Last night was another 51 flavors of Trivia, with your guide and chef Jennifer navigating us all a varied tasting menu of question at Dempsey’s. (Wow, that was labored metaphor, huh?) We had fantastic questions on Monsters and Months and the special piquancy that can come only from the Name Threes round.
We all learned that the Decemberists are aren’t just an indie band with charming poetical lyrics but that they’re also trying to teach us about russian history too! I’m looking forward to their eventual tribute band: The Bolsheviks. (Hey, actually that’s a real band – I had no idea). Also, I am convinced that those of you who wrote that octothorpe and double dagger would make awesome comic book villans are right, so get on that Marvel and DC!… [more]
A good time was had by all this week at Dempsey’s as we rolled through another set of 51 questions on topics like Gemini (happy birthday to all the twins and multiple personality folk) and Spelling and Bees.
We were not able to find out just who bought this amazing painting of Bea Arthur last week, for almost $2 million. I wish it was Jimmy Kimmel! (Google for the NSFW version yourself – nobody should have awkward HR convos on our account)
The return of Arrested Development led to a multitude of fabulous team names, including two AnuStarts (There’s no I in AnuStart and The Good AnuStart) and Bitchslapped by Buster Bluth’s Giant Hand.… [more]
Despite the nerdiness and the sometimes private nature of people who love learning about new things, we really are in the communications business. As we like to say: If you like what we do, tell someone. If you don’t, tell us. And we mean that.
That said, though, this was a lovely note we got after a private function last week.
The event was a major success! [E]veryone is still buzzing around sharing photos and telling stories. It’s just the kind of activity that we needed to bring everyone together. Also, the questions were the right level of difficulty and variety, so everyone could contribute.
Well, it was another rollicking good time last night at Dempsey’s as we continued to conquer All the Knowledge in the World! Okay, not really, but we gave a pretty good college-try to conquering songs about booze, all things Sherlock-ian and the number 2.
On the team name front, clearly the news that Anthony Wiener is back in politics and running for mayor of NYC was too much for our teams to resist. Seriously, that guy is the comedy gift that keeps on giving. So we had a Best Team Name Category: Wiener Division. And the weiner was (sorry, sorry!): Leaner Meaner Anthony Weiner!… [more]
Last night at Dempsey’s was full of pure creamy goodness from questions about Eric Clapton’s band to the misleading nomenclature of Half and Half (more about that later). Thanks to Host Jennifer for leading us through another fun, yet informative, evening. We also want to thank our sponsors at Different Animals* for giving best team name winner Better Late Than Pregnant tickets to see their show – we hear it’s really great, and we’re looking forward to their review.
But, as we strive for even greater accuracy in our fact-based entertainment endeavors here at TriviaNYC HQ, we have to admit, we got schooled in the subject of cream last night.… [more]
In his recent TED talk in Seattle, Ken Jennings (@KenJennings on Twitter) discusses the epiphany he had while on stage beside Watson, watching it parse Jeopardy! questions faster than he & Brad Rutter (@BradRutter on Twitter) could, seeing a vision of two futures: one where we give up on knowing things personally and let the Cloud become our memories & our minds, and one where humanity maintains its mastery over our robot creations, pushing them to get better and evolve toward a more perfect universe, as they learn how to push us.
It’s pretty funny, and oddly touching in places.… [more]
Tonight was going to be the grand debut of Midtown Trivia Mondays at EVR, and our newest hosts Jamie & Giana are primed, prepped and ready to rock your Monday night quizzing plans in a way that, frankly, you haven’t seen before. And that’s still going to happen.
But we’ve been informed that the last of EVR’s pre-trivia obligations is going down tonight, so we’re going to push the launch back to next week. Same bat time, same bat channel, all continues to be well.
A couple of us will be down at EVR anyway, just hanging out, seeing what the hell’s going on, and maybe steering anyone who shows up anyway to another venue on the block for some cocktails and an informal meet, greet and quiz read.… [more]
This Saturday, Rufus Khan, a comedy troupe packed with amazingly quick players and getting their sea legs every week, continues their exploration into improv with a set at the Player’s Theater on Macdougal Street. They’re not just wickedly funny; they interact amazingly well together, and you’re pretty much guaranteed to be amazed and delighted by the stuff they make up in front of you.
I’m not just saying that because they’ve given all trivia players this week a discount coupon to their show, and so we love them for the fact that they love us. Our affection cannot be bought that easily, and we’re insulted that you think otherwise.… [more]
There are a lot of people stoked about the re-entry of Game Of Thrones into our weekly cultural conversation, so someone went ahead and did this. Many thanks.
Congratulations to “Seder Masochism,” last night’s champions, and to everyone who came down and kicked a little butt on this Tuesday of Spring Break!… [more]