The Maple Leaf Pub
514 Elgin St
Houston, TX 77006
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Good morning/afternoon/evening/night to you, welcome to your weekly wrap up of the goings on of Geeks Who Drink at Le Maple Leaf Pub. Judging by the volume of our festivities last night, some of you may need a written reminder of what went down, which I am happy to provide.
It was another scorching hot night in Houston, so how appropriate that our audio round this week was songs about the weather. Thunder, lightning, hurricanes - I'm sure those are all on the radar for H-town. However, the last thing I needed was a song reminding me about the temperature. If Buster Poindexter pranced through here singing "Hot, Hot, Hot" I would tell him to cram it with walnuts. You too Cream, nobody wants to here Sunshine of Your Love when it's 100+ degrees.
Before that, we tested your historical aptitude with "broken news" where teams were required to make a fractured headline more accurate. A solid performance from most teams, though no one remembered the name of the Virginia Tech killer. Probably just as well.
Round 3 focused on Mississippi and Alabama. I've never been, but judging by these facts, they must be veritable paradises on earth! I think I may have found my next holiday destination!
Round 4 was one of my recent favorites, all about the trashy goodness of the exploitation film. Anything that has a question about Freaks is ok by me. A quick note on the question about Deliverance/Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I was looking for Hicksploitation or the variant spelling Hixploitation. Some argue in favour of Rednecksploitation, but I'm not allowing that on the grounds that it's an incredibly rubbish word.
The visual round this week was on the periodic table, for all the budding chemists/meth makers out there. We followed this with a round on contentious political matters, then back to the audio with a bunch of muscial clips in Round 7. Any team that can keep up with that whiplash between science, politics and pop culture is truly worthy of the title of Geek.
Now allow me to showcase this week's dumb answer. I gave you the name of a Brad Pitt character and asked you to name the movie the character is in. At least two teams thought that the character Billy Beane was from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Here's a hint - the name of Brad Pitt's character from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is very easy to remember, because it's in the title of the film. If Brad Pitt was called Billy Beane, then it would have been The Curious Case of Billy Beane. I know it's late and you've all had multiple beers by that point, but try and keep it together!
Let Me Fuck The Shit Out Of You took the lead after Round 2 when they aced and jokered the round. This put them ahead for the rest of the quiz and they ended the night in first with 83 points. Four! More! Beers! did their best to close the gap with perfect scores in Rounds 4 and 5, finishing in second place with 77 points