Wonder of wonders! Glory of glories and Hallelujah! It's been a long time coming and well
deserved, for team IFFY! (with the Blood, Bath & Beyond alliance) Not only did they crack the
winner's circle, but they actually took first place! These plucky old timers are, in Quizmaster
Lou's estimation, the most faithful, the most determined and the best tempered players of all
the teams he has encountered. There are two things about IFFY that impress me greatly. First,
they stay to the bitter end no matter what their chances of winning are. This Quizmaster has
noticed some teams pack it in early when they see they cannot possibly win. But not IFFY! They
always sign on for the duration. And second, and most important, they are always happy. No
matter how badly they may score, they have fun just the same as if they were winning. You see,
it doesn't matter to them who wins, just the sheer nature of the experience gives them joy.
Well, IFFY... Congratulations!
It was a pretty exciting match as well, with the first place rank switching constantly between
teams. IFFY! actually drove it home from third place to first with a stunning Double-or-
Nothing in Round 7, dusting the competition! Wossamatta-U snagged second while the resident
champs, Tequila Mockingbirds, flew in for third.
Welcome to newbies the Escobar's, Age & Treachery and the PHD's, who came in force to challenge
the Allen Fairview Chamber Friends, whose team was only represented by one daunting couple this
evening. And a special mention to I'll Google It!, who played not wisely (too many Double-or-
Nothiong's), but did play well. Also, a shout out to our King Trivia overlords, who prepared
a pretty good quiz this week. My teams love tough questions!
This week's Irish proverb: "Questioning is the door of knowledge..."
Have a great week, everybody!
The teams at Kilarney's are getting bigger! This quizmaster has always agreed that the larger
the brain trust, the greater the pool of information. The side effects of this policy are
long tables of groups of folks, eating, drinking and putting their heads together to ponder
the puzzle of the King Trivia Pub Quiz. Due to Kilarney's layout, I cannot help but look down
upon this scene and be reminded of the myriad number of viking movies that entertained me in
the past. Those displays of viking lodge halls, filled with boisterous freebooters, all
cavorting, singing, clashing their enormous drinking horns together, sloshing foamy suds
everywhere... Ahhh. Brings back fond memories! (Of course, there's no brawls, axe throwing or
flagrant wenching going on. Well, a little wenching at the bar, maybe...) You know, the
vikings were kind of like the outlaw biker gangs of ancient times. Wherever they pillaged and
plundered, they always seemed to enjoy themselves. At least in the movies of old. Quizmaster
Lou is thinking there's so much viking lore and culture out there, maybe a viking themed quiz
would make a good offering? Just a thought...
Welcome to newbie team Rife with Rifes, who made a valiant showing with a second place win!
Wossamotto-U fought their way up to second, only to get displaced to third in Round 7 while
resident champs Tequila Mocking birds winged to victory yet once again! Those clever raptors
did it again, with an unprecedented 80 point score!
Tonight's parting Irish shot:
May the roof above you never fall in, and
those gathered beneath it never fall out!
Have a great week!
Whoooooaaa! Quizmaster Lou is having a strange night. Must be the diet he's on. Can't seem to keep
numbers straight on a page. They seem to runaway like little ants in that Bugs Bunny cartoon. Darn
this diet! Won't let me have any booze to drink! That must be the problem. I have too much blood
in my alcohol system. Now, back to those rankings... The Allen Fairview Chamber Friends is in third
place. No. The Poonswagglers are in third. But the AFCF was in first place the round before. That's
normal. But mistaking 47 for 49 is not! Or is it? Life would be so much less complicated if all the
scores would just automatically arrange themselves in numerical order after each round.
Well, aside from Quizmaster Lou's personal nutritional turmoil, Tuesday night at Kilarney's was a blast!
Welcome to newbie team CKSC. They wouldn't tell me what it stood for, but I hope they show up again so
I can come up with some zingers! Aside from the rookie mistake of doubling down too freely and too
often, they did rather well. That is to say, they didn't come in last. Resident champs Tequila
Mockingbirds got off to a slow start then flew in deftly for an 11th hour win. The Divorcee's settled
in court for second while the mighty Poonswagglers swaggled into third.
The cavernous hall at Kilarney's seems to be filling up on pub quiz night. It was like a Viking lodge
the night before a raid. Eat, drink and be merry, et al... And why not, for indeed it was the eve of
Independence Day! And our quiz experts at KTPQ did a marvelous job of styling the questions to fit
this, the anniversary of our nation's emergence. And not just the obvious avenues of history either.
They managed to put in something old, something new, something red, white and blue! (See what I did
This week's parting shot comes from the late jazz drummer Buddy Rich, who died after surgery in 1987.
He was being prepped for the operation and a nurse asked him, "Is there anything you can't take?" Rich
replied, "Yeah. Country music."
Have a fantastic holiday, folks! Stay safe!