Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bube's: Earth Girls Win Easy

The Earth Girls and A Dude were tonight's big winners, as they led the entire evening and won by two questions. Right behind them was The Wise Men and I Wish My Grass Was EMO So It Would Cut Itself. The Tony Danza Slap almost made the money slots, as did Oil Lobbyists Own Government Own Investment Banks Own You Therefore I Own You (and that's a lot of typing).
Tonight was the final night of the Suddenly September Lasagna tournament. (Every time your team played during the month of September, your team got a ticket). Congrats to our three winning teams: Puff N Suds, You Can't Fix Stupid and the Tony Danza Slap!
We're going to eat lasagna, baby!
Here's some sad news: Erin and Van of The Wise Men (and Their Wiser Women) will soon be moving to Omaha.
Magical Menage a Trois Plus One returned, after taking the summer off.
Ashley is surrounded by her harem: Allan, Zane, and the Artist Formerly Known As Eric: Josh.
The trivia virgin couple known as Freak Show had a great time.
Get the Led Out was given a theme choice, but they bolted before telling me, so we're going with Puff n Suds and Team Rocket's choices: Seinfeld and Rocks & Minerals.
Dani and Mike are back for some more mind games.


I totally forgot to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day! (Sept. 19th)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Chuckles: We've Got Friends in High Places

It was the beginning of a Friends mini-marathon, since it's the theme at both Chuckles and the VFW this week. It was a successful choice, too, since only one question separated the top three teams. Ubersmack won for the second week in a row, fending off Nick and Jason (We Can Win... With Tickets!), who had a fantastic last round. Team C.H.U.D. was only one point behind and took third (not second, as had been erroneously reported by Ye Olde Feeble Scorekeeper). KKC also had an excellent night, placing fourth, one point ahead of Of Pixie Stix and Whirlygigs (and six ahead of Out of the Vortex). Skirtland was sixth and Twin Roses got the theme-picking seventh spot. Their choice: ice cream!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

VFW: Hybrid Power

Here we see tonight's winners, Trivia at 8 in action (drinking and eating). Frank and Kevin adopted members of Mixed Company to become a hybrid team. Chicks and Dicks put on a last-round charge and came in second, just ahead of It's Gonna Happen. I think the B52s were fourth, followed by D&M and the Foreplayers. Alice in Wonderland placed seventh and Trish chose designer dog breeds as their theme for next week.
It's Gonna Happen was another hybrid team of members from Room Two, Shitz and Giggles and the Drunken Stepfathers.
John of the B52s enjoys a little Hanky Panky.
Gary, Cass and Bree scored the best prize from the Trashbag: chocolate cream Cakesters.
Tuaca Meister was determined to come in last place. And they did!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Chuckles: Hulk Smash

Puff N Suds had to remind me to take pictures, so here's the Zane-less crew post-show celebrating their victory as they leapt from fifth to first. It was their knowledge of bad Marvel comics that gave them the victory. There was an exciting tie-breaker between What Do You Get When You Cross an Oil Lobbyist and God? ME, Bitches! and The Only Thing to Fear Is Nutsack Itself as first-timer Alex fell to experienced Jack-offer™ Josiah. Quietly Making Noise had been leading all night, but fell to fourth, much to their gall (bladder). Tom of Team Discovery Channel, flying solo, took fifth and You Can't Fix Stupid tied with Ryan Keeps Trying to Make Me Eat His "Slippery Elm" for sixth. Seventh place Chanandler Bong, inspired by Cafe Chuckles theme choice, are going with the same one: Friends. Trashbag prizes included a Veggie Jerky shirt, and Vienna Sausages among other things (see below).

Next week is the conclusion of our Suddenly September lasagna contest, so remember you have to play twice in September to qualify.
Brian, after the show, returns from the street where he asked passers-by what a masa spreader is. (That was his prize from the Trashbag of Deelite.)

Mark the Dates!

The comedy troupe that I'm involved with, Winter Radio Theater, is gearing up for a new season of spoofs. Here are the dates of our Halloween shows, in case you're planning ahead:

Attack of the Giant Boll Weevils (and other abominations) - a collection of short skits, and War of the Wackos.

Sunday, October 19th, 6:30 p.m. – Appalachian Brewing Company, Harrisburg
Sunday, October 26th, 6:30 p.m. - Appalachian Brewing Company, Harrisburg
Friday, October 31st, 8 p.m. – Bube’s Brewery (3rd floor, above Alois’ Restaurant)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Chuckles: Be Afraid!

Rick was so happy that Jason finally took off the Frankenstein mask that he had won from the Trashbag of Deelite. And then I had to ask him to pose with it. Tonight was a welcoming night, as we welcomed back Lori to the Sunday show. She had been our bartender for a long time before going on maternity leave. Tonight she was on the other side of the bar, subbing for Sasha. We also welcomed the Zombies, refugees from the VFW show (they're in a shuffleboard league and cannot make the Lititz show.) The shuffling Zombies fell to seventh in the last round and are going with Friends as next week's theme. Dumbledore's Army, Hefeweisen (AKA Clowns McNutty) and Skirtland were sixth, fifth and fourth. The Twin Roses continued their winning ways and took the bronze. Of Pixie Stix and Whirlygigs mounted a last round charge, but fell short of Ubersmack by one point.

Friday, September 19, 2008

It's Time to Face the Hole!

My newest guilty pleasure is the incredibly goofy Hole in the Wall on Fox (of course). I recommend that you tape it, since you can get through the one hour show in about 10 minutes. Last week's show had three jockeys vs. three sumo wrestlers. Last night they changed it up a bit and had three female bodybuilders take on three little people (who had brought along a pit bull in silver spandex). Say no more.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

VFW: Beware of the Cross Out!

Chris, formerly of Team BBC, recruited a new team called Ram Rod and they almost tied for first place, if not for the Cross Out Scandal of 2008. That cost them five points and put them in fourth place, behind third-place D&M and Room Two and Mixed Company. There was a Captain Jack-off™ between Matt and Dave, with Dave quickly crumbling. Tuaca Meister came in seventh and they are going with "Heavy Metal/Medal" for their theme for next week.
Dennis and Mel were the proportionately biggest winners of the evening. Not only did they win third place, but every single team member won prizes from the Trashbag of Deelite.
The hot-rodding B52s got all the classic car questions right.
Here's a nice pic of We're Here for the Beer, who swapped tables with Room Two.
Chicks and Dicks added a new member to their team, Lech "The Pole" Kowalski. They quickly blamed him for their defeat, since he had nothing to contribute (he's the strong, silent type).
It's Gimpy and Kevin of If Trivia Started at 8 P.M., We Would Have Won First Place And We Wouldn't Have Had To Chug Our Beers Making Us Look Like This.
Bert is not pleased.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bube's: Couples Night

Marilyn and Harry of Roadrunner are a relatively new team at Bube's that is on the move. They only missed the money round by one question. But they didn't miss out on tonight's Early Bird prize of marshmallow french fries with candy ketchup. Yum!
That's Josiah of Deric...Nutsacks predicted a bad last round, but they ended up in a tie for first with Linuscratchitt. Josiah's experience with Jacking-off™ made quick work of Kirk.
Kirk looks none the worse for wear after he was twice-bitten as Kristen, Bonnie and Phil try to console him.
Proving that good things come in small packages (and that an English degree is good for something), Tom and Laura of TDC placed third.
Craig and Kumiko represented the Toxic Olives and scored the coveted theme choice. They are going with American presidents.
One more reason to like Puff N Suds: they're big fans of Lost.
Puppy Butt was a formidable new team, who caught on quickly how to play.
Quietly Making Noise did one of their patented last round crash-and-burns.
Welcome back to Nanette, Jane and Lynley, AKA The Earth Girls.
The post-trivia stampede: Bube's at 11 P.M.
Ryan asks "Where did everybody go?"

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Chuckles: New Camera!

I finally got a new camera, so there are a ton of pix to go through. Leading off are tonight's victors, Bill and Marge, who had a stunning upset on a very, very close scoring night. They went from eighth to first in the last round, narrowly squeaking by the Twin Roses by one point and Team C.H.U.D. by two.
Here's an action shot of the Twin Roses, who had their highest placing ever.
Team C.H.U.D. temporarily took over the Talent Scouts table, and the change of scenery did them good, as they took the bronze.
Ubersmack, who had been leading all night, had their Worst Fourth Round Ever.
We Just Can't Agree on a Team Name got to pick next week and they are going with Harry Potter. (Theme choice bolded for the visually impaired.)
The guilty members of the Tidy Bowlers fled the scene after shocking me with their trick camera.
Jen and Bob of the Dead-Eyed Susans cornered the end of the bar with the Intox Intell.
Clowns McNutty was the team that chose the Dune theme, "the greatest movie of all time."
The Lapcats started their own colony in outer Siberia.
The Dropkick Mollys were determined to get seventh, but success got to them and they too high.
KC continued their kwest to make friends with everyone whose name begins with a K or a C, this week bringing along Kim.