Random musings on trivial goings-on at Mad Chef Craft Brewing (Mondays at 7 P.M.) and Bube's Brewery (Tuesdays at 8 P.M.) plus assorted blatherings on life, the universe and occasional baked bean recipes.
As you might have found out by now, Cafe Chuckles has closed its doors for good. Unfortunately, the closing date was chosen at the last minute and then they decided to cancel the last trivia show (they were rapidly running out of food and drink.) My apologies to anyone who made the trip to Chuckles to find no show. In an ideal world, we would have had a nice finale show to pay tribute to the staff and to celebrate four years of fun. But the realities of the restaurant world sometimes take over.
Anyways, thanks to Debbie and Dave for hiring me and for Kirsten, Alicia, Emily, Renee, Julia and all the other wait staff for always making me feel welcome and for providing a warm and friendly environment for the show. Hopefully Sunday night trivia will arise at the Station House Tavern and we'll see them again!
(The new place might not open until mid to late October, so if you're craving a trivia fix, feel free to come to my Tuesday night Bube's Brewery show in Mount Joy. The hilarity starts at 8 P.M.)
Winter Break is over! Stop hibernating! Trivia returns this week to all three venues after a blizzard/SuperBowl/ValentinesDay hiatus. First up: Snakes night at Bube's. I didn't get to make lasagna, so tonight we'll debut Wheel . . . Of . . . SOMETHING!!!!
I felt strangely naked without my podium (see below for the tragic story), but the show went on. The B52s had a last round surge and tied with the Rex Ryan Salute, so we had a Captain Jack-off™ between Sheila and Matt with Sheila the winner. K decided to let B play on her team, so K-B took the bronze. The Noids and the Scranton Miners tied for fourth while D and M took sixth. There was a tie between 2H+2 and Shambles so we'll have two themes: Nintendo and gangster rap. (Two themes which I can safely say we've never had at the VFW).
The threat of snow could not stop the trivia faithful as a full house did battle. The Toxic Olives emerged victorious, one question ahead of the Planeteers (who had their highest placing to date). T-Borg, a team of visiting businessmen, came in third. 3 Parts Hate, 1 Parts Late and a Dash of Raging Masculinity - Nutsacktinis brought along Nathan's brother James and placed fourth. Oily Discharge made their annual trek from parts unknown and placed fifth, six points ahead of One Ball Paul and the Rhythm Disciples. Theme choice goes to the Fizzing Whizbees and Soren. Soren can't make it next week, so we might go with host's choice (depending on how creative I feel) and the Whizbee's choice of snakes.
It began snowing during the show and we had a casualty: my podium! I had it propped up against the side of the car while I was loading the trunk and it slipped on the snow and broke off a chunk. I think it's reparable, though, so it should be back in action next week. Whew!
Nurses: We Keep Doctors from Killing You had a special night, so their cellphone pic deserves a special treatment (ohhhhh..... border effect!). They were five points ahead of Second Collection, while Skirtland took the bronze. Ubersmack and The Miami Blades missed the money by one question, slightly ahead of the Twin Roses, while the 'Splodin' Sharks had an excellent last round and placed sixth. Theme choice goes to the Three Amigos and they are going with Bill in honor of Out of the Vortex's MIA Bill. And don't forget there will be no trivia the next two Sundays (Super Bowl Sunday Feb. 7th and Valentine's Day, Feb. 14th). See you on the 21st!
Hanging on Barack's Every Word won for the second week in a row, two questions ahead of Chicks and Dicks. The Bowery was up, not down and took third. The B52s, stuffed with New Yorkers, took fourth ahead of K-B and Room Two. Theme choice goes to Dennis and Mel and they would like some Winter Olympics trivia.
Hogwarts grad Fallon helped Quietly Making Noise take the top prize tonight, while Imo helped Blue Lightning take second. Last week's champs the Toxic Olives were third and we had a three-way between the Fizzing Whizbees, the Planeteers and the Tony Danza Slap for fourth (they were all just one question away from second place). That meant Determined Not To Get Last Place was true to their name, as they took the coveted seventh-place spot and have chosen bartending as next week's theme. Also, we said goodbye to Danni, who is headed to the Far Southern state of Maryland.
It was a special combo of trivia, Vikings and Saints and there was carnage on both fields. Ubersmack returned to the winner's circle, ahead of last week's champs Second Collection. Marge of Out of the Vortex defeated Chris of Of Sticky Tongues and Neighbor's Hounds to take third. the Menstruals and the Nurses tied for fifth while Skirtland and the Miami Blades (featuring newlyweds Andrew and Aimee) tied for sixth. Theme choice goes to the ladies of KCC and they are going to Graceland, Graceland, Memphis Tennessee, they're going to Graceland...
Okay, one of these days I'll get back into blogging. In the mean time, Tuesday night we have two themes at Bube's: Harry Potter and South America (apparently there's a branch of Hogwarts at La Paz), while the theme at the VFW is New York City.
The only picture that tripped up all the teams tonight was of a Buick Skylark convertible (see above), but a lot of teams were still flying high (ugh). 2nd Collection took the gold, followed by Out of the Vortex (Featuring Dr. Scott, father of the old Vile Sea Bass team). A small version of Skirtland placed third. Greg and Jean of Prius was in first all night and only missed the money by one point. The Zombies Angels charged in the last round to take fifth, as did the Twin Roses, who were sixth. There was a tie for seventh between the IDKs and the Pixie Stix, so we'll have two themes next week: makes and models of cars and the movie A Christmas Story. Also: please note that there will be no trivia on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 7th) and Valentine's Day (Feb. 14th), in case you're planning ahead.
We had our annual re-gifting party and this year it was a doozy! Thanks to the Twin Roses, Ubersmack, the Miami Blades, Out of the Vortex, Of Pixie Stix and Whirlygigs and KC, we had tons of unsightly presents to re-distribute. On the competition front, mother of the bride Sheila brought along her sisters, who helped propel the Georgia Peaches to the lead. Marge and her harem was in second and there was a tie between Nurses: We Keep Doctor from Killing You and the Rad Nerds for third. Brandy was proud of defeating nine-year-old Allison in the Captain Jack-off™. Ubersmack: Slay the Beast was fifth, beating their arch-rivals the Pixie Stix. Theme choice goes to The Three Roads Minus the Smart People and they are going with the TV show Glee.