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Bowling and Trivia, the Perfect Combination? May 31, 2009

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Pin Pals - artists rendition, your image may vary

Pin Pals - artists rendition, your image may vary

Sampler Platter - from the OC, the best

Sampler Platter - from the OC, the best

WASP + J - all buzz and no sting tonite

WASP + J - all buzz and no sting tonite

Van Railin' - slidin' under the radar

Van Railin' - slidin' under the radar

What's Your Beef? - mmm, prime rib I'd say

What's Your Beef? - mmm, prime rib I'd say

Clint Hurdle's New Job - not answering trivia I suspect

Clint Hurdle's New Job - not answering trivia I suspect

It's Just a Flesh Wound - come back and fight. coward!

It's Just a Flesh Wound - 'tis but a scratch!

Well, I was a doofus and forgot my camera, so taking a page from Barb’s book, I’ve included pics for each of the teams.

Pin Pals is actually a drawing by the one of the ladies in the group (2nd pin from the left).  They showed up late to round 1 because they were bowling, hence the name.  When they showed up during the 8th question, they finished the round without missing (still only 4 points), but no one knew that this was a precursor for the rest of the evening… they would win big.

But for round 1, we started with 11 teams, and except for Beer Neighbors and Hello Kitty, everyone there was battling for top spot.

Van Railin’ would take round 1 by 1/2 point. With WASP + J, Sampler Platter, and What’s Your Beef? just off pace.  But it was too much competition for some: Joey is Ug, Better Than 1, Beer Neighbors and Hello Kitty dropped out before round 2.

As indicated earlier, Pin Pals won round 2 by a good margin, making up for missing some of round 1.  The six remaining teams were all within 2.5 points of each other, with Sampler Platter and Van Railin’ leading the way.

So heading into round 3, vying for top points for the evening, we had all teams clustered within 4 points of each other… it was going to be a close one!

The Bonus Beer Question through everyone off, but It’s Just A Flesh Wound was closest.

So for round 3?…

What’s Your Beef? started strong but couldn’t maintain momentum. Yes, That, Sampler Platter and WASP + J had great 2nd rounds but struggled in round 3. Clint Hurdle’s New Job joined just for round 3, but the one man show wasn’t enough. Van Railin’ after first round success finished the following round and final points just out of scoring position.

So that left Flesh Wound and Pin Pals to duke it out.  They were separated by just 1/2 point, and it was Pin Pals who took it.  They also got top points for the evening but Flesh Wound‘s 3rd round performance was strong enough to put them in the 2nd spot overall.

As usual, this night was a tough and competitive crowd with relatively few style points.  WASP + J did supply 17 style points during the evening and I thank them for that!

so, we’ll see you all next week for another Battle Royale… maybe you should all go bowling first!

Ciao for now,

– Keith

Yes, That - most certainly, almost definitely, yes quite that

Yes, That - most certainly, almost definitely, yes quite that

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What a Difference 1 Point Makes May 29, 2009

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Hans & Co - just missed the sweep

Hans & Co - just missed the sweep

Pike Masters - chasing the win all evening

Pike Masters - chasing the win all evening

T.W.I.L.A.T.S - two rounds, too close

T.W.I.L.A.T.S - two rounds, too close

Fishsticks - note to self "trivia starts at 8"

Fishsticks - note to self "trivia starts at 8"

Luck the Fakers - but no luck tonite

Luck the Fakers - but no luck tonite

If I just reported the winners tonite, you’d have no idea how close each and every round was.  It was an unbelievably tight match til the bitter end.

We started with 12 teams but it was apparent that: JWK, Charles and Beer Me were only going  to be casual players, only answering when the mood strikes.

But everyone else was there for the win.  And when the dust settled from round 1, Hans & Co had won.  But Swagger and Pike Masters were only 1/2 point back with Sexy Pirates, Luck the Fakers, School’s Out, Bacon8rs and Buff Gold just a step behind that.

Sexy Pirates who had supplied 6 style point answers in round 1 took off, along with Ball n Chain and JWK. That’s What I Like About The South (TWILATS) joined in.

Again it was a dogfight. But Hans & Co and Luck the Fakers tied in round 2.  Hans again was not to be denied, much to the dismay of Fakers. And again we had teams close on their heels; Pike Masters just 1/2 point back and TWILATS 1 point back.

This time we lost School’s Out, Bacon8rs, Charles and Beer Me, but picked up Fishsticks.

And with a groan, the Bonus Beer Question went to… Hans & Co.  On the plus side, they had had their fill so they distributed it to the bar.

So heading into the last round, you knew it was going to be tight, and everyone hoped Hans wouldn’t clean up.  And as it turned out, there was another tie for round 3, but Hans wasn’t one of them.  Both Pike Masters and Fishsticks fought over the tie-break question with Fishsticks winning.  But their was redemption for Pike Masters who lost round 1 by 1/2 point and round 2 by 1/2 point and round 3 in a tie-break… they had second highest points for the evening and so ended with a prize.  Hans, of course, had top points.  Luck the Fakers took a dive in round 3 and didn’t end up with anything and TWILATS were just off pace.  Fishsticks say they need  to remember that trivia starts at 8… and that could have changed everything since every round was soooo cloooose.

So I’ll see you all next week for another neck-and-neck race to the finish?

Ciao for now,

– Keith

Lessons from Bender’s May 28th May 29, 2009

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I had so much fun writing Tuesdays blog “Lessons from The Glenn” I’ve decided to make that my “thing.” Every night of trivia, we’re going to try and decypher life’s lessons of the night. Because what is the fun of trivia if we’re not learning anything.

After a week off from Bender’s, due to the Nuggets, and still being a relatively new show at Bender’s (not even two months old…) I was expected a drop in attendance. We  did have several “regulars” missing; the team who changes names every week (this week they were the Stick Figure Kitties) had only two of their pool of eight show up, while the central

I could make an inappropriate joke, but I am sure you already have.

I could make an inappropriate joke, but I am sure you already have.

 

 

One of these days this team is going to stick with a name....

One of these days this team is going to stick with a name....

figure in The Floozies was out sick (we hope she gets better soon!) Despite these attendance set backs, we had a great crowd. Several teams were just stopping by for dinner (like Team Kao) while others were originally there for a game (like Multiple Scoregasm) but most of the bar got involved with the game!

 

Round 1 started off well…..well, it started anyway. Our normal front runners, Legion of SuperNerds, seemed to struggle, only getting a few of the round one questions. Maybe their confidence was shattered two weeks ago, when they were dethroned. Regardless of the reason, Chunky but Funky left everyone in the dust of Round 1, scoring 8 out of 11 possible

I am a nerd, and I love it!

I am a nerd, and I love it!

 points! Their closest competition was Multiple Scoregasm with 5 points! We changed our prize structure this week, so Chunky but Funky won a $10 gift certificate, and then left for their company softball league. (Per their request I can’t say the name of the company they work for, or post photos of them with their works name on their clothes. Therefore, enjoy this humorous photo.)

 

Round two saw a new team “M&M” enter the game. They conquered most of the competition, but round two also saw fan favorites Legion of Super Nerds back to their shining glory. We ended round two with a tie. The nerds barely pulled

What if the Nerds, and our other regulars (Kitties) teamed up? They'd be unstoppable! Call the CIA, we have a code red!

What if the Nerds, and our other regulars (Kitties) teamed up? They'd be unstoppable! Call the CIA, we have a code red!

ahead of our hard candy shelled competitors, but pull ahead they did, winning a $15 gift certificate. 

 

Round 3, the final round. The round to end all rounds. The round….well you get the idea. Despite being at a fifth of their strength, Stick Figure kitties stayed in the top two teams all the way to the end, as did Multiple Scoregasm, and Wet Tea Bags. Ultimately Round 3 saw M&M get their revenge by winning with 15 points, their closest team only had 11. M&M won the coveted $20 gift certificate. Once again they chose not to get a picture, so here is another funny photo.

Yummy.

Yummy.

 

 

So what did we learn this week from Bender’s?
1) Don’t under estimate a nerds confidence.
2) Don’t assume people won’t show up because there is no Nuggets game.
3) Those WERE the droids you were looking for!
                                                                                                               4) They melt in your mouth, not in your hands.

Falcon Brewery May 28, 2009

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And Aloha means goodbye.. Nah, Im not leaving the crew at the pub, its just another goodbye to another good night of trivia madness. Love killing the weak brain cells, and boy did we do a good job..

Rat Bastard

Rat Bastard

What a Rat Bastard he was. Didnt do jack the first two rounds then comes alive for round three. I guess he didnt want to jump off his ship till he got his beer.

Ben

Ben

This was Team Ben. Guess what his first name is.. your wrong, its BEN. All caps baby, thats how he rolls. And speaking of rolling, by the third round, we had to shorten his name to just B.

Im Eating

Im Eating

This fine lass was in a class all by herself. Thats because no one wanted to be on her team. She was to busy grubbing on the great food at Falcon, she had no time to play. Although she did score… at trivia in round two.

Me

Me

Team Me was a hit in the first two rounds, but he had to leave by the third round because it was clear that it wasnt all about him, as it was about me..

Dodd

Dodd

Team Dodd was racking up the points and by the end of the third round, they earned enough to get some serious bar cash for next time. GREAT JOB! Im hoping that they show up next week to defend their championship.

Late Arrivals

Late Arrivals

These fine folks showed just in the nick of time. They came at the start of the third round and completely smoked the competition. It looked bleak for everyone that round. They won the third round for their efforts and when they show up next week, I wont be surprised if they take the entire evening.

Bohemians

Bohemians

This fearsome twosome bring some very good knowledge to the table, especially the table they always sit in. I have to give them a shout out for always showing up and always playing. Even if shes cheating using her Iphone. Just kidding, she would never do that. LOL

Humm

Humm

Team Humm won the first round and because its the bar staff that won it, and not just by their team name, the default winner was the Rat Bastard, and he was in heaven from team Humm..

Thanks to everyone for playing this week, I am always giving out beers and answers for anyone who asks. Just remember to remember me by the time the game is over. 😉

Thursdays Trivia Hint May 27, 2009

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Thursday’s trivia hint: Reggie Jackson…good luck!

Wednesday does not exist! May 27, 2009

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Well, it doesn’t for Buzzwordz. No trivia nights on Wednesday due to the Nuggets greatness. Go Nugs!

Nice work Cavs… Oh… right…. Never mind. May 26, 2009

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But I still don’t think it was very cool of you to boo me when I cheered for the Cavs.  Simple rule- don’t boo the person who is in charge of the game! 

I mean fine… maybe I was drinking wine out of a straw, but whatever.. .

 

101_0506

No idea of why this pic is so big- but hey Scallywags- perhaps because you did AWESOME tonight!  All you have to do is actually stick around til the end!

101_0501

Where is the rest of your team?

101_0504

 

I like your hair

101_0502

 

Wait- where is the rest of your team?!?!  What’s with all the missing teams?

101_0505

 

So, we only get to see that dude’s ear and a sleeve?  That is stupid. 

 

And so was the game.

 

Curses!!!  Apparently everyone drank their faces off yesterday btw- a little empty huh?  Shout out to the dedicated folks!!!

Barb

Lessons from The Glenn May 26, 2009

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After a week off from trivia at The Glenn, thanks to the Nuggets, it was an interesting night. One of the mainstays of the Glenn’s trivia crowd, Gods of Wrong Answers, was a no show (apparently they were at the Rockies game. Whatever….) 

Three teams competed throughout the night: FOP, 3 Blondes and 1/2 a Redhead, and a team with a name that shouldn’t be written on this blog. We’ll call them the Cupcakes.

The "Cupcakes" ---this wasn't their real name, but it was the tall guys birthday.

The "Cupcakes" ---this wasn't their real name, but it was the tall guys birthday.

 

 

Round 1 began with some controversy. Question 1, in the category of “people” had to do with planes, and Question 2 “What is the most populous country named after someone?” was challenged. The official answer was USA, but FOP pointed out that China was named for the Chin Dynasty. Not really a SOMEONE but rather SOME PEOPLE, but I gave them the point. In the end it wasn’t enough, and 3 Blondes and 1/2 a Redhead took Round 1 and the $10 gift certificate. 

 

Too bad there is no prize for second place....well, there sort of was.

Too bad there is no prize for second place....well, there sort of was.

Round 2 was a little bit tougher of a round. The Cupcakes only scored 1 point the entire round. But when little Becky asked me to give them 5 bonus points for being her birthday, how could I say no? They still lost, and it turned out she lied about her birthday. She was still adorable though. Once again, 3 Blondes pulled through for round 2, and walked away with another $15.

 

Finally, in Round 3 we had the most disturbing question I have ever encountered in a Trivia Game. Basically it asked if you had to eat someone with a disease which person should you eat. Mmmmmmmm cannibalism…..Once again, 3 Blondes walked away with the $20 gift certificate. They felt kind hearted, and gave FOP one of their gift certificates, because it was such a close game.

Apparently all those blonde jokes were just mean, cruel, and totally not true. But everything you've heard about redheads is correct.

Apparently all those blonde jokes were just mean, cruel, and totally not true. But everything you've heard about redheads is correct.

 

 

So what are our lessons this week?

1) Don’t go see the Rockies when you have a chance to play trivia.
 2) Be kind to little girls and fellow competitors (even if they lie about their birthdays)
3) If you have to, you can eat someone with Alzheimer’s. 

End of Lesson.

Nuggies Nada, Wookies Win May 24, 2009

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Avery - or 'a very' good decision to stretch the ol' brain muscles

Avery - or 'a very' good decision to stretch the ol' brain muscles

Blood Beasts - not out for blood tonite though

Blood Beasts - not out for blood tonite though

I Bent My Wookie - but can you straighten it out?

I Bent My Wookie - but can you straighten it out?

MTD - Much To Do... pool, trivia, beer, so many things, so little time

MTD - Much To Do... pool, trivia, beer, so many things, so little time

JKZ - Just Keepit Zipped? Not these girls!

JKZ - Just Keepit Zen-like... ohhhmmm!

Castration Station - shoulda skipped the Nuggies game and just played trivia all nite

Castration Station - shoulda skipped the Nuggies game and just played trivia all nite

Well, after the disappointing Nuggets loss, not many wanted to hang around for trivia despite the lure of more beer and gift certificates.  Oh well.  But those coming out after the game gave the trivia a boost.

We started with 5 teams for the shorter Beer Blitz round 1.  Avery, Medina and MTD gave it their best shot but Yes, That and I Bent My Wookie took a commanding lead and Wookie walked away with the beer after a 1 point lead.

Avery and Medina were not feeling too smart and sat out round 2.  But Team Me joined in the fun.  Again Yes, That and Wookie were leading the pack and it was Wookie again who won, but this time only by 1/2 point!

A disappointed Yes, That had to leave without a chance to redeem themselves.  Maybe next week!  Medina and Me also jetted, but the bar started to fill up again, so we got Avery back into playing and added Castration Station, JKZ, and Blood Beasts.

Some good performances were turned in but there was no denying Wookie who swept for the evening.  Nice job!

A special shout out goes to JKZ who turned in 15 style points just in round 3.  Wowza!  And with a good performance in round 3, Castration Station was rethinking whether going to the Nuggets game was worth it – they coulda been a contender!

Thanks to Blood Beasts, Avery and MTD for filling in!

No Nuggets game next Saturday so I’ll see everyone out in full forces next week!

Ciao for now,

– Keith

One Point Separates Winners from Poozers May 21, 2009

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It was last weeks’s 2nd place winners, Sotally Tober back on top last night in a dramatic return to form. It was a slight let down in participants from last week’s record setting attendance, but a vigorous game was to be had nontheless.

Sotally Tober shot out of the cannon quickly, winning rounds one and two. Their archenemies Sparklemotion clawed back all the way back to within one point, taking full advantage of the higher point values in the third round. It was not to be. One man, Allan took third place. The Jayhawks were in the room. The A-holes didn’t cut the mustard, but they had a good time.  Join us next week for the best hamburgers in town.