Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Bube's: All Hail Steve!

Tonight's big news was the celebration of Steve's birthday. Donna and 75 other members of You Can't Fix Stupid helped to celebrate the blessed event. And they also celebrated by not coming in their traditional fourth or seventh place spots. (They came in sixth!) My Nutsack Is the Hardest Part led all night, but stumbled in the last round to third. That allowed the Tony Danza Slap to leap from sixth to second and the Toxic Olives took the gold. Gawky Domino, a team from Cafe Chuckles, just missed third. The Cogitators were fifth and the Renal Cosmonauts are next week's theme pickers. They want Andy Griffith vs. Leave It To Beaver.

Ninetendo 64!!! was a fun new team from E-town.

My Corn Is Far Away was exiled to the suburban table.

Gawky Domino, featuring a mystery woman whose knee you can see in the bottom left, made the trek from Lancaster and missed the money by one lousy point.

If You're Not First, You're Last came in neither first nor last.

The Cogitators were hard at work thinking of ways to turn their electronic Whack-a-Mole into a drinking game.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Chuckles: Beware of Falling Luggage

Josh, Matt and Michelle, AKA Prescription Drugs and Falling Luggage honored Billy Mays by erupting in the last round, getting 9 out of 10. That propelled them to the top spot, 8 points ahead of Yank My Doodle, It's a Dandy. The Miami Blades also had a great night, placing third. Ubersmack was two points behind them, followed by Fritzless with a Side of jean and Skirtland. Gawky Domino are next week's theme-pickers, and they are going with M*A*S*H.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

More Recommended Music

Baltimore singer/songwriter and long-time trivia supporter Damion Wolfe will be making a rare Lancaster appearance and will be opening for folk musician Martin Sexton tonight (June 25th) at the Chameleon Club. Damion's set starts around 8 (doors open at 7). If you purchase your tickets at the door, tell them that you're there to see Damion, sine we'd like for him to get some return engagements at the Club. Thanks!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

VFW: Special Guest Night

Tonight a couple of the teams had special guests for a night of Tour de France and Philly sports trivia. We're Here for the Beer, for example, had Colette and George.

Frank ate his teammate Kevin, so this is a pic of tonight's winning team, Brown Chicken, Brown Cow.

Karen and Bob recruited their son and a disembodied shoulder, who helped them win second place.

Always topical, this week they were Mark Sanford's Travel Agents and placed third.

Room Two, featuring special guest Terry.

2-H demands that I grade them on a curve.

The B52s are choosing the European Theater of World War II as next week's theme.

Sheila is doing her Bullwinkle impression again.

Mets Suck! aced all the Philadelphia team questions.

Dennis and Mel are holding down their end of the bar.

Carmen is ready for her close-up.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bube's: Zombie Ed McMahon

Even though the Ed MacMahon Was Here team could not identify him on the picture sheet, they still managed to win first place after newbie Tim beat Becky of the Toxic Olives in the Jack-off™. Night of the Living Nutsacks were third, while the Tuscaloosa Dumpling duo was fourth. One Ball Paul was right behind, and one point behind them was Puff N Suds. You Can't Fix Stupid won both theme choice and a six pack of red velvet whoopie pies.

Alan returned to help Ashley and George Romero's favorite film school student, Josh.

In a self-fulfilling prophecy, You Can't Fix Stupid once again landed in seventh place. They are going with Tom Petty as their theme choice for next week (Not to be confused with Richard Petty, which is a totally different subject).

The Toxic Olives brought along some re-enforcements.

The Tony Danza Slap also brought along some new peeps.

One Ball Paul and the Rhythm Disciples returned to the scene of the crime.

Puck and Rachel made their semi-annual trek to Mount Joy and placed fourth, one question away from the money.

Ladies Life of Leisure, featuring their erect rose.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Chuckles: Leprechaun Power!

Allison celebrates her takedown of Kevin as Three Roads won the tie-breaker for third. I don't have my notes, so here are some random highlights of the night:

The Zombies are going to dig into their Jalapeno Tortilla Combos.

Ubersmack was hoping for a splashy finish, but had to fend off a surprise assault as Matt's team snuck up from behind. I unfortunately spilled coffee on this photo, so it's hard to tell what Deric is doing. Maybe scratching his eye?

Once Josh and Amy arrived, Matt and Michelle kicked butt and claimed second place, only one point behind Ubersmack.

Of Pixie Stix enjoyed their four pound bag of Cheesy Poofs.

Ralph and Judy waited all night for the cavalry of Dwight and Carol to arrive. They were still waiting Monday night.

The Twin Roses, in a slightly off-center pic.

Skirtland added members through the evening, as Ben and Alan joined the crew in the later rounds.

The Miami Blades broke into two teams tonight. First there was We Didn't Start the Fire ...

...and the second half was Cara and her family.

Margie was doing well without her albatross until the final round. She still managed to place seventh. so she's going with candy as next week's theme (even though her heart was set on famous librarians).

Friday, June 19, 2009

Gouda've You to Vote!

Victor, a friend of Curtis Earth's, is competing in a Food Network recipe contest which will be determined by online votes. His recipe for Smoked Gouda and Chanterelle Mushroom Stuffed Burgers with Sweet Onion and Cherry Relish sounds fantastic, so I threw a vote his way. And you can, too, by going to this page. You can vote once a day for the next two weeks. If he wins, he gets to cook with Bobby Flay. Thanks!

Music Alert!

I'm psyched that I'm finally going to get to see the Greatest Funeral Ever perform. You can listen to this band, featuring Ben of the Tony Danza Slap trivia team on keyboards, on their MySpace page. They'll be playing at Bube's this Friday (tonight!), June 19th at 10 P.M. Be there!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

VFW: Let the Foreplay Begin Again!

Tonight's big news was the return of the Foreplayers, who once again did their patented fourth round  flameout. Chicks and Dicks were the eventual winners, beating the B52s by one question. A little farther back was Iranian Election Officals @ 8. Cody joined Karen and Bob to form KBC and they only missed the bronze by one point. Giggles and Friends and Prius tied for fifth, while Jack & Coke and Mets Suck tied for seventh (kind of). We have two sports-related themes for next week: American Bikers and the Tour de France and Philadelphia's pro sports teams.

Bube's: Where You Can Find Big Love

I think I'm going to go pictureless this week, since I'm in a spartan, minimalist mode (SPARTA!!!) You Can't Fix Stupid picked tonight's theme of the HBO series Big Love and also were promoted to the front of the room, but they landed in their comfort zone, fourth place, right behind The Fresh Nutsack of Bel Air. Quietly Making Noise had a stellar last round and sent Jack-off™ newbie Brian up against Becky of the Toxic Olives for a battle for first place. Becky was victorious. The Koala Farts and Jameson on the Rocks had to leave before the finale, so they did not get to see one of the most spectacular flame-outs in recent history as the Tony Danza Slap whiffed the entire last round. That maneuver did plop them in seventh, however, so they get to pick next week's theme: Zombies! Also, I think we are going to see Drauto von Schnitzelpuss again and there are rumors of the return of Team Discovery Channel. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Secret's Almost Out

There's a whisper-down-the-lane secret that there will be a special trivia show at Bube's on a rare Monday night (July 27th) and it's almost official.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Chuckles: Newsflash

It's amazing what a little adrenaline can do. All day Sunday I had been fighting some kind of stomach bug/headachy combo, but it cleared up enough for the gig (then it came raging back after I got home, but that's probably t.m.i.) Nonetheless, it was a great night of trivial combat with Ubersmack returning to the winner's circle. They beat the Real Housewives of Lititz by one question. Of Pixie Stix and Whirlygigs blame their third place finish on not listening to Sue. Skirtland woke up in the fourth round, but couldn't make up for the other three. Andy Rooney's Eyebrows Are Predicting a Harsh Winter tied with the Lap Caps for fifth and the Super Karate Monkey Twin Roses get to pick next week's theme: historic fires of the U.S. So bring a pyrophiliac next Sunday.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Relay for Life Trivia

The defending champs Jim's Team (half of the team is in the above pic) was once again the champions of early morning trivia at the Relay for Life. They beat the Cancer Kickers by one mere point, but it was good enough to win them Olive Garden gift certificates. The Kickers were one question ahead of the Otterbein Shooting Stars, who were one point ahead of the Rowdy Rankins (actual the Rowdy Rankin, singular). The Thinkers, Dancing in the Streets and The Monkey Bunch were a little farther back. And, proving that there is no nepotism in the land of trivia, my cousins' team, Anita Cure, came in dead last.

I'd like to thank the Lancaster Relay for having me for the fifth year in a row and ask everyone to help support the work of the American Cancer Society as they combat this insidious disease that touches everyone.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Happy Birthday, Noah!

Super Nephew Noah turns two today!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

VFW: Something Fishy

Tonight's highlight was a tie-breaker between Mary Lynn and Karen. Both were virgins in encounters with Captain Jack, but Karen prevailed, so KB took the silver and the B52s the bronze. The gold went to The Skeletons in David Carradine's Closet (once again ripping their name from the headlines). Chicx and Dix was fourth and Giggles and friends fifth. Trivia at 8 missed theme choice by two points to D&M, who are going with Nicktoons for next week.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Bube's: Live, From Mount Joy...

...it's Tuesday Night!!! We enjoyed several SNL questions tonight, as I've Got Your Nutsack Right Here, Trebek blazed through the last round to win the night. Quietly Making Noise, The Return returned after a couple of week's absence to claim second, followed by The Toxic Olives Featuring Birthday Girl Laura in third. TDS was fourth and the newly renamed When News Breaks, We Fix It was fifth. There was a tie for sixth between Prius and You Can't Fix Stupid, but since Prius can't make next week, theme choice once again goes to Stupid. And they want to spread Big Love around.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Chuckles: In Stitches

Terry used his needle knowledge to guide his team to second place on a night of knitting at Chuckles. It was a very tight game, with less than 10 points separating the top seven teams. Three Roads won by one point, followed by Second Collection, Twin Roses, Gawky Domino, Out of the Vortex and Of Pixie Stix and Whirlygigs in one point intervals.

We Will Win....with PBR! are going with the sitcom Newsradio as next week's theme.

Three Roads attribute their win to Ray's lucky Viking tattoo.

Charlie's Angels.

Susie demonstrates how to KTBL.