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WTF Just Happened Here?
Long story short, when I left Sweet Caroline’s last night I returned home to my apartment to find someone sitting on the steps in my courtyard. This person struck up conversation by “recognizing me from Foursquare.” I would later come to find out she had been stalking me via Foursquare for many months and she also lives in the same building as me. What is the moral of the story? Checking into your residence on Foursquare breeds stalkers and introduces you to your neighbors. Weigh both options and check in at your own risk.
Checking in to the quiz on Facebook is much, much safer. You are not exposing your residence and you are more than likely surrounded by your friends. You should definitely do that check in.
Stats and Stuffs and Things
Round 1 – Recently in Stuff
Average Score: 5.17; High score of 7 by Iceland is Green
Recently in stuff is related to current events, not my penis.
Round 2 – AUDIO Not Quite Sunday School (16 points)
Average Score: 9.60; Aced and Jokered by Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Intellectuals
If I didn’t know the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Intellectuals weren’t cheating, I would think they were cheating. They weren’t cheating. They were a stone’s throw away from me all night long.
Round 3 – Cut Down in the Flower of their Middle Age
Average Score: 6.00; High score of 7 by Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Intellectuals, Real Mean of Genius, Iceland is Green, and Kaye’s the Real Boss
Making fun of dead people is fun.
Round 4 – No One Expects the Spanish Inquisition!
Average Score: 5.57; Aced by Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Intellectuals and Federally Screwed
When bulls chase people, people die. What a surprise!
Round 5 – VISUAL X Marks the Spot
Average Score: 3.86; High score of 6 by Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Intellectuals
Round 6 – We’re the Replacements
Average Score: 4.29; High score of 6 by Corner Bar
Abby, if Gerald Ford really did replace one of your relatives as Vice President in ’73 I think you and I should get to know each other a little better. ONLY if that is the case though – I’m just using you for your family’s connections.
Round 7 – AUDIO And Now the Awkward Musical Moment
Average Score: 4.57; High score of 7 by Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Intellectuals
So, I married an axe murderer.
Round 8 – Random Knowledge (16 points)
Average Score: 8.17; High score of 13 by Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Intellectuals
Steve Buscemi does actually have acting roles not affiliated with Adam Sandler. Astounding, I know.
Average scores listed above are PRE-joker scores.
Prize Winners (and at least one loser)
Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Intellectuals took first place and almost second place too.
Real Men of Genius won the tie breaker for second place.
Iceland is Green lost the tie breaker, but at least they beat Shut Up Bruce Springsteen.
Denis won the email bonus drawing. Aren’t those socks sexy? Also, congrats on the new job.
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 you have some picture(s) you took yourself that you want to share with everyone? Want to trash talk your competitors? 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 Lisa 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 Sam Adams once again, and that’s not just any old pint glass!
And finally, we’re doing 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. Not on the email list? You can text your email address to that number if you still need to join.
Here is the link to the NEW playlist. 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
Seriously, don’t forget about my mom!