The crowd at Kilarney's appears to be growing exponentially. Huge crowd, late comers, the whole nine yards.
Welcome to new teams Wossamotta-U, Rowdy Rhodies (as in Rhodesian Ridgebacks) and Valor of the Galaxy (who had to leave early... Something about defeating alien invaders to save the earth or something.)
Lawyers, Guns & Money dropped in to play a few rounds then popped off again. (Presumably to go negotiate a hostage rescue in Venezuela.) The IFFY!/Blood, Bath & Beyond alliance seems to have reached an amicable accord. When they play at Kilarney's they're IFFY and at the L&C on Thursdays they're the BBB. If and when they take over the world, they will be reasonable and even handed overlords, thus giving the media nothing to write about. I'll Google It! and the Poonswagglers brought their usual comraderie and enthusiasm to the fore while the Divorcees did what divorcees usually do... Conduct their business from the bar.
Some interesting weirdness cropped up during the festivities. Round Two was all about Witches... Which the Poonswagglers were able to get the most correct answers to, putting them in the lead... With
13 points. The number of members in a witches coven! Best Wrong answers to the question, "What does WAG stand for in pro sports..."
Win A Game
World Aerobic Games
Women's Association Golf
World Athletic Group
Wild A$$ Guess
Resident champs, Tequila Mockingbirds took home the gold, as per their usual. Migratory Pickles on a Plate ate second place while the AFCF (aka Allen Fairview Chamber Friends) surrounded and overwhelmed third, a feat made possible by having about a hundred bodies at their table! (They looked like Calvera and his forty
bandits from The Magnificent Seven over there!)
This week's parting shot comes to us from the late Irish poet and IRA member, Brendan Behan, who wisely wrote - "The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink, and somebody to love you."
Have a great week everybody!
There's a new kid in town at Kilarney's. The Allen Fairview Chamber Friends (henceforth referred to as the AFCF) have returned to
challenge the status quo, knocking resident champs, the Tequila Mockingbirds down to third place. (And they were only able to do
that by winning the tie breaker from I'll Google It!) The Poonswagglers have stayed consistently in the winner's circle, however, and ended up snagging second place honors.
Last night's quiz has prompted Quizmaster Lou to wax poetic on the variety of subjects put before the competitors.
There once was a toy shop Funko Pop
Whose merchandise made it to the top
Twas not the big heads
But bad taste instead
Critics claim with fury they're a flop!
In old Egypt, a quaint little band
Built some pyramids out on the sand
How they did it, you see?
Is still a mystery
But the rest of us still think it's grand.
Round Five is Find the Connection
Comic strips were the inflection
Superman went AWOL
Spidey's not on the wall
Perhaps super hero injection?
Welcome to newbies Braying Mantis! IFFY! and Blood, Bath and Beyond, keep up the alliance. The questions are bound to land in
* Won Tiebreaker
your wheelhouse eventually. And the divorcees will be reunited! Have a wonderful week folks, and if you can't manage that, go
for mediocre. Lower expectations produce no disappointments. The wonderfulness will happen naturally and your happiness will
More teams! More players! That seems to be the trend here at Kilarney's on Tuesday nights. The cavernous hall was raucous with crowd noise as Quizmaster Lou held court for our sovereign, King Trivia. It was like a scene out of a Robin Hood movie, where the impoverished bandits of Sherwood Forest feast and fight after a successful raid, each team representing a character out of Howard Pyle's classic. (Or pick your film version. Some of you will have imprinted on Kevin Costner, some on Russell Crowe and some even on Disney. As for me, I'll always be in Errol Flynn's camp!)
The Poonswagglers (who won big after two successful Double-or-Nothings) outpaced everyone, finishing 14 points ahead of the next best score for a well deserved first place win. Given their penchant for food, drink and gusto, plus their canon-like knowledge of trivia, they would have to be our Friar Tuck this evening. Tequila Mockingbirds, who took second, with their quiet good charm and reserved demeanor, much like a medieval lute, would be naturally cast in the role of Will Scarlet. Rounding out Robin's trio of best buds, and completing the winner's circle with a third place victory, another alliance between IFFY! and Blood, Bath & Beyond (playing as BBB this time) would squarely assign them as Little John. (I'm certain they had the tallest man in the pub at their table, but don't mention type casting!)
I'll Google It!, in fourth place just outside the winner's circle, seems a fitting choice for King Richard the Lion Hearted, who, in the legend, was ever mentioned and referred to, but rarely present. The Divorcees, making a good showing, demure at the bar and looking well, represent the essence of Maid Marian. Enter our newcomers, the Allen Fairview Chamber Friends. A well appointed, good looking bunch of folks, they embodied the spirit of nobility. To them, we cast the role (and in no way does this cast aspersions of character, merely an actor's role) of Prince John. Like that ill fated king, who squandered the throne of England on his cronies while Richard was away at the Crusades, so too did AFCF gamble too many Double-or-Nothing's and fail (four times in a row!). Finally, the role of Sheriff of Nottingham goes to team Woosah. They tried to multitask, playing pool and trivia simultaneously from the game room, but couldn't manage either. Well, I don't personally know how their pool game went, but they dropped out of KTPQ after round three. There was a dropped drink and a broken glass in their area, much like the Sheriff's ill fated pursuit of Robin Hood. Lots of clamor but no results.
And who, do you ask, played our titular hero? Well, I think you can deduce by now, that role was immodestly played by yours truly! After all, there's a little bit of Quizmaster Lou in all of us. But since I am Quizmaster Lou... Most of it must be in me! Have a great week, everyone!
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