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WTF Just Happened Here?
Wow guys, we had 10 teams on a game night! And every one of you stayed beginning to end! And most of you told me “We’re here for the quiz!” So obviously you know we’re here every Tuesday and you’re just as excited as I am and you’ll even fight Fenway traffic to get here. Tell me, though, how did you hear about us? My ego likes being stroked so let me know! You can leave comments here on the blog or on the Facebook page or at my very special quiz-only number.
Stats and Stuffs and Things
Round 1 – Truth & Lies
Average Score: 4.60; High score of 6 by Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Intellectuals, The Fighting Mongooses, We Lost Round 2, and Nedsar-Polis
Pathological (aka compulsive) lying may result in tall tales, but they are not the same thing. One is the result of the other.
Round 2 – AUDIO Good Songs, Better Songs, Best Songs (16 points)
Average Score: 9.20; High score of 15 by The New Playlist is Amazing
So you know the song Best of My Love but you don’t know The Emotions. Now you know.
Round 3 – The Book Actually Wasn’t Much Better
Average Score: 2.60; High score of 6 by Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Intellectuals and The Fighting Mongooses
Just take a look at I Won a Gold Medal in Sexting’s answer sheet when I asked for a list of movies inspired by Michael Chrichton novels. These people are the ones who make my job enjoyable. Be more like these people.
Round 4 – What the Heck is Grandma Talking About? ‘90s Edition
Average Score: 6.70; High score of 7 by FRICKIN’ EVERYONE (except for 2)
Clinton. Oslo. Arafat. Rabin. Yeah, that guy.
Round 5 – VISUAL Age is Just a Number
Average Score: 2.80; High score of 6 by Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Intellectuals and We Lost Round 2
William Shatner is 81 and Chelsea Handler is only 37. Wow.
Round 6 – Wet Dreams
Average Score: 5.40; High score of 7 by Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Intellectuals, I Won a Gold Medal in Sexting, and Destiny Hooker
According to Ryan Lochte, it takes a whole Olympic Village to raise an unwanted child.
Round 7 – AUDIO I Think We Should See Other People
Average Score: 3.40; High score of 6 by The Fighting Mongooses
Walk the Line and Clerks 2 really screwed you guys up.
Round 8 – Random Knowledge (16 points)
Average Score: 6.40; High score of 12 by Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Intellectuals
Smokey the Bear says “Only YOU can prevent forest fires!” …because he’s too busy admiring how fly he looks in his hat, belt, and pants.
Average scores listed above are PRE-joker scores.
Prize Winners (and at least one loser)
Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Intellectuals socked their way into first.
The Fighting Mongooses snuck into second place.
The New Playlist is Amazing dropped to third place with two really bad final rounds.
Justin won the email bonus drawing so now he has two bumper magnets that do not contradict each other at all.
OMGWTFBBQROFLCOPTER We’re On Teh Facebookz
We have a page dedicated just to our Tuesday night pub quiz at Sweet Caroline’s which can be found at http://www.facebook.com/GWDSweetCarolines. Go there to tag yourself in the weekly photos and use it to recruit your friends (or enemies) to join us!
Do you have a question about the quiz in general? (I heard your uncle’s dog’s breeder died, is there still a quiz this week? Why can’t we start at 4:00 instead of 8:00? What will the weather be like tonight?) Maybe some picture you took yourself that you want to share with everyone? Want to talk some trash to your competitors (even if you happen to be roommates like Courtney and Bethany)? All of these are valid reasons to go check out the Facebook page and post on the wall or something. Have fun with it, for crying out loud!
Free Beer! (and other beverage related announcements)
When you get to quiz each week, whip out your mobile device and check in to Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at Sweet Caroline’s Restaurant & Bar on Facebook. Show me the check in deal that appears and you could win a free drink like Laura did this week.
Make sure you only do this before quiz starts or during scoring breaks, though. NO CELL PHONES DURING QUIZ! Also, for those of you who have been having trouble with it because Facebook doesn’t know how to build quality mobile apps:
Remember, every Tuesday at Sweet Caroline’s is now Pint Night. Buy a pint of the beer of the week and you get to keep the glass! Next week’s beer is Miller Light.
And finally, we’re going to do something a little different for the bonus questions between rounds. This was inspired by QM Gene from Houston. Send the answer to the bonus question via text message to (616) I-BOX-COD (616-426-9263). As usual, the first correct answer I see wins. EMAIL bonus questions will still be done the old pencil and paper way, but you can text your email address to that number if you still need to join the email list.
Our old playlist is still on Spotify (and still being inserted into your earlobes each week). Leave it alone. We’re starting over as soon as the new playlist is big enough to please the ladies all night long.
Here is the link to the NEW playlist. As of the time this blog was published the playlist was empty. Change that please? Here are the new rules: We’re geeks, guys. We love our music and we hate that crappy stuff all the kids are listening to these days (Now get off my lawn! And no, I won’t call you. Not even maybe.) so let’s make this playlist enjoyable. I want to hear some new stuff that hasn’t hit the mainstream yet. Maybe revive some old B-sides from that old album you wore out 6 years ago. Maybe you know of some great local artists? You can also go with extended versions of songs, parodies, covers, live and acoustic recordings, or whatever else floats your boat. The only caveat is that the songs need to either be in the Spotify global library or available on my local drive if you want to actually hear them. And of course, as always, keep it safe for the kiddies.
Don't forget that my mother is coming into town in a few weeks and she'll be stopping by Sweet Caroline's on September 4th to check out what the heck it is I do. RSVP here and drag out your friends! I want to embarrass her in front of you all.
Sign up for the email list so you can take bonus prizes home for yourself and get sneak previews of what our rounds will be about each week. You can also just text your email address to me at 616-426-9263 and I will add you to the list.
Our website (oh look at that, you’re already here!) has all sorts of fun tools and things such as:
The Big Finish
You have (one of my) number(s) now. With great power comes great responsibility so use it wisely. Sexting me on non-quiz days is using it wisely. 3AM booty calls are very wise use of this power. Texting me anything in the middle of the round is not using it wisely.