KTPQ at Killarney's is like having Easter dinner at your grandparents'. A
bunch of people show up and eat and drink while your grandmother asks you a
lot of questions! Well, sorta... In any case, we had nine regular teams and
one newbie give it their all last night. Welcome to the Repeating Redundant
Reiterators. Quiz Master Lou did not personally hear them parrot anything in
particular, but suspects they may be from the Department of Redundancy Department.
The "Wrong Answer" category had a lot of company. Olive Garden and the Spaghetti
Warehouse subbed for Romano's Macaroni Grill as to the answer of which Italian
restaurant chain filed for bankruptcy in 2017. Likewise, more than one team
tried to supplant Sponge Bob Square Pants for Bojack Horseman, And; Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles got Scooby Doo'd incorrectly. Oh well.
Resident Champs Tequila Mockingbird calmly led while a decisive One Left in the
Chamber broke a tie twixt themselves and Seal Team 3. (Unfortunately for the
Seals, it was a baseball question, which fell into Chamber's wheelhouse!) Things
run in waves it seems as there were two more ties in the lower echelons. Life
is stranger than fiction, it seems.
Until next week, QM Lou is signing off!
* Won Tiebreaker
Action at Killarney's was fairly subdued last night as almost all teams present
were seasoned vets of the quiz game. At Round Four, a group came in and wanted
to play, knowing they probably wouldn't win, but wanted to get in on the fun
anyway. And That's okay! Welcome to Boost, who, judging by their score, might
just have placed if they'd gotten in at the beginning.
Team Barflies, our dutiful wait staff, managed to get in some good licks as well.
This spurred Quiz Master Lou to tell one of the newer waiters about the time
Niko and the Barflies actually placed, got their picture on the website, but
had to give their prize away! Fun stuff!
Praise worthy wrong guesses come at the expense of those who don't know the band
Green Day. Not knowing the drummer's name spawned some whimsical responses such
as Bongo Madrid and Green Ringo.
A great Round Six on Foreign movies and their American Remakes as well the Round
Seven "C for Science", wherein participants had to come up with elements on the
Periodic Table that began with the letter 'C'. Again, some pretty creative
choices made it hard for Quiz Master Lou to decide whether it was a misspelling
or a scientific discovery!
In any case, Tequila Mockingbird got some cred back proving yet again they are
the resident champs (even without Alex!) The holy alliance of Blood, Bath &
Beyond/Ship It! placed second while the Poonswagglers, who have been placing in
the top three regularly lately, came in third. Well done, all!
QM Lou, signing off...
* Won Tiebreaker
A most interesting pub quiz last night as ten seasoned teams and one newbie
clashed for cash (sort of) and clamored for credit at Killarney's! The Double-
or-Nothing's were kept at bay (mostly) by a few, singular killer questions...
In Round One, Newton's SI unit was not a Force multiplier while St. Trinian's
kept the odds unholy in Round Two. Round Three got the most successful DoN's
surprisingly, as more people knew what a vuvuzela was than imagined. The six
point clue in Guess Who nailed Mr. Butler for most folks while the majority
went with James Paxton instead of Felix Hernandez in the Find-the-Connection
Round! The baseball statisticians used the Hand-Out Round to give themselves
a hand up but Round Seven's complexity served a Waterloo to quash just about
everybody's dream of going to Disneyland.
One final observation. Quiz Master Lou's joke answer of Dealy Plaza to the
Bay of Pigs question in the General Knowledge Round went largely unnoticed...
Or did it?
Well, that's the all that's all, folks!
* Won Tiebreaker