Jack's Pub & Grill
3901 Northeast 4th St # 105
Renton, WA 98056
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I don’t normally do this, but I have to vent a little. Last night featured the terribly “too-soon” question, “Who’s recently found suicide note might read “I was a Top Gun before Crimson Tide drowned my True Romance?” Someone answered, “Tom Cruise”. It was funny, I laughed. However, it wasn’t a fake answer. This person came up to me at the next scoring break and argued with me for about 10 minutes. Let me share with you a partial transcript of this interaction:
Quizzer: So, I have a bone to pick with you.
Quizzer: That suicide not question from Round 1, why is Tom Cruise not right?
Me: Because he didn’t kill himself… He’s still alive.
Quizzer: But IF he killed himself, then his suicide note MIGHT read that same way, right?
Quizzer: Why not?
Me: Because Tom Cruise wasn’t in Crimson Tide or True Romance.
Quizzer: Yes he was.
Me: No he wasn’t.
Quizzer: Yes he was!
Me: No, he wasn’t.
Quizzer: At the very least he WAS in True Romance.
Me: No, you’re thinking of Brad Pitt.
Quizzer: What, you think I’m a moron? You don’t think I know the difference between Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise?
Me: I don’t think you’re a moron, but you might be if you think Tom Cruise was in True Romance
Quizzer: HE WAS IN TRUE ROMANCE!
Me: If you have a complaint about any of the content of this quiz, visit www.geekswhodrink.com and go to the Errorgenous Zone so that…
Quizzer: Just give me the point.
Quizzer: GIVE ME THE POINT!
Me: if you have a complaint about any of…
Later On That Same Night
Quizzer: I looked it up, and you were right. I was thinking of “Far and Away”.
Me: Totally understandable, they are very similar movies, in that way that they are nothing alike.
Quizzer: So, can I have that point?
Credit where credit is due: Dude’s persistent. Okay, let’s get to the quiz recap because there’s some exciting shit to talk about:
When I proclaimed that the Sweatpant Boners had the high score for Round 2, Justin from Renton’s Finest shouted, “Who the fuck are these guys?” Those guys, Justin, were the defending three time champions at Jack’s. See, Justin’s been absent from the quiz for the last month and wasn’t aware of the utterly dominant new team that’s moved on to his territory. The Boners looked to continue their good fortune this week, bringing their smart people, yet still playing with a short team of 4. They would be challenged, however, by a new team, Stuck In A Rut, who plays regularly at the Redhook. All night long, it was back and forth between the two teams, and it ended in the closest way it could: a 61-61 tie. During the tie-breaker question, Boners showed me the answer first, but they wrote “Robert Scorsese”. This gave the rep for Stuck In A Rut enough time to change her answer from “Steven Spielberg” to “Martin Scorsese”, effectively ending the longest winning streak ever at Jack’s.
Justin wasn’t the only one making a fantastic return last night: The Indians came back to the reservation. They’ve missed the last 4 quizzes because they were 5th Wheeling all over the place. From the very beginning, they told me they didn’t care if they won, just as long as they beat Renton’s Finest. They did. Renton’s Finest did not bring their A-Game this week, finishing dead-last with 35 points. The kicker: They had SEVEN people. The guy at the bar who played solo scored 36! A third place finish by The Indians returns them into the realm of respectability.