Things of note:
1. People really know their cookies!
2. The Romans really did rule the world and we're still living with their influence. (DC Comics
3. Quiz Master Lou is on the marquee at Kilarney's!
Quite a horse race this Tuesday. Age & Treachery went from first, to third, to second, and
ended up back in first place at evening's end. Tequila Mockingbirds held the lead until the
last round to take second. Newly formed home team, the Barflies, the bartending duo of Niko and
Zach, snagged third. Quizmaster Lou supposes that watching the pub quiz week after week, knowing
the answers and not being able to play was too frustrating, so they finally threw their hat in
the ring. Of course, as being on the other side of the line of management, they could not accept
their own prizes and bumped their swag to the fourth place team, I'll Google It! My guess is,
on future, busy evenings, they'll be too preoccupied making drinks to answer questions.
Special mention to newbies, the Vans, who missed the entire first round but still managed to
place 5th out of eight teams. I have a feeling they'll be showing up on time next week, and when
they do, watch out. They could be contenders!
Another special mention to IFFY! because... Well, just because.
Excellent quiz this week as well. Round Six was Quizmaster Lou's fave. I had to guess at what
a 'Meg' was, but I got 'em all right! So did a lot of other folks. Lots of Double-or-Nothing's
that round. But please lay off of Dwayne Johnson for a while. He's getting KTPQ over exposure.
"May your troubles be less and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through
Have a great week everybody!
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!