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Ozzie's Seattle
105 W Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98119
Wednesdays: 7:00 PM
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12:15 AM, October 30, 2014
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Aside From That, How Was The Parade, Mrs. Kennedy? 70

Not In Last Place 68

1/2 Non-Canadian 63

Jared 54

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Not so long ago, I was on a team playing quiz and we ruled the school. My personal areas of expertise were both audio rounds, anything involving movies, and American history. One night, I was the only guy in the bar who knew the name of the current prime minister of England.

We placed first almost every week. So often that it became stale and I needed a new challenge. So instead of angering fellow geeks by besting them, I decided I would anger them by doing the asking. So I became a quizmaster and I've been pissing them off ever since.  

Oh my goodness gracious, what a night. We had the World Series going on three TVs, then we had a lovely gentleman from San Francisco, and myself from Kansas. Well…he had a San Francisco hat on, who knows where the hell he was from. Anyway, we held our breath for that last hit of the night. When it was caught, he cheered and I made everyone feel bad because I’m sure Paul Rudd was crying somewhere.

I’m supposed to recap ballgames on this blog, right? No? Oh, okay. Apologies. Quiz was really great too! A team named Jared was really strong out of the gate (for a one-person team), but they were no match for a team of sorta-not Canadians and, of course, the never in last place Not In Last Place.

The More We Know:

  • “Moby Dick” was actually based on a real whale named Mocha Dick, which is the most fun thing in the world to say. Try it right now. At work. Or hanging out with your grandparents.
  • Festivalofthedead.com is a Web site hosted by the town of Salem, Mass. It’s nice that they can have a little fun with their history of religious persecution and death.
  • Latrobe, Penn is home to Rolling Rock beer and was actually named after one of the architects of the U.S. Capitol building. He worked alongside H.W. Heineken.

Best Worst Answers:

  • One team had the absolute gall to call Patrick Swayze “some douche.” To be fair, I don’t think they knew who the fuck they were dealing with.
  • If you don’t know the name of a Soviet-born skating champ, “Go U.S.A.! Fuck Commies!” is always a safe answer.
  • Remember that important role Ricky Gervais played in “Schindler’s List”? Me neither. But someone out there does!

Team Name Hall of Fame:

  • 1/2 Non-Canadian – They started out 1/3 Non-Canadian, but the numbers dwindled.
  • Jared – No idea what this word means...
  • Aside From That, How Was The Parade, Mrs. Kennedy? – Too soon.

 See you next Wednesday.

 

 

Ozzie's Seattle
105 W Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98119
Wednesdays: 7:00 PM
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12:28 AM, October 23, 2014
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Getting Figgy Wit It 81

Tim's Feet 79

Quiz On My Tits 66

Does Anyone Else Get An Erection Listening To Smashmouth? 63

Not In Last Place 61

Squeezin' Daddies 58

Trevors 58

Better Late Than Pregnant 51

Bob Loblaw's Law Blog 43

Brasky 24

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Jared ()

Not so long ago, I was on a team playing quiz and we ruled the school. My personal areas of expertise were both audio rounds, anything involving movies, and American history. One night, I was the only guy in the bar who knew the name of the current prime minister of England.

We placed first almost every week. So often that it became stale and I needed a new challenge. So instead of angering fellow geeks by besting them, I decided I would anger them by doing the asking. So I became a quizmaster and I've been pissing them off ever since.  

There’s only one way to describe tonight: Packed to the fuckin’ gills. The rain poured down and the teams poured in. One after another until the tables were full. A good friend of mine stopped in, grabbed a sheet, said he’d find a spot on his own, and then didn’t even turn in round one.

Enemies became allies, when Getting Figgy Wit It joined forces. Brasky joined the game late, but held their own. Is their name an allusion to the infamous Bill Brasky or to their home state? I’ll let you decide. There’s no debating the allusion of Bob Loblaw’s Law Blog, a completely kind and generous team. Tonight was also the grand return of Squeezin’ Daddies and those fabulous “o”s!

The More We Know:

  • Dropped some knowledge on everyone’s ass, letting them know that Gary, Indiana has the second highest murder rate in the nation. First? East St. Louis.
  • The guy that invented the motor for the sewing machine also invented the motor for ceiling fans. Way to go, guy.
  • For those that don’t know, the chorus of God Bless America:


God Bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her and guide her,
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains to the prairies,
To the oceans white with foam.
God Bless America,
My home sweet home.

Best Worst Answers:

  • One team has earned my eternal respect and love for putting down “Mazes & Monsters” when seeing Tom Hanks. Still wrong, though.
  • One team wrote down “Bono (from U2).” Thanks for clearing that up.
  • And then for one of the names of the founding members of The Babysitters Club, one team wrote down Enid. I mean, ENID?!

Team Name Hall O’ Fame:

  • Does Anyone Else Get An Erection Listening To Smashmouth? – I think there were actually more women than men on this team, so…sure.
  • Not In Last PlaceThe most accurate team name I’ve ever come across.
  • Better Late Than Pregnant – Most people caught the “Arrested Development” reference, but not many caught this “Golden Girls” one.

 

See YOU next Wednesday.

 

 

Ozzie's Seattle
105 W Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98119
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12:40 AM, October 16, 2014
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Wet Hot American Psycho 81

The Name of This Team is Talking Heads 78

Bono Has Ebola 67

Jeff Goldblueman Group 63

2 Mannings 1 Cup 46

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Jared ()

Not so long ago, I was on a team playing quiz and we ruled the school. My personal areas of expertise were both audio rounds, anything involving movies, and American history. One night, I was the only guy in the bar who knew the name of the current prime minister of England.

We placed first almost every week. So often that it became stale and I needed a new challenge. So instead of angering fellow geeks by besting them, I decided I would anger them by doing the asking. So I became a quizmaster and I've been pissing them off ever since.  

I was recently informed that Ozzie’s was the very first venue in Seattle to host Geeks Who Drink pub quiz. In addition to that, Seattle is the only region in the nation where the first venue to host is still currently going. I don’t take that lightly and want to uphold this honor with pride and respect. So is it a coincidence that Ozzie’s is getting a new karaoke system next week? Prepare yourselves for reverb, pitch modulation, and Autotune!

The More We Know:

  • When pronouncing Barcelona as “Barthelona,” I was asked if I had a lisp. No, this is how the majority of the Spanish people pronounce their “s”es. I’m just trying to be accurate. Plus, I’m this close to bumping Penelope Cruz off the Sexiest Woman Alive list.
  • Colorado and Wyoming are the only two perfectly rectangular states. Kansas was close, but Missouri gets that royal little corner.
  • Everyone blocked out that part of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” where the villain was some horrid child kidnapper. Adds quite an element to the second half of that title…

Best Worst Answers:

  • Someone mistook “Twin Peaks” for “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse” and now I just want to make a Kickstarter to fund this crossover.
  • One team decided to have fun in the last round, saying that Satan was the owner of Taco Bell (not far off), and that every disease they didn’t know affected the balls (which isn’t an organ, to my knowledge).

Team Name Hall O’ Fame:

  • Jeff Goldblueman Group – The “before and after” competition is getting fierce up in here.
  • Wet Hot American Psycho – I swear I saw a young lady turn around sharply when she heard me announce the words “wet” and “hot.”
  • The Name of This Team is Talking Heads – They started out strong, but got David Byrned in the end. See? You’re talking to the MASTER of before and after, baby.

 

See You Next Wednesday!

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