Tam O'Shanter

2980 Los Feliz Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90039
(323) 664-0228
  • PUB QUIZ—Tuesdays @ 7:00pm



Tue Sep 6 2016
| by Quizmaster Michael Miller

Tonight's game proved to perhaps be the most difficult yet during League Play. Perhaps because this crowd is not big on sports (round 5's Case Keenum was not a well-known answer), perhaps simply because everyone was still recuperating from their Labor Day exertions.

The Drinking Round for the night was based on the fact that John Williams performed his annual Hollywood Bowl concert. Therefore, I had teams attempt to list as many feature films that he composed the soundtrack for. Aggressive Foreplay reigned victorious with an impressive 37 correct answers (out of an even more impressive 107 films that he's written the music for so far)!

In the end, the triumphant team was one that hadn't played here in a year and a half -- Tapioca Pudding won the game, and will be welcomed back as valiant opponents whenever their next appearance may be.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 Tapioca Pudding 62 8 1.000
2 10070 Aggressive Foreplay 58 7 0.875
3 10297 Tam I Ams 55 6 0.750
4 10190 The Mules 52 5 0.625
5 10072 General Washingtons 50 4 0.500
6 10204 Flux Capacitors 43 2 0.312
6 Anonymous Potato 43 2 0.312
8 10473 Little Einsteins 37 1 0.125
9 And Then There Were Two 27 0 0.000


Tue Aug 30 2016
| by Quizmaster Michael Miller

After being unable to host last week due to health reasons, I, humble Quizmaster Michael Miller, was thrilled to be back in front of my people to ask questions and drink drinks!  Immediately after I arrived, teams gave me the rundown on what happened in my absence; I was quite interested to hear that The Mules were coming into the night on the back of a four game win streak...

While no teams were confident enough to go for the double in Round 1, the bulk of the players proclaimed "Gloria!" upon their successful attempts at same in the picture round containing famous Catholics.  In Round 3, the nautical theme and the various sea shanties played by yours truly gave rise to more than one lively jig.  The crowd was then thrilled when I deigned to explain to them exactly what makes a sloop a sloop, and how it differs from say a ketch or a yawl.  Thrilled, I say!

Following the Who Am I? Round, in which many of us expressed a desire to become romantically entangled with Dame Helen Mirren (the answer to the round, and perhaps to loneliness as well), a very familiar seeming Find the Connection round was played.  Despite a uniform recognition of the connection itself, confidence concerning Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs vs. The Kingsmen prevented teams from doubling down into royalty.

The real treat of the night (for everybody) was the Drinking Round, which was specially created by a member of the Aggressive Visitors in honor of her birthday.  Laura, in all her self-deprecating bravery, crafted a musical identification round where we played clips of the 11 worst songs that she has paid for.  From the amusing PSA "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" to the (sadly) unforgettable "PopoZão" by Mr. Kevin Federline, our ears were given an endurance test.  All survived, and See You Next Tuesdays won handily.

Scores remained slightly lower than average during the final handout round, and in the end The Mules were no match for the victorious birthday celebrant team of arch allies that is the Aggressive Visitors.

I hate to be sick, but I so very much love when I return the following week.  The fun that everybody has, and me with them, reminds me why I do what I do!  Well that and the free drinks, of course.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10070 Aggressive Visitors 71 9 1.000
2 10078 Sister Act & the Chocolate Factory 68 8 0.889
3 10204 Flux Capacitors 57 7 0.778
4 10072 General Washingtons 53 6 0.667
5 Quizzed in my Pants 52 5 0.556
6 10190 The Mules 51 4 0.444
7 10196 See You Next Tuesdays 46 3 0.333
8 Snozzberries 36 2 0.222
9 Lando Caltrivians 30 1 0.111
10 Wooden Gorsky Dick-Off 28 0 0.000


Tue Aug 23 2016
| by Quizmaster Jen Shaw

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10190 The Mules 81 8 1.000
2 10070 Aggressive Foreplay 80 7 0.875
3 General Washingtons 78 6 0.750
4 It's Laura's Bday 73 5 0.625
5 Lochte Truthers 63 4 0.500
6 10078 Sister Act 62 2 0.312
6 Knights of Neep 62 2 0.312
8 Pobody's Nerfect 41 1 0.125
9 10204 Flux Capacitors 37 0 0.000