Beers I drink, Breweries, Out on the town drunk, Stuff i do when i drink

Lag-A-Lots: The Losers Extraordinare

The night was full of promise.  We were the reigning champions from last week’s trivia slaughter at BackStreet Brewery.  We thought we had it in the bag.  Well, I guess there was a hole in the bottom of the bag because we fell through it and landed painfully on our asses.

Backstreet was full on this last Wednesday, teeming with eager young hipsters ready to snatch up that 2 growler prize at the end of the night.  And then there was us: The Lagalots.  A group that fluctuates in numbers and varies wildly in trivial knowledge.

Tonight there were four of us in the group; me, the old man, Paul, & Heather.  We were missing Ck & Carie, down 2 good men.

We started out with beers and I got the usual, Jagged Little Pilsner, which is so tasty I can’t help but keep coming back to it.  Sean had the Set Sail IPA, which is also another tasty and strong selection from Backstreet’s menu.  They just got the Vienna Lager on Nitro in and I forgot that I wanted to try that.  I didn’t remember until the end of the night as Sean was closing up his tab.  I guess I’ll have to remember next week!

Heather tried something new, which came in a 10 ounce glass because it is more than 10% ABV.  It was called the Shizz Imperial Red Ale or something similar.  She liked it a lot and had two rounds through out the night.  Paul had a Nut Brown Ale, he likes that one a lot and has it almost everytime we do trivia night.  It’s got a nice brown color to it and is not that strong so you can drink several.

The Taco Truck that is usually there and that has such delicious soyrizo & potato tacos was gone and won’t be back.  The Pop Quiz moderator told us he would be actively seeking a replacement food truck.  Heather suggested they get the In & Out truck…sounds fine to me!

So in the first round, we came out strong.  Despite the fact that we got 2 wrong, we were tied for second place.  I mean, who knew the invention of auto-pilot would be the catalyst that started the mile-high club?  Some dorks might know that…and they did.  But we knew the sports question thanks to Paul and no one else got that one right.  Well, they didn’t cheer obnoxiously like we do when we get one.

Round two was a balls question and I immediately handed the answer sheet over to Paul.  The question had to do with the top cities that got the most money from sports like Super Bowls and Championships and what-not.  How could I know the answers when I barely understood the question?  Luckily, Paul came to the rescue again and filled out all ten answers and got all ten right.  At the end of round 2, we had 14 points and we were tied with 3 other teams for first place.

Then shit started going downhill.  In round three, we got most of them right but then a ton of other teams did too.  Ususally we use round three to secure our place as first but it wasn’t working out that way.  Then some asshole from a team that got the bonus question right got to roll the dice and his roll enabled him to steal a point from one team and give it to another.  So the jerk-off choses to steal the point from us.  What a cunt face, I curse him to hell!  If only I knew his name!

Round four was the picture round and there were ten pictures of different reptiles that you had to identify.  It took a while, but we got six out of ten correct.  But i was upset that we wrote down turtle for one instead of tortoise, which was the right answer.  I should’ve known better.  My Myrtle Turtle would be pissed at me if she knew.  We were in 3rd place by the end of that round.

Shame on you, Mommy

The “guess who” round is always the most difficult and we learned an important lesson last night.  It’s ironic because we seem to need to learn this lesson every time we play.  No matter how fucking sure any of us are about who the mystery person is, we need to wait until the 3rd clue to be absolutely sure.  We only get six points that way but it’s a lot better than no points; which is what we got last night because we jumped the gun and answered wrong.  Fuck you, Tom Selleck.

 

The sixth and last round was pointless for us.  We doubled down because we had nothing to lose but even if we had gotten all the points for being right, we still wouldn’t have been close to winning.  All the other teams knew Tom Selleck in the previous round so they were way ahead of us.  We only got one out of six questions wrong but since we did double or nothing, we got nothing.  Our final trivia score was 25.  Sean and I have done better than that on our own.  Very disappointing.

It looks like the Lagalots have some serious competition from here on out.  But they can all go to hell because we are putting on our A game from now on.  Of course, we can’t go to redeem ourselves next week because we’ll be at the San Diego Comic Con.  Maybe Heather & Paul, and Ck & Carie can pull off a win….we deserve it! So get ready, mother fuckers!

Advertisements
Standard
Breweries, Out on the town drunk, Stuff i do when i drink

Losing: The Opposite of #Winning

Hi, it’s me again.  This time there is no bragging, but only humility.  And the harsh realization of being a loser.  It’s especially hard when you come off a win from last week’s #OCPopQuiz.  To go from number one, to number loser?  It sucks.

fat ugly loser

No offense!

 

But we didn’t come to win.  We came to have a good time and a good time was had.  We didn’t expect to win but we didn’t expect to come in second to last place either.  So nobody wins in the end.  Except for the #winning team, Bob’s Your Uncle.

Fuck them.  It was the day before Sean’s birthday.  We thought we might be able to win

sean-sean-seeeaaaannn-seriously-though-happy-birthday.jpg

without the rest of the crew.  But boy, were we wrong!

wolf loser meme

Especially according to the ferocious wolf.

In round one, we came out with 2 points.  To be in Last Place.  We were not performing to the lowest level of our ineptitude.  We were worse.  Two out of six?  WTF?

In round two, we scored three extra points to come out with a losing 5 points total.  This was the round in which we had to match the dog with the show it was on.  It was pick and choose and we picked and chose very poorly.

Image result for paul anka gilmore girls

Calling Anka, Paul Anka to the stage

 

How the hell am I supposed to know what they called the dog on Gilmore Girls?  Some people actually did.  They should be ashamed!

Round three only gave us four out of a possible 9 points.  The only thing we knew for sure was the titles of the Jason Bourne movies.  And that’s only because I have a newfound respect for Matt Damon as an actor after watching The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Image result for talented mr. ripley

Dicky, pass me a fag why don’t you?

 

So by the time we failed all the way in round three, we had only 9 points.  It’s a lot different than the points we had last week when we had Paul and Heather on our team.  Just saying…

In round four, we had to name the national monuments.  We actually did pretty good in this round and got six out of ten possible points.  Hell yeah, I know what Four Corners National Monument looks like, I’ve been there, god-damnit!  Thanks for the road trip Mom!

four-corners-monument-8813971

Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, & Utah.  One big happy meeting in the middle of BFE.

 

Round five comes along like a scorpion to sting you in the ass.  You only get one chance to answer and your possible points go down with each clue.  We knew it was Justin Bieber

 

by the second clue but since we weren’t clamoring for the top, we decided to wait and be sure.  We ended up scoring six points in this round.

So last round, the sixth round, comes along and we only have 21 points.  We decided not to Double Or Nothing and just go with our initial six answers.  We managed to get two right.

So our final score was 23.  We came in second to last place.  It may have well been last place for as shitty as we did.  Where were the smarts tonight?

I learned something important tonight though.  And that is to always listen to the old man.  He came up with Romeo & Juliet for one of the answers in the sixth round and I straight up told him, “You are wrong, it’s totes not R&J, it’s something more modern.”  I mean, I’ve read Romeo & Juliet and still I had to stuff my foot in my big mouth.

Image result for oh romeo oh romeo

He ended up being right and at least I had the foresight to go with his answer.  Who knew that Romeo & Juliet had another, longer title?  Obviously Sean did.

The best part about trivia Wednesday was getting to redeem our stamp card from OC Pop Quiz.  We filled up one whole card so we got a round of free beers.  We told ourselves it was birthday beers and drank up.  We could’ve saved it for next time, when the #Lagalots were more of a team, but why?  When we could have beers right then and there that we didn’t have to pay for?  Of course we went with it, the rest of our team should’ve thought about coming if they wanted free beer.  Right?

Well, that was it for Wednesday’s Pursuit of the Trivial.  We lost, yeah, but it’s not too big of a deal.  I just hate coming in so close to last.  I just hate coming in anywhere but in first place.  Am I a sore loser?  Probably.  So fucking sue me.

Standard