interact amazingly well together, and you’re pretty much guaranteed to be amazed and delighted by the stuff they make up in front of you.
I’m not just saying that because they’ve given all trivia players this week a discount coupon to their show, and so we love them for the fact that they love us. Our affection cannot be bought that easily, and we’re insulted that you think otherwise.… [more]
There are a lot of people stoked about the re-entry of Game Of Thrones into our weekly cultural conversation, so someone went ahead and did this. Many thanks.
Congratulations to “Seder Masochism,” last night’s champions, and to everyone who came down and kicked a little butt on this Tuesday of Spring Break!… [more]
It’s a weird perq of assembling quiz nights that sometimes you have no idea (or not much of an idea) what’s going to work and what won’t. Trivia is an inexact science at the best of times, and we’ve been making quizzes at a faster rate than ever these days. That said, I really thought this evening’s slate of material was going to be a bit harder than usual.
That, um, turned out to not be the case. It’s good to know that the before-and-after round was so easily understood. We’ll do it again soon. And as you can see from the scores below, it seemed to work out pretty much across the board.… [more]
This week, we spend some time in the 90′s, and other 90′s, bring in the new Pope the way we know best, and we do our best to become an agent of good, trying to nudge the Massachusetts State Legislature in the direction of all that is right and fair and good. They’re deciding between Aerosmith’s Dream On and the Modern Lovers’ Roadrunner as the official state song.
Listen to them, back to back. Which one makes you feel better about your state, about yourself?
This week’s was a bit more raucous than usual, which is saying something. It’s rarely quiet. A few extra Game Of Thrones questions was a good choice in retrospect, and our hastily-cobbled-together round on other famous Francises (Frances? Franceses? Francii?) left out a lot of possible candidates for a round like that. We’ll do it again someday, maybe. (We always take requests for rounds. Maybe we’ll steal an idea from ShanRock in Portland and have the winning team make a request for the following week. Hmmm.)
Congrats to the winners, and onward into next week we go!
|Now Known as Pope Diddy I||57|
|Traveling Dingleberries, The||53|
|Don’t Blame Us, We Voted for Cardinal Kodos||50|
|Great White Pope||49|
|20 oz to Freedom ||44|
|Dirty Dances With Pope Francis ||44|
|Jameson & Diet||44|
|Male Gynecologists: Champions 2008||43|
|Killer Tofu Economics||41|
|The Only thing worse than Genocide, The Mung||37|
|Pope Francis Underwood I||32|
|Your Dog Ate My Nuva Ring||31|
|Blarney Stoneers, The||30|
|Six Degrees of Pope Francis Bacon||29|
|Hens in the House||25|
|Dewey Beach Legends||18|
 Best non-pope themed team name winners.… [more]