Note: The pub quiz begins at 7 p.m. Show up early if you want a seat.
Dear Friends of the Pub Quiz,
I really hope you can join us tonight for the Tuesday evening Pub Quiz experiment. Tuesdays at work are much busier for me than Mondays, so I will abscond from my regular newsletter duties (fascinating stories, plugs for upcoming cultural events, apt quotations, and sustaining words of wisdom), and inform you instead that tonight’s Pub Quiz at de Vere’s Irish Pub will feature questions on:
Companies with nationwide appeal, Swedish streams, accomplished women, Teletubbies, freedom, American heroes, aliens, romances, children’s books, crosses, the American Film Institute, storied California cities, prominent Republicans, unexpected wins by the underdog, musicians, the NBA, indie music, favorite trees, people born in Mexico, words that repeat themselves, disasters, Tina Fey, fabrics and textiles, Pacifists that make you say “ouch,” showtunes, Elton John, Sesame Street, Celtic culture, South America, people who are older than Melissa Etheridge, seismology, first novels, famous battles, and even more musicians. Really, tonight’s quiz will literally BRIM with musicians!
I’m thinking of ways to reward Pub Quiz competitors who retweet and otherwise share my updates and newsletters via Facebook and other media. Would it be fair to provide a single answer to a question to members of our Pub Quiz community who spread the word in various ways. Let me know what you think.
See you tonight for a special Tuesday night Pub Quiz!
Here are five questions from last week’s quiz:
1. Great Americans. Denzel Washington and John Travolta were born the same year as the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Name the year.
2. Unusual Words. What verb beginning with the letter B means “to explain, worry about, or work more than is necessary”?
3. UFOs. The Roswell UFO Incident took place during what decade?
4. Pop Culture – Television. What former cast-member of the TV show Taxi has a rare mental condition that allows her never to forget any moment of her life?
5. Film. In the film Despicable Me, what are the little bright yellow guys called?
P.S. I’d like to recognize the efforts of the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble, and thank the DSE leaders for what they do in and for the city of Davis.