Cafe Venus & Mars Bar
609 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98109
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We got a new Café Venus & marsBar pub quiz record of 11 teams last night, and the bar was so packed that we had to put one team on the stage. The team ended up winning, so their position above you was justified. Perhaps next time you may want to claim the stage seating to see if it brings you good luck. Everybody else squeezed their five-to-six person teams into booths and tiny corners, and at one point, between the sound board and a team of five packed onto three barstools within inches from me, my slight claustrophobia got set off. No matter, because we had a giant, all-encompassing quiz on the subjects of hammers, large penises, the Red Hot Chili Pipers, and lots and lots of Jews.
But seriously, the quiz has gotten big enough that I strongly recommend showing up at least 30 minutes early to secure a proper table for your giant team, and that smaller teams may want to assess their surroundings and head to the bar and let the larger teams have the tables. Or not. Because this is your time to shine, and damn anybody who tries to mess with your mojo.
Another team broke 80 points (that would be the onstage crew and first-place winners The Trivial League of Trivia), last week’s second-place finishers dropped all the way to 11th thanks to a bold but ultimately misguided use of a Joker in Round 3 (bold much like the round’s subject, the nearly 10”-long genitalia of Ron “The Hedgehog” Jeremy), newish team The Subliminal Hellions got a sweet bit of cash for finishing in second, the third place winners (Rethinking the Whole Damn Thing) got a special prize of leftover Voodoo Donuts brought up from Portland this afternoon by two members of another team, I gave somebody a bumper sticker covered in rainbows(!), and I even had a visit from a former quizmaster checking out our own loud, nerdy, snarky version of Geeks Who Drink.
And hey! I broke my work laptop mere minutes after the game’s conclusion, so today’s blog is brought to you by my personal laptop, which instead of being chockfull of video files and collected metadata is littered with the remains of punk music mp3s downloaded over a decade ago from Napster and octogenarian pornography.
Be sure to check out our Facebook page and tag yourself in the pictures once I decide to put them up. Which could be today, but could also be weeks from now. Because that’s how I roll.