Trivia Night

>> Wednesday, March 03, 2010

This week is decidedly a game week for me, after reminiscing about an old game I liked on Monday and then talking about all the games and apps I've been playing these days, I went to Trivia Night with the boyfriend last night. The boyfriend is a big trivia game fan, regularly we get together and watch Jeopardy almost every night. He's surely a smart cookie and knows almost every answers, while I'm more of a word puzzle, Wheel of Fortune kinda guy. Though we're both big fan of the show of Discovery Channel called Cash Cab and wish that we would bump into Ben Bailey and have the ceiling of a cab light up all discotheque like. (Though neither of us are fans of taking cab especially while we're in New York.)

Trivia nights used to be held at the local leather bar, it is designed to draw more customers in on the quieter nights. I remember on the weekend when he agrees to make our relationship official, we actually won a basket of gifts from the trivia game, but it has discontinued somehow. So I was very excited when I found out that trivia night is returning with a different locale. Our friend, James from MTV's Can't Get a Date, is back to host it with 4 rounds of 10 questions. The winner of each round get a gift bags containing certificates from various local, restaurants, beauty salon, haircutter, thrift shops and video stores, there are also some sex toys. Prizes total to about $250 for the whole night, and wouldn't you know it? The boyfriend and I and two of our friends won all four rounds.

To be fair, it was only the second night after trivia night restarted and there were only 2~3 other teams who were playing. The rules were that if two teams answer the same number of questions right, whoever get their answers in first wins. So we kinda raced over to hand in our answers, also, we were kinda familiar with James' style and we know a lot of trick questions were involved, so first timers might be playing on unfair grounds.

Here are a few examples of the questions and answers of the night:

Q. Of Barbara Streisand, Bette Midler, Cher, and Elton John, who is the oldest?
A. They are respectively 67, 64, 63 and 62. So the answer is Barbs.

Q. How Many States in the U.S. starts with the letter M?
A. Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana counts 8.

Q. How many children do Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have?
A. Actually, other than Jack and Kelly they also have Aimee who's the eldest. She refused to appear on The Osbounes. I just thought being the druggies that the Osbournes seemed to be, they have every reasons on the book for a miscarriage (or two).

Q. Make "Red Wood" into one word.
A. I was proud to figure this one out and it's pretty much one of the few questions I got right. The answer is "one word".

Q. Was there egg first or chicken first?
A. Since eggs are not exclusively from chicken, it'd be eggs first.

Anyway, we had a pretty good time. The gifts between us two total approximately $100, though later on I felt guilty because the other teams didn't win anything. The last round, the host actually came over and said we won but ask whether he could make another team the winner since it's mostly girl sex toys. We agreed but the winners actually left, so he had no choice but to give it to us. We gave out four $20 off beauty salon coupons to the team of six NJ lipstick "Jersey Shore" lesbians so as to share the wealth. Not a lot of people had heard about the event yet, so our chance of winning was much higher than usual. Selfishly, I'd like to go back and get more gift certificates before it got too crowd or canceled again. The last thrift store certificate lasted us for a whole year, so getting another one wouldn't be too bad.

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