Quiz Night
posted February 6, 2016 4:00 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Tue February 16 at 8:00 PM, George and Dragon
206 N 36th St, Seattle, WA, USA (Map & Directions)
A challenge was made in the SAD meetup thread. Quiz nights are Tuesdays at the George and Dragon at 8 PM in Fremont.
Who is interested?
posted by the man of twists and turns to Meetup (42 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I'd be interested!

I'm not sure how much of an asset I'm going to be, but if "sperm biology" or "dating foibles of the Paris Surrealist Group" turn up as topics, I'm your woman.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 9:11 PM on February 6, 2016 [2 favorites]


I am also interested, not sure how much of my trivial knowledge will come in useful. So strange how much is built up on either side of the George and Dragon, the Fremont I used to live in has undergone many changes.
posted by Radiophonic Oddity at 12:44 AM on February 7, 2016


I'm interested! I said yes to the last Seattle meetup and then completely 100% forgot about it because on Friday afternoon I just wanted to get home ASAP (and Google didn't remind me for some reason). But I'd like a second try at a first meetup.
posted by valrus at 7:07 AM on February 7, 2016


The George and Dragon fka the Midget Tavern, if I recall correctly...
posted by y2karl at 8:57 AM on February 7, 2016


Interested! (also if it doesn't come up I totally want a lecture on dating foibles of the Paris Surrealist group. Is this unlocked with beer?)
posted by corb at 10:20 AM on February 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


Very interested. Turns out, Seattle MeFites are a pretty good bunch.
posted by Special Agent Dale Cooper at 10:29 AM on February 7, 2016


I may drop in. Will this be a weekly thing or only a one time thing?
posted by ChrisR at 3:04 PM on February 7, 2016


Quizzes are Tuesdays, I was thinking of starting on the 16th to give time for people to find out and show up. Then after that, catch as catch can.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 3:41 PM on February 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


I can attend once (Feb 16th is fine) but I am up at 4 am for work daily and thus won't be able to commit to 8 pm on weeknights with any regularity.
posted by Radiophonic Oddity at 7:01 PM on February 7, 2016


Is it cool to show up for this late? I'd be free after 8:30 on Tuesdays, and I'd love to show up - If I can't join the quiz late, then I'd love to at least hang around for a bit and meet everyone.

The great thing about this one is that if I forget what day it is again, there will be multiple opportunities to make up for that.
posted by MysticMCJ at 11:19 PM on February 7, 2016


My recollection of the George and Dragon trivia nights is that they do not always start on time. Or ever.

Anyway, yes, I'm down.
posted by Errant at 9:36 AM on February 8, 2016


I can do this.
posted by MoonOrb at 10:57 AM on February 8, 2016


The web site says they typically have 100-150 people, and I've never met any Mefites IRL. How are we supposed to recognize each other? Is it time for me to get a shirt?
posted by shponglespore at 11:43 AM on February 8, 2016


I will be the lady who is both ridiculously fancily dressed and also looking nervously around in case she gets it wrong and accosts a table full of just plain regular trivia nerds.
posted by corb at 11:50 AM on February 8, 2016


(I am like the worst at dressing appropriately for the PNW)
posted by corb at 11:51 AM on February 8, 2016


OK, so I am confirming for NEXT Tuesday, the 16th of February at the George and Dragon in Fremont at 8pm for Trivia Night.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 12:36 PM on February 8, 2016


I'm down but out on the 16th. As I mentioned previously, The G and D quiz night (at least in the past) has been notoriously difficult and sorta UK-centric. It's designed so no one gets 100% and there are a couple teams that go every week and take it Real Serious. I think the prize is you get your bar tab paid for or something substantial.

I want to be clear, that if I am participating in this thing, I am doing it to win it. I don't want chit chat, or laughing, I don't want LOUD VOICES leaking answers to neighboring tables. I don't want people over-committing to answers they aren't sure about if other people have educated guesses. If you are only 50% sure what the longest river in Peru is, commit to that and let the table decide. AND IF I AM THERE AND YOU ARE NOT TAKING THIS THING GODDAMN SERIOUSLY I WILL BELITTLE YOU AND MAKE YOU WISH YOU WERE AT THAT OTHER TABLE WITH THE OLD MEN OR THE SORORITY SISTERS.

Or whatever, sounds like fun, I might drop by.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 12:42 PM on February 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


But seriously, we need a British ringer. If ArtW can't make it I know a guy.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 12:44 PM on February 8, 2016 [2 favorites]


The web site says they typically have 100-150 people, and I've never met any Mefites IRL. How are we supposed to recognize each other? Is it time for me to get a shirt?

The shibboleth is "Are you a friend of Matt?"
posted by Special Agent Dale Cooper at 2:50 PM on February 8, 2016 [2 favorites]


Or just look for Errant. Errant is always there.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 5:19 PM on February 8, 2016


I am going to miss the 16th, but will see what I can do in subsequent weeks. My home situation doesn't allow me much out time.
posted by ChrisR at 7:08 PM on February 8, 2016


Technically, the shibboleth is "shibboleth". Or "She sells see shells by the sea shore" if I suspect you are an Ephraimite.

Ooh, look, useless trivia... but this wad having been cannoned, I would probably be worthless to your trivia team now. Also, getting a big patch of face burned off on Friday, so probably too self-conscious to appear in public.
posted by Cardinal Fang! at 11:53 PM on February 8, 2016


I found a source for UK pub quiz drills and reference sheets, and I thought I'd share it. Just in case anyone feels like doing some extra prep for this thing.

(I wasn't planning on it initially, but my poor, super-annuated brain has been feeling, how shall we say, "less than fresh" lately, so it might behoove me to memorize a few kings and assassins, since I'm nigh-certain that I'm going to blow the subjects that I have advanced degrees in, and a bunch of other stuff as well.)
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 11:36 PM on February 11, 2016 [1 favorite]


It's on my calendar with like a billion notifications, so I can't use the same excuse this time.
posted by MysticMCJ at 3:15 PM on February 14, 2016 [1 favorite]


So, I'm thinking I'll check this tonight before I go to bed and see if anyone else can commit to showing up. If the answer is 'yes,' I'll be there; but otherwise maybe we can try this in some other week.
posted by MoonOrb at 10:08 AM on February 15, 2016


A different week would work a whole lot better for me.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 4:33 AM on February 16, 2016


The idea is to turn this into a semi regular thing. If you can't make this one, there's more.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 6:09 AM on February 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


I'm willing to give it a shot. I can't remember, does the G&D trivia have a cover charge?
posted by Errant at 10:46 AM on February 16, 2016


I just asked a friend who goes semi-regularly and he said no cover, $5/team.
posted by MoonOrb at 1:49 PM on February 16, 2016


Right, I meant charge to play trivia, I couldn't think of another term.
posted by Errant at 2:29 PM on February 16, 2016


The idea is to turn this into a semi regular thing. If you can't make this one, there's more

I hope so. I'm out of the country this week, but really want to do it next week. Do we start a new post for next week or just continue it here?

I just want to tell you guys good luck, we're all counting on you.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 4:11 PM on February 16, 2016


I won't be able to make this week, family stuff. But I'm definitely down for next week.
posted by corb at 4:16 PM on February 16, 2016


Turns out I'm actually free on Tuesdays, its my Mondays that are spoken for. So if I don't make this one, I will most definitely at least make one of the next.
posted by MysticMCJ at 5:11 PM on February 16, 2016


I'd like to go and I changed my status via the official-looking radio button accordingly.
posted by valrus at 6:07 PM on February 16, 2016


I'm sitting at the bar wearing a purple Huskies ballcap, black jacket.
posted by MoonOrb at 7:32 PM on February 16, 2016


I'll have a tan hat with a Pusheen button on it.
posted by valrus at 7:37 PM on February 16, 2016


We're in the back booth by the kitchen. MoonOrb is wearing a hat. I am not.
posted by Errant at 8:02 PM on February 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Success and victory! And promises, oaths and pledges to return next week to conquer anew. We four defeated all comers in trivia.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:08 PM on February 16, 2016 [3 favorites]


We held up our end of the bargain.

Your move, Bartfast.
posted by MoonOrb at 10:14 PM on February 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


We are victorious, and have earned our entrance fee for the next two weeks. See you there.
posted by Errant at 10:20 PM on February 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


That is really awesome. Only 4, eh? I am impressed. I will do everything in my power next week. Good on all you!
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 10:48 PM on February 16, 2016


I made a meetup thread for next week. Same Dragon time, Same Dragon location.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 3:24 PM on February 17, 2016



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