Up and Up and Up and Under

Listen up players and potential trivia heads, the Company Brewing crew kicked off what could be a pretty killer week of trivia last night. Armadildos took the top spot which is great news. And the Ol’ Teacher-ound grabbed second place, but I suspect they can do better. Tunnelsnakes grabbed third which is about right for that team. 


Tonight, we push the 50-question boulder up the hill to Up & Under where Lewis and Andy are ready to test the intellect of their crowd. Will a team at the U&U show break the 100-point barrier? Only time is going to tell, and those who show up to play are going to be the first to know. 


So get your team together and slide in to Up & Under on Brady St. The show starts at 7pm. See you then. 

AAAND if you’re looking for something to do to pass the time, I suggest grabbing one of these Wisconsin’s Hardest Trivia tees. It’s for real the best Damien Hirst rip you can get for $25. Just drop some cash in the link: paypal.me/SlashGreg    

The WHT Cash Grab

Brace yourselves, players, because it’s a big day around here at Wisconsin’s Hardest Trivia Global Headquarters and Vapable Kale Extractory. Yer boy Greggers is allowed to drive again. That means, any time you cruise by the office today you can catch me slow-rolling up and down the street, steering with my knees and blasting green, megaton clouds of that sweet sweet kale juice.

I should also recommend you cop one of the super rad, 2020 TPIODITMOSL tees. You can think what you want about Hirst, but one cannot deny those tees are comfortable and short sleeved. So pick your size, slide about $25 towards paypal.me/SlashGreg and get ready to look fresh. Now let’s say you’re a real loose money momma or trunch cash daddy. That’s cool. You can just pay your trivia host at one of the shows. 

Shall we get to the show info? Wisconsin’s Hardest Nick is ready to take the Milwaukee Players for a ride tonight. He’s got a very classy category on urban parks, and then an even classier category about the mountain ranges of North America. And since we’re pushing these new shark shirts so hard, we’ve also got a category on Damien Hirst’s works not titled The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living. 

OOOO DOGGIE, once you’ve brought that heart rate back down, you’re going to want to get your team together and slide on down totonight. While there, have a bite to eat and maybe a bunch of beers. The show starts at 7pm. See you then.


It’s like Jaws 2 around here

Big things happening here at Wisconsin’s Hardest Trivia. But I’m not talking about Trivia Newton John’s win at Up & Under on Tuesday. This isn’t about Scrambled Eggs Benedict Cumberbatch’s top place finish at Company Brewing, nor the appearance of a team named Daffidildo. And I am certainly not talking about the crowd-sourced show in Madison this week–a show that only has two categories submitted as of right now. 

I’m talking about the next round of Wisconsin’s Hardest Trivia tees. 

This bad boy is a spin off the first shirt we ever made. The year was 2014. Wisconsin’s Hardest Nick was clean shaven and owned zero Gatecreeper albums, and I was living LDR– and TBI-free. But now the shirts are back, with a slight update, on always comfortable, always cool black tees. 

We’ll be taking pre-orders on these heaters until February 21. The shirts are $25 each and printed by the crew at The Shop in Madison. To get yours, talk to the host at your show or simply send the money via paypal to me at paypal.me/SlashGreg and I’ll send these things anywhere. 

So get those wallets out and get with the cool kids.



Oscars Buzz

Milwaukee, now is the time. It’s time to start brushing off your Company Brewing “Buy 1000 pints and your 1001st is Free” punch cards and get ready for some trivia. This is not some ho-hum, whatever-works round of trivia.

No no. Wisconsin’s Hardest Nick stayed up late watching the Oscars to deliver all the important info in the form of trivia questions tonight. And as far as I’m concerned, to tweet 30 too many times about Timothee Chalumet’s tracksuit. I mean, if it was good enough for the lead singer of Korn to wear throughout the 1990s why can’t a young actor, who is certainly on Hollywood’s hot list, come out with the same look. Give the kid a break, Nick.

So now you know there will be an Oscars category, making this the right time for me to tell you there will also be a category all about the history of the Slam Dunk Contest. And don’t you dare come at me for this category and my recent pro-NBA status. Had I written this category every answer would have been Montrezl Harrell who was never even in the Dunk Contest. But that is not the case.

So now I’ve told you about the Oscars category, the Dunk Contest round and the CoBrew 1000-punch card. One of those is a lie.

But you know what isn’t a lie? A whole damn category on Children’s Literature. And I’m talking about stories for children, not stories about children. Creeps.

All of that is coming at you tonight in the form of 50 questions at Company Brewing. All you have to do is be there. The show starts at 7pm. See you then.

SIDE NOTE: Madison, we have a crowd-sourced show this week so send your categories/questions to me at greg@wisconsinshardesttrivia.com.

It’s League Finals Time, Errbody!

What a week! 

First, I lost all of Wisconsin’s Hardest Trivia’s money while making Super Bowl bets in Northern Wisconsin. It was like some sort of low stakes Uncut Gems. Then, I returned home and had to put in my 40 hours of week for the year, so I didn’t have time for silly trivia posts. After that, I had to take care of invoices and cancel our order of Wisconsin’s Hardest Trivia posters which were a lot like 1980s Snap-On Tools posters, except it was Nick and me shirtless and in jean shorts. And in a real electric type, it read Wisconsin’s Nastiest Trivia.

It turns out people didn’t want those posters. 

Anyway, tonight it is the winter league finals at Glass Nickel in Madison. There will be champions and there will be prizes. Of course, that doesn’t happen until the players have helped themselves to the finest pizzas and Lagunitas Beer Glass Nickel has to offer. You know Jake will be there hustling food and drinks. And I’ll be there, barely making it through 10 categories. 

The real question is, will you be there? Will you get your team together and do some quick cramming on categories like the roaring 1920s, Animals and their poops and celebrity mugshots? I think you can do this. I believe in you. All you need to do is be at Glass Nickel Pizza tonight. We’ll be in the basement and the show starts at 7pm. See you there.


Y’alla Playing Checkers While I’m Playing Chest

Sure, this is a pub trivia set up, but at its heart I think Wisconsin’s Hardest Trivia is still just a game. I mean, I know Wisconsin’s Hardest Nick loves games. Wisconsin’s Hardest I love games. There was a time where we paid several people to run around the grounds here at Wisconsin’s Hardest Trivia Global Headquarters, Social Media Click Factory and Portuguese Man o’ war Abattoir and Thus Breeding Facility, in a game we called The Second Most Dangerous Game

Anyway, we paid these people to run around. Maybe we let them splash around in Trunch Lake a little bit, and then every 6 hours an alarm would sound signaling that the hunt had begun again. Then we would stand on balcony and shoot the game players with water balloons. But the balloons were only like 40% filled with water. They also were about 40% flour and 20% canola oil. So when players were taken out, not only was their ego wrecked but whatever clothes they were wearing were for sure ruined and that slop wouldn’t come off for like six weeks. 

It was so gross. 

And I think our love of games really comes through in tonight’s show. We’ve got not one, but two whole categories about games. Then we’ve also got some 2020 Grammy’s talk and a very special Bamboo Harvester of Sorrow

I want to be proud of the fact that I just let you all have four category tips for tonight, but honestly none of that really helps. The best you can hope for is a solid team, a couple frosty pints from the Company Brewing crew and that maybe Nick will play some tracks from that Earth Rot album, Black Tides of Obscurity album that is coming out in March. The trivia starts at 7pm. I assume the rocking begins just before then.


Back on this Bullshit

It sounds like we’ve got another snowy night in store for us tonight, Madison. And there is no better place to beat such foul weather as the basement of the city’s best pizza joint. Imagine, you come in, order pizza and a few drinks from cocktail master, Jake. I fire off a few questions, proving I know nothing of pronunciations of foreign or my native languages. And you have the best Thursday night possible. 

By question 25 things have completely gone off the rails. 90% of the players have given up because Neal of Fortune has already scored 185 points. I’m trying to convince everyone  Françoise Hardy, Counting Crows and Slabdragger are the most important recording artists of the last 50 years. But if you want to talk about artists in general I think we need consider the work of Zaha Hadid, D*Face, Marimekko and Laura Berger. Meanwhile Jake is talking about why Las Vegas sportsbooks making the Chiefs 1.75 points Super Bowl favorites is basically calling the odds even and as far as he’s concerned, so you’re a fool not to take the 49ers with a side bet of at least three Janeane Garafalo references from the announcers. 

That said, we are looking at a thrilling series of questions tonight. Beetles, Neil Peart and Sitcoms of the 80s and 90s. What’s not to love? Get your team together, get ready for a good time and get to Glass Nickel Pizza tonight. The show starts at seven. See you there.  


Post Packers Party

Listen up Milwaukee players, pick yourselves up, dust off your retro Packers jersey and get your calendars out. Because it’s time for the whole lot of you to stop talmbout Aaron Rodgers and start counting down the days until the Brewers begin eating truckloads of turds this season. 

Of course, there are better ways to pass your time. You can start by grabbing a couple friends and shuffling off to Company Brewing in Riverwest. You might know Company Brewing as the place you typically go to refill your growlers of ThousandFold stout, but you should also know you can stop in there on Monday nights and join Wisconsin’s Hardest Trivia for the best trivia show in the city. Plus, you can get your ThousandFold by the glass. Though I guess you could just buy a growler of it and sip-sip on that bad boy all night.

Now, when I say Wisconsin’s Hardest Trivia is the best trivia in the city, I actually mean the state. What are your other options? Some fucking joke show on Water Street? Jizzmasters at some Third Ward wine bar? Sitting at home watching Alex Trebek fade away 30 minutes at a time?

Nah man, you get your people, you do a quick brush up on topics no one wants to discuss. Things like Beetles, Sitcoms of the 80s/90s and that dead guy from Rush (the band, not the movie because as far as I know Anton Yelchin wasn’t in Rush. But he was in Green Room and that movie had me shook). Anyway, Wisconsin’s Hardest Nick kicks off the show tonight at 7pm. See you there.

The Big Easy

I know what you’re waiting to hear, Milwaukee trivia players. You want to know if there is trivia show tonight at Company Brewing. Well of course there is. And you might be wondering, is Wisconsin’s Hardest Nick hosting. Well of course he is. 

It’s just another killer night in Riverwest. Nick firing off 50 questions. Pint after pint of Lordy Lordy Hazy IPA splashing into bellies. Nick talking about how he watched Treme, so he gets it. Nick showing off all the beads he got Bourbon Street. Nick bragging about drinking like 30 hurricanes and wrestling a swamp gator. Nick telling you all a New Orleans’ ghost story, but like 30 minutes in you realize he’s just reciting the plot of the 2005 film Skeleton Key, starring Kate Hudson

So yeah, there is a real Big and Easy feeling to the show tonight. Apart from that, Milwaukee players would be keen to know a little something about Full Moons and then something about Corvids.  

All-in-all, it’s going to be a good time. All you have to do is gather up a team and show up at Company Brewing by 7pm. And listen, I’ve been looking at those CoBrew scores lately and I think you should all be rethinking your teams. Sure, it’s fun to hang out with your friends, but some teams are clearly there to win. And, if there is one thing better than beating strangers at pub trivia, it’s beating your friends who you just kicked off your team. Just throwing that idea out there. 

Okay, see you tonight.


Endless Wars and Endless Bores

I mean today is a big day. Not only are you required to protest this stupid war with Iran idea at James Madison Park from 4-5:30 by holding signs and urging passing cars to toot thier horns. Because there is nothing like protesting a war spearheaded by our government and the corporations that influence politicians by getting drivers in gas powered cars to make their horns go beep beep while giving a three-second thumbs up to let you know “I’m not part of the problem. I’m with you”.

All this makes the Center For Civil Unrest And Disobedience here at Wisconsin’s Hardest Trivia Global Headquarters and Melange Spice Refinery seem kind of pointless. I mean, what good is a gymnasium full of empty bottles, pre-torn rags and Citgo gift cards if protesting is simply hanging out in the park holding a sign that reads, “Release the Pee Tapes because I’m into it”.

Actually, I think that sign might be one from the CFCU&D at WHTGHQ&MSR archives. 

Regardless, I know Madisonians are busy and there is no better way to end a day than by showing up at Glass Nickel for Wisconsin’s Hardest Trivia. We’re into the final weeks of league play so you know that categories are getting ugly. We’ve got rounds on the 2020 the year in preview, the 2020 Golden Globes and Zodiacs. Plus, there are 35 more questions that are sure to blow your mind. 

Anyone and everyone can join in the fun. All you have to do is get a team together, or play solo if that’s your bag, and be at Glass Nickel tonight. I’ll be there firing off questions while Jake’s firing off food and drink orders. Like always we’ll be in the basement and the show starts at 7pm. See you then.


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