It’s quiz night tonight, as it is on the first Tuesday of every month. Come to Hurley’s at 8pm to have your knowledge of useless trivia challenged and heckle the virgin quizmasters.
Last night after work I headed over to El Diablo Rojo, a tapas bar on Peel for a very pleasant evening with my fellow Toastmasters. There was free beer and free food and good company, what else could I ask for? The food didn’t seem very tapas-like but it was still good. Who knew beef and bananas would be a good combination? The beer was the non-spanish quebecois favourite Maudite and was stronger than I realized. The company had me discussing gaming, the UK, domain names, Facebook and craigslist and made me totally lose track of time until Jen called at 8:05 to ask why I wasn’t at quiz yet.
I dashed over to Hurley’s to arrive midway through round one of the quiz to join Jen and our other teammates, Marie-Jo and her Scottish beau Jonathan. We didn’t win the quiz but we had fun trying, and everyone now knows I want to have John Cusack’s babies.
It’s the first Tuesday of the month, which means it’s Quiz Night at Hurley’s Irish Pub.
Every month we have someone different hosting the quiz, and tonight that someone is me! I have eight categories of challenging trivia for you to enjoy with your beer and bar snacks.
Here’s a sneak peek at my categories:
- S is for Science
- M is for Music
- G is for Geography
- F is for Film
- H is for History (I can hear the groans already)
- L is for Literature
- T is for TV
- The Mystery Category
I will also be setting a challenge at the start of the quiz, to be completed by the end of the quiz.
So come join us tonight at 8pm, upstairs at Hurley’s on Crescent below St Catherine. Don’t worry if you don’t have a team, we can always find a team for you to join.
We were in the lead up to the last couple of rounds, before getting wiped out by some impossible song lyrics and tricky “famous animals” questions. Congrats to the Scotsman and his new bride and their glamorous assistants, JonasParker and the inimitable Art.
Last night was quiz night at Hurley’s. Good beer (St Ambroise oatmeal stout), good food (nachos, lots and lots of nachos), good company (we teamed up with him and her and chatted with Tyler and Cara and Kim and Walter and Karen and Dusty our fabulous waitress) and a most excellent set of trivia provided by Tyler, including the little known fact that Bruce Springsteen has “dubious vocal quality”.
If you haven’t given quiz night a go yet, I heartily recommend it. First Tuesday of (nearly) every month.
Despite oppressive heat (even in a pub with air conditioning), we managed to win the pubquiz last night. It was a great quiz, with just two small pieces of controversy, which we shall settle now:
Osteomalacia (pronounced /ˌɑstioməˈleɪʃiə/), known as rickets in children, where the epiphyseal growth plates are yet to seal (taken from the Greek word ῥάχις (rhákis), meaning “spine”), is a disorder most commonly caused by vitamin D deficiency.
Friday is the sixth day of the week. The name is derived from the Germanic Frigga the name of the Norse god Odin’s wife.
Also see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday
We won the quiz! We even beat him.
Go us. Go Cara and Tyler for putting on a fantabulous quiz. Go her for bringing candy. Go Dusty for being Uber-Waitress.
Jen and her Mum had a big argument about whether a piano is considered percussion or string. Here’s the answer I found:
In spite of the fact that the average piano has about 230 strings, it is considered a percussion instrument. Symphony orchestra’s [sic] consider it part of the percussion section.
Whether it makes sense or not is a whole other argument.
Yes it’s that time again. The first Tuesday of the month means it’s quiz night!
When: 8pm Sharp-ish
Where: Hurley’s Irish Pub, upstairs party room, on Crescent below St Catherine.
Who: Hosted this month by chef extraordinaire Cara and her sexy dancing assistant Tyler.
How: Come with a team or just turn up and join a team that needs people. Maximum of 4 people per team.
What else: The winners will receive beautifully crafted Hurley’s gift certificates which they may frame for posterity or just spend.
The annual McGill Centraide campaign is now well underway. As part of that, our friend, the Book Goddess, has organised the fourth Centraide Trivia Quiz. Teams of 2-4 people are invited to challenge the current champions, a team from the Department of Development and Alumni, who claim to be unbeatable!
Here are the all important details:
When: Wednesday November 9th at 6pm
Where: New Residence Ballroom, 3625 Avenue Du Parc
How much: $5 per person
There will of course be great prizes for the top teams, and all proceeds go to the campaign.
In other news, it’s the first Tuesday of the month, and that means it’s quiz night at Hurley’s Irish Pub (upstairs), on Crescent Street between St Catherine and Rene Levesque. Be there at 8pm to tax your brains and drink beer.
Ickle Alex visited us for the weekend, taking a break from his gambling lifestyle in Las Vegas. He flew from England to Vegas, spent six days playing poker, then flew from Vegas to here for the weekend. Yesterday he flew back to Vegas for another six days of poker. Those crazy Telfordites. Telfordonians. Telforders. Whatever.
We went to far too many restaurants, drank far too much beer and watched far too much Little Britain. Call us over-consumers. I’m currently suffering the after-effects of a particularly brutal lamb dupiaza.
In other news, Jen and I have prepared eight thrillingly entertaining categories for tonight’s quiz, so if you’re anywhere near Montreal (and yes, Philadelphia is near enough) tonight, come along to Hurley’s Irish Pub. The quiz starts at 8pm sharp(ish). Jen will be there. Hopefully I will too.
Next Tuesday Jen and I will be hosting the monthly pubquiz at Hurley’s Irish Pub. I’m writing the categories and suffering from severe writer’s block. So, who can give me some suggestions for categories?
It’s confirmed, Rubens is leaving Ferrari to be replaced by Massa. I’m not really surprised, he was obviously getting pissed off with being Michael’s please-move-over-I-need-the-points guy. I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do for BAR (assuming the rumours are correct), especially if it’s alongside Jenson (which seems unlikely, but there’s still hope).
In other news, it’s quiz night tonight at Hurley’s Irish Pub, starting at 8pm and hosted by the Walter the Wonderful Wombat.
Oh, and don’t forget those skeptics’ circle submissions!
After being in the lead for most of last night’s pub quiz at Hurley’s, we were pipped at the post by him and her and their little buddy. They beat us by half a point! The half a point we lost was because of my lack of faith in my own memory. If I’d had confidence in my James Bond knowledge, we coulda had a tie.
Oh well. It was a fun evening, despite getting drenched on the way there. Sahfi joined us and entertained us with tales of debauchery from her weekend in Montreal. Mel also joined our team and was quite a bit smarter than we were on several occasions. We had a big crowd too, with seven teams, including lots of newcomers. Hopefully the Hurley’s quiz has been revitalized.
We won the grand final of the McKibbin’s pub quiz last night with 27 out of a possible 50 points. Second place only had 24, I guess it was a tough quiz. Go us!
Some sample questions for you:
- What date was the day the music died?
- Which creature has the longest recorded life span of 220 years?
- Which plant has the largest seed?
- What was Toto’s real name?
- Which Broadway play begins with “Sold! Your number please? Thankyou sir.”?
We got all but one of those wrong. Of course, it’s much easier with Google at your fingertips…
Tonight is the McKibbin’s pub quiz. Starts at 8pm. Hosted by Shaun.
Tomorrow night is the Hurley’s pub quiz. Starts at 8pm. Hosted by John.
Jen has been on the winning team for the last two quizzes. Come along, see if you can beat her.
It’s been a busy week so far; Monday was quiz (we won!), Tuesday I gave a speech at Toastmasters (it went well!), last night was woodworking (my cupboard is looking good!). The week is getting busier though:
Tonight we’re going to a hair salon / art gallery (I know, weird combination) to see my mother-in-law’s photo exhibition. She took a series of photos of natural snow formations which, looked at from the right angle and with a little imagination, look like body parts. If you want to see them for yourself, the exhibition is on until Saturday at Espace Alternatif, 122 Rue Bernard Ouest.
On Saturday it’s my granny-in-law’s birthday (she’s 93 you know!), so we’re going up to the country for a birthday dinner, and staying the night.
On Sunday evening we’re going to the Anand Bazaar, a Gujarat Indian food fair at Polyvalente Lucien-Page, 8200 Blvd St-Laurent (corner Jarry). I’m looking forward to all the delicious Indian food, even if it is only vegetarian. Entrance is free if you want to come along, it starts at 4:30.
Added to all that, it’s a race weekend. The Formula 1 circus is heading to Italy for the Imola Grand Prix. I’ll be up early on Saturday morning to watch the qualifying, but sadly we have to record the race on Sunday morning and try not to listen to the radio on the drive home.
It’s been a while since we won the pubquiz at McKibbin’s, but last night we broke our losing streak. Jen, Kim, Cara and I came in 1st place with 38 points (out of 50). The sports category almost finished us, but we struggled through to claim our $100 worth of gift certificates.
I also had the best hamburger I’ve had for a very long time.
Bob: I glued all my bits of wood together last night. They now look a bit like a cupboard. Getting everything assembled and square before the glue sets is tricky.
Bit: We could be minor celebrities soon. Stay tuned!
Bob: I’m going to Malvern, Pennsylvania in May. I’m so excited.
Bit: That last Bob contained some sarcasm, did you spot it?
Bob: Everyone is talking about cabane a sucre. Just hearing those words makes me hungry.
Tonight is pubquiz night at Hurley’s Irish Pub on Crescent. This month our quizmaster is the one and only Shawn; will there be a Cuba category? Celebrity bloggers him and her have promised to attend, so maybe that’s added incentive for you to come along. The whole shindig starts at 8pm, in the big room upstairs.
Apparently I know less about the British monarchy than most Canadians, but despite that Kim and I redeemed ourselves last night after the terrible performance at Monday’s McKibbin’s quiz. We Joined Tyler and Shawn at Hurley’s to become the winning team, narrowly beating Jen who abandoned me to team up with Walter and Karen.
Cara our quizmistress entertained us with trivia from the British Monarchy, Canadiana, Weather, Etymology and all sorts of other trivial goodness, without a financial question in sight. There was a golf question though, but we forgive her that minor indiscretion.
The saddest part of the evening was when our team of four Lord of the Rings fans gave the incorrect answer to “Who was the last character to speak at the end of the Fellowship of the Ring?” (the book, not the movie.)
This weeks WTF photo quiz is another picture from our trip to Florence. What is Jen looking at? (well ok, she’s looking at me, but I mean what was she looking at before she turned to look at me? In other words what is that place called? Which is what I should’ve said in the first place but it’s too late now and I can’t stop typing.) I might forgive you if you Google, as long as you admit it.
In other news, tonight is the fortnightly McKibbin’s Pub Quiz, starting at 8ish, hosted by Sean. $2 entry fee per team member, maximum 4 members per team. Fabulous prizes for the winners. And tomorrow night is the Hurley’s Pub Quiz, also starting at 8ish and hosted by the financial wizard Cara (but she has promised no accountancy questions!)
I don’t think I mentioned that we won the pub quiz on Monday night.
We won the pub quiz on Monday night!! Go us.
Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Please came in second; they’ve still never beaten us, which makes Kim very happy because one of her work colleagues is on that team.
The new Name That Tune round is great, and made even more fun by Steve’s slightly inept handling of the CD player.
We spent a lot of time agonizing and saying things like “It’s that song from Pulp Fiction, but what’s it called??”, only to find out it was in fact the theme from Pulp Fiction.
Of course, our quizmaster is never infallible, and as I argued vociferously with Jen over this one, I felt I needed to do a bit of research. The question was “Which vegetable has the lowest calories?”. I was sure it was celery, but I got outvoted and we answered cucumber. The answer given was in fact cucumber. However, according to this chart a stalk of celery has 5 calories, and an 8″ cucumber has 15 calories. Now, the question is how big is that stalk of celery? and how thick is that 8″ cucumber? This table says 8 for celery and 10 for cucumber, but doesn’t give quantities, but I feel suitably vindicated. I also feel like a loser for needing to research that.
Oh, and for some reason talking about 8″ cucumbers makes me feel dirty.
Despite a poor turnout, last night’s quiz was still fun. We started off with a massive seven contestants, so we drew lots to form three teams. I ended up joining Karen and Shana to be the only team of three, until Shawn showed up to boost one of the other teams. Our fabulous waitress, Dusty, also tried to join in, but it’s tough to play a quiz when you have to keep serving drinks.
It was a close game, but my team triumphed, go us! Karen keeps insisting on calling me Dave, but apart from that everything was good.
It’s a shame the number of players has declined dramatically over the past few months. We need new blood! The next Hurley’s quiz is on March 8th, hosted by Shawn. Come along, bring your friends, help us keep this fun monthly event going.
Tomorrow night is the monthly quiz night at Hurley’s Irish Pub. Hosted this month by the inimitable Walter, it’s sure to be a fun and varied bunch of trivia. Join us at 8pm. You might win a prize!
My beloved is boarding a plane to Tronna as I type, heading out to Mississauga for a week of trade show hell. I always miss her when she goes away, but I’m just gonna keep myself busy until she comes back. I plan to spend the weekend watching the movies that Jen isn’t interested in. I might also sand my wood (oooerr missus). I expect I’ll do a bit of cleaning, and maybe some cooking.
Then on Tuesday night it’s Hurley’s pubquiz night, I’ll be there begging and pleading for someone to let me on their team, there’s usually at least one team desperate enough to take me. Walter is hosting the quiz this month so I’m studying up on South American countries.
Finally Wednesday night will be spent at the woodshop, sanding my wood and measuring my box (don’t you love woodworking double entendres?)
Tonight is the first Hurley’s quiz night of 2005. Due to lack of alternative volunteers, it will be hosted by yours truly, and my beautiful assistant, Jen. Come along, bring your friends, test your brain power against my ability to generate useless trivia questions. Superbly crafted Hurley’s gift certificates to the winners.
Details: Hurley’s Irish Pub on Crescent, starts at 8pm, upstairs in the reception room.
We had a very pleasant weekend at home with Dan, Susan and Simon. He’s such a good baby and hardly cried at all until he got over-tired. Grandma Elisabeth and Grandpa Richard joined us for dinner on Sunday night. I cooked a fish curry, vegetable curry, lemon rice, cilantro chutney and lemon pickle, finished off with a lemon sponge pudding, all of which came from Jamie Oliver‘s first book.
Tonight is the postponed grand final of the McKibbin’s Pub Quiz, so get your thinking caps on and go for that $250 cash prize!
McKibbins was a disappointment last night, quizmaster Sean was there, but only to tell us that there would be no quiz because of some miscommunication between him and the pub. The big quiz final will now be next Monday.
Tonight’s quiz at McKibbins is the grand finale (we think) with a whopping cash prize for the winners. It starts sometime after 8; hopefully it will be finished before midnight this time…
Tomorrow night is the monthly Hurley’s quiz, the last one for 2004. Hosted by the smart and witty Shawn it’s sure to be challenging and a lot of fun. Starts at 8 (almost for sure this time), and usually finishes a lot earlier than the McKibbins one.
I just can’t stop posting today. It’s Monday, it’s two weeks since the last one, that means it’s quiz time tonight at McKibbins. The fun starts at 8ish (well between 8 and 10 anyway). Find yourself a team of four and come see if you can win $100.
Yes, it’s pubquiz time again.
Tonight is the bi-weekly McKibbon’s quiz, hosted by the inimitable Sean Murphy, starting at 8(ish). Teams of up to 4 people, $2 entrance fee per person, certificates to the winners!
Tomorrow is the monthly Hurley’s quiz, this month hosted by me and Kim (Jen ducked out at the last minute because she wants to play). Expect much random useless trivia, from Canadian Idol to the Moon… Starting at 8(sharp-ish). Teams of up to 4 people, no entrance fee, cards to the winners!
Tonight is pubquiz night at McKibbin’s on Bishop above St Catherine’s starting at 8(ish).
Tomorrow night is pubquiz night at Hurley’s on Crescent below St Catherines starting at 8(sharp! (ish)).
McKibbin’s Irish Pub are starting their new season of pubquizzes hosted by the inimitable Sean Murphy. The first one is tonight at 8pm (ish (very ish)) and they happen every second Monday.
On the first Tuesday of every month (ok, so it’s the second tuesday this month because of Labour Day), a group gathers at Hurley’s Irish Pub for an evening of mindless trivia. Each month a different person (or people) hosts the quiz so we never know what categories and questions we’re going to get. The quiz starts at 8pm in the upstairs bar, why not come along and join in? It’s free, and you might even win a $20 gift card!
Tonight is also the annual open house at McGill Toastmasters, so come along to that too if you feel like checking us out.