The action at Kilarney's this Tuesday was pretty evenly divided through the first half of the
quiz. All teams were fairly neck-and-neck until Round Three when we had some breakouts. Resident
champs Tequila Mockingbirds took the lead then, but lost it in the Guess Who round. Up and
comers Wossamata-U prevailed for a steady lead all the way to the end for a first place win,
something they've been working at for a long time. Congratulations to the old school!
Age & Treachery scored second place honors for the second time in a row. In scoring parlance,
this does not make them two for two, but it does double their pleasure, double their fun! One
could even say they have a pair on them, but that would be crude. One of our pub faves, the
Poonswagglers, swaggled right into third place easily. One of our other pub faves, IFFY!, not so
Shout outs to newbie teams Dirty Mike and the Boys, placing well for first timers and style points
to Daddy Says I Love You with His Belt for their enthusiasm and provocative team name. Even if you
don't win at Kilarney's, it's always fun to play. As an old Irish proverb goes, "If G-d shuts
one door, he opens another." Have a great week everybody!
Patrick and Colleen packed up the kids and headed out to Shannon Airport for their vacation from
their home in Ireland to a relaxing two weeks in Australia. Patrick thought it would be a good
idea to take some pictures and brought along his old camera for some snaps, not being one to
indulge in this latest cell phone cam fad. As they waited for their flight, Patrick grabbed a
nearby tourist and asked him if he would take a picture of the family. The gentleman gladly
obliged and while he fiddled with Patrick's ancient Nikon, the family patiently waited for the
picture to be taken. After a while, they grew fidgety and Colleen asked her husband, "Why's
he takin' so long, Pat?" To which Patrick replied, "He's got to focus, first." Colleen's
mouth dropped open and she exclaimed, "What?!? All of us?!?"
And that, ladies and gentlemen, was Quizmaster Lou's Irish joke (in honor of Kilarney's) which
started off the evening. Fortunately, the rest of the evening went exceedingly well, with the
addition of a new team, Not Safe For Work, who dominated the pub with numbers and managed to
snag a third place win. Age & Treachery took second while the long absent Alcoballics returned
to win first place.
A shout out to the AFCF (aka the Allen Fairview Chamber Friends) who prodigally returned as
well. Ship It! dropped by while local faves Poonswagglers and Tequila Mockingbirds suffered from
DONS. (That's Double-or-Nothing Syndrome). Oh, IFFY! and Wossamatta-U vied evenly and ended up
just outside the winner's circle.
Great stuff, everyone. Have an equally great week!
There are questions in life. Big questions and little questions. In the course of human
events, every person will come up against these questions; And in so doing, they will face
their own, personal moment of truth in which they must make a decision, forever establishing
patterns that may dictate their lives ever after... One such question is, should the Quiz
master allow "beer" as the answer to the tenth question on the Find-the-Connection Round when
the scripted answer was alcohol brands/brewers? Such was the dilemma last night at Kilarney's,
when Quizmaster Lou found himself shouting down an angry crowd when it was discovered that
Bacardi Silver was also a malt beverage!
As always, QM Lou tries to be a wise judge, amending decisions to fit the facts on the ground.
After all, fallible humans make mistakes, and when they do, the correct course of action is to
make corrections. And yet, in so doing, even this can affect those who had cast their votes
differently, and those corrections also mitigate their scores. This is particularly true when
Double-or-Nothing's are at stake. QM Lou's histrionics aside, it is entertainment after all,
I apologize for any misunderstanding I communicated in Round Five last night. Despite this, I
know that many of you supported my decision and had nothing but good will towards your Quiz
Master, as many of you came up to me afterwards, professing such sentiments.
That said, a shout out to the Divorcee's, who dropped by last night. It was good to see you
again, even though things didn't quite go your way. As well, welcome to The Louie's, the
newbie team that snagged third place and whose scores picked up noticeably after their female
Instead of closing with an Irish proverb this week, QM Lou chose an Irish joke. Unfortunately,
it's rather vulgar, so in the interests of brevity, decency and taste, I shall only relate the
punchline: A man asks a short fellow in a green hat, "But, where's the pot of gold?" To which
the latter replies, "Well boyo, don't you think you're a might too old to be believin' in
Leprechauns, now?" I leave the rest to your imagination.
Have a great week everybody!
* Won Tiebreaker