The Lion & Crown - Allen

    932 Garden Park Drive
    Allen TX 75013
    (972) 649-4311
    • PUB QUIZ—Thursdays @ 7:30pm
    About The Lion & Crown - Allen

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    The Lion & Crown Pub, an English-style pub with a large and varied menu, is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. serving lunch, dinner and daily specials. The pub also offers a wide selection of fine wines and 38 beers on tap. Guests can watch sporting events on one of the many large TV screens or enjoy a nice night out on the patio. Different drink specials are available every day and live music on Friday and Saturday.


    Thu Sep 6 2018
    | by Quizmaster Louis Roth

    Welly, welly, welly, welly, well... Which, for those of you in the know, is a catchphrase from
    the lead character in an Anthony Burgess novel made into a film by Stanley Kubrick. Which has
    absolutely no bearing whatsoever on last night's quiz at the Lion & Crown in Allen, but is a saying
    which Quiz Master Lou uses when he's feeling mischievous. And QM Lou was feeling mischievous after
    having a few belts of what he believes was a conspiracy between the bartending team of Kito and
    Derek to gradually increase the alcohol content of his drinks last night. Having been slowly
    pickled by those two publicans, the night seemed to get incrementally more pixie-like as the quiz
    wore on.

    Observations on a quiz:

    1. Movie advertising works, particularly in a sports bar with a dozen large screen TVs. A
    commercial for The Nun came on during the game! Nuff said.

    2. Galileo's scandal stole some of Copernicus' thunder on the heliocentric thing, centuries later.

    3. Ice-T, Ice Cube, Vanilla Ice, it's still rapper rap to me! (with apologies to Billy Joel)

    4. As many guessed General Ackbar as guessed Admiral Ackbar, making QM Lou believe that the day
    the Army vs. Navy contest for control of Space Force is closer than you think!

    5. Pac-Man fruits? What can I say? Except that it reminded me of the story of the Lumberjack who
    went into the magic forest to cut down a tree. Just as he was about to strike with his axe, the
    tree cried out, "Wait! Stop! I'm a talking tree!" To which Mr. Lumberjack replied, "And you
    will dialogue..."

    On a more somber note, we all lifted our glasses to Burt Reynolds, who passed yesterday. May his
    cloud in heaven bear that Pontiac Trans-Am emblem. Have a great weekend everyone!

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    3 15385 Hooligans 65 7 0.778
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    8 12092 IFFY! 35 2 0.222
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    10 Kelly Kapowski 8 0 0.000