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Christian's Tailgate (Midtown)
2000 Bagby St
Houston, TX
77002
Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Only Important World Leader is the POTUS
Daniel

I mean, I don’t think that, but apparently everyone else at quiz seemed to be of that opinion since hardly anyone knew the predecessors of the current leaders of the UK, Canada, China, or Iran. As a side note, I would absolutely not have known those answers either. The team theme from last night was pretty weak to be honest; I went with “coffee-related.” Yes, that’s not my best, but I was tired (hence the theme). The best team name from the night was actually our first-place winners Coffee Makes Me Poop. Second place went to Sedimental Value, and third place went to Drinks Who Geek 1.
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Christian's Tailgate (Midtown)
2000 Bagby St
Houston, TX
77002
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
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Real Friends Play GWD
Daniel

Your life is nothing like a sitcom. The sooner you sort that out, the sooner you can become a productive member of society. Stop comparing yourself to Ross or Phoebe. Friends was not real life. That’s why I try my best to live my life like Liz Lemon from 30 Rock. Liz is real, and nothing you tell me will change that. You may find yourself asking, “What’s with the seemingly unrelated rant against sitcoms, specifically Friends?”. You just kind of had to be there to get it. Having absolutely nothing to do with a different bar doing Friends trivia and not having the space to accommodate so many suburban-raised Caucasians, we had a bitchin’
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Christian's Tailgate (Midtown)
2000 Bagby St
Houston, TX
77002
Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017
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Videogames Were Meant for Adults
Daniel

I’ve said it before, but I feel like it’s worth repeating: videogames are wasted on children. Kids should be outside doing kid things. Last night, I wanted to remind everyone that videogames were meant for adults by making the team names themed accordingly. We had some stiff competition for best team name, including Golden Showers: Double Hoe Seven, Kingdom Farts, Poke’er Mom and my personal favorite Womb Raiders. Fun fact about Womb Raiders: they were two dudes from out of town who were very fascinated by the fact that Texans have steak night specials in bars. I never even considered that some bars do not
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Christian's Tailgate (Midtown)
2000 Bagby St
Houston, TX
77002
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Quiz-Like Purgatory
Daniel

I am a fairly intelligent individual with a lot of great qualities, but I am numerically challenged. On a normal night, I can handle the basic arithmetic that is required to score accurately; I can even do said arithmetic fairly quickly, but having to look at and interpret numbers quickly gives me the willies. In purgatory-esque fashion, the quiz gods gave me nine questions with answers that were number ranges! Last night’s team-name theme: Punk Rock. The team-name theme winner: Skeetwood Mac. One other peculiar part of the quiz to note: four 16-point rounds! With all those points on the table, you’d think the scores would be higher. The night was
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Christian's Tailgate (Midtown)
2000 Bagby St
Houston, TX
77002
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Underperform to the Top
Daniel

In the wake of Spring Break, the tides of crowds have ebbed. Was that an excessive ocean metaphor and a clever play on the fact that Spring Break is popularly celebrated at a beach? Absolutely. Even if there weren’t as many teams as last week, it still got wet n’ wild! The team name theme, though not inherently sexual, was, indeed, turned into a contest of sexual wordplay. Ultimately, the best team name was Get Sprung. The teams that competed were all really great people, even if their scores were not as great. It was a real contest of who could suck the least. As it turns out, the best team name was also the least sucky! Congrats to Get Sprung
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Christian's Tailgate (Midtown)
2000 Bagby St
Houston, TX
77002
Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Spring Break Aint What It Used To Be
Daniel

Back in my day, Spring Break meant drinking outdoors near a body of water in an ocean of oiled-up college students. It stood for something greater than an individual; it was the communion of like-minded people who challenged the status quo of sheeple who believe that an education is “valuable” and that college “is meant to provide you with the basis from which to pursue a meaningful career.” I was appalled to see that last night the bar was filled with people who wanted to engage in the intellectual contest known as quiz. Youths today need to resort their priorities, go to Miami beach to get away from thinking, and get back in touch with the long-standing tradition
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Christian's Tailgate (Midtown)
2000 Bagby St
Houston, TX
77002
Tuesday, Mar 07, 2017
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Reading Is Stupid
Daniel

Maybe I have a biased opinion because I haven’t read a book since the fifth grade, but I am apparently not the only one who isn’t up on their book game. While the quiz started off really strong with several high-scoring Round 2’s, the Round 6 on books was a major buzz kill. Team-name-wise, I was pretty disappointed last night. Sure, I produced a pretty piss-poor excuse for a theme (“Texas”), but even if you don’t have a theme-related name, you can do better than I Don’t Know or Team. After the super-inflated Round 2 scores, a pretty drastic gap opened up between the top three and bottom five. Team,
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Christian's Tailgate (Midtown)
2000 Bagby St
Houston, TX
77002
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
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je ne parle pas français
Daniel

Last night was the absolute wildest Mardi Gras of my entire adult life! There was alcohol, food, and quiz…which, now that I think about it, is actually there every night I host quiz. I guess it wasn’t exactly the craziest Mardi Gras ever. Because I am an unoriginal slob, I went with the Mardi Gras theme for team names. I didn’t really have high expectations for the team names, but I was pleasantly surprised by a few of them, namely Phat Jewsday and Hash Wednesday. We really enjoyed most of the questions from the night. Of course, there had to be Oscars questions. Round 2’s marching band covers were actually really awesome!
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Christian's Tailgate (Midtown)
2000 Bagby St
Houston, TX
77002
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
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Dixar Motion Pictures
Daniel

I hadn’t done a team name theme in a while, so last night I went with what I think is my least creative one yet: adult version of Disney movies. My absolute favorite from the night was Sex Toy Story, followed by Love Mulong Time. Despite my anticipatory plea to keep just one consistent team name, we had a group of wise-asses who changed the last word of their team name every time. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get mad because it was kind of funny. They started out as Emperor’s New Move, then Boob, Lube, Dude, Mood, Pube, Nude, and finally Vagina. Despite some tough rounds – looking at you, movie title punctuation
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Christian's Tailgate (Midtown)
2000 Bagby St
Houston, TX
77002
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
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Can You Find Love at Quiz?
Daniel

The short answer is no. The reasons are many, but to make a sweeping generalization that summarizes it: no one wants to talk to strangers. The only demographic that I have empirically observed approach a stranger in a bar is what appears to me as what is clinically referred to as a “douchebag.” You know who I’m talking about, so I won’t go into the details of their appearance and demeanor. The classic douchebag to which I am referring also doesn’t like playing quiz because there aren’t enough sports questions, meaning that it is a lot of people who just want to play quiz and not meet new people with whom they could have potentially fallen in love. For
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Christian's Tailgate (Midtown)
2000 Bagby St
Houston, TX
77002
Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017
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We Had A Threesome…
Daniel

Well, it actually started out as a foursome, but who keeps count in these situations? I do, that’s who. Not every night can be a packed bar, so I appreciate the four teams that showed up and the three who stayed the whole night. The threesome that stayed were all fierce competitors and stalwart scholars – mad respect. The scores were pretty close all the way down to the wire, but third place became pretty clear and went to Joey Bags. There was a surprise tie for first place that went into sudden death questions, and ultimately Baseball Season is Coming came up short, ending the night in second place. That meant that the New World
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Christian's Tailgate (Midtown)
2000 Bagby St
Houston, TX
77002
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
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Thank God – No Football Questions
Daniel

Everyone else is Houston is pretty amped up about the Super Bowl. I am not. I personally don’t care for the sport. Fortunately, there were no Super Bowl or football questions last night; however, despite my not having a team name theme, there were still some Tom Brady-themed team names. We had another awesome turnout and a really wide spread on the scores. In the end, we had a tie for first place between Kevin Spacey is Kaiser Soze and Dr. Jill Biden. Both teams put up a hell of a fight and were dominating, but when it came down to the sudden death questions, Kevin Spacey is Kaiser Soze came out on top.
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Christian's Tailgate (Midtown)
2000 Bagby St
Houston, TX
77002
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
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There aren’t even any cabinets in this room…
Daniel

Eventually, Donald Trump jokes will get old, but I still haven’t stopped asking for them. Last night’s bonus team name theme was “cabinet members that should be added just for Donald Trump.” My favorites were Secretary of Offense and Secretary of Alternative Facts. My least favorite team name was Fuzzy’s Burned Down, So Now I’m Here; yes, it is unfortunate that Fuzzy’s burned to the ground, but I hate being a rebound quiz. I always appreciate a good fake answer, and last night’s best fake answer was in round two audio round. Fuzzy’s Burned Down though the artist
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Christian's Tailgate (Midtown)
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Houston, TX
77002
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
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Apparently, Hop-a-dillo is Easy to Make Sexual
Daniel

Quite a few teams came out to quiz last night despite the super weird fog and rain. I’m glad they did because I was very pleased with the questions from last night, especially the round seven audio round! I knew I knew the Goofy Movie song, but, alas, had I been playing last night, I wouldn’t have actually been able to positively ID the source. The team-name theme for the evening was “farcical beer names.” I did provide an example which I thought was pretty clever for some guidance: I Wish I Could Last Lager – I haven’t technically copyrighted the name, but don’t be a jerk and steal it. My favorites from the night were the two Hop-a-dildo
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Christian's Tailgate (Midtown)
2000 Bagby St
Houston, TX
77002
Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017
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New York is Overrated
Daniel

After being away in New Jersey and New York for a week, it was nice to come home and give a quiz to a big crowd! Inspired by my travels, I asked teams to come up with a New York theme for their team names. Among my favorites were Poo York City and Donald’s 24 Karat Downpour, and my absolute favorite was I’m Gliding Here. Two names in particular caught my attention, but they weren’t necessarily my favorites: New York and New York Big Apple. Like I mentioned, we had a nice-sized crowd of twelve teams, and it was good seeing some of my regulars again. Pretty much everyone crushed that
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77002
Tuesday, Jan 03, 2017
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Christina at Christian's
ChristinaHicks

Do you remember in junior high and/or high school when the unspoken class agreement was to try and make the substitute cry and/or leave? Or was that just at my junior high? Well, luckily, y'all were either unaware of that practice, or you outgrew it around the time you got your braces off, because you treated this substitute very nicely!  It's always fun to sub as quizmaster at Christian's because I'm so far above everyone and I can look down on you and catch you if you unconsciously pick up your phone during quiz. But that didn't happen too often, so you're good and I didn't leave a list of names for Danny to discipline when he gets back.  We had 7 teams play last
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