Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Tuesdays: 7:30 PM
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As a fledgling Quizmaster at a new venue, it's very encouraging to see the patrons of Natty Greene's not only attend the quiz, but to listen to and follow all of my instructions and musings during said quiz. I asked that they bring some creativity to their team names, and they did not disappoint. We're Like Paterno's Statue; We Won't Be Taken Down (personal favorite), Ari O'Speedwagon (sounds like a Jewish/Irish rockstar/racecar driver), Raleigh Booze and Observer, Kim's Boobs and Friends…all of these names tickled me when reading them each round. You all brought the heat and kept it super competitive the whole night!
Seeing as my quiz attendees are keen on following instructions, I ask that they bring a cute female friend for me to chat up afterward. (You can't blame a guy for trying. This amount of control/power is dangerous for me to have.)
Round 1 - You've Got Wood!
It's shocking how many people thought Woody Harrelson wrote the memoir "Bound For Glory." Not sure if you guys are incredibly mistaken, or if you thought it was a logical guess given the clue of "wood" in the answer. Maybe you all thought he played "a machine that apparently killed fascists" in Zombieland or something.
Oh, and every time I read the round category, I had to hold myself back from saying it like Mr. Woodchuck from Full House.
Round 2 - Motown vs. O-Town
This round was a personal favorite of mine; not just because Motown and boy band songs are my jam, but because of how disheartened people got when answering the questions. Ari O'Speedwagon made a special effort to tell me the name of every modern boy band song was "This Song Sucks." Half Price Wings Every Tuesday guessed "Moop" for the Fingerbang song, and immediately made me remember one of my favorite South Park episodes.
Round 3 - The Healthiest Round Ever
I have a feeling most of you were thankful this round consisted of True/False answers. I wonder if there are any eating contests (y'know, like the Nathan's hot dog competition on the Fourth of July) that have people consuming mass amounts of eggplant, and, if so, I wonder if they plan for the sick nicotine buzz they get while doing so.
Round 4 - Wabbits, Wascally and Uvvawise
C'mon people; Christopher Lloyd would NEVER frame Roger Rabbit. His character, Judge Doom, might, but not C-Lloyd.
Round 5 - Come & Knock on Our Door
This round was proof we, as a society, watch a TON of television. Most everyone did well here, and if you didn't do well, just watch a little bit more TV Land and you'll be set next time.
Round 6 - This Round is Handi-Capable
Generally, people are pretty respectful for the handicapped. You don't see many ambulatory people parking in handicapped spots, for example. However, when you ask a bunch of questions about handicapped subjects, people are hilarious with their answers. According to Paterno's Statue, Professor X's one weakness is "walking," and Thirsty Minds said a "speed bump." Amazing. Simply amazing.
Round 7 - Allow Myself to Introduce Myself
Kim's Boobs and Friends made me nerd-proud by putting the entire name of Maximus Decimus Meridius for the "Gladiator" clue. It's such a badass name; simply putting "Maximus" doesn't sum up the badassness of that character.
Round 8 - Random Knowledge
I'm convinced people were afraid to spell "Shang Dynasty," so they wrote "China" instead. And everyone who wrote "UNC" as the school Cam the Ram mascots for made me incredibly happy because it just shows me they don't know squat about UNC (NC STATE WOLFPACK, SON! REPRESENT!)