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posted June 25, 2014 9:35 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu July 17 at 9:00 PM, The Glenwood
6962 North Glenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
CHANGE OF LOCATION! Riddle Me That! is leaving Town Hall Pub for greener pastures, so as a fill-in event, let's challenge Reddit for trivia supremacy.
Don't make me fight them off alone.
posted by eamondaly to Meetup (35 comments total)

Even when I'm terrible at the triva, I like this event.
posted by garlic at 10:33 AM on June 25, 2014 [1 favorite]

Are the trivia questions usually modern pop-culture and sports, or do they mix it up a bit?
posted by tzikeh at 5:04 PM on June 25, 2014

last time it was beastie boy themed. bleep answered 90% of the questions with some help from the rest of us. One of the times it was American Gladiator themed, so all the answers were the names of American Gladiators, but the questions were over a wide theme of things that happened to have answers that were also American Gladiator names. We had a geography themed one as well. All in all, even though eamondaly acts like he's only in it for the winning (and we do have a winning team every other month or two), it's silly and fun and you're welcome to come even if you don't know trivia.
posted by garlic at 8:59 AM on June 26, 2014

this time, by God, I will not head in the wrong direction on Halsted!
posted by jacy at 9:50 AM on June 26, 2014

Because we're terrible at remembering to look for new faces, eamondaly looks like the avatar on his user page (though slightly less bushy at the moment) and I look like the avatar on mine. Phunniemee also looks like her avatar if she makes it. We tend to sit towards the front near the stage.
posted by garlic at 9:55 AM on June 26, 2014

fun fact: according to my parents and their friends (who grew up in Uk Village and/or on Taylor Street in the 40's & 50's) "going West on Halsted" was slang for "gay" when they were young. So "by god, I will not head in the wrong direction on Halsted" takes on a whole new meaning in that context!
posted by crush-onastick at 7:43 AM on July 10, 2014

posted by garlic at 8:56 AM on July 10, 2014

yes, since Halsted runs north-south. "Going west on Halsted" was queer, in the sense of "deviating from normal".
posted by crush-onastick at 3:51 PM on July 12, 2014

Terrible news: this is almost certainly cancelled, as Riddle Me That is looking for a new home. An alternate event will be sussed out ASAP.
posted by eamondaly at 5:48 PM on July 12, 2014

What's the status?
posted by garlic at 8:38 AM on July 16, 2014

I've been trying to find something else fun in the area, but it seems to be totally dead. If we still want to hit up trivia, there's a game at The Glenwood just off the Morse Red Line stop, where we could do battle against Reddit.
posted by eamondaly at 9:55 AM on July 16, 2014

Ok, I'm down to lose to Reddit with you.
posted by garlic at 2:08 PM on July 16, 2014

This is so far north the sun probably doesn't even set there.

So I am very likely out on this one. :(
posted by phunniemee at 2:22 PM on July 16, 2014

:( It is right off the Red Line and just an extra 10 minutes north. I tried to find something else in proximity to Town Hall Pub, but I suspected there would be very few of you who would want to head to Berlin instead.
posted by eamondaly at 2:26 PM on July 16, 2014 [2 favorites]

You'll still look like your avatars, right?
posted by jacy at 2:34 PM on July 16, 2014

eamondaly will probably be about 73% more sparkly but otherwise yes.

Also, no worries. I have a meetup on my couch later this month, so I obviously meetup proximity isn't something I should be too concerned about.
posted by phunniemee at 2:39 PM on July 16, 2014 [1 favorite]

My hair is taller.
posted by eamondaly at 5:20 PM on July 16, 2014

If the thing I accidentally planned for this evening ends in time, I'll be there.
posted by youngergirl44 at 4:44 AM on July 17, 2014

I also look like my avatar now. (In that I recently changed it with a very current picture, not that I took a previously existing avatar and shaped my form to it, which would be pretty awesome I'll admit)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:35 AM on July 17, 2014

as discussed at another MoMu15 meetup, I've put my cell number in my Metafilter profile.
posted by garlic at 2:53 PM on July 17, 2014

That was very fun! Go team!
posted by bleep at 10:45 PM on July 17, 2014 [3 favorites]

I loved that Reddit didn't even know what the fuck MetaFilter was.
posted by eamondaly at 12:59 AM on July 18, 2014 [2 favorites]

posted by eamondaly at 1:03 AM on July 18, 2014 [1 favorite]

Seriously though, sweet fudging hominy this was so successful I can't even post about it right now.
posted by eamondaly at 1:10 AM on July 18, 2014

Too bad the sun was so bright we couldn't see.
posted by bleep at 1:13 AM on July 18, 2014 [3 favorites]

posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:11 AM on July 18, 2014

only so I could see them comment on Meetup "We have Frank, Joe, and Nick tomorrow -- no way we can lose!"
posted by garlic at 6:53 AM on July 18, 2014 [2 favorites]

To Whom It May Concern:

Please excuse MCMikeNamara from any work this morning. He spent the time trying to see if he could scrounge up enough material for a FPP about Pinky and Leather Toscadero.

Epstein's Mother
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:38 AM on July 18, 2014 [2 favorites]

I've got to say, the resemblance was uncanny! It was great to meet all of you, and I think I had as much fun as could be had without nerf guns being involved.
posted by jacy at 9:32 AM on July 18, 2014 [2 favorites]

Dear We Dropped Our MetaFilter In Ur Reddit,

Greetings from Q&A Headquarters, thank you so much for your continued support for Q&A Trivia and welcome to our Free Tournament League. You are now officially enrolled! We are in our inaugural season and will look to have our first $500 cash game in mid-December. We’ll let you in on the details as soon as we have them finalized.

This is your League Number: 0015

Write this number down on your first answer slip at each game you play (you can play at any of our existing & future locations and can use various names, so long as you use the same league number).

From this point on all your scores will be added together until December when the season closes out. If you’re among the top 25 teams in the league, you’ll get an automatic invite to the Cash Game. Even if you’re out of the top 25, you still may qualify, but we’ll let you know closer to the game. Leaderboards will be posted on our soon-to-be-completed website, but we will post them on social media in the interim.

Again, thanks for your support and good luck in the league!

Best regards,

Q&A Trivia
posted by eamondaly at 4:32 PM on July 21, 2014

Dipped. DIPPED.
posted by bleep at 5:11 PM on July 21, 2014 [2 favorites]

On one hand, I like the idea of somehow being told that I am part of the best trivia team of 2014, no matter who is the judge.

On the other hand, I thought about "bespoke" as slang and the Springfield Isotopes last night which almost triggered an aneurysm when I tried to explain the events. (And we won.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:35 AM on July 22, 2014 [2 favorites]

Next time we'll be better able to predict shenanigans and know to trust our gut. (First use of bespoke: 1607. Yes I went and looked that up.)
posted by bleep at 11:50 AM on July 22, 2014 [3 favorites]

I can't make it this week, but apparently they're going again if anyone wants to continue our reign.
posted by eamondaly at 6:58 PM on July 22, 2014

15 is one of my lucky numbers like and seeing our picture on the top of the Facebook group's profile page just now has filled me with extreme joy and pride, so I am considering showing up tonight and representing the side in an unofficial Part 2 of this meetup if anyone is interested.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:52 PM on July 24, 2014

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