Mark Richards


Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Trivia Masters

Since Team Bad Guy was locked out of the fall softball season, a few of us decided to play trivia in its place. Getting together and meeting up with friends was the driving force behind the idea, but we also wanted to do something where we actually have a chance to win.

Meehan's Pub is a mere few minutes away from my place and has been the location of our first few trivia outings. There are not an abundance of trivia locations nearby, so Meehan's will be sufficient for the moment. The food selection at Meehan's blows. Do not confuse that with them having bad food, but their menu just sucks due to the lack of variety. The D.J. who runs the trivia is a tool. He tries to act like he has a clue, but what he does not realize is that talking to people in the "D.J. voice" is freakin' weak. But when all else fails, at least the servers are hot...and that is good enough of a reason for me to return.

Last week, in our inaugural game, we came in third place which sounds like a poor showing when only four teams were playing. But in the infamous words of Lee Corso, "Not so fast my friend". What I left out is the fact that everybody cheats at this thing! Why? I do not have a clue. Look around at the other teams and people are calling friends on their phones, asking other teams for help, and looking up answers on handheld devices. Cheating at bar trivia is just so ridiculously lame to me. It is like taking money from the offer plate in Church (yes, I have been to Church even though I am Jewish), or stealing a library book. Come on? Who does that?! That is why our team has agreed to a no cheating policy. When we win, it will be that much more fulfilling.

This week, our team went into battle knowing what it was up against. We were going to have to fight for every point because the drunk bar schmucks were going to be out in full force. In the end, Team "Rodney and Bullwinkle" prevailed as victors by 1 point! For the record, we did not succumb to the pressure and the desire to cheat even when the going got tough. All of our points were earned honestly and that makes our win even more special (as special as bar trivia wins can get). Thank goodness we won because after listening to Mr. "I Am A Giant Tool" D.J. for over two hours, I did not want to come away empty handed.

Now that the good guys came out on top, the challenge will be to defend our trivia title next week. Hooray Team "Rodney and Bullwinkle"!


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