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I may not excel at it, but I can be self-promotional.

Get a question a day emailed to you.

Brand-new thing for November 2013: A Question a Day via email.

Every weekday, I’ll send you one trivia question. Don’t worry, you get the answer, too — but in the next email, along with a brand new question. It’s a cycle.

Oh gosh yes please send me a trivia question every weekday.

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You might learn something new. You might find out how much you already know. You might get something to think about.

I might include more stuff in a given newsletter — bonus questions, facts, factoids, cactoids, links, etc. — but I won’t send email to this list more often than once a day. And I try to keep ’em short.

And spam? Ugh. I won’t send it to you, and I won’t give your email address to anyone else to send it, either.

Can you name all six Village People costumes?

I put together a quiz on Sporcle so you can test yourself.

I got 6 out of 6, but given that I put it together, I don’t consider it much of an achievement.

Win cupcakes for tonight’s quiz at the Old Pequliar

I’m hosting tonight’s quiz* at the Old Pequliar in Ballard. There’s a requested round on John Irving (and I swear you don’t need any knowledge of Irving to do well).

Want to win a batch of cupcakes from Yellow Leaf Cupcakes you can eat at tonight’s quiz? Tell me what these performers have in common:

  • Peter Falk
  • Harvey Fierstein
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Elizabeth Montgomery
  • Douglas Rain
  • Henry Winkler

Email your answer to james at quizquizbangbang dot com by 6pm. You gotta play tonight’s quiz to win the cupcakes.

Haven’t been before? Here’s what you need to know to go:

  1. Quiz starts at 8. Seating gets tight earlier.
  2. $5 for a team of up to 5 players; $7 for a team of 6.
  3. First, second, and third place win cash.

*For posterity’s sake, “tonight” is June 1, 2010. Hello, people of the future.

Want a free pitcher of beer at trivia tonight?

(Offer only good if you’re coming to the Old Pequliar in Seattle for trivia tonight, Feb. 2.)

One team who sends me the correct answer to this question will win a free pitcher of beer courtesy of me, your host for the evening:

Where in Seattle does it pay to know the difference between green, yellow, orange, light blue, dark blue, and purple?

Send your answer to james [at] quizquizbangbang.com. I’ll choose one person/team with the correct answer at random and announce before the quiz.

Details on the quiz:

What you need to know:

  1. Sign up starts at 7:45; first question is read at 8:00.
  2. There are only two rules: Don’t cheat, and don’t be a dick.
  3. The quiz is 81 questions (8 rounds, 10 questions each), and almost always features two picture rounds, an audio round, and a movie round.
  4. It’s a deal: $5 for a team of up to 5 players, and just $7 for a team of 6. The bar doubles the pot, so first place usually wins about $100, and second and third place teams also get cash.
  5. The team in fourth place at half time wins a free pitcher of beer.

See you tonight.

I host pub trivia Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Old Pequliar

For those that don’t know, the Old Pequliar a pub in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. There’s a quiz every Tuesday night; I usually host the first Tuesday of the month.

What you need to know:

  1. Sign up starts at 7:45; first question is read at 8:00.
  2. There are only two rules: Don’t cheat, and don’t be a dick.
  3. The quiz is 81 questions (8 rounds, 10 questions each), and almost always features two picture rounds, an audio round, and a movie round.
  4. It’s a deal: $5 for a team of up to 5 players, and just $7 for a team of 6. The bar doubles the pot, so first place usually wins about $100, and second and third place teams also get cash.
  5. The team in fourth place at half time wins a free pitcher of beer.

Check back here tomorrow for a question that might win you free beer ahead of time.

See you tomorrow. And don’t forget to say hi.

Because this is the 21st century, we’re on Facebook. And we’re on Twitter.

New RSS Feed for Question of the Day

Apparently using the Asides created a separate feed. If you want to get those via RSS, here’s your link.

Question of the day is back

… in convenient, self-contained sidebar format. Look left.

I should have a new one up every day — maybe including weekends, but let’s not get all giddy without some evidence.

And coming soon: Super-sharp commentary on trivia. You know you want it.

Quiz Quiz Bang Bang is not dead.

I’ll get back to writing new questions post-haste. I’m writing a 2009-in-review-themed pub quiz that I deliver tomorrow night; after that, I plan to get back on a regular schedule.

A few changes I have in mind:

  • I’m going to start including answers with the questions, rather than delaying them a day.
  • I’m going to write more about trivia. Writing trivia can be an art, or at least a craft, and I want to explore what makes questions good or bad or indifferent.
  • I’ll write the occasional review of trivia-themed stuff, as well — games, iPhone apps, shows, whatever.

Suggestions on any of the above are more than welcome.

OUT BACKSON BISY BACKSON

Sorry there have been no question of the day updates recently.

I’ve got a red-hot (paying) project that’s eating most of my free time through this weekend. Expect a new question on Monday, Sept. 28.

(In the meantime: Know where the title of this post comes from?)

Facts all come with points of view

Yay! Mental_floss added two of my submissions to their Random Fact Generator (this one and this one).

Boo! The average ratings for them are 2.74/5 and 2.7/5. C’mon, people! Those are well-written, interesting, and cliche-free!

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