Five new teams joined the madness at the Lion & Crown Public House in Watter's Creek last night as the
Thursday night convocation known as King Trivia Pub Quiz assembled for their usual merriment! The
place was packed, the vibe was electric and the proceedings went through their paces like Patton went
Round One stupified many but not all, as dark favorite, Blood, Bath & Beyond doubled down and grabbed
the lead right out of the gate and held it to the bitter end. Bar Guy proudly grabbed second place.
It was a long time coming for that team and the satisfaction was palpable. Resident champs the Ninja
Turtles quietly kicked butt into third place with stealth and cunning. Special mention to newbie The
Most, whose boisterous enthusiasm and knowledge of SNL players got them just outside the winner's circle.
Quizmaster Lou enjoyed a humiliating moment when calling the scores, but getting the ranking wrong,
apologizing, only to get it wrong again! (Hey, you think this is easy!?!) So the only proper thing
to do at that moment was to bonk his head against the mic. (Old school mic drop.) I'm so happy this
amused you, peeps... However, the laughs got louder when ole QM Lou announced the rankings right after
the picture round (the subject was horses) by neighing and stamping his hooves on stage. ("Ninja
Turtles and Bar Guy are tied for [neighs, stamps foot twice] place with 13 points each.")
And finally, apropos of nothing, one of the questions which mentioned the Sy Fy channel spurred a
connection for Quizmaster Lou, who had just read that day that infamous fiction writer Harlan Ellison
had died that very morning. Ellison wrote the Hugo Award winning episode of Star Trek (TOS) 'City on
the Edge of Forever' and the notable 'Soldier' episode of the original Outer Limits series. While the
thought seemed to come from the ether, calling for a toast to Harlan's memory seemed correct. So many
glasses were raised.
This week's parting shot comes from Harlan himself: "If you make people think they're thinking, they'll
love you; But if you really make them think, they'll hate you."
Have a nice weekend, everyone. Until next week, I remain, yours...