As we move towards the July 4th holiday, Quiz Master Lou would like to take this
opportunity to thank all of the military, law enforcement, fire prevention and
emergency services personnel who sacrifice their time, their efforts and in some
cases, their lives, for watching out for the rest of us. Whatever your political
stripe happens to be, whatever "your" version of America is, you should not take
it for granted that these individuals in the services mentioned above are there
for your convenience. They had a calling. They answered it. The rest of us
decided to do the other thing. So, whether your idea of celebrating is to BBQ
and set off fireworks, or go to a nice restaurant then observe a fireworks display
from your balcony, or perhaps just stay inside and watch a movie with your pet,
always remember that your very ability to do so rests on the shoulders of a
multitude of people, people who put their lives on the line and who stretch back
over three centuries to get you here. Your present cannot exist without their
past. Neither can your future.
Killarney's rocked last night! Tequila Mockingbird climbed to the top of the
pyramid while Street Smarts and Wossa Motta-U claimed second and third places
respectively. Some really excellent bafflers from our quiz overlords out in
Los Angeles, too. Quiz Master Lou's fave was the Match the Movie to its
Narrator. William Holden's Joe Gillis from Sunset Boulevard was a masterful
inspiration to add to that list as few films have ever equaled that opening
realization that the story teller was floating face down dead in a swimming
pool. If you've never seen it, you should.
Have a happy 4th, everybody! Stay safe!
Whoa! Big turn out last night at Killarney's. Twelve teams, seventy-five players
and one Quiz Master! Also, only a handful of waitstaff because of a couple of
call outs. Poor Rick, our stalwart barman-manager, had his hands full with
only one waiter and a bartender. Nevertheless, food and drink were served and a
quiz got done! And people for the most part were civil.
Exciting play, too. Not Suitable For Work (NSFW) and their horde took an early
lead and dominated all the way through Round Five until an unlucky Double-or-
Nothing knocked them back into a fifth place finish! The Poonswagglers swaggled
themselves into a third place win while the unholy alliance of Blood, Bath & Beyond
and Ship It! took second. Tequila Mockingbird reclaimed their title of resident
champ once again by strategically doubling into first!
THE STYLE POINTS AWARDS
If you never watched ThunderCats back in the 80's, you might have guessed the
answer as Astro Pets, which one team did. This prompted Quiz Master Lou to wax
poetical about Astro Turf pets, who never need feeding or watering. Even less
hassle than a Chia-Pet! Our Find-the-Connection Round totally perplexed the
crowd. Absolutely no team could find the connection, though some of the more
creative guesses included Meat Monkey Lovers and "Not a g-d d@mned thing!"
Finally, the cesspool of celebrity worship which was round seven that centered
around naming the offspring of Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner and Kris Jenner/Kardashian
produced gems such as Ku Klux Kardashian, Klymidia Kardashian and Michael Jackson.
That's the KTPQ news here at Killarney's! Until next week, have a better one!
There was a strange and giddy energy in the air last night. Perhaps it was the
odd, atmospheric conditions that precede a storm. Perhaps it was the blood, red
full moon which rose on the horizon. Maybe it was the pain killer and Guinness.
Whatever it was, it cast a queer spell of euphoria over the proceedings at
Killarney's as we set about our usual rat killing for a Tuesday's King Trivia
The first oddity of the evening was the three way tie for first place which
permeated rounds one and two. It then turned into a two way tie between One
Left in the Chamber and the Dallas Boolers Club which went all the way to Round
Six before DBC had a breakout and catapulted into a solid first place win with a
Double-or-Nothing. One Left in the Chamber became the ones left holding 2nd
place while the real drama was between the Barflies and Pickles on a Plate, who
ended up in a tie breaker for third! Pickles won by getting closer to the
melting point of gold than did our learned wait staff.
Shout outs to newbies Fly Girls and Sofa King Awesome, who both showed some
great sportsmanship and moxie. Poonswagglers took home the lion's share of
style points for their irreverent identifications of various quarterbacks as
Tiger Woo, Bam Bam Flinstone and Big Head Fred; And, particularly for their
Find-the-Connection conclusion of, "Never Have Been in my Kitchen!" A
tip of the hat to our quiz writer overlords who came up with a pretty cool
movie set for the Handout Round - Match the Best Picture winner to the decade
they were released. It turned the game for most, who tasted either the sweet
cup of victory or the bitter dregs of defeat... Or, the mediocre blandness of
somewhere in the middle. Brand consistency is getting harder to come by these
That's all the news that fits. See ya later, alligator!
* Won Tiebreaker