A Classic Capital City Standoff

Madison, I think we’re really ready for the Trivia show happening tonight. I mean, last week we really went through some mucky-muck together. Nearly 50 people packed in the basement of Glass Nickel Pizza, a new server working the floor, 49 subpar questions, and a tie at 100 points.

That’s right Milwaukee, these MFers over here put 100 points on the board… TWICE! So I had to toss out a tie breaker question (only because we didn’t have the space for feats of strength), “How many UN-recognized countries are in Africa?”

Neal of Fortune comes at me with a bonkers answer of 40. Like they have never once looked at a map of Africa, or watched the Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman documentary series Long Way Down. You really said 40? Only 40?

And I was pulling for NOF. They’re good people. They draw 95% of our illustrations. I once played grocery store trivia with these fools. And they come at me 40 United Nations-recognized countries in Africa. Unbelievable really. Look at a map, you’ve got “one, two, three…” and once you’ve reached 54 you’re done. You don’t stop at 40. But they did.

I reluctantly checked in with the other half of the tied score, Team Drink Tickets. Side note, this team have been winning throughout the league by merely out drink-ticketing everyone else by a factor of 50. Each night they add 500 drink tickets to their single-digit score and walk away with the win. It’s a flawed system, I know. I’m working on it. But they’re good people, they consume 95% of the drinks served during trivia. I’ve played shuffleboard and once went camping with some of these fools. And they came out with 39.  

They said it with conviction, too.

We’ll see how it all goes down this evening. If you want to get involved, all you have to do is get to Glass Nickel Pizza on Atwood. As always, there will be plenty of pizza available, we can all share whatever is left of the beer Team Drink Tickets doesn’t consume, and 10 rounds of the best trivia in the city. All you have to do is be there tonight. The show starts at 7pm.

See you then.

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