Kilarney's was strangely quiescent last night. I'm told it's an out-of-the-ordinary time of year,
with people on vacation, teachers and students prepping for the return to school and quite
possibly, the break in the heat wave may have had something to do with it.
Only four regular teams showed up, though each was manned to the gills (each team had 6 to 9
people.) However, as the curious wandered in, they wanted to play King Trivia Pub Quiz, even
though the first two rounds had gone by! Welcome to newbies Charlie's Angels, who greatly
pleased Quizmaster Lou and the crowd when they stood up and did the Angel's pose (pistol,
walkie-talkie and karate chop)! And also welcome to the Baumz and the Super Hotties. Good
sports all, who played for fun even though they knew their chances of winning were dismal with
such a late start.
Excellent quiz questions, too. Especially the Winnie the Pooh ringers. Heffalump and Stan
the Woozle caused at least one Double-or-Nothing to crash. (Somebody tagged the Woozle as
Snoop Dog... Must've been the hat.) QM Lou especially liked the Mel Brooks topic in Round 7!
(Did you know Quizmaster Lou was actually in Robin Hood: Men in Tights?)
The ever faithful Poonswagglers performed well but landed just outside the winner's circle,
while fresh team Age & Treachery, last week's winners, hamstrung themselves with a Round 7
Double-or-Nothing fail and ended up in third place! Resident champs, Tequila Mockingbirds
winged their way steadily into second with the IFFY!/Blood, Bath & Beyond Alliance grabbing
an early lead and holding it to the end for first place honors!
As always, at Kilarney's we end with an Irish provreb: "You've got to do your own growing, no
matter how tall your grandfather was!" Have a smooth week, everyone!
Welcome back to team Age & Treachery, who brought their posse with them and managed to pull off
a first place win! And only on their second time playing King Trivia Pub Quiz! I'll Google It!
walked away with a well deserved second place win while Tequila Mockingbirds took third.
And a hearty welcome to the Cheese Heads, on vacation from Wisconsin. I didn't get a chance to
ask this couple what they thought of our Texas heat wave, but they seemed happy enough. Why
not? When you come from the land of cheese, beer and sausages, what more could you want?
Interestingly enough, the evening's best part came after the quiz had ended and I got caught up
in an intense conversation about conspiracy theories with the Poonswagglers. We covered briefly
Moon Landing Hoax, 911 and the Vegas Shooting with a tip of the hat to the JFK Assassinantion.
That got Quizmaster Lou to thinking... Why not have a conspiracy themed event? Or at least
some conspiracy themed questions? Just a thought.
This week's Irish observation comes from an Englishman, G.K. Chesterton...
"The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that G-d made mad,
For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad."
Have a great week everybody!
Wonder of wonders! Glory of glories and Hallelujah! It's been a long time coming and well
deserved, for team IFFY! (with the Blood, Bath & Beyond alliance) Not only did they crack the
winner's circle, but they actually took first place! These plucky old timers are, in Quizmaster
Lou's estimation, the most faithful, the most determined and the best tempered players of all
the teams he has encountered. There are two things about IFFY that impress me greatly. First,
they stay to the bitter end no matter what their chances of winning are. This Quizmaster has
noticed some teams pack it in early when they see they cannot possibly win. But not IFFY! They
always sign on for the duration. And second, and most important, they are always happy. No
matter how badly they may score, they have fun just the same as if they were winning. You see,
it doesn't matter to them who wins, just the sheer nature of the experience gives them joy.
Well, IFFY... Congratulations!
It was a pretty exciting match as well, with the first place rank switching constantly between
teams. IFFY! actually drove it home from third place to first with a stunning Double-or-
Nothing in Round 7, dusting the competition! Wossamatta-U snagged second while the resident
champs, Tequila Mockingbirds, flew in for third.
Welcome to newbies the Escobar's, Age & Treachery and the PHD's, who came in force to challenge
the Allen Fairview Chamber Friends, whose team was only represented by one daunting couple this
evening. And a special mention to I'll Google It!, who played not wisely (too many Double-or-
Nothiong's), but did play well. Also, a shout out to our King Trivia overlords, who prepared
a pretty good quiz this week. My teams love tough questions!
This week's Irish proverb: "Questioning is the door of knowledge..."
Have a great week, everybody!