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posted July 31, 2011 4:59 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed August 17 at 8:00 PM, The Corner Hotel
57 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia (Map & Directions)
Pubquiz in Melbourne. Last meetup there was some talk of getting a mefi team together for a trivia night. Anyone in?
I'm pretty sure Wednesday was proposed and there was a specific venue folks had in mind, but I can't remember what it was.
posted by mosessis to Meetup (57 comments total)

Jess McGuire does trivia at the Corner in Richmond on Wednesday nights. She also hosts trivia in a few other pubs around town on other nights. I think she's at the East Brunswick on Tuesdays, and possibly others? She announces the nights on her Twitter stream, anyway.
I've been to one of her trivia nights at the Corner and really enjoyed it. The team I was on (with another mefite & friends of his) came a very close second (w00t!) The questions covered many eras of music/film/tv trivia.

Another fun trivia host is Mark who, with his trusty sidekick does a blend of trivia covering pop culture, general knowledge and current events & throws a 70s/80s game show spin on things. I used to go along when they did this at the Nash in Victoria Street, Richmond. A quick google shows them doing Tuesday nights at The Terminus, also in Victoria Street, and maybe also at The Lord Newry on Thursdays.
posted by goshling at 1:45 AM on August 1, 2011


Sounds good, I'm in.
posted by pompomtom at 3:40 AM on August 1, 2011


I like me some trivia - I'm in.
posted by russm at 3:53 AM on August 1, 2011


Ooh. This sounds good. I'd like to do it if m'lady will babysit.
posted by bdave at 6:40 PM on August 1, 2011


Hmm, maybe, as long as you are not expecting me to answer anything about sport! But a little work travel coming up, so I'll see if it fits.
posted by AnnaRat at 1:14 AM on August 2, 2011


Yeah sounds fun! Maybe Wednesday at the Corner or Thursday at Lord Newry? Next week would be better for me than this week.
posted by emd3737 at 5:06 AM on August 2, 2011


Could possibly do this, depending on the day/time etc.
posted by liquorice at 4:53 PM on August 2, 2011


How are the next few Wednesday looking for everyone? Say the 17th or the 24th?

It starts about 8pm, but I think someone needs to be there by 7.30 to register properly. We will need to book in advance with the Corner.
posted by goshling at 8:12 PM on August 2, 2011


Either are good with me, and I should be able to turn up early for table-guarding duties.
posted by pompomtom at 9:03 PM on August 2, 2011


wednesdays at the corner is good for me... 17th almost certainly, 24th for sure...
posted by russm at 1:17 AM on August 3, 2011


17th is good with the boss.
posted by pompomtom at 2:08 AM on August 3, 2011


I'm away for the 24th, but next wednesday looks good to me! The corner is a hop skip and jump from my new place, so I'm damn happy with the location, too!

Sweet!
posted by jonathanstrange at 7:53 PM on August 3, 2011


Wednesday is out for me, but I'd be keen for Tuesday at the Terminus - 86 tram ftw!
posted by nomis at 4:05 AM on August 4, 2011


17th and 24th are ok with the work travel schedule for me!
posted by AnnaRat at 5:15 AM on August 4, 2011


17th is fine with me.
posted by liquorice at 5:38 AM on August 4, 2011


Looks like there's a pretty broad consensus for the 17th at the Corner, so let's make it official. Put it in your calendars! Gosh, are you able to reserve for us?
posted by mosessis at 7:26 PM on August 4, 2011


Yep! I'll give them a call. Thanks mosessis!
posted by goshling at 11:39 PM on August 4, 2011


I'm a maybe.
posted by Coaticass at 12:00 AM on August 5, 2011


I'll be there! Hopefully my science knowledge will make up for the fact that I am useless when it comes to Australian history and sports.
posted by emd3737 at 1:07 AM on August 6, 2011


Anyone for the tenth?
posted by wilful at 4:19 PM on August 7, 2011


the 10th also works for me... scout out the likely opposition before the main event next week?
posted by russm at 4:27 PM on August 7, 2011


So russm, myself and pompomtom look like we'll be there this Wednesday night (as well). Feel free to turn up people!

Booking, do you have to book? Can't see anything on the Corner's website. Here's Jess' facebook site, she seems to suggest calling on 9427 9198.
posted by wilful at 6:04 PM on August 7, 2011


There is a table booked for the 10th under the name: "I'm too useless to read a calendar or tell my wife when I'm allowed out/MeFi warm-up".

I hope many may be able to turn up, without that precluding their attendance of the main event.
posted by pompomtom at 9:37 PM on August 7, 2011


well it was russ that said it was this wednesday...
posted by wilful at 9:46 PM on August 7, 2011


You think my mocking table name isn't long enough as-is? The poor bird on the Corner tix line already thinks I'm a loon.

Besides; russ basically mocks himself.
posted by pompomtom at 10:49 PM on August 7, 2011


russ basically mocks himself.

This had better not be an excuse for going easy on him; it's a bigger job than one russ can handle.
posted by wilful at 12:07 AM on August 8, 2011


I'm in for both this week & next week.

Also, as far as I'm aware, Jess's trivia covers music, film & tv, so knowledge of science, sport, geography, and everything else is not as important as having had a wasted youth in front of the telly.
posted by goshling at 5:15 AM on August 8, 2011


Oh, perhaps someone should post a new thread so the 10th shows up on the sidebar, otherwise it's going to be missed. And we probably need all the brains we can get.

Tom: did the poor girl taking the booking mention anything about maximum team sizes? I thought there was a max size, but I might be confusing Jess's trivia with another trivia night.
posted by goshling at 5:20 AM on August 8, 2011


Wilful, yes you have to book, as per www.cornerhotel.com

COME ON DOWN FOR TRIVIA

EVERY WEDNESDAY 7.30pm START
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL, CALL 9427 9198
posted by goshling at 5:23 AM on August 8, 2011


warmup posted
posted by russm at 5:43 AM on August 8, 2011


music, film & tv, so knowledge of science, sport, geography, and everything else

Ah well, I'm screwed then. I used to get the pink horrors playing trivial pursuit. Blue, green, yellow, brown, all good. Pink no way. And I can't recall what the other colour was.
posted by wilful at 4:33 PM on August 8, 2011


Tom: did the poor girl taking the booking mention anything about maximum team sizes

No, but I didn't ask.

used to get the pink horrors playing trivial pursuit

That's because pink was (American) entertainment. The answer was either 'Mickey Mouse', or something that required US citizenship to know.

(The other colour was orange, to which the answer was 'Emil Zatopek')
posted by pompomtom at 10:53 PM on August 8, 2011


I just got inspired to do a google images search for pink horrors. I still ❤ W40K
posted by wilful at 12:01 AM on August 9, 2011


or something that required US citizenship to know.

You obviously didn't have the Australian version of the game, the one where the pink answer is always some Neighbours star from the mid 90s. Yeah, I do great on those. Almost as good as the "who lost the 1956 Grand Final" questions.
posted by mosessis at 5:28 AM on August 9, 2011


TBH I do feel a bit better getting baseball questions wrong than AFL ones.
posted by pompomtom at 6:59 PM on August 9, 2011


This Wednesday's booking is under the name "Kate" (Kate, Short For Bob). We'll probably be spread across 2 tables as I said there'd be around 12 of us. Booking is for 6pm for people who like to arrive early. (I'll probably be there about 7).
posted by goshling at 5:01 PM on August 14, 2011


I will be there hopefully by 7:30. :)
posted by liquorice at 9:59 PM on August 15, 2011


75% there at 6PM...
posted by bdave at 11:26 PM on August 15, 2011


I'll bring the mop then...
posted by pompomtom at 11:30 PM on August 15, 2011


so 75% of a bdave walks into a pub and says to the bartender "I'll have a beer, and a mop thanks".
posted by russm at 3:07 AM on August 16, 2011


I'm there with two suprise guests. :)
posted by jonathanstrange at 5:52 AM on August 16, 2011


I'm there with two suprise guests. :)
posted by jonathanstrange


That's exciting - I can't wait to find out who!

Looking forward to it you guys. I probably won't be there til closer on 8.
posted by mosessis at 7:24 PM on August 16, 2011


I'll be there right around 7:30. See you later!
posted by emd3737 at 11:18 PM on August 16, 2011


OK, I'm in. See y'all soon.
posted by bdave at 1:05 AM on August 17, 2011


btw: trivia is the upstairs room, but last week we planted in the front bar beforehand where it's cosier.

I'm on my way.
posted by russm at 1:19 AM on August 17, 2011


Surprise guests? Booooring, seen 'em before...
posted by pompomtom at 1:40 AM on August 17, 2011


front bar, on my lonesome, playing pinball
posted by russm at 1:50 AM on August 17, 2011


Russell, you should come upstairs.
posted by pompomtom at 1:55 AM on August 17, 2011


ah... but I just got another replay...
posted by russm at 1:59 AM on August 17, 2011


So anyway, Wowie Zowie is a song by Frank Zappa, if anyone cares. (Emd3737 perhaps?) And Wowee Zowee is the Pavement album.
posted by Coaticass at 3:16 PM on August 17, 2011


100% Pure Love.

Heh. Was fun. Sore head. Pictures tomorrow.
posted by bdave at 3:31 PM on August 17, 2011


OK, pictures (not named or anything) here.
posted by bdave at 3:50 PM on August 17, 2011


Thanks for being the photographer, bdave! Had lots of fun. And we won! Hooray! Hope you guys are enjoying the beers.!
posted by liquorice at 4:37 PM on August 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I do not have any questions.
posted by slater at 5:05 PM on August 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wowie Zowie
posted by Coaticass at 5:09 PM on August 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'd forgotten about the people in suitcases singing in the video for Talk it over, but have been singing this on my walk to work this week since trivia.
posted by AnnaRat at 11:53 PM on August 20, 2011


Thanks- at least now I know why Frank Zappa popped into my head!
Fun times, y'all. And my Melbourne Bitters tasted like victory.
posted by emd3737 at 1:32 AM on August 21, 2011



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