As you might guess, the editorial staff here at Baltimore is a pretty nerdy bunch. We all have our areas of expertise. For instance, if you want to know about sports or movies, you talk to Max. If you want to know about music, John Lewis and Evan Serpick are encyclopedic resources. For food, you can talk to Suzanne, and as for me, I'm a good source for Fleetwood Mac, Conan O'Brien, and celebrity birth date trivia. (Don't ask me why I can remember celebrity birthdays, I just can. I know. It's weird.) Like it or not, our brains are little more than repositories for trivia at this point. Can I remember to take a vitamin every morning? No. But do I know when Jennifer Aniston's birthday is? Yes. (February 11, 1969, fyi.)
But there are events where my cache of names, dates, and historical footnotes comes in handy. These wonderful occurrences are called trivia nights.
Now, Evan, Jess, and I have decided to publish a blog round up of what we consider the best trivia nights in town, but it could take a little while for that post to materialize. I mean, we do have lives, you know. Just kidding. We don't. But still, it's going to take a while for the three of us to get a working list of Baltimore's best trivia nights going. Feel free to recommend your favorites in the comment section though, and we'll check 'em out.
Until then, I feel it's my duty to inform you of a great new trivia tournament starting this Sunday at Todd Conner's pub in Fells Point. The tournament will run every Sunday for eight weeks testing general knowledge and will be hosted by Todd Conner's bartender extraordinaire Kate Higgins, who, we're told, makes the questions up herself.
Teams of up to 4 players can compete for nightly prizes (gift certificates, money off your bar tab, schwag, etc.) and a grand tournament prize of a $100 gift certificate to the upscale pub.
Good luck, nerds.