What a great quiz we had at the Guild on Tuesday night! The bar is located close in on East Burnside in Portland, and has a very cool urban aesthetic… as well as some kickass Jamabalaya! I can’t say that the Jambalaya is on the regular menu since it was Fat Tuesday and all, but it certainly was deeee-lish!
Of course, the quiz is always FREE TO PLAY at the Guild, so folks leisurely strolled in to join their teams within the first half hour of the quiz. Bingo had some great zinger questions (True or false: a bullfrog has teeth, and What can you not do to yourself that only someone else can do because it does not trigger a fight-or-flight reflex?).
While running the Bingo round, yours truly was able to order a beer on the microphone from good ol’ Matthew behind the bar. Naturally, everyone else immediately was green with envy and wished they could just order a beer by talking onto a microphone. It was at that moment I launched the idea of a pub quiz-hosting bar that had an iPad on every table from which to view a menu, order from pictures, and have their foamy, hoppy goodness delivered in minutes. What a great idea! Now if only I could find the capital….
Anyway, back to the quiz! We had a number of new teams playing the quiz, which is always terrific to see. Our round two du jour was Who Am I?, in which teams try to guess real or fictional characters with the least amount of clues. Since our theme of the week was Schoolhouse Rock, I must say I was uber-impressed by the “Monkey is the Magic Number” team by getting the answer with one line: “I come from a small town in America, all the way to Washington D.C.”. Yes, it’s a BILL. As in, “I’m just a bill, yes I’m only a bill, and I’m sittin’ here on Capitol Hill…” Way to go!
By the end of the quiz, it was the Monkey team in the lead, who chose the category “Computer Rock” as the final challenge question. Teams bet their points on the final challenge Q, which asked for the two recurring characters in the Computer Rock season. And in the spirit of a great pub quiz, when you just never know who is going to win until the end, it was the Gay Straight Alliance who bet high, got the right answer, and WON the pub quiz! Good job, guys!
As this quizmaster was so caught up in the moment and having fun talking with the teams, sadly I neglected to snap a photo of the winners that night. So I bring you a past shot of the winners below.
I’ll be at Biddy McGraws on Tuesday, March 15 and 22, working with our newest Quizmaster Casey, who is taking over the quiz for QM Kevin P., who has decided that the world needs more lawyers and is working full time at his law practice. Best of luck to you, Kevin!
Until next time, quizzers… peace, love, and quizzery!