Trivia at Michael Diversey's

This is our usual Sunday spot. We're here just about every week!

For those new to the group, we usually form up two teams, sometimes three (8 person max per team), so we'll have a sign on the table(s) indicating that it's us. We're usually at the back of the bar. Trivia starts promptly at 8 o'clock so we try to get there a little early to get settled in. It usually ends around 10:30 and occasionally some of us stay afterwards to hang out.

Trivia is free; however, the bar does ask that you spend at least $5 on food and/or drink otherwise they reserve the right to charge you $5. But lets not have that happen. They've got good drink specials and really good food. You should eat something. Your mother worries about you.

Trivia at Michael Diversey's consists of 5 regular rounds with 10-12 questions each and a speed round to finish things up.

Round 1 is a picture round.

Round 2 is a general trivia round but all 10 of the answers are themed. So maybe you have the answers "Ford Bronco" and "Lincoln Logs." At that point, the theme might be car brands or U.S. Presidents. Figuring out the theme gets you 2 points and can assist you in figuring out some of the other questions.

Round 3 is typically a music round. You get ½ a point for the artist and ½ a point for the song title.

Round 4 can be anything.

Round 5 is usually chosen the week before by the team that comes in fifth place.

You are also allowed to double one of the first 5 rounds. So if you are pretty sure about all twelve answers in a particular round, double it to get 24.

The sixth round is a speed round. It consists of one question with 30 possible answers. It could be something like "Most populous cities in the U.S." or "current members of the Chicago Blackhawks." There's really no telling until he reveals the question. At that point you've got about 4 minutes to write down as many answers as possible.

On Sunday afternoon, the M.C. will post the topics for the rounds on Facebook and clues for Round 2 on Twitter.  I'll copy and paste them in the comments section so you know what you're getting yourself in to.

The topic for round five is Philosophy. Like Descartes and Socrates. Not the Ben Folds song. That'd be weird to have an entire round based on one song. I could only hope that there's a question involving Bill and Ted meeting Socrates and imparting some of our modern wisdom with him. All we are is dust in the wind, dude.

See you at the party, Richter!

-Nick

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  • Maureen

    Not feeling too great tonight.

    June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm on my way there shortly. Is anybody there yet so I know your location?

    June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, gotta miss this week. Having to get started on some stuff for the day job early. Next week ill be there.

    June 9, 2013

  • Nick

    Alright folks, here are the topics for tonight:
    rd 1- reality tv
    rd 2- general trivia (follow @brainsportz for clues)
    rd 3- animated movies
    rd 4- hodgepodge
    rd 5- same name
    rd 6- movies speed round

    June 9, 2013

    • Nick

      Oh yeah, twitter clues for people that are in to that sort of thing:
      Hill Swank, Rolling Stone Magazine Lists, Jeff Timmons, Todd Beamer, Prince, KIm Basinger, Star Trek, Chicago Films, 1999 Albums, Ad Mascots

      June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    First time going! Looking forward to it

    June 5, 2013

  • Josh

    Hockey blows. Anyway, I won't make it on the 9th because Ke$ha is in town!

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Rohit R.

    HEY FOLKS..PLEASE NOTE AS THE Chicago Blackhawks CONTINUE THEIR QUEST FOR THE CUP SEVERAL TRIVIA NIGHTS WILL BE POSTPONED OR CANCELED ALONG THE WAY SO PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK ON DAYS WHEN THERE IS A HAWKS GAME...
    ALREADY I CAN TELL YOU NO TRIVIA Michael Diversey's THIS WEEK ON SUNDAY OR TUESDAY AND OUR Star Wars TRIVIA NIGHT HAS BEEN POSTPONED O'Malleys Liquor Kitchen....MORE UPDATES TO FOLLOW

    May 30, 2013

    • Nick

      Just saw that. I'll see if I can find a replacement or just shift this event to next Sunday.

      May 30, 2013

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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