Stormy weather cleared up just before trivia time at Kilarney's last night, enabling
seven seasoned teams and one newbie to go head-to-head in our usual Tuesday night
convocation. The newbie's, who styled themselves as I Don't Know, lived up to their
moniker and cut out after Round Four. When Quiz Master Lou asked "Where'd they go?",
the resounding crowd response was... You guessed it.
On slow nights, the wait staff at Kilarney's plays as the Bar Flies; And tonight, the
questions were definitely in their wheelhouse! With a Double-or-Nothing propelling them
into the lead in Round Two, they dominated the entire evening from start to finish. Of
course, they can't collect the prize, being employees of the establishment and all, but
that only makes it sweeter for the patrons, who get a cascade effect in awards. Second
place winner gets the first place prize and so on... How's that for trickle down economics?
"Too many" may have actually been the correct answer to the number of Mission: Impossible
films starring Tom Cruise.
The clay creature from Jewish folklore is not called a schmuck, but it may be one.
Any picture of a guy named Tom holding a guitar is Tommy TuTone. (Not!)
More teams got the Pokemon reference than QM Lou thought would in Round Five!
And with that, in the nature of a Public Service Announcement, QM Lou would like to leave
you with this serious thought... Every year, hundreds of children are shipped off to
mime school... Never to be heard from again.
Have a wonderful rest of your week everybody!
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The goings on at Kilarney's last night were swift, funny and enjoyable. With few
patrons other than the players present, play proceeded perfectly with pleasant precision!
(Say that three times real fast!) Newbies the Dumbo's (already cautioned by Quiz Master
Lou that self deprecation was his domain) ranked last, but seemed to enjoy themselves
Resident champs Tequila Mockingbird brought home the gold again, while Wossamata-U, wearing
Rocky & Bullwinkle team Tee's no less, got a second place win. The Alcoballics pulled off
an amazing Double-or-Nothing in Round Five setting them up nicely for a third place prize.
The Tuesday FaceBook question was probably just as conspicuous for the ability of the
Quiz Master to pronounce Chiwetel Eljiofor's name as it was for the answer.
Nobody could identify Sue Bird from that photo.
Is that a boomerang in your Speedo or are you just happy to see me?
The Razee's and the Teen Choice Awards both have the requisite "ee" to suit the quiz,
but which was more meaningful?
If a misguided fan wanted to have plastic surgery to look like Rihanna, would they call
Tough Round Five! Rams-Chargers, AMC-Regal... And yet, one team got a Double-or-Nothing
win out of it!
And finally, have a great rest of your week!
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Wow! I've never seen Kilarney's so full before! I blame Google. Google Meet-Ups, that is. Ten
teams. Eighty-three players. One Quiz Master. All fun! Except for the spoiler. Yeah, we get
them from time to time. Usually, they keep their mouth shut after the first warning. Not this
guy. Oh, no. He had to shout out the answer in both Round Three and in Round Five. He was
definitely mental. The power of the mob's displeasure did not fall on deaf ears. Kudo's to
Niko, Kilarney's stalwart manager, who threw the bum out! Good vanquished evil. Order was
restored and the game went on!
Quite the quiz. Three of the teams were huge. Between 16 to 14 players per table! Even so,
while having a large brain trust is a key ingredient to a winning formula, it is not a guarantee.
The newly formed Grand Mustangs and the G.C.'s, while game, just didn't have the right kind of
stuff to advance beyond Round Four and bailed early. As it turns out, Not Suitable For Work, a
returning team, (they actually won third place the last time they were here...) also numerous
with players, couldn't cut it in Round Seven.
The struggle for supremacy transpired between the usual suspects. Resident champs Tequila Mockingbird
regained their throne after a perilous clash with Age & Treachery, who elevatored to first place in
Round Six, only to drop into second in the end. The Poonswagglers swaggled into third place very
neatly while Wossamata-U's learned halls of edu landed just outside the winner's circle.
The IFFY!/Blood, Bath & Beyond alliance, Allen Fairview Chamber Friends and Alcoballics rounded
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out the rooster with their usual antics. Ahhhh. Joy!