So me, of all people, just realized today that the next BQT—on February 15, and back at the palatial (Le) Poisson Rouge—coincides with Presidents' Day. (I feel like PD is usually in the 20s of February, but I'm not sure why; it celebrates both Washington's and Lincoln's birthday, the 22nd and the 12th, so 2/17 would be the ideal date, wouldn't it?). Shame on me; I'm supposedly the Presidents guy. I guess I've been too preoccupied with the Vice Presidents.
Anyway, I decided to change my intended plan for the next video round—something new I've been cooking called "Three Degrees of Celebrities," which we shall see at a future date—and instead mix up a brand-new batch of one of the first ever BQT special games, Presidential Limericks. Self-explanatory, of course.
An example from the earlier edition…
His tough talk was without any peer
There was nothing he shirked
Hence a sign where he worked
Proclaiming that “The BLANK."
Otherwise, we have a hot show in the works, befitting the surroundings. Post–Valentine's Day, it'll be an "Oldest Profession" audio round (take a guess), and our sponsor for the evening is once again 92YTribeca, which has donated a couple prize tickets to—believe it—Russ Meyer's supremely fucked-up B-movie classic, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, on February 20. Plus, since it'll be the first quiz after the Super Bowl; you longtime regulars can take a wild guess what one of the four-part questions might be.
Monday 2/15, 7:30pm, 158 Bleecker Street, you're there.