Greetings! Tuesday was an interesting night for the BQT…the day after Labor Day depressed turnout a bit, but the regulars were in full effect for our debut at the lovely SubCulture. Just a note about the seating situation there: Next time, we'll be moving the fixed rows to the back of the room (and the movable chairs up front), to solve the foot-traffic issues. Also, I figured out what was up with the Smart-Ass stickers. Also, I'm getting a new buzzer. Also, now I will never again confuse Kerry Washington with Kelly Rowland. When it rains, it pours, amiright?
I was gratified to see that you people are way ahead of me when it comes to wasting time on the Internet, and a lot of you did impressively well on "Meme-O-Rama," averaging better than half correct. Remember: LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!
Also, as expected, the "There Will Be Math" audio round doubled your chances: the possibility of points whether you're a music dork or a math nerd. Dweebs unite!
Some sweet Smart-Ass Points last night. To wit: the popular dish known as "chicken under a BLANK" is correctly "chicken under a threat of having the photos from a college bender tagged on Facebook." The NHL's Thrashers became the Jets when they moved from Fukushima to Damascus (drastically too soon?). Time's Man of the Year for 1963 was, uh, Lee Harvey Oswald. Alan Alda's famous quote from Crimes and Misdemeanors is "If it bends, it's my cock; if it breaks, it's not my cock." And—the best of the night, winner of some delicious sugary goodness from prize partner Milk & Cookies Bakery—was the title of the Hollywood bomb that reunited Harrison Ford with Gary Oldman: Air Force 2: Get Off My Plane Again!
The finale was only slightly marred by the unforeseen death of the buzzer (unless some electro-genius out there wants to give it a look, but my limited talents are tapped), when we had the rare instance of a 2/3 female makeup (at least at the beginning). Amanda of Incontinental Congress was trying to lead her team to a two-peat, joined by Stu of Cash Cab for Cutie and Ilene of semi-newcomers Where the Tables? Some back-and-forth ensued, but it all ended with a question about this thing: