Much energy was expended at the Lion & Crown in Allen last night when trivia teams old, new and regular congregated for the old quiz confab. Welcome to out-of-towners Herbert (the name of their owl, which they bring with them wherever they go) and to the unregistered Blabber Stammers, who play, go away for six months, then return to play again. Welcome also to new team (but old faces) Audrey, who completely missed round one but still made a decent showing anyway.
The Dim Bulbs came back, a few watts brighter than before. Speaking of coming back, team Foot Clan returned like the prodigal sons of guns they are and took first place! Funny that, as they tend to win or place whenever they deign appear. Quizmaster Lou casually mentioned they just "drop in to win" and Foot Clan said that would be their T-Shirt slogan. (Hrmph!)
Ninja Turtles and Blood, Bath & Beyond took second and third places respectively. Mr. Ship It! turned up solo and joined forces with B,B & B, turning the evening's competition into a real knife fight. Talk about playing in absentia, Stealth Texas captain Matt was out of town, so his rudderless teammates took up the banner under the command of First Mate Tito and led the charge, ending up just behind the Bumble Bees, two spaces away from the winner's circle.
Of the night's momentous events, Quizmaster Lou's unpopular ruling on the specific connection in the Find-the-Connection round nearly caused a riot causing him to wonder, "If I can't get laughs, should I go for acrimony?" And while many knew the final line from KING KONG, Quizmaster Lou ended the evening with this esoteric prose from Godzilla: King of the Monsters... "This is it, George. Steve Martin, signing off from Tokyo, Japan."
Quizmaster Lou doesn't pretend to know the significance of these things, if indeed there is, he just reports them. Have a great week, all!