Because of Chinese New Year you’ll get 2 recaps in one. On Jan. 29th, we started the night with a round on ‘words and phrases’ before Andrea went on stage with a guest round. Josh then returned with a geography round, which when announced made the room cheer. Then people actually had to answer the questions and the room grew a little more silent again – seemed the teams weren’t that into ‘The space between’ geography. For round 4 we welcomed back Mate, who gave us a connections round. Oddly enough the music round was also a connections round.
Feb. 5th was smack down in the middle of Chinese New Year and while we didn’t expect a lot of teams we didn’t want to cancel quiz either. Turns out that was a good call, we had 7 teams show up! Fun times – until closing time at 10pm. Which also caused the quiz to be a little faster than normally. The first round was ‘Celebrities with three word names’; and in keeping with three the second round was ‘Three is a crowd’. Oddly enough round number 3 was called ‘The Other one’. Round 4 was called ‘A rose by any other name’. The music round was done by Megan, she played a cover version and you would get 1 point for original artist and half a point for the cover artist you heard.
Sample questions: The movie with the tagline about awesome and secretive agents is of course “Men in Black”. And the country that hides behind the Chinese ‘Jin Ba Bu Wei’ is Zimbabwe. I’m not going to give you sample questions from both weeks, I’ll just give you two questions from this week, a celebrity with a three word name: “Kristy Swanson played the character in the movie and got to kill Pee Wee (Paul Reubens, the actor, not the actual character) and in the end rode off into the sunset with Luke Perry, who played the character Pike. In the TV series, this actress played the same character for 7 seasons and had a love affair with Spike.” And then let’s do a question from the ‘The Other one’-round: “Mars has two moons. Phobos is one, but what is the other one called?”
Winners: Two weeks that both had drink offs! Amazing. Jan. 29th the drink off was to settle 1st place between ‘Xi Jinping welcomes you to the Pooh corner’ and ‘Is this a sow’s knee, ma??’. ‘Xi Jinping’ won that one and the Jameson. Third place went to ‘Shit Sandwich’. For this week it was super close, but ‘Philip Seymour Coffin’ won by half a point. The drink off was between ‘The Firecrotch’ and ‘Flying Sex Snakes’, and it was girls who took the stage. ‘Flying Sex Snakes’ won by a mouthful of foam.