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Any time you get to quote Faye Dunaway's iconic line,"No more wire HANGERS!" in a blog it's a great thing. Even if it's a misquote.
Quiz at Little J's Bar started out quietly, but quickly got loud and rowdy after just a few rounds. Just like we like it! I decided to change the format of this week's blog in honor of MLB Opening Week. The first section will cover each "inning" and the second will be all the stats.
Round 1 was a bit of a doozy that had a lot of quizzers scratching their collective heads (hopefully no one was scratching their neighbor's head). It was called Less Than Ten: Love Songs and I described a love song in less than ten words and you guys just had to tell me what that song was. Easy as pie. As long as your pie recipe is both vauge and obscure at the same time.
Round 2 was, as always, a music round. This week it was called Eeezy Songs. All of the songs' titles used only one of the vowels in our alphabet: E! Those Es often appeared several times in any given title. Words like geek, Brent, green, Eeeew!, and demented would all have been acceptable answers. I mean, if the songs I'd played had those words in their titles.
Round 3 was a dread 50/50 round called H or N? I asked you a question and one choice started with an H, the other with an N. Some of them were tricky, but y'all easily rose to the challenge, as your scores showed. I still love y'all, Nickelback.
Round 4 was where things started to get messy. It was called Mommy Issues and it would have made Oedipus proud (I originally typed pound instead of proud. Freudian slip, much?) I'm sure we could all write a series of blogs about our own mommy issues, but then we'd all get depressed and write angst-ridden songs like Glenn Danzig (or as one of the teams answered, like Boy George).
Our visual round last night was a little different. It required you memorize a series of photos and drawings on the sheet. Then I collected the sheets and you had to answer a series of wacky questions about the sheet. Some people really knew their shit on this Drunken Memory round. Velma finally got to stand alone and L'il Wayne will probably be seen with a miniature Emmy Award up in his grill when he recovers.
Round 6 was called Knights & Nights. It was dark and full of terrors and we got to make fun of Val Kilmer. I also got to make fun of several teams who believed that Night Court was a reality show rather than a comedy series. Judge Judy, indeed!
Our seventh round featured audio clips of once big and often beloved actors (and actresses) who just can't seem to entice folks to the box office lately. It was rather sad knowing that some of these great thespians (no, not lesbians!) aren't bringing home the Hollywood bacon anymore. But I think Hollywood Bacon is made from tofu, shattered dreams, and old Lindsey Lohan mug shots anyway. It never quite gets crunchy enough.
After round 8's Random Knowledge was over we crowned Ebert's Thyroid Rage as the winners and our regular powerhouse team In Soviet Venezuela, Cancer Cures You had to settle for second.
Round 1: Less Than Ten: Love Songs
Round 2: Eeezy Songs
Round 3: H or N?
Round 4: Mommy Issues
Round 5: Drunken Memory
Round 6: Knights & Nights
Round 7: Hollywood's Least Valuable
Round 8: Random Knowledge
*Indicates a Joker was used on that round.
Winners and Awards:
I hope y'all enjoyed this odd blog and last night's awesome quiz, except that one team. Join us again next Thursday at 8:00pm for another night of nerd and disorderly at Little J's Bar on picturesque Washington Avenue. Don't forget that next week is the 8th and last week to be in the running for the Rebecca Creek Distillery tour prize. And hopefully, Kathy (with a K) and her cool cohort will return next week; where'd y'all go?