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Friday Trivia – Old Chicago @ Superior July 31, 2009

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Ricoh here. Once again we got Superior rowdy with a game of Friday night trivia!

We had some newcomers, so welcome Olive Juice You Too, make sure the regulars don’t bite…too hard.

TMNT (who were trying to cash in on me wearing a Ninja Turtles shirt) pillaged their way to a first round win, winning the tiebreaker against Last Place.

Last Place wasn’t to lose the second round, taking the round with their superior 90’s movie knowledge.

Everyone was treated to all hair bands music all night courtesy of someone who put like $100 in the jukebox and played Poison and Whitesnake music all night.

Last Place took our third round, with great baseball and science knowledge.

First Place: Last Place – 40 pts
Second Place: Olive Juice You Too – 34 pts

See you guys next week!

The night of changing team names! July 31, 2009

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Last night was a big night! Overall we had 15 teams play, some for the whole time, some for just a few rounds, but no matter how long you played, the competition was fierce for sure!

Round 1, surprise surprise, ended in a tie!   I’m Buzzed and Stella!!! came out on top with several teams nipping at their heels.  I’m Buzzed won the tie breaker and got a bucket of beer!

If you thought round 1 was close, you weren’t there for round 2!  First place went to W.A.S.P. who played this round, got their prize and left!  They won by a half point and behind them within 2 points were 7 teams!!  Waxy Tongue (who started as Delicious Hippopotamus) and late comer Carlito were just a half point off of first!  A bonus beer question gave Solano a bucket of beer and fuel for another round! The Humps (who started as Beer Me!) definitely were in the game and looking for blood!

Here comes round 3 and more hot pursuits!  One More Beer and Zach & Amy joined in for a go at the round prize but the real game was between those who were trying to get that overall prize!  Norwegian Refugee Redo, now equiped with a full team, won the round but just fell short of the overall grand prize!  I’m Buzzed took that number one spot after a huge rally in round 3.

Thank you for everyone for coming out!! See you all next week, same bat time, same bat place.

W.A.S.P. didnt mean to drink and run but...

W.A.S.P. didn't mean to drink and run but...

Im Buzzed was a dark horse and won!

I'm Buzzed was a dark horse and won!

Travlers were great contenders all night!

Travlers were great contenders all night!

Newcomers Solano had luck on their side for free beer!

Newcomers Solano had luck on their side and got free beer!

Stella!!! set their sales for first but came up just short!

Stella!!! set their sales for first but came up just short!

Another fine example that Carlito hates pictures!

Another fine example that Carlito hates pictures!

Beer Me/The Humps love peace? or bunnies?

Beer Me/The Humps love peace? or bunnies?

Norwegian Refugee Redo took home the silver!

Norwegian Refugee Redo took home the silver!

ST Crushes All Competition July 31, 2009

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The Sotally Tober juggernaut crushed the souls of  all the competitors in City Pub Wednesday night. Oh in the first round there might have been a few teams that threatened our champions, but by Round 2 the battle for second place was much more interesting.

There were a total of five teams that finished our game, with the top two taking home prizes. Stew Pidasole took home second on their trivia debut. One man team Punk N Drublic and Samson Keepers tied for third, with the Snitch Snatcher running up from the rear. If you were taking this last week off, check us out for August. We have something special in store next week. See you there!

NO YOU CANNOT USE YOUR IPHONE July 30, 2009

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Ok seriously???? NO!  I have no idea why people (you know who you are) think that trivia is a game of look up the answers online. 

Also let’s address another issue, and that is the number of players thing.  The only thing I can figure right now is to take points off or something.  I never would want a random friend to have to leave, or to split up a team, but you know how things go….

Ok… I shall stop scolding and get on to the results!!!

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Ok so I thought your outfits were weird, but now this pic explains everything!!! First place- HOLLA!!!

MJF FAN CLUB!!!! Do you have any idea of how long I searched for that missed connection on Craig’s List?  I really wanted to use that as some material for the blog…. CURSES!!!!  The following will have to do….

***Friday night at barclose. you were in a white Porsche and I was walking through the drive up. I think this is hilarious but we had a funny convo about your broken wrist and how I am obviously far from your league. haha***

 

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BARB- we’re not using an Iphone!!!  You boys do realize that people took this as an excuse to cheat- right????

BUM RUSH THE SHOW:  I appreciate your honesty on the last question where you told me you felt guilty for using your computer the whole time.  Am I a bad pers0n that I suspected this of you?  Are you bad people for still getting some answers wrong???

BAKED MAC: Philip- had I seen this pic a few months ago, who knows what could have happened????

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CHILLY WILLY- Thanks for playing!!!  I wish that we still were back in the day when you could punch a bunch of holes in a sheet of ice with a pencil…and still make a phone call!  Now its all high techy with cell phones and whatnot…

SPECK:  OK, this is probably really silly, but am I the only one who had no idea that Speck was ham????  I always associated this word with dust.  Who knew?

I have an idea- since summer seems to have escaped us, and it rains all the time- you should all bring your pals to trivia.  Or beer pong on Sunday at 8. Or even $1 PBR on Wednesday! Really trivia is the best though and you know it.

Babs

Cheaters Never Win & Winners Never Cheat July 30, 2009

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….At least when it comes to Buzzwordz Trivia. This week at Big Shots Sports Cafe in Bedford, I repeatedly reinforced Rule #3 which is that cheating is not tolerated.

Alli Cat & Friends (31 points)

Alli Cat & Friends (31 points)

Unfortunately, some teams did not feel that this rule applied to them. Without pointing out that team, it is important to remember that cheaters NEVER win….. and the trivia host can see to it.

Bang Botz (34 points)

Bang Botz (34 points)

The questions in Round 1 appeared to be pretty difficult as many of the teams struggled to top 5 points. However, the Bang Botz managed to muster up enough correct answers to finish the round with 7 points, taking home the $10 Gift Certificate from Big Shots. The Farmers, along with Team Barack Beats Scissors, were just edged out with 6 points.

Barack Beats Scissors/Teabag Coldbrew/$5 foot (sch)longs  40 points and the Winners!

Barack Beats Scissors/Teabag Coldbrew/$5 foot (sch)longs 40 points and the Winners!

All the teams rebounded nicely for the second round and the teams Make the Girls Drooligans and Smartass McCrackin’ (one of my regulars) had very respectable scores of 13 & 14 points.

The Cunning Linguist (38 points)

The Cunning Linguist (38 points)

The Cunning Linguist and Team TexMex (both regulars as well) finished the round with 14 points. However, The Farmers out-guessed Team Shnap on the Playboy tie-breaker question and took home the Round 2 prize.

By the end of the game, after a brief audio glitch involving the jukebox, The Cunning Linguist, Make the Girls Drooligans, and The Farmers had finished in a tie for second place.

Team Shnap (35 points)

Team Shnap (35 points)

The night belonged to the team that changed their name with each round….. Barack Beats Scissors/Teabag Coldbrew/$5 foot (sch)longs finished the game with 40 points, the best name(s), and the $20 Gift Certificate from Big Shots.

Smartass McCrackin' (27 points)

Smartass McCrackin' (27 points)

Congrats to the team with three names and everyone else that came out to Big Shots for another installment of Buzzwordz Trivia. We’ll see you next week, hopefully without the iphones and the cheater-cheater-pumpkin-eaters.

The Farmers (38 points)

The Farmers (38 points)

Team TexMex (36 points)

Team TexMex (36 points)

Make the Girls Drooligans (38 points)

Make the Girls Drooligans (38 points)

Raise the roof!! July 30, 2009

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So was this week going to be the first time that we could have a perfectly smooth trivia night at II Brothers in Frisco?!

All the equipment: Check.

Case of the Mondays

Case of the Mondays

No smoke coming from the keyboard: Check.

Music working properly: Check.

Beer specials: Check.

As I was on my way to II Brothers, I was beginning to thing that everything was going to be smooth … until I walked out the door and noticed the typhoon that decided to visit Frisco for the night.

With non-stop torrential downpour and severe thunderstorms all around (not to mention a pretty decent lightening show), there were still several teams that made it out to get their Buzzwordz Trivia on.

Special shout out to our youngest team that’s played on Monday nights thus far –> The Angels consisted of mom and her two younger daughters, who would “raise the roof” every time they got an answer correct. I think I’m going to use that from now on … I got her permission, so I feel good about it.

Some new faces in the crowd included Case of the Mondays, who graced us with their presence over another location that they normally go to on Mondays! It was great to have them in the house and it was evident after the first round that they knew how to play. After a half hour, they were 10 for 10 and had a perfect score and nasty looks coming from everyone else!

They simmered down quite a bit in the second round though and the regular team of Wine & Dine went back to their natural dominance, after not placing the last two weeks. W&D racked up 11 and 24 points in the final two rounds. The final of 44 points became the second highest in II Brothers Buzzwordz history (all two months of it).

A special shout out to Spicey Curry! They had a bad attitude to begin with, but hey, that’s nothing that a little alcohol can’t cure. Great early performance with seven points but I’m pretty sure that’s about when they gave up. Hey guys, drink a little earlier next time.

Hopefully the rain will stay away next week!!! Until then ….

Rock on, Buzzword babies!!!

Bingo at the Blake Street July 27, 2009

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Hey guys!  We survived another weekend and ended it with a good game of Bingo.  I know it’s gonna look like everyone ran home and changed clothes on the break, but these pictures are from a couple different nights.

Dustin, Chanda, Ulyses, Bobbi, and some nameless chap all won prizes this week.  We had lots of stuff to give away, but nobody was able to score the tv yet.

Hope to see you guys next week.

🙂  Marci

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Kella and Jose

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Blake Street Tavern folks and their folks

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Forest, Lisa, Chanda with the Bingo Boss

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Dustin and his crew. Yeah, not sure why he's hiding.

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I'm sorry I don't remember your names. It's ok, your girlfriend wouldn't want me to remember it anyway

an empty table during the break

an empty table during the break

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Tait and his crowd. They were from Australia. Silly Aussies left before I gave away Rockies tickets

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how cute!

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Forest and Lisa with their overturned beers they won

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my "assistant" and my boss.

No news is… no news July 27, 2009

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Sorry for the delay posting the blog this week, I didn’t get it up until my computer went to get fixed for the weekend.  But she’s back and just fine so here is what you’ve all been waiting for….

Round one started off pretty hard  and teams were getting discouraged.  Luckily, the mood changed as some easier questions started popping up!  Teams You Suck and Ouch Ouch You’re on My Hair tied for first place.  Ouch won the tie breaker and gladly took that free bucket of beer!

Round two was close between all the teams JR Nation almost took that round but got Ouch took them out and won again!

In Round three we got 2 new teams who decided to give everyone else a run for the money.  Carlito swept in and easily won.  However, since Carlito didn’t play all three rounds he wasn’t in contention for overall money prizes.  Top winnings went to… you guessed it… Ouch Ouch You’re on My Hair.  Just behind them was JR Nation who got their prize for second place.

I  look forward to seeing you all this week, same bat time, same bat place!

I convinced team Ashton to hang in for the whole game!

JR Nation went home with the silver!

JR Nation went home with the silver!

Ouch Ouch Youre on My Hair had to say goodbye to 2 team members :(

Ouch Ouch You're on My Hair had to say goodbye to 2 team members 😦

Carlito doesnt like having his picture taken!

Carlito doesn't like having his picture taken!

Newbies Night, Plus 1 July 26, 2009

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Shooter Girls, then just Shooters when added some guys, then just Shooter Girl.

Shooter Girls, then just Shooters, then just Shooter Girl. What happened?

I (Heart) Citrus - the bitter taste of defeat

I (Heart) Citrus - the bitter taste of defeat

Ramrod - stylin' to the end

Ramrod - stylin' to the end

PKCs - don't have to be smart, just smarter than the next team.

PKCs - don't have to be smart, just smarter than the next team.

Penis Colonics - smart and artsy too!

Penis Colonics - smart and artsy too!

The most PC of the Penis Colonics art

The most PC of the Penis Colonics art

CJ - Colossal Juggernaut?

CJ - Colossal Juggernaut?

Not the biggest crowd for a Saturday night, but definitely and devoted crowd.  And one filled with newbies.  Only one long-standing group of regulars.  But that didn’t stop the competition from getting pretty intense round after round.

First round and a pitcher of beer went to Viva La Mexico.  But that pitcher seemed to do them in because they struggled mightily in round 2, and then left.  But some prize is better than no prize.

And it was a hot night for style points.  In round 1 alone we had Shooter Girls and Ramrod turn in 5 and PKCs turn in 6.  Wow, nice job!

CJ joined us in round 2 and quickly proved their worth (with the help of nearby barmates).  They won but with Shooter Girls and Penis Colonics all within a point.

And CJ got the Bonus Beer Question as well, so everyone was gunnin’ for them headin’ into round 3.

Again Ramrod lead the way in round 2 style points with 7.

PKCs and Viva La Mexico took off but I (Heart) Citrus joined in.  Too bad they didn’t show up sooner because they had some chops, ending 2nd in round 3, and woulda been in prize contention in the end if they had a full night of it.  Oh well, play and learn.

Although they targets on their back, CJ would not be denied. They blew the competition out of the water in Round 3.

And that lead to a very interesting Top Points score for the evening.  Penis Colonics was able to hold fast and bring in top points overall, but 2nd place shoulda gone to Shooter Girls, but with one of the girls jetting, there just wasn’t enough spark to keep the engine running and CJ overtook them to grab 2nd place overall!  Unheard of for a team missing the entire first round to score a prize for top points. Wow!

BTW, Ramrod finished the evening with 30 style points (15 real points) which was more than half their score.  Thanks for the entertainment. We all appreciated it!

And I have to give a shout out to Penis Colonics for their own form of entertainment.  They started by drawing a cartoon illustrating their team name but quickly moved to a wide array of cartoon Franks, Weiners, Peters, and Dicks in various guises.  I wish I could share them, but you’ll have to imagine Frank-enstein, The Pirate Blueballs, Darth Weiner, Peter (Harry) Potter, and so on.  Hilarious stuff.

So, some great stuff from an intense and fun crowd.

Lookin’ forward to next week.  Hope to see you there too!

Ciao for now,

– Keith

We don’t need no stinking Biker Night! July 23, 2009

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On a night when Buzzwordz Trivia was supposed to be confined to a small section of the bar due to Biker Night at Big Shots, the Buzzwordz trivia buzzers had something else in mind. After a spattering of showers earlier in the day, there were not a lot of bikers that decided to come out to Big Shots. Simply put, Buzzwordz Trivia takes a back seat to no one!

Back for their Thursday night trivia fix, teams Duke, TexMex (back after a

Team Awesome (18 points)

Team Awesome (18 points)

week long hiatus), and Smartass McCrackin’ jumped out to early leads in the opening round. This week, team Duke had too many people for one team, thus, the Acoustic Douche (great team name!) was created. After a quick battle with Ricky Bobby, team Duke prevailed at the end of the opening round.

Charles (39)

Charles (39)

In the second round, Team Charles and Team TexMex jumped ahead of Team Awesome and the house’s own, Team Quarterback, to take a seemingly commanding lead. However, this round belonged to Ricky Bobby as he edged Team Asskick.

At this point in the game,

Team Asskick (33 points)

Team Asskick (33 points)

Team Awesome decided to forfeit and walk away in shame. This was sad to me since they had earned the vaunted extra point by supplying the Twitter keyword to me during the round. For those not familiar with the concept, simply follow us on Twitter and you’ll see the Twitter

Team Duke (42 points) and the winners!

Team Duke (42 points) and the winners!

keyword the day of the event. Give that keyword to your host and you will be awarded on free point. Easy enough right? Now back to the game.

In an effort to help their cause, Big Chris and Team Karen decided to combine their knowledge and create an alliance.

Acoustic Douche/ Jew Man Group/ 'Tween the Balls (40 points)

Acoustic Douche/ Jew Man Group/ 'Tween the Balls (40 points)

They, along with Team XMed, fell just short of the top teams on this night. Offering a new team name with each round, the team formerly known as Acoustic Douche, or Jew Man Group, played round 3 as ‘Tween the Balls and finished in second with 40 points. Just outside the top grouping was Team TexMex, Smartass McCrackin‘, and Team Charles. After a tie-breaker for all the marbles, Team Duke had a guess of 1.5 million people living in Haiti (vs. 8-9 thousand from Ricky Bobby) and was declared champions for the night.

Big Chris

Big Chris

Team Karen!

Team Karen!

Check us out on Twitter for hints as well as the keyword, and PLEASE keep your iphones put away!

Smartass McCrackin' (37 points)

Smartass McCrackin' (37 points)

Team XMed (23 points)

Team XMed (23 points)

Team TexMex (35 points)

Team TexMex (35 points)

Ricky Bobby (42 points)

Ricky Bobby (42 points)

Team Quarternack (37 points)

Team Quarterback (37 points)

The Anteaters (16 points)

The Anteaters (16 points)