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Not going to lie, I didn't think my birthday would be this entertaining. From the team names to the answers given, you all certainly kept me on my toes. Despite your best efforts to get me drunk before the quiz was over, I made it through unscathed. Afterward? Well, Geeks doesn't require me to blog about post-quiz events. I will say this, though - why in the HELL did I think it was a good idea to eat sushi after drinking a bunch? Talk about not even thinking through the consequences. Yes, it was delicious and fun (thanks, She-Rex Can't Put on Make-Up), but now my tummy hurts.
Round 1 - Heavy Metal!
It seemed like everyone had at least one science genius on their team. However, She-Rex thinks Thor is a newly discovered nuclear source. Also, saying "aluminum" like a Brit makes me feel fancy.
Round 2 - Eat Your Veggies
I think we need to do an audio survey - ten songs; five from Bananarama, five from The Go-Gos. I want to see if it's only "We Got The Beat" that causes the confusion, or if people legitimately can't tell the difference between the bands.
Fuck Clippy also thought the Black Eyed Peels are a band. That sounds like a gangster rap group formed by the Bananas in Pajamas.
Round 3 - Rising Sums
I can't say I'm too surprised everyone practically tanked the round on Japanese geography. I mean, with answers like "Suzuki" and "E.Honda," I could tell the groups collectively said "Aaaaaaaand, screw this." Still entertaining, nonetheless.
Round 4 - Blood, Suckers, & Bloodsuckers
The look on various ladies' faces when I dropped the question about Sookie Stackhouse was priceless. "The culmination of watching countless hours of 'True Blood' box sets!!!" And everyone who didn't know about the Charlaine Harris novels put "Van Helsing," reassuring me people at least remember the character from the literary world and not the awful, awful Hugh Jackman movie.
Couple quick notes:
-Rhesus is not spelled R-E-E-S-E-S. You're thinking delicious candy, not monkeys.
-Built to Spill, Stephanie Meyer wouldn't have the literary chops to pull off something so awesome as "Aliens in the Outfield."
Round 5 - The Score is Still Q to 12
I'm sorry, as a diehard "Friends" fan, I can't allow simply "Fireball" as an answer. As I put it at the quiz, it would have been called "Fireball" if they used a tennis ball or something. You clearly see he's holding a bowling ball, thus making it "Ultimate."
Oh, and "Murderball" is not the name of the game in Battlestar Galactica. Now my imagination is running wild on how "Murderball" could be done in the BG universe.
Round 6 - Rangefinder Pop
Thank you, Black Pearls, for putting "A.D." with all of your answers. It really made a difference when checking them. So easy to confuse the 2010 B.C. version of "Tik Tok" by Ke$ha with the 2010 A.D. one, but you really helped me out.
Round 7 - Guess Who's Back
Changed up the audio round this week based on feedback (pun intended), and you all responded well. Fuck Clippy tuned in on the theme and got a perfect score. Well done, lady and gents.
Round 8 - Random Knowledge
A fugly London edifice is certainly much more different than a fugly London orifice. That's all I'll say about that.
I want to give shout-outs to Thirsty Minds for making it 3/3 weeks we've had the quiz so far and Moving On Down…6 Feet Under - Happy Birthday, Alex for putting my name in their team name. Your love of the quiz and me has got me a little verklempt over here.