The Thing 3: Trivia with a Vengeance
posted July 12, 2011 9:10 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Mon July 18 at 7:30 PM, Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square
96 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA, USA (Map & Directions)
Hey guys! It's time again for Boston/Cambridge area Geeks Who Drink pub trivia. We must continue our trivia dominance over the rest of New England nerdery. We will of course be at Tommy Doyle's in Harvard Square again, but your guess is as good as mine as to which floor. Maybe we'll be on the roof. Who knows--it's all part of the adventure. At least one of us will be wearing a MeFi t-shirt.
posted by DiscourseMarker to Meetup (37 comments total)

It might be too hot for the bow tie, but I'll be there!
posted by backseatpilot at 10:23 AM on July 12, 2011

That's odd, don't know why I didn't get a notification about this. I'll look in to that. Anyway, I'll be there, assuming I don't die of heat exhaustion in the next couple days.
posted by maryr at 1:49 PM on July 12, 2011

The notifications don't show up until the day after the event was posted, I think. It's certainly not immediate.

Our cats are beating the heat by stretching out as far as they can and attempting to melt into the floor.
posted by backseatpilot at 6:00 PM on July 12, 2011

Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend this meeting of the Internet Nerds Who Pwn Geeks Who Drink. I wish you all the best, and Beer Pluribus Unum!
posted by not_on_display at 5:46 AM on July 13, 2011

I really want to be there, but I'm betting I'll find a way for it not to happen.
posted by Plutor at 5:55 AM on July 13, 2011

I will try to come if I can. I was going to try to make a joke about the heat but it is far too hot for that.
posted by Aizkolari at 6:34 AM on July 13, 2011

Yay! I might even try to bring a friend again, as this Thing is Good!
posted by ldthomps at 8:25 AM on July 13, 2011

I'm in. I might bring some paper and colored pencils for answer-writing or for stick-figure doodling. It'll depend on the sound system.
posted by zix at 10:43 AM on July 13, 2011

Oh, you did the doodling? Niiiiice.
posted by not_on_display at 11:28 AM on July 13, 2011

Hm. I think I will try to come - we can see if memories of middle school quizbowl do in fact still make me have panic attacks. I bet beer helps with that.
posted by athenasbanquet at 1:21 PM on July 13, 2011

Sadly, I was not last time's doodler and actually did not see any doodling. At least I'm possibly keeping up a fine tradition? It's something to aspire to.
posted by zix at 3:30 PM on July 13, 2011

The doodler was overeducated_alligator, IIRC.
posted by maryr at 9:47 PM on July 13, 2011

Bah, I don't move to Cambridge until August. If this is at all regular, I'll be at the next one!
posted by smirkette at 10:00 PM on July 13, 2011

I was the doodler. I also just bought a box of Crayolas. Hopefully I will have enough for everyone.
posted by overeducated_alligator at 4:51 AM on July 14, 2011

Oh yeeeeeeeeeeeeah.
posted by pxe2000 at 2:42 PM on July 14, 2011

Oh, yay, I think I can finally make one of these. If I do it will be with my two trivia buddies...
posted by heyforfour at 6:14 AM on July 15, 2011

I went the first time and I don't know that I contributed a lot, but it was fun and I'll try to make it tomorrow.
posted by A dead Quaker at 2:34 PM on July 17, 2011

Who needs sleep? Fuck sleep; I'm coming.
posted by Aizkolari at 3:15 PM on July 17, 2011

Sounds like fun. I'll see if I can make it.

Maybe I'll wear my MeFi shirt too. I wanna be one of the cool kids for once. Can I? Can I be a cool kid? I bought the t-shirt and everything! I'm cool, right? right??
posted by Sublimity at 3:16 PM on July 17, 2011

Ugh, I now hab a cold. Perhaps next time.
posted by zix at 3:46 PM on July 17, 2011

Aaaaand now I have to bail as well. Sorry.
posted by Aizkolari at 4:18 AM on July 18, 2011

I think ignignokt and I are coming again. Hooray for Crayolas!
posted by Metroid Baby at 4:57 AM on July 18, 2011

Tonight's themes include:

-American Remakes FTL
-Dripping With Goo
-Law and Order and Shit
-Little Piggies
-My Famous Pony

So yeah, go study. Or something.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 8:41 AM on July 18, 2011

I may not be able to show up--I've got a gnarly headache that I'm trying to medicate off with unknown quantities of success so far.

That's right, Metafilter. SORRY BABE. I HAVE A HEADACHE.
posted by athenasbanquet at 9:43 AM on July 18, 2011

I'll be late - having dinner with friends in Inman, so I'll be at the whim of the 69. But I'll be coming.
posted by maryr at 10:42 AM on July 18, 2011

(I hope I get there in time for ponies. SECRETARIAT!)
posted by maryr at 10:43 AM on July 18, 2011

In a sudden change of fortunes, I have magically changed from "I wish, but probably not" to "yes, unless someone does something unfortunate to my underpants".

I'll see you guys there. I'll be the one hoping that "Law and Order and Shit" refers to the show and not to something actually legal.
posted by Plutor at 12:36 PM on July 18, 2011

I don't miss Boston, but I do miss rocking at trivia with you guys!
posted by Eideteker at 1:24 PM on July 18, 2011

I hab a cold too. Humph. Hopefully I'll make one of these before I move...
posted by nat at 1:39 PM on July 18, 2011

Plutor's Underpants totally sounds like a team name to me!
posted by DiscourseMarker at 3:50 PM on July 18, 2011

We're upstairs today!
posted by backseatpilot at 4:25 PM on July 18, 2011

posted by not_on_display at 10:00 PM on July 18, 2011

The Dicktators climbed up the standings for a second place finish! But I think the winner was... not a team from Metafilter? If that's even possible. Taters III: Some clever tagline came in 3rd.

It was really great to meet those of you that I met! Next time I'll try to socialize at the grown-ups' table more but I had to rush off to go to bed early - too much work to do today.
posted by bobobox at 4:01 AM on July 19, 2011

Dicktaters, Taters III: The Search for Spuds, and Plutor's Underpants finished (I believe) 2-3-4, with DiscourseMarker's T3:SfS winning Best Team Name. Mefite teams also claimed at least a couple of the free beer questions, but not the "I <3 My Penis" magnet that was the email question prize, which went to someone who, so far as I could tell, did not possess the organ in question. Recap on the Geeks Who Drink site to come later today.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 6:51 AM on July 19, 2011

Here's the recap. We were actually "Logan's Underpants", which had the advantage of being far more pronounceable. Our team photo in the carousel is accompanied by the caption "Points for the only current events team name" which is, honestly, baffling. I must read the wrong news.
posted by Plutor at 8:27 AM on July 19, 2011

Also, I'm impressed by the 64-63-62 showing by MetaFilter teams. Nice distribution, there.
posted by Plutor at 8:29 AM on July 19, 2011

Strong work, Dictators! Clearly my leaving at 9 pm paved the way to victory!!

It was great to come out and meet you all and see a few familiar faces too. We need to rope in all those non-MeFi affiliated friends and get them to join up.

Fine pics on the recap page too. Check out ldthomps holding up that fine artwork!
posted by Sublimity at 1:02 PM on July 19, 2011

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