Chirpy crowd can't complain at Killarney's reads our dateline for Tuesday, August
13th as another successful King Trivia Pub Quiz crowns victorious! Welcome to
our newbie teams, Crimson and Hernandi. Although they finished last, the last
man standing in team Crimson finished well by getting the most right answers in
the last round challenge by naming correctly five of the seven strong acids in
chemistry, more than any other team! I guess he did a lot of acid?
Our other newbie, the Hernandi (their collective name, individually they are known
as Hernandez), distinguished themselves by finishing with a second place win, and
this only after maintaining a three round first place position! Congratulations
Hernandi! And welcome to the KTPQ! We hope you return! Pickles on a Plate
astounded with three, count 'em, three successful Double-or-Nothing's which
strategically shot them through the spheres to rocket into a first place win!
The most dangerous alliance of Blood, Bath & Beyond and Ship It! have been very
consistent lately with placing themselves in the winner's circle, last night
with a third place spot.
In our mirth department, some of the funniest answers are the wrongest (is that a
word?) answers. In the above mentioned 7 Strong Acids challenge, the style
points go to:
Syd Barret's LSD
Face Hugger Blood
The second part to our Round Seven challenge was naming the three successive
leaders of North Korea. For that, wedged in between the Kim's, we got Sun-a
Young Moon and Dennis Rodman!
Thanks for playing and for reading! See ya!
Killarney's. On a Tuesday night. I was there. And so were you! At least, we
had ten teams competing in our usual King Trivia Pub Quiz. We did. And so did
we! Eight regulars and two newbies rounded out a wonderful evening of mirth and
questions as we dive headlong into our month long swim through August heat. Yet, the
cool, refreshing adult beverages, coupled with the industrial AC make it not only
tolerable, but enjoyable.
Those wild, rebellious Irish Whiskey-pedians managed a successful delve into their
alcohol soaked tomes of knowledge and came up a well deserved winner by just
edging out the resident champs, Tequila Mockingbird, by one point! Third place
honors was a draw between the deadly alliance of Blood, Bath & Beyond/Ship It!
and the equally lethal Seal Team 3, with the latter winning the tie-breaker
Perhaps one the weirdest rounds we've seen in some time was the Round #2 Picture
Round, which asked us to identify the people and things that serve as pencil
toppers. Because erasers just aren't good enough anymore, and some enterprising
devil figured out a way to appeal to the need for useless adornments that prevent
one from removing graphite mistakes from their paper... "Let's see, I have to
waste extra time pulling the topper off my pencil to erase this mark here, rub,
rub, rub... Brush, brush... Put the topper back on, oops! It cracked. Now it
won't stay on my pencil! Got to get a new pencil topper!" See how that works,
folks? Nevertheless, the banality of some of the names for these things was
matched only by the chance to misidentify. (Maybe that's why they chose it?)
After the post-carbohydrate image of C3PO, the topper of King Henry VIII got the
most wrong guesses. I present, da Vinci, Columbus, Galileo, Poseidon (although
I don't think he ever wore a flat cap. Wool and sea water, you know...) and
Quiz Master Lou's favorite - Cap'n Trout!
Killarney's. On a Tuesday night. That is all...
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The crowd at Killarney's last night was a crowd... If you think that metaphor
was less than lacking in disparity, you should see the scores! Virtually all
teams were tied in round one without a single pack leader emerging until round
five! Strangeness. Want more strangeness? Both Quiz Master Lou and bartender
Rick did their backs that day and were walking around like hunchbacks. Likewise,
other patrons and acquaintances of same were complaining of muscle/nerve injuries
that seemed to come on like a wave. Weirdness.
Speaking of waves, the wave of questions that permeated our quiz were some really
tough burgers! But that kept the Double-or-Nothing's down to a minimum. The
most appeared on the Picture Round, and even that depended on knowing the names
of the duo from Supernatural. And who the heck watches You're the Worst, anyway?!?
And last, but not least, it's not hard to name ten Robert DeNiro films. It's
hard not to name the good ones when going for the highest grossing. (Damn you
to hell, Box Office Mojo!)
On the team front, Ship It!/Blood, Bath & Beyond alliance surprised all with a
successful DoN in round seven, leap frogging them into a first place win! The
old school, Wossamatta-U took second and Seal Team 3 covered the rear with third.
Newbie teams MDG Posse did the mosey out before game's end while the Bee Gees
disco'ed out on round six. (Although, QML had a fun time introducing them in
song - "More Than a Quiz Team"!
That's all the news that fits! (Thank you, Adolph Simon Ochs!) Have a great
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rest of the week. After all, it's only Tuesday!