Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Trivia Q&A: September 25

The rainy weather kept the crowds down last night at Professor Thom's last night, as 8 teams took part in the Trivia. I made two errors last night, as it was pointed out to me that in the "Classic Novels of the 20th Century" round, I listed "Angela's Ashes" as one of the choices, but that is actually a memoir and not a novel, but we kept it in anyway. (Don't know how that slipped by me!) And the other was the question about the "island nation" in General Knowledge round and the answer was Bermuda, but it was pointed out that technically Bermuda is not a nation or sovereign state but an island territory of the UK. So because the question was a bit vague, I tossed it out and gave everyone three points for the question. The Mighty Quinn regrets the errors!

It was another night for the guys from DIMS, as they led throughout the night, and went into the winners circle with 44 points. Second place went to Iron Bank with 36 points, and third place went to Return of the Djoubooties! (Nice job, Jack, Joel and Glenn!) with 34 points.

Best Team Name: Our Best Player is on a Hinge Date

I'll have a special announcement coming next week about the Trivia Nights coming in October, as the Red Sox postseason may interfere with our Trivia Night. See you next week!

Current Events
1. Eliud Kipchoge set a new world record for the marathon last week with a 2:01:39 win at the marathon in what European capital city?
2. What TV show won the Best Drama Series for the third straight year at last week's Emmy Awards?
3. What American pop group was selected to headline the halftime show at Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta this coming February?
4. An independent investigation released last week revealed numerous incidents of workplace misconduct within what NBA organization and the team's owner agreed to contribute $10 million to various women's causes?
5. Kimberly Thompson, former drummer for what R&B female singer, filed a restraining order against the singer, claiming that she "practices extreme witchcraft" and harasses her with "magic spells of sexual molestation"?
6. What nation successfully landed two hopping rovers on an asteroid called Ryugu last Friday?
7. Michael Ketterer, who finished fifth overall this season on what network reality series, was arrested the day after the show's finale on a charge of domestic violence against his wife?

2000s TV Trivia
1. What 2000s TV sitcom was set in the fictional town of Point Place, WI?
2. What was the name of the American president Martin Sheen portrayed on the TV series "The West Wing?"
3. Before his star turn as Walter White, what 2000s sitcom did Bryan Cranston star in?
4. What 2000s TV character was estimated to have "killed" over 260 people personally during the run of the show he appeared on?
5. What TV series' 2004 finale was the single most watched entertainment telecast in the decade of the 2000s?
6. What movie actor was famously murdered on the TV series "The Sopranos" by Tony Soprano with a 12-gauge shotgun in 2004?
7. Ending in 2010, what TV drama was the longest-running crime drama and the second-longest running drama series in the history of American TV?

The Q Train: Classic Novels of the 20th Century
1. Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone (J.K. Rowling)
2. The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
3. Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt)
4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
5. 1984 (George Orwell)
6. Beloved (Toni Morrison)
7. To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
8. The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
9. The Godfather (Mario Puzo)
10. The Shining (Stephen King)

General Knowledge
1. Charlie Sheen was fired in 2011 from what TV show after his infamous meltdown? ( 1 pt)
2. In 2008, the Seattle SuperSonics relocated and became what NBA team? ( 1 pt)
3. What 2013 sequel film was subtitled "Catching Fire?" ( 1 pt)
4. On what modern continent did the Tyrannosaurus Rex live? ( 2 pt)
5. What is the largest country in Africa in area? ( 2 pt)
6. The Queen's Gambit is one of the oldest openings in what game? ( 2 pt)
7. According to, as of September 2018, what island nation has the highest cost of living in the world? (3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What is the only majority Roman Catholic country in Asia? ( 4 points)
2. The tallest man-made structure in North America can be found in what US state? ( 5 points)
3. What year in the mid-21st Century will Halley's Comet make its next appearance? ( 4 points)
4. Who is the only artist to win an Oscar for a theme song to a James Bond film? ( 3 points)
5. What legendary Oscar-winning actor was infamously shot in the back by Bruce Dern in the 1972 film "The Cowboys", which Dern received death threats in real life for having done so? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Berlin; 2. "Game of Thrones;" 3. Maroon 5; 4. Dallas Mavericks; 5. Beyonce; 6. Japan; 7. "America's Got Talent."

2000s TV Trivia
1. "That '70s Show;" 2. Josiah Bartlet; 3. "Malcolm in the Middle;" 4. Jack Bauer; 5. "Friends;" 6. Steve Buscemi; 7. "Law and Order."

The Q Train: Classic Novels of the 20th Century
1. 1990s (1997); 2. 1980s (1982); 3. 1990s (1996); 4. 1960s (1962); 5. 1940s (1948); 6. 1980s (1987); 7. 1960s (1960); 8. 1920s (1925); 9. 1960s (1969); 10. 1970s (1977).

General Knowledge
1. "Two and a Half Men;" 2. Oklahoma City Thunder; 3. "The Hunger Games;" 4. North America; 5. Algeria; 6. chess; 7. Bermuda.

IQ Trivia
1. The Philippines; 2. North Dakota;  3. 2061; 4. Adele; 5. John Wayne.

Monday, September 24, 2018

20th Century Novels & 21st Century TV This Week

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, September 25th at 8:30 PM, with "2000s TV Trivia" as the Special Category. We did "1990s TV Trivia" last week and that went really well, so let's move up another decade! I will ask you seven questions connected to TV from the first decade of the 21st Century. The Q Train lightning round will be "20th Century Novels Trivia." I will give you the names of ten very well-known novels of the last century and their authors, and you have to tell me in what decade it was originally published.

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"Charlie Sheen was fired in 2011 from what from what TV show after his infamous meltdown?"

I look forward to seeing many of you this Tuesday night for another great edition of Trivia!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Trivia Q&A: September 18

We had a nice turnout last night for Trivia, as 15 teams turned out on a night there was also a Red Sox-Yankees game on, so that brought out more folks, many of whom joined in on the Trivia. It was a close fight to the finish, with the top four teams divided by just three points. But the team of If You Can't Drink & Drive, Why Do You Need a Driver's License to Buy Beer? held on and won with 47 points. (They also pulled off the double, also winning Best Team Name.) Congratulations to Travis and his team on their first ever Trivia Night victory.

DIMS finished in second place with 45 points, and third place went to Trump University Office of Financial Aid with 44 points.

Current Events
1. Ron DeSantis, a Republican Congressman, resigned from Congress last week so he focus on his campaign for governor of what US state?
2. Nia Franklin of what US state was named Miss America 2019 last week?
3. Jeff Fager, the executive producer of what longtime network program, was fired by CBS after allegations of inappropriately touching people and enabling a culture of harassment?
4. What Oscar-nominated actor/musician was ranked number 1 on the Hollywood Reporter's list of Top Actors chart, based on data from social media outlets?
5. Jair Bolsonaro, a candidate for president in what South American country, was attacked and stabbed recently while campaigning and survived the attack?
6. What sci-fi movie reboot grossed over $24 million at the box office this past weekend to become the number 1 film in the US?
7. What rock superstar earned his first number 1 album in over 36 years on the Billboard 200 Chart with his newest album released earlier this month?

1990s TV Trivia
1. "Bad Boys" is the theme song to what reality-based 1990s TV show?
2. "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" was the original name of what 1990s TV sitcom?
3. "Rugrats", "Doug" and what other hit show all premiered on Nickelodeon on the same day in 1991?
4. Walter Skinner was one of the main characters in what 1990s Fox drama series?
5. "The Drew Carey Show" was set in what American city?
6. On "The Simpsons", who shot Mr. Burns?
7. What comedy series debuted in the 1990s and ran for the longest number of TV seasons?

The Q Train: Famous US Immigrants
1. Dave Matthews
2. Rhianna
3. Rupert Murdoch
4. Mariano Rivera
5. Irving Berlin
6. Alex Trebek
7. Albert Einstein
8. Arnold Schwarzenegger
9. Gloria Estefan
10. Patrick Ewing

General Knowledge
1. What sign of the Zodiac comes last alphabetically? ( 1 pt)
2. What is the first element on the Periodic Table? ( 1 pt)
3. In 1995, what was the first ever Pixar film? ( 1 pt)
4. Liev Schreiber stars on what current Showtime TV series? ( 2 pt)
5. What country has the largest Muslim population? ( 2 pt)
6. What is the windiest planet in the solar system? ( 2 pt)
7. In 2017, what South American country became the first country to legalize recreational marijuana? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What 2004 film is the highest grossing religious film of all-time? ( 4 points)
2. In 2001, what artist wore the infamous swan dress to the Academy Awards ceremony? ( 4 points)
3. At the end of 2017, who topped the list of Forbes for the richest person in the world? ( 3 points)
4. What 20th Century US president is the only one to have a Ph.D.? ( 4 points)
5. First introduced in 1984, what is the top-selling video game of all-time? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. Florida; 2. New York; 3. "60 Minutes;" 4. Will Smith; 5. Brazil; 6. "The Predator;" 7. Paul McCartney.

1990s TV Trivia
1. "Cops;" 2. "Saved By the Bell;" 3. "Ren & Stimpy;" 4. "The X-Files;" 5. Cleveland; 6. Maggie Simpson; 7. "Frasier" (11).

The Q Train: Famous US Immigrants
1. South Africa; 2. Barbados; 3. Australia; 4. Panama; 5. Russia; 6. Canada; 7. Germany; 8. Austria; 9. Cuba; 10. Jamaica.

General Knowledge
1. Virgo; 2. hydrogen; 3. "Toy Story;" 4. "Ray Donovan;" 5. Indonesia; 6. Neptune; 7. Uruguay.

IQ Trivia
1. "The Passion of the Christ;" 2. Bjork; 3. Jeff Bezos; 4. Woodrow Wilson; 7. Tetris.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Back to the 1990s on TV This Week

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, September 18th at 8:30 PM, with "1990s TV Trivia" as the Special Category. It will be seven questions connected to TV shows that aired during the final decade of the 20th Century. The Q Train lightning round will be "Famous US Immigrants Trivia." I will give you the names of ten famous people who immigrated to our great nation over the years, and you have to tell me what country they were originally born in.

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"What sign of the Zodiac come last alphabetically?"

It's been great seeing the crowds go up as the summer winds down, so make sure you get in early enough to get a prime seat or table. Looking forward to seeing many of you for Trivia this Tuesday night!

Friday, September 14, 2018

"The Presidents and the Pastime"

I recently finished reading a very exhaustive account of the relationship between the White House and Major League Baseball called "The President and the Pastime: The History of Baseball & the White House" (University of Nebraska Press) by Curt Smith, who was a long time White House speechwriter.

Smith begins with baseball's roots at Revolutionary War, and goes up to President Donald Trump's college baseball career. We find that Abraham Lincoln was a fan of "town ball", one of baseball's many ancestors. Beginning in the 20th century with Theodore Roosevelt (who was more of a football fan than a baseball fan), each US president gets a chapter in the book, with some fascinating facts about our Chief Executives and their connections to baseball.

Woodrow Wilson was a big baseball fan, and his chapter includes his steering the game through World War I, and ends with his suffering strokes near the end of his second term, and baseball became his refuge as his life was coming to an end. Franklin D. Roosevelt, who is on the book's cover, arguably saved the game while America entered World War II, and I was never aware of the campaign to get him enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Richard Nixon was a devoted baseball fan who drew up his "Dream Teams" of MLB rosters from early and modern baseball. John F. Kennedy loved the Red Sox, and Ronald Reagan did recreations of baseball games as a young announcer back in the early 1930s. MLB was a passion not only of Jimmy Carter but also his mother Lillian, and George W. Bush's longtime love of the game, from his part-ownership of the Texas Rangers to throwing a perfect strike at the 2001 World Series, shortly after the 9/11 attacks.

The book is centered on the Washington teams, from the two Senators franchises to the current Nationals club. Smith also intersects baseball history with the history of the United States, and what all the presidents dealt with in their time in office. I found a few minor errors in the book, such as Smith wrote that President Bush threw his World Series first pitch to Jorge Posada of the Yankees, which was not true. (It was caught by backup Yankees catcher Todd Greene.)

"The President and the Pastime" is overall a very good book from a person with a interesting angle in Washington D.C. Smith also gives his thoughts on how the game can be improved, and I'm with him on most of them. It was overall an enjoyable read about when the highest office in the land and the country's sports passion meet.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Trivia Q&A: September 11

We had a nice crowd in for Trivia last night, with 13 teams taking part. It was the end of an exhausting day for me, as I was at the 9/11 remembrance ceremonies at the WTC all day before Trivia started, but I got my second wind last night as the Trivia began. It was a dogfight throughout the evening, with the top three teams basically neck-and -neck going into IQ Trivia. But it was our friends from DIMS who pulled out the comeback win, as they had been behind all night, making up a four-point difference in the final round by sweeping the IQ Trivia questions and winning the night by just one point, getting 49 points in total. Congrats to Ken, Michael and Darek on their hard-fought win.

Second place went to Name Goes On Top of Sheet with 48 points, and third place went to Sad Alex with 36 points.

Best Team Name: Magic Johnson Wasted the World's Best Porn Name on Basketball

Current Events
1. What midwestern city turned off the drinking water to their public school system last week, over concerns about high copper and lead levels in the water?
2. What Asian country was hit by the strongest typhoon in 25 years, with 6 people killed and 160 injured?
3. What Asian country's Supreme Court struck down an 1861 law prohibiting gay sex, a landmark victory for gay rights in that country?
4. TripAdvisor's 2018 Travelers Choice Awards ranked what museum as the number one museum in the US, and second in the world recently?
5. Actor Burt Reynolds died last Friday at the age of 82. He received one Oscar nomination, for Best Supporting Actor in 1997 for what film?
6. What legendary British rock star was honored last Friday with his image on a US stamp in the USPS series of Music Icons stamps?
7. The US Air Force is investigating what business magnate after he was apparently smoking marijuana on Joe Rogan's podcast last week?

September 11th Trivia
1. On this day in 1789, what man was appointed the first US Secretary of the Treasury?
2. In 1973, the democratically elected president Salvador Allende of what South American country was overthrown in a coup led by General Augusto Pinochet?
3. What MLB player broke Ty Cobb's hit record for a career on this day in 1985?
4. On this day in 1978, Janet Parker, a British medical photographer, became the last recorded person to die from what disease, which the WHO said was eradicated in 1980?
5. Mickey Hart, drummer and percussionist of what legendary West Coast rock band, was born on this day in 1943?
6. Johnny Unitas, the legendary QB for what NFL team from 1956-1972 and three time NFL MVP, died on this day in 2002?
7. Only once in MLB history has a team won the World Series on September 11th, in 1918 due to WWI travel restrictions. What AL team won that year?

The Q Train: Colleges & Universities Trivia
1. Marquette
2. Wayne State
3. Austin Peay
4. Creighton
5. Gonzaga
6. Ball State
7. James Madison
8. Towson State
9. Dartmouth
10. Marshall

General Knowledge
1. The Pelican State is the nickname for what US state? ( 1 pt)
2. On the Periodic Table of Elements, Fe stands for what element? ( 1 pt)
3. What country has the largest standing army in the world? ( 1 pt)
4. According to Instagram, what is the most photographed city in the world? ( 2 pt)
5. After water, what is the most consumed beverage in the world? ( 2 pt)
6. "The Shipwreck Coast" can be found in what country? ( 2 pt)
7. What is the oldest US national park? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. What actress is the only actor or actress to star in 2 of the 4 films that have grossed at least $2 billion worldwide at the box office? ( 5 points)
2. The Torrijos-Carter Treaties of 1977 traded what territory? ( 4 points)
3. What city has the longest boardwalk in the world? ( 3 points)
4. What 1992 film holds the record for the best-selling soundtrack of all-time, over 17 million copies? ( 4 points)
5. The world's most active volcano is located in what country? ( 4 points)

Current Events
1. Detroit; 2. Japan; 3. India; 4. 9/11 Memorial and Museum; 5. "Boogie Nights;" 6. John Lennon; 7. Elon Musk.

September 11th Trivia
1. Alexander Hamilton; 2. Chile; 3. Pete Rose; 4. smallpox; 5. The Grateful Dead; 6. Baltimore Colts; 7. Boston Red Sox.

The Q Train: Colleges & Universities Trivia
1. Wisconsin; 2. Michigan; 3. Tennessee; 4. Nebraska; 5. Washington; 6. Indiana; 7. Virginia; 8. Maryland; 9. New Hampshire; 10. West Virginia.

General Knowledge
1. Louisiana; 2. iron; 3. China; 4. New York City; 5. tea; 6. Australia; 7. Yellowstone.

IQ Trivia
1. Zoe Saldana; 2. Panama Canal Zone; 3. Atlantic City; 4. "The Bodyguard;" 5. USA (Hawaii).

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

A Great Honor For Me This Year

Today is the 17th anniversary of the worst day in American history, when 3,000 beautiful souls were taken from us in the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil. I will be at the remembrance ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial for the 17th straight year. And this year I have been awarded the great honor of reading names of those 9/11 First Responders who have lost their lives since the 9/11 attacks.

This will not be at the public reading of the names which is done every year (only blood relatives of the 9/11 victims are allowed to do that). This is at a ceremony (called "Calling of the Names") at St. Paul's Chapel at 3 PM (which is open to the public). There will be a remembrance there for the victims, and then those First Responders who have died since 9/11 will have their names read by many people in the 9/11 community. My friend Eileen has been a reader for many years, but this year she could not make it to New York because of ill health. So she was kind enough to ask me to substitute for her. I am deeply honored to do so, and will read the names of 15 heroes who gave their lives to our country.

I will mention before I start reading that I will read the names in memory of my dear friend Joyce Carpeneto. And as those of you who follow my blog know, I remember Joyce here on every year on September 11th. For those of you who would like to check out my previous posts that go back to 2006, just follow these links:

2006: Forever Missed. And Forever Loved.
2007: Never Forget. Ever.
2008: We Can Be The Ones Who Remember
2009: The Most Sacred Of All Days
2010: 3000
2011: Ten Years After
2012: 11 Years
2013: No Other Place In The World I Could Be Today
2014: Always And Forever Family
2015: I'm The Lucky One
2016: Joyce and Alice
2017: Tower Records Forever

Please do check out Joyce's memorial page at The 9/11 Living Memorial set up by The Voices of September 11th. It's a truly beautiful remembrance of Joyce's life in pictures and many other things.

I am so deeply grateful to all of you who read my blog from time to time, and for all the good wishes that are sent to me this time of year. But I am most grateful to have had a lovely young woman named Joyce Ann Carpeneto be a part of my life. I miss her every day, and pray she has found peace.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Back to School Trivia This Week

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, September 11th at 8:30 PM, with "September 11th Trivia" as the Special Category. It will be seven questions connected to the day of September 11th down through the years. (And there will be no questions connected to that terrible morning of 17 years ago.) The Q Train lightning round will be "Colleges & Universities Trivia." In honor of the return to class, I will give you the names of ten leading schools of higher learning throughout the US, and you have to tell me which state you will find that college or university.

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"The Pelican State is the nickname for what US state?"

We've been getting some terrific crowds over the last few weeks, so I would advise you to come a bit earlier in order to get a good seat or table. See you on Tuesday night!

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Trivia Q&A: September 4

It was another hot night in New York, and just coming off a holiday weekend, we had just 9 teams in for Trivia last night. They was kind of expected, as holiday weekends usually keep the regulars away. But we did have a very good night of Trivia. It was the night for I'm Playing With Myself Again, who was Ken from DIMS playing solo for the second straight week. He had an off week last week, but he bounced back strong last night, getting the win with 45 points. Congrats to him on his first solo win.

Second place went to Pullover? No, It's a Cardigan But Thanks For Noticing! finished with 40 points, and Michael Cohen Legal Defense Fund (who also won for Best Team Name) finished third with 38 points.

Current Events
1. What car company is investing $500 million in Uber as part of a deal to team up to make self-driving cars?
2. What weekly newspaper announced last Friday that they are ceasing online publication and it will no longer exist after 63 years?
3. Amazon announced that "A Rainy Day in New York", a new film by what director, won't be released in 2018 and perhaps ever due to the filmmaker's controversial past?
4. Bishop Charles Ellis, who led Aretha Franklin's funeral last Friday, apologized to what pop singer after he was accused on social media of groping her breast on stage at the funeral?
5. What superstar rock singer suffered a complete loss of voice and his band had to cancel a show in Berlin last Saturday night?
6. Two American tourists were stabbed last Friday night in what European capital city in what officials there believe was a terrorist motive by the suspect?
7. What comedy/drama film topped the box office in the US for the third straight weekend, making it the fourth film in 2018 to do that?

Q-Tip Trivia
1. Which of these US states has less than 1 million in population as of 2010? a. Hawaii; b. Wyoming; c. Idaho; d. Rhode Island.
2. Which of these US presidents also served as vice-president? a. Thomas Jefferson; b. Richard Nixon; c. Calvin Coolidge; d. FDR.
3. Which of the following TV series are currently on HBO? a. Billions; b. Game of Thrones; c. The Deuce; d. The Affair.
4. Which of these rock icons died outside the United States? a. Jim Morrison; b. Sid Vicious; c. Kurt Cobain; d. Jimi Hendrix.
5. For which films has Jennifer Lawrence received Academy Award nominations? a. American Hustle; b. Passengers; c. Joy; d. The Hunger Games.
6. Which of the following cities have a team in all four major sports (MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL)? a. Seattle; b. Atlanta; c. Cleveland; d. Houston.
7. Which of the following areas of New York City are found in the borough of Queens? a. Tottenville; b. Gravesend; c. Norwood; d. Bellerose.

The Q Train: British Terms Trivia
1. Boot
2. Trainer
3. Jumper
4. Braces
5. Brolly
6. Spanner
7. Wellies
8. Nappy
9. Swede
10. Drawing pin

General Knowledge
1. What city hosted the first crew of the TV series "The Real World?" ( 1 pt)
2. Which James Bond actor wore a toupee in every James Bond movie? ( 1 pt)
3. Route 66 begins in what midwestern state? ( 1 pt)
4. What southern US state is home to a chain of islands known as the Outer Banks? ( 2 pt)
5. What European capital city sits on the Spree River? ( 2 pt)
6. Peter Gene Hernandez is thereal name of what current American singer/songwriter? ( 2 pt)
7. What Jewish holiday was instituted by Queen Esther and Mordecai? ( 3 pt)

IQ Trivia
1. The phrase "hoist with his own petard" first appeared in what Shakespeare work? ( 4 points)
2. Krav Maga is a self-defense and fighting system that originated in what country? ( 4 points)
3. In 1997, what company did Microsoft help with a $150 million investment? ( 3 points)
4. "The Crazy 88s" was the name of a Japanese gang in what 2003 action film? ( 4 points)
5. What 2016 film was the first movie to be nominated for Best Picture that was distributed by a streaming service, Amazon Studios? ( 5 points)

Current Events
1. Toyota; 2. The Village Voice; 3. Woody Allen; 4. Ariana Grande; 5. Bono; 6. Amsterdam; 7. "Crazy Rich Asians."

Q-Tip Trivia
1. b; 2. a,b,c; 3. b,c; 4.a,d; 5. a,c; 6. none; 7. d.

The Q Train: British Terms Trivia
1. Trunk (of a car); 2. sneaker; 3. sweater; 4. suspenders; 5. umbrella; 6. wrench; 7. boots; 8. diaper; 9. turnip; 10. thumbtack.

General Knowledge
1. New York City; 2. Sean Connery; 3. Illinois; 4. North Carolina; 5. Berlin; 6. Bruno Mars; 7. Purim.

IQ Trivia
1. "Hamlet"; 2. Israel; 3. Apple; 4. "Kill Bill V.1"; 5. "Manchester By The Sea."

Monday, September 03, 2018

Separated By a Common Language On Tuesday

Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, September 4th at 8:30 PM, with "Q-Tip Trivia" as the Special Category. That is the recurring category where I ask you seven general knowledge questions, and each question will have four choices for answers. You can pick as many as you think are correct: 1, 2, 3, all four or none. You get a point for each correct answer, but if you pick a wrong choice, you automatically get none for that question, so you have to be careful (and if the correct answer is "none", you get one point for that answer). The Q Train lightning round will be "British Terms Trivia." I will give you ten very British words, and you have to tell me their American equivalent (such as "flat" being "apartment" for example).

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
"What city hosted the first crew of the TV series 'The Real World?'"

We've been getting some big crowds the last few weeks, so I would suggest coming in a bit earlier to get a good seat or table. Looking forward to seeing many of you on Tuesday night!