New Meetup: Pub Quiz in Newport News

From: John B
Sent on: Monday, August 30, 2010 3:45 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Drinking Skeptically on the Peninsula!

What: Pub Quiz in Newport News

When: Thursday, September 2,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Weekend Pub
13361 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA 23602

The Weekend Pub offers "Pub Quiz" every Thursday night at 9pm.

Join teams "Your Mama Wears Army Boots!" and "Notcho Mama" (if we have more than eight attendees we split into two teams) at the Weekend Pub. Our motto is "If we don't win at least they'll talk about us! And our theme song:

There will probably be more attendees than appear on your group's RSVP list because this event is posted on five meetup groups: Drinking Skeptically on the Peninsula, Hampton Roads singles, East Coast Hikers, Hampton Roads Wine, and Williamsburg Singles.

Last week YMWAB consisted of Andrea, Beth, Julie, Alan, Arun, Dave, and John B. Controversy started right away with discussion as to what was the largest cause of loss of life in U.S.A. workplaces in 1993 - multiple-guess - accident, shooting, or suicide; we ended up with the correct answer, shooting. This was followed perhaps appropriately by a question about Norm's occupation on Cheers: postman.

Let's give a big shout out to our newest Pub Quiz Virgin, Alan, who works in Surry and lives in Chesapeake making Pub Quiz a stop on the way home. Alan may be our new King of Knowledge - Sports Division; he professes knowledge thereof and correctly gave us eight seconds as rodeo bull riding time. We owe his presence to East Coast Hikers.

Click your heals and repeat after me: "we want Lisa back, we want Lisa back!..."

And we haven't seen Dawn, Diane, or Kelly in a while either. And our Secret Weapon Amy, we haven't seen her in like for-e'va!

Julie (no, not tea-totaling Julie) tried a new drink. I don't know what it is but it's pink (Trekies, talk to me) and she reports that it's too good! Beware the Pink Drink! Beware the Pink Drink!

It occurs to me (John B) we need a new Nacho Man since we lost Joe. Who's gonna buy nachos each week?

OK, OK... so how'd YMWAB do? We scored 10, 10, and 7. There was an un-successful collusion of teams at the bar to knock us down after our second perfect round and we led the night and secured 15 Pub Bucks! That's right, I said, ya mama! We now have 75 Pub Bucks in the treasury if I'm not mistaken. I'm not sure if Treasurer Arun is saving up for a big bash or if he wants to let go of some of that for nachos or what.

After everyone else from YMWAB left I had an interesting interaction with a guy trying to scam $20 out of anyone he could on the pretense his vehicle was broken down. He was pretty a pretty good actor but I've seen it before so I was determined to be difficult with him. I got a photo of his drivers license, a look at his VASAP card, a demonstration of the inability of his car to start, and a non-sensical explanation of why it stopped in the first place. Then I looked up where he lives on google maps and talked to him about that. Never did get a look at his registration or an understanding of how $20 would help at 11 pm. I think he left frustrated at not getting the $20 and bewildered at why he let me take a photo of his license. At long last he said "I gotta get home" and started his vehicle and left. Don't worry, this fellow is not a pub customer and I'm guessing he won't try his game there again!

Maybe I shouldn't spend all my pub stories at once but: One night, it wasn't a Pub Quiz night, there was a band at the Weekend Pub and a lady parked her car nearby with the windows down playing opera loudly. She explained she was trying to counteract the devil's music coming from the pub. The police got involved and she moved her car to her nearby apartment and stopped the music. So you see the drama one can find at the pub! I never did see the devil! Ask me about the time a lady got me to break into her bedroom at the apartments next door.

Y'all come back now, ya hear?

Groups compete by answering the announcer's trivia questions in three rounds of ten and there are prizes and bragging privileges for the winners!

This is a very popular event at the Weekend Pub. If anyone gets there early please try to claim some territory. There are pint beer specials until 9:00; they spin the wheel to determine the special.

They have good food if you want it and chess, darts, shuffleboard, corn toss, and backgammon.

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