On Thursday night, MLA President Michael Gannon emceed a Pub Quiz. Imagine, if you will, a room full of about 150 librarians - and a cash bar. The quiz was conducted in rounds. For each round, the teams of six (or so - we had about nine) were given identical lists of trivia questions. The rounds lasted about 10 or 15 minutes each. The team that could answer the most questions on the page got to pick a goofy prize (or a beer).
I cannot, for the life of me, recall the questions - must have been the beer.
Update: I was kidding about the beer! Here are a few examples:
1. Name the seven wonders of the ancient world. (like the Egyptian pyramids)
2. Who (of a an unlikely list of three) was actually a librarian (one was Cassanova - they actually ALL were librarians.
3. What is an ailurophile? (cat lover)
In the case of a tie, the teams that tied were given a tiebreaker.
I am proud to say that our team, "The Wild Wallflowers" (we were sitting against the wall), won one prize, and tied twice. I am the proud owner of one sheet of 3-dimensional Spongebob stickers.
Michael - as usual - had us all in stitches throughout the evening. We had difficulty hearing through all the beer, I guess, so he was courteous enough to repeat the questions really slowly for us. Of course, we had to pay a price for that courtesy, by being renamed "The Wallpapers." Anyway, a great time was had by all, even the slow, the dim-witted, the Wallpapers...