Thursday, June 01, 2006

Bumpy

Notification for last weekend's quiz was to be put up on the blog by Milo and Minderbinder. He forgot. It's amazing how inspite of this, 10 (hardcore at best and jobless at not their best) quizzers turned up at Prabhadevi for the Rohan Murarka quiz at 4:30 on Sunday evening.

Then we waited, at the terrace, for the Quiz Master. When the wait lasted for fifteen minutes and fifty bad puns, we called up Rohan who said that he was at Dadar. Then we waited for twenty more minutes. Water was had. Coke was hand. Coke ran out, then water ran out as well. Rohan would have reached Worli considering how late it was getting. The Saint was threatening to run towards the Grand Prix.

Then suddenly Rohan was spotted down below (we were at the terrace) and soon we started quizzing.

Much fun came through the mix of workable questions, a lot of which were answered by educated guesses. One question which foxed us a lot was this old man who was Rohan's favourite (we didn't ask why). Try guessing...Back to the quiz, it was a close affair in the end, made remarkable by the fact that all of us got to eat crunchy granola bars in the middle (joy of quizzing in a stocked up house). Amongst other questions, the opera which got inspired by a play on Parisian artists in 1890s and what came from "when you peel off the fake ____, you will get the real ____" were appreciated. Rohan will hopefully send us some of the better questions for this post - soon.

In the end, Milo and I won by 2 questions margin and three teams - the Saint & Rishi, Amit & Leslie, and Vibhendu, Ashish & Samrat (the cricket expert and super sub, who was expertly prevented from answering a cricket question by Amit) close behind (probably not in that order) separated by half a question each.

Then, to celebrate a quiz well made, we decided to do what we do best - give bumps to the quizmaster.
Anyone else willing to host or master a quiz, please let us know at our mailing list!

7 comments:

the saint said...

Rohan seems to be enjoying the treatment he got in the end..

maybe he wants more!!

wimpy said...

awww... missed it... just checked this blog... is there a mailing list or something where people don't forget to inform about quizzes?

Anonymous said...

>there a mailing list or something

There's a gougle groups sidebar on the blog. You can subscribe to that mailing list which, thanks to dhoomk2's stern and dretful warnings, is now solely devoted to notifications and arrangements for BQC quizzes.

cheers
-rishi

Anonymous said...

hey if you guys are serious about wanting venues for hosting quizzes then get in touch raj.meta@gmail.com .
also pls leave a mail id or something . want to get in touch with you guys regarding setting quizzes at iitb.

rajlakshmi

Anonymous said...

whoever could guess that behind the seemingly harmless id of 'the saint' lies a sadistic rugby expert..and for the benefit of others the answer to that pic is marcel marceau..thot it would be cool to have a pic of his without the makeup.
the other qn was abt the phrase origin Tinsel Town...ill mail/post few other qns soon!

Rohan

Anonymous said...

hi
i had left a msg sometime bck saying that i'd like to be a member, however, i dont get any updates about what is happening or any other details.
I waiting and wondering how to get more active.
are the any guidleline ?? Help!
Divya.
Divyapbajaj@gmail.com

dhoomketu said...

Divya,
You have been added to the mailing list. Hope you have got the details for this week's quiz. We are quite a quiet bunch, and thus, only use the mailing list for fixing logistics for the quiz. Quiz is on Sunday.