This quizmaster is never surprised when Hodge Podge scores big. They're a tough competitor who has competed in past Tournaments of Champions and will likely do so again. But what WAS surprising, last night at The Backdoor Bakery Cafe, was the moment HP stalwart Lorraine got up on her table and started gyrating uncontrollably to Chumbawamba's Tubthumping.
Yup, it's an irresistible tune, and as the song so memorably declares, she might get knocked down. But she gets up again! (And man-oh-man, can she dance!)
But then again, the same can be said of the terrific team of Shana Maidelas, who got knocked down in round one with an unsuccessful double-or-nothing attempt, only to come roaring back with an impressive 55-point finish to land in second place.
But perhaps the real winners of the night were our third-place finishers, 4 Saintly Troublemakers. After all, prizes at the Back Door Bakery are awarded in "upside-down" fashion, with the biggest prize going to third place! Which was great for the Troublemakers, and doesn't bother the Hodge Podge crew much, since they're hoping to win $10,000 later on at the big tournament! (They finished 17th last year, and are on pace to do even better this time around!)
In the meantime, gift cards and trivia glory await you at the BDB*. We'll be back next week, and hope to see you there!
*Note: Your humble quizmaster has taste-tested every item on the BDB menu, and all of the baked goods, and can happily make recommendations as to dinner and treat selections!!
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