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Friday, October 31, 2014

A Spooky Night of Telepathy?!?

Seeing as though it is Halloween week, a special spooky themed quiz awaited those on hand at Camp Bar this Monday evening.  After seeing how impressive the scores were, maybe the Queeps would like to see more holiday based quizzes!  Questions about scary movies, serial killers, and scarily named sports franchises dominated the evening, with one team putting on an incredible display of knowledge in all things horror.   Along with the scary themed fun, the fine folks at Camp set QM Matt up with his own little hosting man cave to be able to watch a little Monday Night Football as the quiz was delivered.  Check it out:

The crew of Camp Counsellor Killers missed just three points on the evening on their way to a 2 point win and a 47/50 point night.

All they missed was the last movie Harrison Ford died in, Blue Moon's fall seasonal beer, and Cindy Crawford dressed as Slash (no team got that one right).  Impressive showing team!

The big team Just The Tip had a great night, but simply ran into a buzzsaw that kept them from being named champions of the evening.

If the team had what can be even be considered as a meltdown, it was the music round, where they missed 3 points.  The team only missed 5 points all evening.  Good job guys, that's a hard-luck second place finish.

For some reason, the night's team names centered around "Just the Tip" jokes.  This absolutely baffled QM Matt as "tip" wasn't featured in any question or on the TV, or music this evening.  Teams must have been communicating through telepathy for so many teams to make that reference.  Spooky!  In the end, best team name went to The Answer To #7; Just Pick A F'ing Letter! 

For being the only team to get that question wrong, they earned $10.

Until next time Milwaukee, drink while you think...

Monday October 27th, 2014 scores:

  1. 47  Camp Counsellor Killers
  2. 45  Just The Tip
  3. 44  We Don't Need Alison
  4. 42  The Prodigal Quizzers
  5. 42  Just The Tip!!
  6. 42  The Answer To #7; Just Pick A F'ing Letter!
  7. 38  Eagle Scouts
  8. 37  The Kidney Pie Bakers
  9. 35  What Lies Beneath?  Just the Tip, and Nothing But the Tip
  10. 35  Gary Busey's False Teeth
  11. 31  Dingle Boo Berries...They're My Luck Charms
  12. 31  Spookalicious

Monday, October 27, 2014

Article of the Week - The "From Hell" letter

The "From Hell" letter (or the "Lusk letter") is a letter posted in 1888 by a person who claimed to be the serial killer known as Jack the Ripper.

Postmarked on 15 October 1888, the letter was received by George Lusk, then head of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee, the following day.

The text of the letter reads:
From hell
Mr Lusk
I send you half the
Kidne I took from one women
prasarved it for you tother pirce
I fried and ate it was very nise I
may send you the bloody knif that
took it out if you only wate a whil
Catch me when
you Can
Mishter Lusk.
The original letter, as well as the kidney that accompanied it, have subsequently been lost along with other items that were originally contained within the Ripper police files. The image shown here is from a photograph taken before the loss.

Though hundreds of letters claiming to be from the killer were posted at the time of the Ripper murders, many researchers argue that the "From Hell" letter is one of a handful of possibly authentic writings received from the murderer.

Its author did not sign it with the pseudonym "Jack the Ripper", distinguishing it from the earlier Dear Boss letter, the Saucy Jacky postcard, and their imitators. The "From Hell" letter is also written at a much lower literacy level than the other two, though scholars debate whether this is deliberate, as the author observed the silent k in 'knif' and h in 'whil'.

The reason this letter stands out more than any other is that it was delivered with a small box containing half of what doctors later determined was a human kidney, preserved in ethanol. One of murder victim Catherine Eddowes' kidneys had been removed by the killer. Medical opinion at the time was that the organ could have been acquired by medical students and sent with the letter as part of a hoax. Lusk himself believed that this was the case and did not report the letter until he was urged to do so by friends.

Writing analyses have suggested to many fluent in British dialects that the author of the letter was a Cockney.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Guess Who's Back?!?

Twelve teams rolled into Camp Bar Monday night for Quizmistress Mal's return to trivia after a three week absence. It sounds like some teams missed me more than others, specifically team "I Trapped Mallory in the Basement of the Alamo" from last week's game - welp friends I'm alive. And couldn't have asked for a more fun night! Competish was steep and the winners were separated from the losers by a small margin. Let's take a look to see how the teams did. 

Congrats to team "Who Does The Sound In Here Paul?" who took first place and a $30 bar tab.

Disclaimer - quizmasters are not responsible for sound. Unless I am karaoking...

Second place and runner up for Best Team Name goes to "Too Bad Rubber Wasn't Invented Before Mike Bailey's Parents Had Sex". 

Kuddos, guys, we all got a laugh!

Let's not forget best team name, "How Are We Supposed to F**k A Moose If You Can't Get It Drunk First", going home with a $10 bar tab and a fantastic team picture. 

Till next time, pals! 

Until next time Milwaukee, drink while you think…

Monday October 20th, 2014 scores:

  1. 52 Who Does The Sound In Here Paul?
  2. 51 Too Bad Rubber Wasn't Invented Before Mike Bailey's Parents Had Sex
  3. 50 McGruff & Scruff Like It Ruff!
  4. 48 How Are We Supposed to F**k A Moose If You Can't Get It Drunk First
  5. 45 1800 Lbs. of Do Whatever The Heck I Want
  6. 43 Pope Francis' Optimus Prime is Looking for Bloodhounds at the Playboy Mansion
  7. 43 Africa's Largest Expo: Ebola
  8. 43 The Goss Family, More Like Gross Family
  9. 41 The Kuglenator!
  10. 39 Well, the Beer Was Good, We Probably Lost, But At Least We Don't Have Ebola
  11. 39 Nameless
  12. 39 McGruff Lichtenstein: The German Crotch Sniffing, Crotch Licking Crime Dog

Monday, October 20, 2014

Article of the Week - McGruff the Crime Dog

McGruff the Crime Dog is an anthropomorphic cartoon bloodhound created by Saatchi & Saatchi through the Ad Council for the National Crime Prevention Council for use by American police in building crime awareness among children. He debuted from Dancer Fitzgerald Sample in July 1980. The character himself was created by copywriter Sherry Nemmers and art director Ray Krivascy. Nemmers and Krivascy reported to creative director Jack Keil, who wrote the motto "Take a Bite out of Crime". Keil, a native of Rochester, New York, also did McGruff's voice for many years. After two years on the air, a nationwide contest was opened to name the character. The most common entry was "Sherlock Bones." Other entries included "J. Edgar Dog," "Sarg-dog," and "Keystone cop Dog." The winner, McGruff the Crime Dog, was submitted by a New Orleans police officer. In some of McGruff's advertisements, he appears with his nephew "Scruff".

McGruff reaches kids through commercials, songs, educational videos and booklet from the National Crime Prevention Council, talking about drugs, bullying, safety and the importance of staying in school. Recently, McGruff has appeared in commercials addressing identity theft. The character is often used with his motto "Take a bite out of crime!" He also reaches kids through personal appearances as both puppets (often used in classrooms) and costumes worn by police officers nationwide. In a 1990 commercial, Ralph Edwards appeared to honor McGruff's 10th anniversary with a This Is Your Life themed ad.

In 2005, a new identity theft warning campaign was launched in honor of his 25th birthday.

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