The folks at Kilarney's braved the rain and came out to play anyway. That's loyalty for
you! Wassata-U conquered all with three perfect scores and two Double-or-Nothing's in
the final three rounds. That says something for academia. Tequila Mockingbird took
second place and the Poonswagglers got third.
An excellent quiz from our quiz writers! Round Six was especially interesting. Match
the event to the city where it happened. Equal parts anecdotal and historical study.
Some people were old enough to remember where they were during the JFK assassination,
but not old enough to be around when Jesus was born. (At least, that we know of!) Of
course, being in the DFW area as we are, the JFK event has a particular resonance.
I would just like to say that the new quiz books that were printed without a Round Six
page was not a mistake. (Right?) We just use our Round Six handouts for the ballot
page instead. (Right?) So, when Quiz Master Lou was about to butcher a bunch of Quiz
booklets to compensate for the R6 missing page, it was just a jest! (Riiiiiiiiiight...)
Have a great rest of the week everybody!
Stormy weather cleared up just before trivia time at Kilarney's last night, enabling
seven seasoned teams and one newbie to go head-to-head in our usual Tuesday night
convocation. The newbie's, who styled themselves as I Don't Know, lived up to their
moniker and cut out after Round Four. When Quiz Master Lou asked "Where'd they go?",
the resounding crowd response was... You guessed it.
On slow nights, the wait staff at Kilarney's plays as the Bar Flies; And tonight, the
questions were definitely in their wheelhouse! With a Double-or-Nothing propelling them
into the lead in Round Two, they dominated the entire evening from start to finish. Of
course, they can't collect the prize, being employees of the establishment and all, but
that only makes it sweeter for the patrons, who get a cascade effect in awards. Second
place winner gets the first place prize and so on... How's that for trickle down economics?
"Too many" may have actually been the correct answer to the number of Mission: Impossible
films starring Tom Cruise.
The clay creature from Jewish folklore is not called a schmuck, but it may be one.
Any picture of a guy named Tom holding a guitar is Tommy TuTone. (Not!)
More teams got the Pokemon reference than QM Lou thought would in Round Five!
And with that, in the nature of a Public Service Announcement, QM Lou would like to leave
you with this serious thought... Every year, hundreds of children are shipped off to
mime school... Never to be heard from again.
Have a wonderful rest of your week everybody!
* Won Tiebreaker
The goings on at Kilarney's last night were swift, funny and enjoyable. With few
patrons other than the players present, play proceeded perfectly with pleasant precision!
(Say that three times real fast!) Newbies the Dumbo's (already cautioned by Quiz Master
Lou that self deprecation was his domain) ranked last, but seemed to enjoy themselves
Resident champs Tequila Mockingbird brought home the gold again, while Wossamata-U, wearing
Rocky & Bullwinkle team Tee's no less, got a second place win. The Alcoballics pulled off
an amazing Double-or-Nothing in Round Five setting them up nicely for a third place prize.
The Tuesday FaceBook question was probably just as conspicuous for the ability of the
Quiz Master to pronounce Chiwetel Eljiofor's name as it was for the answer.
Nobody could identify Sue Bird from that photo.
Is that a boomerang in your Speedo or are you just happy to see me?
The Razee's and the Teen Choice Awards both have the requisite "ee" to suit the quiz,
but which was more meaningful?
If a misguided fan wanted to have plastic surgery to look like Rihanna, would they call
Tough Round Five! Rams-Chargers, AMC-Regal... And yet, one team got a Double-or-Nothing
win out of it!
And finally, have a great rest of your week!
* Won Tiebreaker