Pour House Pub Trivia featured Dr. Seuss on Wednesday, but this post doesn’t rhyme!

Pour House pub trivia‘s Wednesday gave you NINE games of live trivia across Maryland and Delaware!

We like to keep you on your toes, and tonight was no different, with Dr. Seuss, Star Wars and some aqua all in the same set – read on to see how the games went down!

Applebees – Frederick, MD

Today at Applebee’s the themes of the game were fun facts and birthday stuff. I say that because one team made it their mission to give me some sort of fun fact on every question whenever they handed in an answer, which was pretty cool. I also say birthday stuff because one of the players on Cecil Squad was celebrating her birthday today, and having the Applebee’s staff come out and sing happy birthday to her was really funny, especially since they really put on a show with this birthday song. Either way, it was good times all around.

In the game today we also discussed the proper names for several characters from different shows/movies, such as the Powerpuff Girls (Buttercup is the badass one of the three, and she’s also the green one), and Luke Skywalker’s Aunt Beru, with teams putting “Luke’s Aunt” and asking if they got credit for it; c’mon man! She’s a person too! That’d be like putting Luke’s Father down instead of Darth Vader for an answer, just no. Not in my house. Either way that Star Wars question was clever, there’s only two credited females in Episode IV, which is definitely a fun fact. I also learned that almost nobody knows anything about the classic Abbot and Costello bit “Who’s On First” beyond Who, What, and I Don’t Know being first, second, and third base respectively. I guess it’s because my friends did that skit for a talent show in high school, but I’ve always loved that sketch, it was just so clever and fun.

It was also nice to see some sports questions that weren’t about baseball, as much as I do love baseball. The NFL made an appearance, talking about the Hall of Fame game coming up between the Vikings and the Steelers (Football is almost back!!) and so did Major League SOCCER! That’s a rarity for sure, talking about the New York Red Bulls, one of the more odd examples of company advertising, naming the whole team after your company. Today’s Literary Quotes question was a tough one too, most teams got the Dr. Seuss quote (I don’t know if it was because of the way I read it or not) but William Golding was tricky, and I was surprised how few teams knew that Truman Capote wrote Breakfast at Tiffany’s, especially since they name dropped Holly Golightly. Most teams got William Golding and Robert Louis Stevenson mixed up, I guess thinking we were talking about Jim Hawkins from Treasure Island instead of who the quote was really about, Jack Merridew from Lord of the Flies.

Today’s final question about Father’s Day starting more than 100 years ago, was an interesting one, but most of the teams were able to figure it out. We ended up with a tie for second between The Nation of Quizlam and Dalek Dance Party, which was settled by seeing who could guess closer on the number of episodes in the X-Files series (not including the upcoming miniseries). Winning the tiebreaker, however, was The Nation of Quizlam! So third place went to Dalek Dance Party. Second place, went to Quizlam, the team responsible for all the fun facts on almost every question. Winning tonight, however, was the team who held first place heading into the final question. Congrats to We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat, taking down the victory! Congrats! For next week’s opening category they chose University of Maryland NCAA Mens Basketball, so that should be fun. I will see you all again next week!

Until next time,

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Bar Louie – Rockville, MD

Cheating doesn’t pay.


Drinks Are On The House (the team formerly known as Freudian Slips) was in the lead headed into the final, when every other team continued to blatantly cheat, even after being warned. I hate having a game go down with any disqualifications, let alone almost all the field, but some teams just have no respect for the game.

If you’re going to cheat, just don’t play.

Freudian Slips takes it down, and they’ve chosen Car movies as their topic. Oh, the possibilities!!


See you next week!


There was a moment when Alanis was singing “My Humps” that I think I dissociated form my body! (It could have been something someone put in my drink as well).

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Trivia night at Bernies Wednesday was a romp! Multiple birthdays, an abundancy of shooters, and a darn good set of trivia questions laid the groundwork for what was a very fun Wednesday evening in Washington Co! Congrats to Danny Glover for going eeking out the W on this one! And many props to the rest of the Top 3 for a game well played!

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Thanks for playing tonight everyone! And for braving that @#$%$$%%er of a Star Wars question 🙂 Gotta lotta “likes” on it though from the Star Wars gurus! Here’s to Aunt Beru!

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Hey have a great week everyone! Lotsa love to ya. next Wednesday we start off with the category of: “80s Songs that Peaked at #2!” – Delicious! See you next Wednesday my friends 🙂


Maybe last week was everyone’s vacation time, because tonight it seemed like EVERYBODY was back for live trivia! With a whopping 16 teams here (perhaps a record if I’m remembering correctly), we had some intense trivia action!
Question of the night tonight I’m electing as the Aqua question. Though about half the teams got it, this question seemed to decide the game. Can’t Read Good had a big lead but Knock Knock had potential to sneak in with a correct response and the 2 points on the final question of round 4, but Knock Knock unfortunately missed it, leaving the game to be pretty much in the hands of Can’t Read Good.
The final played easier than anticipated, with a bit over half connecting with a correct response, ALTHOUGH we did have some placement changes with the misses. A couple misses dropped teams out of contention so your 3rd place finishers were Just the Tip who jumped up with a correct response! 2nd place is the Gold Team (the Gold Standard), and winning tonight is Can’t Read Good! Great game! Summer tournament at the beginning of September! Get your weekly points so you can qualify!!! Until next week guys!1st Place: Can’t Read Good
2nd Place: Gold Team
3rd Place: Just the TipNext week’s category: Saved by the Bell

SAVED BY THE BELL, Top Row: Ed Alonzo, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Elizabeth Berkley, Mario Lopez, Bottom Row: Lark Voorhies, Tiifani-Amber Thiessen, Dennis Haskins, Dustin Diamond, Season 1, 1989-1993 (c)NBC / Courtesy: Everett Collection.

Words are hard! Even when they are easy! Nothing but Dr. Seuss quotes for me, from here out. I was just happy I got to give you 80s movies AND Star Wars in the same set! Throw in a potent potables and a drugs question and you all would have packed even higher scores.

I do love hearing you cheer, yell and point fingers – always a blast here at Fusion. We had a full house, and apparently it was full of intelligence 😉 3rd went to Fries before guys after an equalizing final. 2nd were the ever competitive, and vocal, Constantly Changing Team Name.

1st however went to the powerhouse team of Retain her, I didn’t even know her! They were out in full effect for the first time in a long time and they made their presence felt! Thanks for joining me tonight, I am off to find something other than Barbie Girl to get stuck in my head 😉 Next week you will start off with Notre Dame Football, enjoy it 😉


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Memories Charcoal House – Mount Airy, MD

Man, what a NIGHT at Memories Charcoal House!
First it rained, then it was sticky-icky hot, but none of that deterred our dedicated players from showing up in full force and giving their all! I gotta say, the energy in the place tonight was fantastic, it was a great last night of trivia for me before I head out on vacation next week (don’t worry, I’m coming back!) We even had a couple newbies in the house who were super enthusiastic. Such a great time, and what a GAME to boot! A surprise finish never disappoints. Curious?
The scores went like this: In third place after a strategic wager and one of only TWO correct final answers were our Men & Pausers! Just ahead of them, after leading for most of the game were The Moops with an impressive effort from start to finish. However, the top prize, bragging rights and surprise prize of the night went to some pub trivia vets that made a cameo at Memories tonight: THE WOLVERINES!!
They came from behind with the only other correct final answer and stole the gold!! INCREDIBLE!! There was even a raucous round of applause after the standings were read. A simply fantastic night all around. Their choice of first category next week? The Great Lakes!! While I won’t see you next week (vacation, remember?), I promise you’ll be in good hands  and I’ll be back in action the following week. Try not to miss me too much 😉
– Torie
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The Olney Tavern – Olney, MD

We had a pretty packed house for live trivia tonight at the Tavern!

Everyone was playing well also, so the scores were pretty tight between a lot of teams fighting for the top 3. Unfortunately, there can only be 3 in the top 3, and this is how it ended tonight: Making an impressive move from 6th to 3rd after the final question was the Slingshots! Finishing 2nd was Moving Forward, and winning the game for a second week in a row was Olney the Lonely!!

They decided on The Battle of Bunker Hill for next Wednesdays winners choice category, so get yer study on, and I’ll see you back next week at The Tavern!!

~ Jon J

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We had a fun night tonight at the Revolution Bar; with a good group of
teams packing it in to the bar, the smack talk and the paper balls
were flying!

Highlights of the Night:

In “This-Means-War”: Once in a while, the smack talk gets fiery. And
when that happens, the paper balls start to fly. Children! Behave!

In “It’s-Actually-Easy-Being-Green”: The top half of the puzzle page
was a breeze for most teams. The bottom part? Not so much. Shame for
not knowing Abbot and Costello!!

In “Lady(s)-of-Star-Wars”: What a cool, tricky question. It threw off
a few teams and caused quite a stir!

The final was crucial tonight! Especially when the team in first place
wasn’t eligible for prizes! So honorable mention to Mess and Jegg for
taking first overall! But after that,

Third place tonight, E=MC Hammer!

Second place tonight, GT80 Sauce!

First place tonight, Mike Hunt Loves the Hard Questions!

Next week’s winners choice category will be Famous Sausages. Have fun
with that one Matt Frost!

Until then,

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Valley Grill – Middletown, MD

It was ‘Substitute Host’ night at Valley Grill in Middletown, and I had a great time meeting some new teams while slinging some questions and answers for the night.  The fourth round proved to be the separating point, as some tough literary quotes tested the mettle of our teams.  Three teams had worked themselves into a sizable lead heading into the final, but only one of those teams got the correct answer on that last question, and it was Second Place!  They had tonight’s top score, but because they were playing over the limit, our ‘official’ winners were as such:

1st: Drunk Savants

2nd: Stupid Sexy Flanders

3rd: Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap

Ronnie returns next week with a question on the Apollo Space Program!  ~ Matt