Fish Brewing Company
515 Jefferson Street SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Tuesdays: 8:00 PM
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It was Round 7. The Banjo scene from “Deliverance” was playing over the PA system. I turned swiftly to make sure the audio was working well (as anyone who has ever played there will attest, the sound at the Fish is finicky). Just as I turned, my hand hit an empty pint glass, just hard enough to make it fall off the table, landing on my flip flop-clad foot. Within seconds from the initial impact, my foot was surrounded by a pool of blood (due to the blood thinners I take, I bleed like a motherfucker). A lesser Quizmaster would’ve called it right there. Not this motherfucker. Not only did I finish the round, I finished the motherfucking quiz. Drowning in a puddle of my own blood, light-headed and seeing double, I read through round 8. Upon finishing the round, a very lovely quizzer gave me super glue and another very lovely quizzer went to the bathroom with me, cleaned my foot, super glued it, and bandaged it for me.
In the words of Robbie, one of the managers at the Fish “I don’t know if you know this or not, but VanGardian is kind of a big deal around here”. I did know that, which is why last night, I auditioned and trained the beloved Fish Quiz Icon to be a Quiz Master. He was nervous, but we all are our first time. I remember my first time. Holland had me pinned against the bathroom wall at Paddy Coyne Tacoma, whispering in my ear that it will be okay…. Oh, wait we’re talk about our first quiz. My apologies. VanGardian fought through his nerves and finished Round 3 with force and resolve. He was so good, I surprised him by making him read through Round 4 too. He was even better, almost too good. He started to make me look bad. We can’t have that, VanGardian, start sucking more.
But last night wasn’t just about me and VanGardian. There was you, my beloved Olympia quizzers. You are the nicest quizzers of all, and it was almost a shame to corrupt you once more with my dick of knowledge. ALMOST. S and M Squared, Brian Fullerton the Memoriam, Kissing Cousins, and Your Butt emerged as the contenders early, as all of them scored very well on Round 2. In the end, it was Brian Fullerton the Memoriam who just outscored Kissing Cousins and S and M Squared.
Thank you all for coming out and being your normal sexy Olympian selves, and I may or may not see you next week.