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It's a Presidents' Day blowout sale on trivia!
posted February 11, 2013 11:01 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Mon February 18 at 7:30 PM, Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square
96 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA, USA (Map & Directions)
NOTE: NEXT MONDAY. I was hoping to call our regular Monday night Thing for this week, but with Harvard Square a giant slippery slushball at the moment, let's hold off for one more week for Geeks Who Drink trivia at Tommy Doyle's. I recommend listening to this to prepare.
posted by Horace Rumpole to Meetup (16 comments total)

I was recently useful by knowing that Taft was big and fat and had a mustache. I'll be there!
posted by maryr at 7:31 AM on February 12, 2013


I'll be in Arizona. Fun presidential fact: Alexander Haig staged an unsuccessful coup after Reagan was shot in 1981!*

*Not really
posted by not_on_display at 4:08 PM on February 12, 2013


IIRC, Reagan won the Cold War and lost his mind.
posted by maryr at 10:49 PM on February 13, 2013


Well, I got completely confused about what day this is, and unfortunately I won't be able to make it. Next time!
posted by backseatpilot at 6:47 AM on February 18, 2013


Hey, I can make it for once!
posted by A dead Quaker at 8:14 AM on February 18, 2013


Tonight's categories:
AAII!
The Patriot's Playlist
Keep On Rollin'
No Bones About It
Sh*t You Didn't Know Black People Invented

This list might be helpful, although surely it's an exaggeration to say the peanut was "previously useless."
posted by Horace Rumpole at 10:51 AM on February 18, 2013


A valiant effort by George Washington Tater falls just short. But the important thing is, I won a pint glass! The asshole gum, on the other hand, straight into the trash.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:31 PM on February 18, 2013


FWIW, when I heard the question about pizza made with sauce on top, this was the thread I was thinking of. Turns out Ohio has a totally different crazy way of making pizza.
posted by A dead Quaker at 8:43 PM on February 18, 2013


Sorry guys - turns out the last main-line Plantagenet king was Richard II. His successor, Henry IV, belonged to a cadet branch of the family. He usurped Richard's title and established the House of Lancaster.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 8:47 PM on February 18, 2013


I was totally right about the Columbia River, so I have nothing to apologize for.
posted by maryr at 9:28 PM on February 18, 2013


So judging from the comments here this was one rip-roaring trivia session. Can't wait to read the recap.

Also, FYI, if Horace gets a question wrong you guys can totally beat him with a pencil.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 10:14 PM on February 18, 2013


Gah, our second straight one-point loss!
posted by Horace Rumpole at 8:15 AM on February 19, 2013


If only I had been there! I could have convinced you all about some wrong answers and it would have been a multiple-point loss! The shame!
posted by backseatpilot at 8:38 AM on February 19, 2013


In true geeky nature, we missed the Richard III question on a technicality. CURSES.
posted by maryr at 10:32 AM on February 19, 2013


But we all knew about the parking lot, so we have that going for us, I guess?
posted by maryrussell at 3:11 PM on February 19, 2013


By the way, this here is my favorite gif.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 3:49 PM on February 19, 2013 [1 favorite]



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