Trivia night at the Edinburgh Castle Pub
Tuesday nights aren't exactly the most exciting night of the week. Most bands play over the weekend. Movies open on Friday. But, if you're the type of person who knows who the 28th president of the United States was or the name of the longest suspension bridge, then Tuesday may be your favorite night of the week to go out. KALW's Roman Mars went to the trivia night at the Edinburgh Castle Pub in San Francisco to simultaneously strengthen and kill numerous brain cells.
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Originally aired in 2009
September 27, 2011
ROMAN MARS: Question one: Published in 1954, what was the best selling novel of all time, with over 100 million copies sold? No internet. Knowledge, guesses, and deduction only. I know you can use Google, but pub trivia is about using your brain – your drunk brain.
MAN: There's nothing like the feeling of knowing what the capital of Uzbekistan is, and just having it be useful, and you can win some money!
You go to the Castle in the Tenderloin for a number of reasons. You can go because you want to see a local writer spit out acid-prose while you eat genuine fish n' chips wrapped in newspaper. You can go to see a screaming-loud, sub-genre punk band. Or you can just find yourself in need of a pint after buying a vial of crack.
But on this night, Tuesday night, the reason to be at the Edinburgh Castle is trivia.
CARL GIBBS: I'm the quiz master at the Edinburgh Castle. The role that triv...
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