Taters Trivia Triumph September 2, 2013 9:07 PM   Subscribe

For the past 8 weeks, Boston/Cambridge area Mefites have been engaged in the Geeks Who Drink trivia tournament. On Monday Sept. 2 at approximately 10:30pm EST, the Hardcore Taters were crowned the evening's victors and the first place tournament champions, winning a prize of $300!

Shout-outs to everyone who played at least once in the 8 week tournament, in alphabetical order:

Aizkolari
amy lecteur
backseatpilot
Diablevert
DiscourseMarker
Horace Rumpole
ignignokt
jpdoane (+1)
maryr
maryrussell
martinX's bellbottoms
Metroid Baby
not_on_display (who one week played on a team by himself!)
Rustic Etruscan

Apologies if I've left anybody out. Recaps for each week can be found here.

As Horace Rumpole said...
We are the Taters, my friends
And we'll keep on quizzing til the end
We are the Taters
We are the Taters
No time for Tacos, cause we are the Taters
Of MeFi
posted by DiscourseMarker to MetaFilter-Related at 9:07 PM (36 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

Did I see a parody group named Softcore Spuds?
posted by carsonb at 9:15 PM on September 2, 2013


Oh but also, Congrats!!

You may not have realized it, but we were all counting on you!
posted by carsonb at 9:16 PM on September 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


Teams were limited to 6 people, so we sometimes had a second team playing - they were the Softcore Spuds (or occasionally Side of Onion Rings).
posted by DiscourseMarker at 9:17 PM on September 2, 2013


Excellent work. Congratulations!
posted by EvaDestruction at 9:36 PM on September 2, 2013


I hope y'all enjoy your *accesses calculator* twenty-one bucks and change! Have fun spending it on [things] this *Googles "Boston weather"* overcast day, with 94% humidity and mild winds!
posted by turbid dahlia at 9:41 PM on September 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Congratulations all!
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:51 PM on September 2, 2013


Hooray for pub trivia skills!
posted by Pronoiac at 11:14 PM on September 2, 2013


Thank you for the earworm that will undoubtedly linger in my head until I can find another Queen parody to replace it...

We will
We will
Spud you?
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:15 AM on September 3, 2013


Good Job! I won a baseball cap once at a bar/trivia night. $300 is much better.
posted by Seymour Zamboni at 2:26 AM on September 3, 2013


Brilliant! I am jittering my ass in appreciation. Congratulations!
posted by HandfulOfDust at 3:06 AM on September 3, 2013 [4 favorites]


I dropped into one of these a while ago and if I didn't know these folks had a life I would not have thought they had a life, I mean scary cognizant of an incredible wide variety of essential knowledge (to win at trivia).
posted by sammyo at 4:16 AM on September 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


I hope y'all enjoy your *accesses calculator* twenty-one bucks and change!

That's enough to buy my beer for the next match!
posted by backseatpilot at 4:58 AM on September 3, 2013


Hurrah! It was worth all the months of hard training, the numerous personal sacrifices, and the dictatorial administration of the team captains, I hope!
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:22 AM on September 3, 2013


Woot!
posted by Aizkolari at 5:37 AM on September 3, 2013


Upon viewing the usernames in alphabetical order, it's going to be hard to not read "maryrussell" as "maryr ussell".
posted by ignignokt at 6:27 AM on September 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yay! Man, did I ever tell you guys about the (two) times I played with that tater team? Yeah, man, back in the day, before the tournament, before they were ANYBODY, I sat in and maybe consulted with them on an answer or two. I was THERE, man.

Congrats, Taters!
posted by bondcliff at 6:31 AM on September 3, 2013 [3 favorites]


Awesome, congrats!!
posted by Fig at 7:50 AM on September 3, 2013


$300 is not to be sniffed at, some sort of Bostonian party with tea seems in order. Congratulations!
posted by arcticseal at 8:20 AM on September 3, 2013


Well done Taters!!

Sorry I can't make Mondays, but I've been playing with you in my mind.

Yes, that came out just the way I wanted it to.
posted by cocoagirl at 8:42 AM on September 3, 2013 [6 favorites]


Sorry but I misread the "Geeks Who Drink trivia tournament" as "Geeks Who Drink drive tournament." Completely messed my brain up for a second.

Congrats to the Taters. Commiserations to the other groups who didn't win, but hey, taking part is what counts, right?
posted by marienbad at 9:28 AM on September 3, 2013


bondcliff, I know exactly what you mean. Since moving away from Cambridge, I feel like the fifth Beatle every time I catch wind of those crazy tater trivia shenanigans.
posted by Diagonalize at 10:24 AM on September 3, 2013


Oh, and a hearty congrats to the Taters! Drink deep and triv well, my friends!
posted by Diagonalize at 10:34 AM on September 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


Woohoo! HARDCORE, taters, hardcore! Like Bondcliff, I think fondly back on having been a Huge Fan way back before others knew about the Taters. And like everyone else, I stand in Awe of your prowess! Go team taters-tastic!
posted by ldthomps at 11:00 AM on September 3, 2013


Nice work everyone, I hope the nutritious breakfast you had on Monday set the pace for the entire day.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:40 AM on September 3, 2013 [2 favorites]


Nicely done team!
posted by ambrosia at 12:41 PM on September 3, 2013


We will
We will
Mash you!
posted by thinkpiece at 12:45 PM on September 3, 2013


maryrussell isn't even a real maryr.
posted by maryr at 1:18 PM on September 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


I have been on tenterhooks since our trip! Way to go!
posted by the young rope-rider at 4:00 PM on September 3, 2013


Yeah! Finally an outlet for your extensive knowledge of the Sargasso Sea!
posted by Mister_A at 6:44 PM on September 3, 2013


This is true, maryr is the original maryr. Can anyone else really be the real maryr?
(I am the real maryrussell though, at least on metafilter).
posted by maryrussell at 7:04 PM on September 3, 2013


You might not be maryr than maryr, but you're definitely the maryest ussell I know.
posted by Metroid Baby at 7:34 PM on September 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV!
posted by not_on_display at 8:43 PM on September 3, 2013


I'm not on TV, but I play doctor. Nudge nudge wink wink.

But seriously, you'll need to give me 24 hours notice in case of cancellation or you will be charged a full visit fee beyond the normal co-pay. Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time if you are new to the practice.
posted by maryr at 10:02 PM on September 3, 2013


I thought we weren't supposed to mention the taters anymore?
posted by radwolf76 at 1:28 PM on September 4, 2013


Special Exception M51, filed with the Cabal in 2011, allows this naming convention for certain triv... [KNOCK KNOCK] Whoop, someone's at the door, hold on a second.

Coming!!
[STEP STEP STEP STEP]
[OPENING DOOR]
Hi! ... Yes, that's me ... Cabal? Why no, I didn't ment
—WAAAUGHHHH!!!

THERE IS NOTHING TO SEE HERE, PLEASE CONTINUE NORMAL BROWSING ACTIVITY.
posted by not_on_display at 1:41 PM on September 4, 2013


THERE IS NOTHING TO SEE HERE
posted by not_on_display

Perfect.

(Wish I'd known about this back when I lived in Cambridge. And congratulations all!)
posted by RedOrGreen at 1:53 PM on September 4, 2013


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