Oh boy, did we have fun last night at the ol' Lion & Crown in Watter's Creek! Thirteen teams
competed their little hearts out and everybody was having a cracking good time, even the
QM LOU: Would you rowdy minors please keep it down to a roar or I'll call your mothers!?!
HECKLER: How do you know my mother?
QM LOU: I have an answer for that, sir but you're not going to like it.
The quiz was pretty good, too. A nice cross section of general knowledge, politics and pop
culture that engendered a lot of double-or-nothing's. Pickles on a Plate pulled off an
incredible DoN three times in a row for the first three rounds! They got out in front and
stayed out in front all the way to round seven. Poised for victory, Stealth Texas snuck in
at the eleventh hour and over took them by one point for a first place win! Pickles got pushed
to second and the Ninja Turtles took third. One thing about last night's quiz... It revealed
who follows politics, who loves Dwayne Johnson and who the pot heads are!
Special mention to two newbie teams... First of all, the Trivial Pursuits, playing without
the benefit of a two point bonus, managed to hold their own against some seasoned rivals. Nice
playing there, guys. Also, a style award to the last place finishers, the Simple Girlz. Their
collective answer to identify past presidential candidates yeilded the funniest and most honest
answer to date.. "We're too young for this one - Public School system." (They WERE able to
name Hillary and McCain, though.) Two, nice, young ingenues with the greatest sense of humor
and enthusiasm who lost so well, Quizmaster Lou had to give them consolation prizes. Check out
Our parting shot (this one, literally) comes from a rather grim, obscure footnote of history.
Murderer James W. Rodgers was executed by firing squad in Utah in 1960. His last request?
"Bring me a bullet proof vest." Optimism in the face of defeat? You be the judge.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone. And if that's setting your expectations too high, go for
mediocre and be pleasantly surprised if you have a nice one!