Yet another quiztacular night of trivia fun at Oberon in Harvard Square on Monday, as the Big Quiz Thing made its long-awaited (three months) return to our Boston-area home. Thanks to the massive and enthusiastic crowd that came out for "Movies of the World Unite," "Recently Resting in Peace," "You Really Call That a Sport?," and my last-minute audio-round idea, "Fuuuuuuck!!!!"
First, another plug for my ace sidekick, comedian Wes Hazard, who killed with his opening set, in preparation for his forthcoming appearance at the (seriously) Women in Comedy Festival. Two team names pledged their allegiance to the man: Hazard Is Our Middle Name and the Wes Hazard Fan Club. Comedy! Speaking of which, big, big night for Smart-Ass Points (credit for wrong but funny answers). Some of the best…
Q: Of the eight teams left in the NHL playoffs, name one of the three named for an animal—besides the Bruins. A: The Canucks
Q: Which recently dead celebrity is this an obscured picture/audio clip of? A: Miley Cyrus's career
Q: What "fuck"-heavy song clip is this? A: Beethoven's 9th Symphony by Mozart
But the winner for best of the night…
Q: With his Oscar victory in March, 39-year-old songwriter Robert Lopez became the 12th person, and the youngest ever, to earn a what? A: Living as an artist
And extra props to last-place team D&M—not only did they earn candy, they scooped up a huge round of applause for not even writing down a single entry in the audio round…yet still correctly guessing the total number of "fucks" heard in the round. Stunning.
Tight competition, as a lot of teams scored impressively well, but the finale came down to three teams: returning champs La Brea Mosh Pit (f.k.a. Maxwell's Silver Hummer), sometime contenders 12 Years a Clipper (classy), and spankin'-new team International Endearing Pornographers. Alas, it didn't take LBMP long to twopeat. And thus, victory remains theirs.
1. La Brea Mosh Pit: Should be fun making the returning-champs graphic for them
2. International Endearing Photographers
3. 12 Years a Clipper
4. The Monstrous Humanoids: Featuring Jason, who recently won—damn!—$100k on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?!
5. Gabriel Garcia Marquez Kicks Ass!!
6. Ice Cream Antisocial
7. Demonic Stolen Cakes
8. Does Boko Haram Accept Oberon Gift Cards?
9 Potent Portables
10. Jack Bauer's Bathroom Break
Thanks to Oberon, plus regular sponsors On Location Tours. The prizes don't stop!
NEXT: First Monday of every month through the summer: June 2, July 7, August 4. The party continues. In the meantime, we're booking private and corporate events for the summer (fronted by me and/or Mr. Hazard). Read more and register for a personal consultation today, appreciators of quality entertainment.