Killarney's climbed new heights last night as eight teams collided to create
collective quiz bane! Newbies Boost registered themselves and earned that
extra two point bonus while Running Late is my Cardio missed round one entirely
but managed a fifth place position anyway. (Go figure.)
Home team Barflies fell apart early but kept their toe in the water to at least
break into double digits in the final rounds. The Dallas Boolers Club, who won
an astounding victory last week with a Double-or-Nothing demonstrated that
lightning doesn't strike twice with the same ploy. One of their wags was heard
to comment that the questions were biased towards "old people", to which Quiz
Master Lou reprimanded that oft times, questions were biased towards millennials!
Speaking of which, One Left in the Chamber's two millennial daughters cut out of
the pub just before the Chance The Rapper question came up. Kind of like dropping
that Ace up your sleeve on the floor during the call. Oops...
Tequila Mockingbird flew in for a third place win while IFFY! fluctuated into
second. Pickles on a Plate brought home the bacon by commanding the high score
from start to finish, a rare but cool occurrence for them. The evening was in
their wheelhouse so to speak.
QM Lou signing off!
Wow! Excitement at Killarney's last night! First of all, big congrats to the
newbies (no longer) the Dallas Boolers Club, who pulled off an amazing sixth
round Double-or-Nothing (Millennials and video games, go figure) to leap frog
into a first place win! But that not's all, folks! We had a three-way tie
for second place! This made the tie breaker a tiered competition. Whichever
team got closest to the number (grams of sugar in a soft drink) without going
over got second place, the next closest would get third and so on. Surprise,
surprise, surprise, Sergeant! The two teams that got closest guessed the
exact same number! This called for yet another tie breaker. Quiz Master Lou
yanked a number out of his hat, an ancient bit of lore he remembered from a
souvenir coin acquired from the gift shop of a lodge in Wyoming decades ago,
which purported to give the height of the Grand Teton mountains. Time and
revisionism have swept away any semblance of accuracy of that measurement, but
we had a number to guess at and a witness to validate it, so the estimate was
legit. IFFY! won the race and Seal Team 3 demurred into Third!
Another great question set from the KTPQ quiz writers. The Picture round was
innovative (lab equipment) and the Guess Where round creatively deceptive. QM
Lou's fave was the Round Three theme round, only on account of I'm a Greek
Mythology geek myself. Style points to the team that guessed Chiron's name
was Phil, but even more style points awarded to Pickles on a Plate who offered
Newt. Newt was the centaur character from the old, old, Trans-Lux cartoon
series, Hercules. Hercules, the cartoon, was an animated programmer for kids
way back when, which sort of, kind of got into the Greek mythology thing by
re-inventing ole Herc into a Hellenic super hero. (He was drawn to look
suspiciously like Clark Kent! Uh, without the glasses...) You can check out the
old cartoons on YouTube if you're interested. The theme song was sung by the
late, great Johnny Nash of I Can See Clearly Now fame. Enjoy!
Quiz Master Lou signing off!
* Won Tiebreaker
Kudos to Killarney's for always being a great venue to do the King Trivia Pub
Quiz in. This is in no small part to the wait staff there. Thanks to the
lovely Riley, Michael, Geoffrey, Zou (?) and Niko (in absentia) who always make sure
Quiz Master Lou has what he needs! Hats off to you all. It is worth mentioning
as well, that the Barflies, their home team, continually improves performance.
Last night's quiz was like watching a steeplechase where the contestants are
making great progress on courses one, two and three, hit a snag in the mud on
course four, get completely snagged in the bushes on course five, sail through
six, then hit an unclimbable wall on course seven!
Quasimodo got a couple of hits instead of the correct Phantom of the Opera for
the Guess Who mud course. The ivy that entangled the contestants on Find-the-
connection were Osculation and Honey Smacks (almost all teams guessed sugar
smacks, the defunct brand). As for round seven, a word, please... The trouble
and complexity some statisticians go through to produce a study of a particular
data set is truly dazzling in its marksmanship and abysmally appalling in its
results. Just getting the concept across is daunting. Last night's sub-sub
set of actors filmographies sum careers equating to top box office grossing
totals was no exception and brought to mind Disraeli's quip, "There are lies,
damned lies, and statistics!" Nuff said.
Resident champs Tequila Mockingbird held first from the get go. Apropos as one
* Won Tiebreaker
of the questions was about To Kill a Mockingbird! Pleasant Pickles on a Plate
got second while One Left in the Chamber took third. Welcome to newbies the
Dallas Boolers Club. (No, really. It's "Boolers". I dunno...) And that's all
the news that fits! QM Lou signing off!