White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA 02134
Wednesdays: 8:00 PM
Thursdays: 8:00 PM
Sundays: 8:00 PM
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It's Easter, so I had the chance to do an "acoustic" show tonight. Nope, I still used electricity and fed the bar's audio chain, it was merely a more intimate setting with a smaller crowd on account of the holiday. But that doesn't mean the game was free of surprises.
My writing contribution to the show was tonight's music Round 2, as I gave my music round producers the night off for the holiday. With the Houston Astros playing their first American League game on TV, I got everybody psyched up for Opening Day with the baseball edition of Awful Parodies. I included not one, but two songs that made fun of Alex Rodriguez, because I like to pile on. Also included was a lampooing of Heath Bell, and songs referencing bunting and fantasy baseball. No shortage of weirdos on that Internet.
We debuted a fun gambit in tonight's Round 4 known as Compound Fractures. I gave a definition of a compound word, and a second definition of the word if the two syllables were reversed. For example, a tailgating pastime that involves the tossing of beanbags, or maize in a crevasse.* People picked up on the idea quite well, as nobody scored fewer than five points.
A brutal Round 8 (which nobody jokered, thankfully), brought the final scores to a grinding halt. But you only have to beat everybody else to win the prizes. After having played quiz at the World Famous for at least a year, All Glory to Hypnotoad finally broke their maiden, taking this edition by three over the all-girl trio of April Fool's, Bitches! Go eat your leftover chocolate, and we'll talk Wednesday at 8! Go Sox!