The IV-Dripping with Gratitude Edition of the de Vere’s Irish Pub Pub Quiz Newsletter



Dear Friends of the Pub Quiz,


The Pub Quiz is ready for tonight, and the Quizmaster himself is filled with gratitude. Here are a few of my favorite gratitude quotations:


“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” Thich Nhat Hanh

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” Alphonse Karr

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” Maya Angelou

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” Voltaire


Tonight’s quiz will include questions on the following topics: tennis, tall pinnacles, attempted unseatings, small couriers, elegant sorrow, electronics, vast educated expanses, peas, flaps, nuisances, not lions, chanteurs, concrete roses, lightnesses, springtime, opera (finally!), tilted axes, an untold dirtiness, humility, slavery, x-rays, complex molecules, DNA, Venice, Oh Clark, U.S. presidents, foolish adverbs, T words, British honor returned, and a couple other topics that are yet to be determined.

I look forward to benefiting from all the community and camaraderie that you can muster this evening. See you at 7!


Your Quizmaster


Here are three questions from last week’s quiz:


  1. Science.  We use what T word for a large, herbivorous mammal, shaped like a pig, with a short, prehensile snout? 


  1. Books and Authors.   The author of the best-selling book on is a British novelist born with the name of Erika Mitchell. What is her pen name?   


  1. Current Events – Names in the News.  What notable musician, upon having been asked if he then still lived in Minnesota, responded, “I live inside my own heart, Matt Damon”? 


P.S. Thanks to everyone who donated during the KDVS Fundraiser! With your help, we raised over $800 for the station during the hour of my show.


P.P.S. This coming Thursday is Poetry Night. We will feature a one-time substitute Quizmaster named Chris Erickson. A strong storyteller, Erickson is also the best absurdist comedian in Yolo County. Join us Thursday night at 8 at the John Natsoulas Gallery.