Idle Hour

4824 Vineland Ave
Los Angeles CA 91601
(818) 980-5604
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Tue Nov 29 2022
| by Quizmaster Adam Korenman

There’s nothing like a trivia evening in the late Fall. It’s still Los Angeles, so the leaves aren’t exactly changing colors, and the smell in the air is just the nearby In and Out, but the atmosphere inside the giant barrel of Idle Hour is nothing less than electrifying. It has a regal air…perfect for KING TRIVIA!

23 teams, veterans and newbies alike, flocked to our quizzical castle to battle for trivial superiority. With a bowl of candy on the table and DJ Pandora rocking the tens and twos, it was time to get the show started. 

Round One warmed up the crowd with some mostly easy questions, leading to our normal massive tie at the top. However, quite a few teams fell into the trap of missing the clues within the questions (going “ballistic” anyone?)

Round Two was far simpler, asking only for the heroic teams to recognize evil when it’s laughing in their face. This whittled down our leaderboard to only six tied teams, but we knew we could get closer. 

Round Three was a simple 50/50 for whether a fancy set of words was the title of a Rihana song or an episode of Black Mirror. It was so simple that two teams used it to catapult to a tie for first: Camp Mohawk and Quizzie McGuire. 

Round Four saw Camp Mohawk take the decisive lead as they were among the elite few who knew a hero from America’s pastime. 

For our Drinking Round, we celebrated National Mason Jar Day by filling a mason jar with dry beans and asked our teams to guess how many were inside. With the closest guess, 720 of Emotions earned themselves free shots and a jar of beans! Actually, we kept the beans, since we need them for future quizzes (and emergency food). 

Round Five was a challenge if only for the final answer not quite landing the semantics of the word “robot.” Nonetheless, Camp Mohawk was able to maintain a solid score…however, they were outpaced by two points by It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Tim! With the gauntlet firmly on the ground, these two champions prepared for a slugfest, surrounded by enemies on all sides. 

Round Six was a literary ledger needing a rapid sorting. With ten book titles missing key words, the teams set to work putting it all back together again. With a quick fix to an incorrect title, we saw few of the scores change the positions of the teams, with the exception of Hartford Whalers sneaking into third. It would all come down to the final round. 

Round Seven pushed our teams to remember their fond memories of Teletubbies (and their less fond memories of the American healthcare system). In the end, only three teams could earn top prizes. 

We crowned It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Tim, Camp Mohawk, and Hartford Whalers as our champions at the end, and much celebration ensued. 


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Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10518 It was the best of times, it was the worst of Tim 85 21 1.000
2 11501 Camp Mohawk 82 20 0.952
3 Hartford Whalers 73 19 0.905
4 40028 Kingbeez 70 18 0.857
5 83685 Dangerous Nights Crew 67 17 0.810
6 41265 The Rise of the Quizantine Empire 58 16 0.762
7 66730 Emergency Food: Pie Harder 57 14 0.690
7 Fart Noise 57 14 0.690
9 32145 Snark Squad 56 13 0.619
10 77415 720 of emotions 55 11 0.548
10 83681 Chestnut Roasting 55 11 0.548
12 37633 Diana Spencer’s Gifts 53 10 0.476
13 83689 The Happy Tuesdays 49 8 0.405
13 83690 Mermaid T&A 49 8 0.405
15 83680 Quizzie McGuire 46 7 0.333
16 52545 Here for the Host 45 6 0.286
17 83688 Snack Party 3000 44 5 0.238
18 83687 I heart Diaz 39 4 0.190
19 Henry’s pockets 31 3 0.143
20 83691 Dungeons and Lizards 30 2 0.095
21 ZuzuOnTheMetro 25 1 0.048
22 10681 MARLEDICT 12 0 0.000