Cross over migration is happening twixt the ole L&C in Allen and the cozy folks here at Kilarney's Irish. Pickles on a Plate showed up out of the blue and sauntered in for a third place win just as pretty as you please. Resident champs Tequila Mockingbirds yet once again proved their prowess with the trivia knowledge by squeezing into first place after a second place holding pattern. This robbed the Poonswagglers of their lead and knocked them into second, instead.
Team spirit was in evidence all around as IFFY! formed an unholy alliance with Blood, Bath & Beyond. It looked like a gathering of King Arthur's knights as they sat at their round table, mapping out a campaign of trivia strategy. Alas, alack the day, twas for naught, for though they fought hard and best all the rest, they planted their final banner just outside the winner's circle for a fourth place ranking. (Some might say, a fourth place rankling... Heh, heh, heh...)
We welcome the newcomers, the Nerf Herders, who, plucky by their nature, wondrous in their awe and confident by their inexperience, did not finish last, even though they were just two, good natured lads at the bar. Hats off to you, gentlemen. You've earned your trivia battle chevrons this day!
And welcome back to I'll Google It!. Ne'er so vainglorious their countenance that their elfish charms eludes them. This exchange so paints their virtues...
IGI: "If we can't identify the clergy in the picture, can we get extra points if we write the lord's prayer in Latin? We go to church all the time!"
QMLOU: "If you go to church so much, why don't you know the nun's name? There, I've just run rings around your logic..."
Some quizzes are born great. Some quizzes achieve greatness, and some quizzes have greatness thrust into them... Hard. With no mercy. So it was with this quiz at Kilarney's. For when the thing was over and prizes awarded, the patrons left the pub... The rest, was silence...
The cavernous hall that is Kilarney's Irish Pub echoed with excitement during last night's King Trivia Quiz set. Much of this was set off by newbie team I'll Google It!, whose boisterous enthusiasm livened up an already energized crowd. Welcome also to the daring duo, Dr. Morningwood, who drolly reminded Quizmaster Lou what it was once like. (You had to be there... Or, maybe not.)
The Poonswagglers, normally able contenders for the winner's circle, had a great start, but hamstrung themselves with an early, incorrect Round 4 guess as to who our famous painter was. It reminded this quizmaster of one Franz Liebkind, who once exclaimed, "Der Fuhrer vas a great painter! He could paint an entire apahtment in von ahfternoon. Two coats!"
Other quiz madness included the universal wrong guess that John Leguizamo was Jim Carey or that Macklemore was Elton John. Sometimes, one might think that King Trivia is trying to fool us! Nah... And talk about a reversal of fortunes, finding the connection in Round 5 is usually a lot harder than guessing the answers to the questions, but it was the other way around this time. (Unless you were intimately knowledgeable of Johnny Cash's discography!)
Excitement abounded. I'll Google It! beat IFFY! out of a third place tie breaker. Resident champs, Tequila Mocking birds fell to second place while the Divorcees snagged first, all on account of they knew a few more places where coffee came from.
Well, that's all the news that's fit to print. But since this is going up on the internet, the standards are a lot lower. (That's a joke, son...) Have a great week! So sayeth Quizmaster Lou...
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Kilarney's crowd may have been a low turn out, but the enthusiasm was stadium sized as Quizmaster Lou emceed another Tuesday's KT pub quiz. Regulars IFFY!, Blood, Bath & Beyond, Poonswagglers and Tequila Mockingbirds stood off against newcomers Ram Rob 96, the Jarheads and Team Diego.
Tequila Mockingbirds grabbed the lead with a successful Double-or-Nothing in Round Two and held it all the way to the end, reclaiming their title of resident champs. Newbies Team Diego (from San Diego, CA no less!) sailed into a second place win with some consistent, correct answers. Poor IFFY! got knocked out of third place in the final two rounds by the Poonswagglers, who swaggled their way into the winner's circle with shoulders and elbows.
Some fun moments with Quizmaster Lou's pirate joke in honor of the Theme Round. I'll only reveal the punchline here... "I only had the hook for one day!" The best desperately wrong answers to the name of Blackbeard's ship were the Black Pearl, the Jolly Roger and the Jolly Rancher.
The true couch potatoes revealed themselves with the most right answers to the Picture round's identify the company by the commercial spokesperson as well as those who successfully matched the most TV bars with their series title for the round six Hand Out.
And finally, the round seven Trio of Science questions included some elements not on the Periodic Table beginning with the letter 'O', such as Opossium (whose properties pretend to be dormant when observed) and Obvious (whose properties are simultaneously self evident and nebulous). With answers like those, Quizmaster Lou pondered why Upsydasium and Unobtanium did not make the list.
Have a grand week, y'all!
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