Wednesday, October 12, 2005

A Stetson’s Surprise for the nerds

One of my friend’s is leaving town to be a big corporate lawyer at a M&A firm. We met him and a couple others at Stetson’s for a few drinks. There were two surprises: 1) It was trivia night 2) I ran into some of my favorite bloggers from DC's Urban family The Boy, The Party Girl and Drunk Girl.

I was also pleasantly surprised that our team the Royals kicked some ass. I am not a trivia person. I like to kick ass at Monopoly or Risk, but Trivial Pursuit is just not my bag. Trivial Pursuit is one of those games where the nerd can be a jock. He/she can use knowledge not to get A’s, but to win and use brainpower in a competitive “take it, bitch” kind of way. I think the name of the game really sums it up best.

Our team pulled out of a squeaker of a game, but we finished strong only missing one question in the final “brainteaser” category for a victory. They weren’t so much brainteasers as word play, but we figured it out and reaped a $75.00 credit to our bar tab, which not only the Royals enjoyed, but also the DC Urban Family and the tables around us.

We also discussed categories we could kick ass in, here are a few:

No Child Left Behind Policy & Politics
Nebraska Football 1989-present
Jayhawk Basket ball 1994-present
Mergers & Acquisition law
The Works of Ernest Hemmingway
Celebrity Boobs
Neurological disorders and surgical practices
Pride and Prejudice and other Jane Austen Greats
HBO Hits 2001-present
Kansas History
Existentialists and related movies
Pearl Jam
Omaha Emo music
Martini ingredients
Star Trek
Disabled Veterans Regulatory Law
Single Barrel scotches
Hollywood Feuds
Hair Bands
Anne of Green Gables
Cheap wine
Catholic Religion
DC Tenets Law
Playboy Centerfolds 1989-present

Of course none of these were asked though DC Urban Family did frighteningly well in the "Sci-Fi" category and took home what may have been the best prize of the night.


Blogger The Senator said...

The Royals never kick ass. They are like the Tigers.

They accidentally win.

10:46 AM  
Blogger DC Cookie said...

Bar trivia is the greatest thing ever invented. It makes popular people envious of the nerds who keep getting 1,000 points on each question. Match a geek fest with a bar scenario and some playful competition and even the biggest dorks will be lauded. I scored a couple dates that way...

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is that picture of mulligan? yep... nerds you were.

12:06 PM  
Blogger V said...

Senator: The Royals have had moments...fleeting, disputed moments.

DC Cookie: It was a lot of fun...many, many nerds (myself included).

Anon: Not Mulli, I think hot shot NYC lawyers can afford better haircuts and glasses.

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love bar trivia games! What's better than getting drunk with friends?? Getting drunk with friends and winning prizes and running into to the DC Urban Family!

Good times, good times.

3:44 PM  
Blogger dn said...

You forgot:

Private Schooling
Baseball (you were called the Royals, for crying out loud...)

6:24 PM  
Blogger The Senator said...

I think their moments were against the Tigers. Ugh...sigh.

Will we see you tomorrow night?

7:34 PM  
Blogger The Captain said...

I misread two of those as Catholic Wine and Cheap Religion. Both would be acceptable categories.

I also firmly believe that "quotes from Swingers" should be part of any serious trivia game.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Paulo said...

Paulo loves you.


8:41 AM  
Blogger Adam said...

Let's here it for Husker football...

1:07 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Missed you at the happy hour!!!

9:15 PM  
Blogger Pick said...

So what "may have been the best prize" that DC Urban Family won?

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And on a lighter note than pure cancer clinical trial , check out the funniest trial transcript ever! If it's not serious enough of a topic, well, just pretend it's the Brit's version of cancer clinical trial !

4:27 AM  

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