Lo, it has arrived: The year that Nostradamus foretold as the one that will decide the ultimate fate of mankind (I don't know, maybe, whatever): 2014. And the first Big Quiz Thing of the year (not counting a private holiday party by some fun-loving procrastinators) will be at our Boston home, Oberon, this Monday, January 6th. And not just any show: Don't shut the door on '13 yet, Massachusettsians, for we're bringing you the 2013 Flashback Trivia-O-Rama.
It was a big hit when we staged it a few weeks ago in NYC, so it seems natural to transport it up the I-95 to Cambridge. Comedian Wes Hazard and I will look back on all things trivial that transpired in 2013, from the new pope to Edward Snowden to Egyptian protests to too many movie sequels to Prince George to the mainstream discovering twerking to some depressing stuff we won't be asking questions about! For the video round, we're leaning on one of the BQT's all-time greatest gimmicks with Rebus in Peace. Who is this celebrated personage who kicked it in '13?
Name ten others and you'll be well on your way to the grand prize—$100 smackers, part of the $200 cash jackpot. (Plus, still more passes to Oberon's and sponsors Oberon's own The Donkey Show and our longtime sponsor On Location Tours, and oodles of books, DVDs, and CDs that made the scene in '13.) For the audio round, we take the nonmusical route with "Name the News(caster)," along with more multimedia fun courtesy "Damn You, Autocorrect!" and "Where Have You Gone, 'Weird Al' Yankovic?" (no actual "Weird Al" knowledge necessary; sorry/relax). And of course, we have the Lightning Round, the Text Message Challenge, the buzzertastic finale, the greatest trivia questions anywhere, and additional fun, all part of the Boston area's No. 1 live trivia party. Admission is still—somehow, magically—free. How about that?
Monday night, 8pm, at Oberon (2 Arrow Street in Harvard Square). Stop by here (or FB or Twitter) first thing that morning and pick up your Not-So-Secret Secret Clue. And make sure to start the year trivially, my good people.