• Quiz Image
A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

The Night I Told A Random Story (Part 1)
Quizmaster Soss

A long time ago I decided I'd try my hand at standup comed. Went to one of those open mic things and waited for it to start. I spotted this guy across the club. I recognized him right away because he was my 8th-grade social studies teacher, Mr. Tompkins. And he was already wasted. I went over to say hi and tell him I used to be in his class and right away he was all about being my best friend. I told him I was going to do some comedy for the first time in my life. He asked if I knew any good racist jokes and if I was gonna make fun of "the Chinese guys" - of which there were none in the room. He went over to the guy setting up the stage and told him "this is my friend Three Pound Brown and
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Thursday, August 20, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

The Quiz Doesn't Start Until You Say Yes
Quizmaster Soss

I was so excited to get to host the Nintendo quiz! Growing up, I refused to get a Playstation like all my dumb friends because any system that didn't have Mario Kart on it was not worth my time! It felt like, having you guys in the room, I was with MY PEOPLE! We were the ones who always made sure Bo Jackson was on our Tecmo team, and we were the ones who knew about the warp whistle before Fred Savage taught everybody else about it. I can remember the moment I first discovered "Metroid" wasn't named Metroid and that, WTF, she's a girl??? A hot girl at that! That's when everything changed for me... she made a man out of me. Yes sir, we all belonged in that room. You
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

The Night I Realized My Crush On Ron Howard's Daughter
Quizmaster Soss

I'm going to go ahead and admit that I learned something tonight. Sometime I'm not proud I didn't already know. Did you know that Matthew McConaughey's daughter in Interstellar was not Bryce Dallas Howard? Okay well maybe you knew that, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who didn't. I also learned that those damn commies running this country are gonna make my precious trans fats illegal. WTF OBAMA?! I have a right to my guns, I have a right to my giant lifted V12 truck, and I damn sure have a right to my Slim Jims! Mark the year 2018 on your calendars, because that's when I'm moving to Canada. I'm really proud of all the teams tonight. Every
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

The Night Of Drama
Quizmaster Soss

Here's a fun fact about tonight's quiz: 8 of 11 teams used their jokers poorly. No matter how much I tip off everybody and no matter how much I blog about how to use it best, it seems you guys just love to waste it on rounds where you only get 6 or 7 points. And more power to you I suppose. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him right twice a day to keep the doctor away. The conclusion of tonight's quiz was dramatic! This is why you never give up even if you think you're too far back from first place to win... the two teams that won first and second place both had too many players on their team, so, while they won the fame, the 3rd & 4th place teams got to keep the
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

The Night We Talked About Her Boobs
Quizmaster Soss

One of the main similarities between a boob and a haboob is that you can never truly touch either one of them. Sure, you're right there and you may think there's contact. But can one really ever touch a (ha)boob? At the very lowest level of physics, no you cannot. If anything, the (ha)boob touches you. Much like I touch you. Every week, at A Bar Named Sue. Not so much touch, or grope, as much as it is an assault... just like a haboob. What I'm saying is that there are lots of (ha)boobs at A Bar Named Sue and that's not something anybody is complaining about. Tonight's 1st place winner, Serondy Wantoosis, finally at the end of the night explained to
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

The Night Belongs To Batman
Quizmaster Soss

If you ever get to the point in your life where Christian Bale follows you around and interrupts your conversations, you'll know you've made it. Our Round Seven, with an interrupting Batman, seemed to be a crowd favorite. You guys might actually love Christian Bale as much as Christian Bale loves Christian Bale. Our quiz ended with a first place tie. With fourteen teams crammed into the Bar Named Sue sexpad, I suppose it makes sense we end up with a tie. The winning team, I Can't Read What This Team Wrote, totally aced the tiebreaker and walked out tall with first place. It was their debut game here at A Bar Named Sue and I expect we'll be seeing more of 'em. Second
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

The Night I Skipped Dessert
Quizmaster Soss

I was happy to see that so many of you read the blog from last week and used your jokers really well tonight.  If there's anything in life that ever brought me pleasure, it's knowing that so many people read this blog.  On my gravestone, I want it to read: "Here lies Quizmaster Soss. He smelled good and he wrote a GWD Blog that was cherished by totally a huge number of people. May he rest in peace despite having a giant penis that can't be comfortable to share a coffin with."  Sometimes I get stopped on the street and people are like "omg are you QM Soss because I love your blog" and I'm like "no I'm sorry you have the wrong guy" because I don't like the fame.  I only
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

The Night You Got It Bad (For Me)
Quizmaster Soss

Is it just me or did you guys also feel all the romance in the air tonight? Like, crazy sexual tension just all over the place. Maybe it was only up around me. In fact it probably was. I sometimes forget how much sex appeal I put out there. Sorry if I gave you a boner. (But also, thanks bro.)   We had a delightful quiz tonight ending in one of those tie-breakers you guys are becoming famous for. It all could've been avoided if the bonehead third place team hadn't been so careless with how they used their joker. So let me go on a rant for a moment...   Rule #1 of Quiz is that you only use your Joker in Round Two or Round Eight. Okay? Always choose one
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

In The Cold December Rain
Quizmaster Soss

Before we get to the quiz recap, I wanted to take a moment and impregnate your mind with knowledge. Dat sweet knowledge that only yours truly knows how to administer. So sit back, relax, and prepare to get injected with 30cc's of straight brain juice. It's hot outside, man. Make sure you always take proper precautions and put on sunscreen before outdoor activities, and make sure you're re-applying that sweet skin sauce every 2-4 hours. If you learn nothing else from our time together that's fine with me; just put on the damn skin sauce!   On to what you all came here to read - I know, I'm sorry that the pictures are only small and in the slideshow  and I can't put
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

The Night A Guy Died (Or At Least Is Now Dead To Me)
Quizmaster Soss

It was nice to get back to A Bar Named Sue tonight. I don't like when I have to go on vacation to exotic adventures with lots of beautiful women and endless delicacies. But sometimes it's required and something has to give. Special thank you to Sarah for taking over again and always getting my back! I don't quite understand why she's hatin' on Ja Rule, but not everybody can appreciate the hot jamz.   Speaking of that, as usual, you can hear tonight's music on Spotify: DJSN's Grab Yo'self a Towel Mix   We had yet another tie-breaker quiz and it all
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

Get Back On That Horse
Quizmistress SJ

That’s right, I was back in the saddle again at A Bar Named Sue. It’s a lovely place to be, so thanks to Jared for letting me sub. We had a fun evening with some interesting and tough rounds. I think one of my favorite questions was a naming a song by Ja Rule. Yes, there were people that could pick out a Ja Rule song. I want to say good job, but that doesn’t feel like the right thing…um…interesting musical taste? Yeah, that’s what I’m gonna go with. Interesting musical taste.   Our regulars We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Name was in a name battle because we had another team last night that decided to go
[ ...more... ]

Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


  • Quiz Image
A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

Unicorns Aren't All That Special
Quizmaster Soss

Why do we consider unicorns to be so magical? Their bodies work just like normal horses. They have lungs, butts, and kneecaps. They get bitten by mosquitoes, get tired of running, and hungry for Twizzlers just like any other animal. They also get migraines, STDs, and stomach aches... and that's the important part here. When they eat mayonnaise that's been sitting out too long, they get food poisoning and throw up just like you do. And that's why we're talking about unicorns in the first place. Sometimes their bodies don't work perfectly.   All I'm getting at is a long pointless introduction as to why I have 6 drawings of unicorns in the slideshow of photos. Tonight,
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

Everything You Need To Know About New Edition
Quizmaster Soss

We all learned a lot tonight. More importantly, we learned who New Edition is. Or at least what they looked like. Many of you thought they looked like the Jackson 5, but that's just racist. You racists. I feel strongly that you didn't learn enough about New Edition though, so now you're about to get a lesson.   New Edition was by no means the first boy band, but they have a pretty thick branch in the tree of boy band geneology. Maybe you've heard of Bobby Brown and Johnny Gill? Yeah those guys started in New Edition. So, ultimately, you can thank New Edition for this literal hot jam from Ghostbuster 2
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

Bar Named Sue, FTW
Quizmistress SJ

I love this place! The underground basementy-ness, the super awesome staff, the weird buffer space between quizzers and quizmistress (ya know, in case of attack). So, really, I just need to say thanks to Jared for letting me cover his quiz this week. We were a fierce crowd with an ending of just 2 points separating 1st and 3rd place. I heard after that the 2nd place, Raise The Roofies, and the 1st place team, Romancing The Bone are friends who have been bad-mouthing each other back and forth for weeks about winning. So now they know the truth about who are the greatest in the land. Although, Raise the Roofies did come up with a slightly more original
[ ...more... ]

Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


  • Quiz Image
A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

Why I Won't S Your D
Quizmaster Soss

Who doesn't love a giant boardgame with Margaret Thatcher giving you sexy eyes? Tonight's Visual Round was all that and more and you guys pretty much rocked it. Remind me to never come over to your house and play Chutes & Ladders. But if you see me creeping around and peeking in your windows, feel free to invite me in.   We had a quaint lil' quiz tonight and it felt just like when mom would invite her friends over and play cards and they'd all tell me how great I was and what a good boy I was and inevitably a few of them would start crying because what of what a bag of crap their life had become. It was exactly like that and I am still a good boy. The one difference
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

The Night I Pronounced Everything Correctly
Quizmaster Soss

Now I'm not going to claim that I'm all-knowing (except when it comes to quizzing), but I knew deep down in my fallopian tubes that tonight was going to be a high-scoring buzzer-beater game. It was in the air. It was stirring my loins.  I just knew.  And sure enough, here we are creeping up on a 90-pointer.  I suppose it helps that I was giving out bonus points, but I just could see the focus and competitive romance in your guys' eyes tonight.   So with only a 1-point spread, Christian Dads Who Vape eeked out a first place win tonight!  Aside from the last three rounds, they tied every round with our 2nd place team, First Rodeo,
[ ...more... ]