And that is how it's done: Our return to the fine, fine SubCulture (first time since February) was a spectacular night of quiz fun, as the Big Quiz Thing continues to offer the absolute best deluxe trivia experience in all of the City of New York. Dozens of teams gathered for five rounds of multimedia quiz action, as longtime dominators the Fantastic Fournicators attempted to stage a twopeat and hang on to the coveted BQT trophy—negative 10,000 points if that crew, of all people, had been unable to identify this "Recently Resting in Peace" famous person…
We also featured a new video puzzle concept, "Movies of the World Unite!," testing your ability to identify both movie clips, and the countries in which those films take place (the torture porn of Hostel was the toughest—it was Slovakia, not Slovenia, and no, the Slovakian tourist board was none too happy about that film). That round gave us the best Smart-Ass Point of the night (earning the quippers a big bag of Twizzlers): The movie set in France was not this, but rather Coneheads. (They come from France, after all.)
But perhaps the biggest joke of the night involved an odd coincidence. I asked the rather figureoutable question…
The odds are astronomical, my friends. What midnight memories we made!
Big, big prize night, as always when we're at SubCulture: $200 cash jackpot split among first, second, third, and tenth places, tix from The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 50 Shades! The Musical, Pogo Events, SubCulture itself, The New York City Fire Museum, and Drunk Shakespeare, and various other goodies. The team that got their hands on the David Cross bobblehead was particularly happy (send us a photo!).
As for the finale, I was hoping to see some new faces up there, since a few fresh teams were strong contenders halfway through, but the "Fuuuuuuck!!!" audio round thinned the herd, and we were left with three of our old favorites: champs the Fournicators, Incontinental Congress, and Cash Cab for Cutie. With a little luck and a little more knowledge of a sitcom he claims to hate, Fournicator Steve whipped out a twopeating victory by IDing the TV show set at the Shulman & Associates OB/GYN practice. Victory was theirs…
1. The Fantastic Fournicators: But will they tripeat?
2. Cash Cab for Cutie
3. Incontinental Congress
4. Hulk Hogan's Heroes/Sugah Titz (tie)
6. Oh Noah Springtime Edition
7. Strippers for Stephen Hawking
8. Biden Force
9. The Effed Train
10. 50 Shades of Cray
MORE! We're on the regular at SubCulture, once a month through the summer; Tuesday, June 17; Monday, July 14; Monday, August 18. Tickets at SubCultureNewYork.com. Plus, stay tuned for a very special evening of trivia coming up in June in Brooklyn, a huge event for the fall also in BK, and more in the works. Keep up on Facebook and Twitter, and inquire about booking your own corporate or private event, why don't you