Jonesy's Eat Bar
400 E 20th Ave
Denver, CO 80205
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Do you know what has two thumbs and almost didn't get a seat at pub quiz last night? This guy. That's right is was so packed at Jonsey's last night, even I almost didn't get in. Clearly, word has gotten out about the awesome food and I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but the awesome pub quiz too.
It was a packed house of super smart people like I haven't seen in a long time. That's not to say that Jonsey's isn't a hotbed of smart folks, but last night if there was a flat surface to write on, there was someone with a quiz sheet scribbling on it. I knew it was going to be good looking at the crowd, but I really knew it was going to be good once I got a look at the team names. I have a soft spot for a clever team name and last night was a real treat. From Ru-Paul Ryan 2012 to the unwittingly appropriate Neverland Ranch Hands, reading standings was almost a problem as I tried to hold down the giggling at every turn. True, we did find that McKayla is Not Impressed, but I was and I think everyone can agree that, indeed, The Grass is always Greener on Your Mom's Side.
So, clever team names were one indicator and I think the scores speak for themselves, but we also had a bevy of witty answers when the quiz proved too challenging. For example, not one, but two teams answered "smegma" as the stuff that sticks to an orange peel (gross) and while still getting the answers right, a number of teams found ways to cleverly point out that a round on Michael Jackson's skin color is more than a tad racist.
Nonetheless, we got the volume up so that teams playing in the bathroom could still hear the quiz and could good laugh at the visual of moose and beavers playing hockey in Maple syrup as a way to teach kids about Canadian history. So every team was slugging it out over strange kids shows, botch face-lifts and the songs that Mary Poppins fought Voldemort to.
As with any competitive quiz, there were a ton of ties and it was really anyone's game up until the end. But like the Olympics, in pub quiz, you only get something if you're in the top three (and if we're really honest, even then you still gripe about not scoring that top slot). All said and done it was Breakdance Fatality that got to stand on the highest podium, with Do Ya Think I'm Sexist in second and Damm taking the bronze.
So, as the team name Hey can we trade all these gold medals for $1 trillion off our debt pointed out, you win some you lose some. But unlike a bunch of pseudo-gold coins on ribbons in the face of crippling financial deficit, Quiz is always a win-win. Because after all, at pub quiz, win, lose or draw, a bad dive is still funny and you still get to go home drunk.