1970’s Sitcoms – True of False

Yesterday evening I partook in the latest bi-weekly online quiz night with buddies. A few hours where seven guys, parted by miles and coronavirus, tested each others general knowledge to within an inch of its life. In the process, creating an inquisitorial fun fest which’d make even the most curmudgeonly soul grin. Our motley crew…

Quiz Round 25th February

Please note – These are a fictional bunch of questions, written by yours truly in an intentionally absurd style. Any answer that is highlighted as true bears not one shred of factual truth. True or False True or False – Wordsmith and high school jumper monitor Gyles Brandreth’s favourite word beginning with the letter X…

Putting The Freshness Back

Yesterday morning, the downstairs of my marital home (which I’m currently housesitting) underwent a thorough spring clean. This sanitisation an upgrade from the twice weekly cursory dust and vacuum ordinarily gifted to the furniture, devices and ornaments. Consequently, Wednesday witnessed enhanced dustocide’ including the removal and cleaning of all tomes residing within the book case….

Upholding A British Tradition

Tonight is Zoom quiz night with buddies from the north east of England. An inquisitorial and musical shindig, borrowing from traditional variety entertainment formats utilised by Old Time Music Hall and, latterly, TV’s Sunday Night at the London Palladium. None of the six-eight participants/performers of our clambake bear the great names of music hall entertainers…

Making The Quiz Great Again

Yesterday evening was the bi-weekly quiz night with buddies from Gateshead. Another entertaining few hours, where seven participants feasted on thought provoking questions, whimsical banter and live acoustic music. Amongst the catechisms were rounds relating to 1985’s Live Aid concert, TV/Movies, geography and music. Not to mention a ridiculously silly ‘True or False round from…

The Unused Questions

Due to a melting pot of fatigue, desire to watch the England football match and one of the lads ‘going through the change’, last night’s Zoom quiz with buddies was postponed. It’d be inappropriate to identify the victim of male menopause, but Ian Strachan of 311 Grab Street, Etchester, Tyne & Wear, appears to be…

Chaka Khan, But Adele Can’t

“True of False – Chaka Khan, but Adele can’t?” A question yours truly raised to buddies during the intentionally absurd round of entertainment questions I posed during yesterday evening’s Zoom quiz. The question one of fifteen I habitually write whilst endeavouring to impart levity to our already heady brew of live acoustic music, sensible quiz…

Raising The Rafters

Yesterday evening, the lockdown entertainment landscape took a spike similar to that recently seen with Florida’s COVID cases. Catalyst to this upturn in verve the participation in a bi-weekly Zoom quiz evening with buddies. These fortnightly inquisitions, in which rounds of questions are interspersed with live acoustic music courtesy of two of our number, affording…