Set'em Up Jack's
1800 East 23rd Street
Lawrence, KS 66046
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Tonight was the first night for Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at Set'Em Up Jack's in Lawrence, Kansas - and oh what a night it was!! I showed up early with my chaperone Elisabeth (The Quizmaster for the Phoggy Dog and peer pressure enthusiast) to find an already packed house. After converting some dinner parties to quiz takerees we managed to scrounge up a whopping 11 teams on the first night!
The first round flew by and left a few strange tastes in my mouth with the amount of identically sassy answers that I received. For a question inquiring about the team that had the game stolen from them by awful replacement referees, an alarming amount of people filled in the "Green Bay (Fudge) Packers". Now, I don't know a whole lot about football but I feel like that brown thing they are throwing around is a football and not… fudge… and I'm not sure I've ever seen them pack it… they just toss it and… catch it… and pound it.... into the ground... or something. Needless to say I was at a loss. Another question in the round concerned the nature of the URL "cowboy.com" - a ton of teams just put PORN… in all caps… with the occasional exclamation point… I assumed people were confused because for most of them dating websites and PORN are one in the same… I think there was one write in that just said "Gay Cowboy Porn", which I found titillatingly specific.
I really wish round two (Hey Kids! What Time Is It?) had just been an entire round of identifying songs from Adventure Time… although one team did think that every song was "Call Me Maybe" as rendered by different artists, which I also appreciated.
We discovered that the team EGG SANDWICH was the biggest group of alcoholics, solely based on the fact that they did best on the round titled "Booze Time!" - so obviously.... we sent them all to rehab.
Around round 6 we encountered a large table of non quiz takerees who were being so incredibly loud that everyone in the whole wide world hated them. At one point they started chanting christian camp songs, followed by a stupidly loud prayer (Who prays REALLY LOUD?? Is that a thing? Cause I hate it). After awhile of this a few of the team members from BURT MACKLIN & JANET SNAKEHOLE got fed up and confronted them in the only way they knew how - with blunt sarcasm. Curse words were exchanged, dirty looks thrown, slurred insults hurtled, but fell short of their marks - and all I could think was "What kind of shit would Jesus talk?" Meanwhile DISTRICT 13 sat quietly in the back and kept their noses close to their answer sheets so as not to look too aggressive or threatening.
Random fun fact to coincide with the final random knowledge round: I was Carmen Miranda for Halloween when I was four and my fucking hat was made of fruit - plastic fruit - that I ate - cause it looked like real fruit - then I got sick - and I cried. NOW YOU KNOW.
At the end of the night we had a tie for 3rd place between EGG SANDWICH and WHEN DID I EAT CORN? I demanded there be a dance off to determine the winner. Nicki Minaj's Check It Out was my track of choice, and boy DID I!. As soon as I started the music the selected team member from EGG SANDWICH dropped it as if it were quite hot, to say the least. Brutha went NUTS. Dancing, and jumping, and kicking and punching - I deemed it dance floor Parkour. Floarkour if you will - and oh, I shall. The selected team member from WHEN DID I EAT EGGS? ran, with his tail between his legs, to the nearest shame booth and wallowed in self pity and regret as dance Floarkour took the nation by storm.
DISTRICT 13 k-k-k-killed it with a raging 73 points, followed closely by TOUCHCEPTION FOR THE SEATTLE BAY PACKHAWKS, who had 69 points (tee hee) - a team that apparently consistently gets 2nd at Elisabeth's quiz at the Phoggy Dog - guess the change of venue did not change their luck. WINK.
Great venue. Great staff. Great quiz. Great night.
Quiz ya later!