Do you remember how people used to regard blackouts as an excuse to have a party? You’d eat all the ice cream in your freezer and invite friends over to play Monopoly by candlelight and maybe have sex because what the hell else can you do for entertainment? This doesn’t happen as much as it used to because now “blackouts” are usually accompanied by “Global Warming fueled mega-disasters.” It’s hard to party when the power failure is caused by an angry God as opposed to an incompetent public power company employee.
The government shutdown isn’t exactly like a blackout, but it’s certainly been caused by totally incompetent public employees. That’s as good an excuse for any to have a party in D.C.
In New York, Kaplan Bar Review sponsored a law-school bar crawl. In D.C., we’re going to do something a little bit different, probably because the thought of our readers crawling around black D.C. scares everybody but me. We know how much law students like taking tests, so on October 16th, ATL and Kaplan will be hosting a trivia night…
Here are the details:
- Date: Wednesday, October 16th.
- Location: Bier Baron Tavern (upstairs), Dupont Circle.
- Start Time: 7 p.m.
- Trivia Start: 8 p.m.
There will be food, there will be prizes for the winning team (maximum five members on a team), and there will be free drink tickets for the first 75 people who come.
And you don’t have to participate in trivia if the thought of being tested on the sights and sounds of law and the D.C. area makes you unhappy. But you’re going to want to do trivia because it’s fun. I used to periodically host bar trivia at a cool spot before children and life wore me down to a nub of a man who can’t leave the house on Tuesdays. Lat is an engaging master of ceremonies. JoePa actually gets paid to host trivia at a bar in Manhattan. And Staci is very good at taking tests that don’t count for anything.
It’s not like law students are competitive or obsessive over any minor error of question formulation, so I predict a relaxing and easy-going night for all!
And we’ll be liveblogging again. And I’ll probably take my shirt off again. Really, it’s going to be the best entertainment available that doesn’t involve running naked through the abandoned capital.