"Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent, a
new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men
are created equal."
~ Abraham Lincoln
November 19, 1863
This was a question on the King Trivia Pub Quiz last night at Killarney's. Quiz
Master Lou, daring to be different, thought it appropriate to open this week's
column with the complete opening statement. It is a profound thought with which
to have a discussion, for it not only puts us where we were, but where we are and
where we are going. Have some coffee and a danish/bagel and discuss!
Speaking of liberty, kudos to Seal Team 3 for their long awaited and well deserved
first place win! Yay! Well done! Irish Whiskey-pedia slid into second while
Tequila Mockingbird stole third from Pickles on a Plate. Oh, the ignominy! A
big welcome to newbies It's Always Sunny in Fairview, who gave their all with
the best of us. We hope to see them back next week.
In the worst answers but the best failures department, those who couldn't identify
Alfie Allen may have recognized him from Game of Thrones and decided he was the
Gilbert Gottfried of the medieval fantasy set. Likewise Jessie J who got tagged
as Minnie Mouse. (Hey, she could have got worse!) And of course, the naming of
Elements on the Periodic Table with a particular set of values is always fun and
fascinating. While Tacos, Wine and Dr. Pepper didn't score points, they certainly
That's the news!
Don't you go and get abused!
Quiz Master Lou, signing off...
Dateline: September 17th, 2019. Killarney's Live in Fairview, TX!
A fun time was had by all with a fun set of questions served with an extra side
of fun sauce! Rounds one and two seemed to have the most fun as most of the teams
Doubled-or-Nothing'd. Pickles on a Plate doubled twice in a row successfully in
that time, established the lead and held onto it until the very end making them
the winners! Fun stuff!
Round Three's "Pet" theme threw a few for a loop and allowed Quiz Master Lou to
warble a couple of lines of the Beach Boys' Wouldn't It Be Nice at answer time
and that was fun. Round Four's Guess Where did its usual deception cluing and
lured a couple of teams into the "Hold my beer!" trap, but a few correctly got
it and changed the ranking a bit. Find-the-Connection's most fun moment occurred
when one team earned some style points by incorrectly identifying Get Shorty as
Kill Smootchie. That put the fun in funny.
QM Lou had a bit of fun channeling Richard Dawson as we embarked on play testing
the Survey Slam. Our survey says you have to have drinks for a drinking round...
Irish Whiskey-pedia somehow knew the answer to question six on that one and won.
They also wound up in third place at the end of the night. Funny Money (see how
I worked the fun into that?) and top music tours rounded off the fun night.
One Left in the Chamber took home second place honors while the return of team
I P**ped my Pants afforded Quiz Master Lou even more fun coming up with alternate
names for his conceptually obscene moniker. Ahhh... I had so much fun I'm all
funned out. I'm now going home to listen to Beethoven's 7th Symphony - Second
movement to equalize my psyche. Whew!
Have a great rest of the week everyone, and take it easy on the fun!
What a great evening at Killarney's! It was good to be back after a harrowing
adventure which prevented Quiz Master Lou from making it to his appointed rounds
last week. You see, there were these guys who kept mistaking me for someone
named George Kaplan. Turns out they were spies! And they thought that I was a
spy, too! And there was this crazy blonde who made a pass at me on a train and
then she turned out to be a spy! Well, one thing led to another and... And...
Actually, the battery in my truck had died. But it was a spy! Named George
Kaplan! And there was an Alfred Hicthcock question in Round One last night.
All in all, it was a fantastic question set. The Picture Round was especially
fun with a lot of Double-or-Nothing's going south because one had to get the correct
Back to the Future! Round Six was also tops with a great subject... Matching
the Old West Legend to it's Historic Figure. Quiz Master Lou, being one of the
old guys, remembers the Time-Life Old West Series commercials from TV and the
catch phrase that identified John Wesley Hardin. (Shoot, mam. Wish't Ida been
playin'.) I'm tipping my Stetson to our quiz writers.
The Poonswagglers, returning after a long absence, came back with style by making
a narrow, one point win for first place, pushing the deadly alliance of Blood,
Bath & Beyond/Ship It! into second with a 67 to 66 score! One Left in the Chamber
proved they could stand with the best of them without their fearless leader, Eric
by capturing the third position. It was also nice to have Niko and the Barflies
playing again and a shout out to the loyal regulars Seal Team 3 and WossaMatta-U.
Them's the words. Spread 'em around! See ya next week!