Instead Andrea, with assistance of the beautiful Zach’s banter and mathematical know-how, took the quiz of 09/04/2014.
As always, the hardcore committed regulars were there, with some new team additions in the crowd, a new French team, AllonsEnfants, and The Nuggets.
This week was certainly one of the most challenging mid-semester quizzes. The opening round on “Famous disappearances’ really tested world history knowledge, and made some teams realize they need make friends from outside of America to know all the answers.
Megan’s ‘Serial Killers’ round tested our teams to the max, but made us feel secure in each other’s presence since no one clearly admires the work of John Wayne Gacy. A good way to know you are safe in your teammates company, and its OK for them to crash on your couch when pissed.
The new young French team were clearly a happy bunch, and not into sad disappearances of killing, so were struggling to get into double figures on the points board, but they did get into double figures on 2 racks of tequila to help stimulate those brain cells.
Martin’s Sports Round proved popular amongst American sports nuts in the audience, and saw some of our top scoring teams pull away from the crowd on the leader board.
The fourth round tested both current film knowledge as well as classical novel and playwright knowledge. However, I don’t know if we will feel any more cultured realizing Bridget Jones’ dilemmas are really a modern rendition of Elizabeth Bennett’s detest of MrDarcey.
By the end of the fourth round, we were only at 9:15pm, so the bold decision was taken to ask the audience if they wanted an extra round, especially due to the challenging nature of the earlier quiz rounds. Only “Game of Cards, House of Thrones” voted against a sixth round…wanting to maintain their lead. However, majority rules, and “What World Leader am I talking about?” was thrown into the mix. Questions like, “Who was the first American President to be interviewed by a female journalist…and he was naked at the time?” tested how well we know the quirks of our world leaders.
Finally the music round was a mix of current pop bands, 90’s grunge, Britpop, Rock and allowed some teams to edge a top 3 lead.
The final three dominating teams were:
1. Game of Cards, House of Thrones
2. Former Yugoslavian Mafia
3. Megan’s Big Naturals: The Quest for the Holy Grail
Following this, were plenty of audience questions, with 2 racks of tequila being called for, and Robin being vetoed on some of his answers, as he just knows too much.
The Lush crowd as always are super fantastic, providing great support for all guest hosts, showing that Lush is everyone’s home from home…and that Sugar Shack is the drunken home from home to stroll to afterwards.