Action at Killarney's was fairly subdued last night as almost all teams present
were seasoned vets of the quiz game. At Round Four, a group came in and wanted
to play, knowing they probably wouldn't win, but wanted to get in on the fun
anyway. And That's okay! Welcome to Boost, who, judging by their score, might
just have placed if they'd gotten in at the beginning.
Team Barflies, our dutiful wait staff, managed to get in some good licks as well.
This spurred Quiz Master Lou to tell one of the newer waiters about the time
Niko and the Barflies actually placed, got their picture on the website, but
had to give their prize away! Fun stuff!
Praise worthy wrong guesses come at the expense of those who don't know the band
Green Day. Not knowing the drummer's name spawned some whimsical responses such
as Bongo Madrid and Green Ringo.
A great Round Six on Foreign movies and their American Remakes as well the Round
Seven "C for Science", wherein participants had to come up with elements on the
Periodic Table that began with the letter 'C'. Again, some pretty creative
choices made it hard for Quiz Master Lou to decide whether it was a misspelling
or a scientific discovery!
In any case, Tequila Mockingbird got some cred back proving yet again they are
the resident champs (even without Alex!) The holy alliance of Blood, Bath &
Beyond/Ship It! placed second while the Poonswagglers, who have been placing in
the top three regularly lately, came in third. Well done, all!
QM Lou, signing off...
* Won Tiebreaker
A most interesting pub quiz last night as ten seasoned teams and one newbie
clashed for cash (sort of) and clamored for credit at Killarney's! The Double-
or-Nothing's were kept at bay (mostly) by a few, singular killer questions...
In Round One, Newton's SI unit was not a Force multiplier while St. Trinian's
kept the odds unholy in Round Two. Round Three got the most successful DoN's
surprisingly, as more people knew what a vuvuzela was than imagined. The six
point clue in Guess Who nailed Mr. Butler for most folks while the majority
went with James Paxton instead of Felix Hernandez in the Find-the-Connection
Round! The baseball statisticians used the Hand-Out Round to give themselves
a hand up but Round Seven's complexity served a Waterloo to quash just about
everybody's dream of going to Disneyland.
One final observation. Quiz Master Lou's joke answer of Dealy Plaza to the
Bay of Pigs question in the General Knowledge Round went largely unnoticed...
Or did it?
Well, that's the all that's all, folks!
* Won Tiebreaker
Killarney's witnessed the return of more than one prodigal son last night as
we were revisited by those purveyor's of questionable humor, Daddy Says I Love
You With His Belt; And, the PHD's, who brought along their small army of brains
and managed a second place win!
Newbies, the Keystoner's were worried about their name sounding like a chronic
marijuana user label, but if they had just gone with the Keystones they'd have
sounded like a bunch of squares! Meanwhile, Dinosaurs Have Balls ended their
run early, noting to self that while unable to prove their titular paleontological
theory, they did prove that dinos had smaller brains. (They said it, I didn't!)
On the plus side, they did score two points in the first round, giving their
moniker some sort of plausibility.
Funniest wrong answers of the evening go to those who just couldn't identify Megyn
Kelly. Kelly Someone got closer than Herb Schlompadick, though. The Hitchcock
questions in Round Three were great, hopefully inspiring some millennials to
connect with cinematic classics! The Guess Who Round 10 Point clue was too
easy, though. Half the teams nailed Robert Redford in one, but the scoring kept
it very competitive. Hockey turned out to be most teams' Waterloo. Even the
NHL experts over compensated with a failed Double-or-Nothing, getting one wrong.
Oww! But Sandra Bullock Block Busters brought everything full circle, handing
third place to Wossamatta-U and giving the Poonswagglers a well deserved First!
That's the news. I'll love you til Tuesday. Bye for now!
* Won Tiebreaker