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Contrary to popular belief, I’m a nice guy. I mean it! We called my friend over the PA system last night and sang happy birthday to him (happy birthday, Eric Smith). I’m so fucking sweet I’ll make your teeth hurt. That’s why when people are super annoying because they’re drunk but they’re NOT shouting answers or being rude, I won’t be mean to them. Because let’s be honest, we’ve all been there. Sometimes you are having such a good time (because of me, obviously) that you just get a little too loosy-goosey. Too much nog in your egg, a little more pokey than hokey. It happens. Who am I to chastise you as long as you’re not ruining the quiz or being a shithead? However, sometimes I do have to shut people down because they get to be a little much. And how do I do that? 151.
I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret: If you ever hear me order a shot of 151, it is never, EVER for me. I’m not in high school anymore, so obviously I have no reason or excuse to drink it. No, I order 151 for those people that are having just a little TOO much fun with themselves. It’s my way of getting what I want (them to shut up) without having to cause strife or conflict.
Think of it this way: We all know the old Nintendo game Excitebike (if you don’t, shame on you). You push A to go and B to turbo boost. You can keep holding the turbo, but if you hold it too long your bike overheats, stops dead, and you’re stuck on the side of the course for ten agonizing seconds. More often than not, it leads to you losing the race. When I give that annoying drunk person the 151, it’s like I’m reaching over them and holding their thumb down on the B button. Try as you might, that bike’s overheating. Sweet dreams.
We had a great night overall. We started slow, but by the end we had eight teams! Word of advise to those coming back next week (ie all of you): The quiz starts at 8:00pm SHARP. I strongly encourage you to get there no later than 7:45. And I’m not saying that because I want to look good. I always look good. I’m saying it because the later you are the less chance you have of winning one of our illustrious prizes ($25 and $15 gift certificates for Overtime, what up). I don’t give a shit if your team wins, but something tells me you might.
I really love the energy of this place. We “only” had eight teams, at it felt like an arena. Everyone’s there to have a good time, no one feels the need to be shitty, everyone’s playfully talking shit to each other, competing and goofing in a perfect balance. It’s just great vibes. Now’s the time to start coming to the quiz guys and gals, because in the next two months when we’re packed and turning people away, you can say “But I’m O.G. Overtime!” and we just might slip you in the back. Why? ‘Cause I’m a fucking nice guy like that, goddammit.
Thanks to everyone that came out to the quiz, and thanks to Bananagrams for the awesome email prize. If you guys haven’t played Zip-It, you should definitely do so. Until next week, this is Holland the Boy Wonder saying, “Girls are not to be trusted.”