When in the course of trivia events it becomes necessary for one pub to dissolve the
logical bands which have connected them with others and to assume among the questions
of the quiz writers, the separate and equal reasons to which the answers of Nature and
of Nature's G-d entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that
they should declare the insanity which impel them to the separation. (With apologies to
Killarney's, faux Irish though it may be, (and which may account for its madness) made
so bold as to go down in history that this quizmaster of King Trivia must diligently
report to his sovereign that the Round Six Handout challenge, "Match each U.S. president
with the state that joined the union during his presidency," was the most difficult
American history provocation yet encountered! The average number of correct answers
was two (with Wossa Matta U getting three right!). How revolting! And yet, the final
round's ultimatum of Name 10 of the 12 Greek Letters that end in "A" made an equally
impressive footprint in KT history by having every single team Double-or-Nothing and
succeed! Which of course raised all scores by twenty points but did not change the
rankings one iota! (See what I did there?)
Tequila Mockingbird soared into first place with 68 points while Deadly Alliance (aka
Blood, Bath & Beyond) shouldered them with a 68 point second position. Pickles on a
Plate slid into third with 57 points narrowing out Seal Team 3 with their 56! The
Poonswagglers finished last with an impressive 50 points!
QM Lou leaves you with this thought... Robots, dinosaurs and Samurai! Have a great
The crowd at Killarney's huddled for warmth last night, as we embarked on our second King
Trivia Pub Quiz for the month of February at that vaunted establishment. Winter is a
strange time and as Ecclesiastes, Pete Seeger and the Byrds proclaim, To Everything, There
is a Season. We laugh, we cry, we toast the dead and celebrate the newborn; And Quiz
Master Lou looks at it all and thinks to himself, "Change is the only true constant in
the universe..." So Turn! Turn! Turn! and face the strange... Ch, ch, ch, changes...
(Thank you Mr. Bowie, as well.)
Pickles on a Plate proved to be great with a stunning Double-or-Nothing in Round One and
tenaciously keeping the lead through to game's end handing them a 46 point victory! Woo
hoo! Tequila Mockingbird rebounded from a failed DoN and managed a comfortable 43 point
second place position. Deadly Alliance (aka Blood, Bath & Beyond) two-stepped their way
(as is their wont) into the winner's circle with 40 points. Nicely done, all. The old
school, Wossa Matta-U, achieved fourthness while newbie team The Rookies effected fifthness!
(How do you like that, Mr. Vernacular?!?) The Rookies did pretty good for a duo. Hope
to see them back. The Junior League Ladie's Club, succumbing to pressure from their
male colleagues, changed the name of their group to just Justice League, but succumbing
to that other pressure, sufferaged (more like hemorrhaged) points with too many DoN's,
thus doing justice to no one... Speaking of Doubling one's points away, newbie team,
Lucky 13, finished last with the same stratagem. A word to the wise... 13 is only
lucky if you're not a Mason.
On the question set front, Stephen King's The Mist and Toho's King Ghidora gave teams
the most trouble while Jon Favreau got mistaken for Vince Vaughn. (You naughty, clever
quiz writers, you!) A hue and cry went up for more 80's era, MTV type music video stuff
when most of the teams were clueless about Round Six's Match the Music Video to the Actor
appearing in it motif, but all in all, a good time was had by all.
QM Lou hopes y'all have a good time, too. See ya!
Our Tuesday night King Trivia Pub Quiz at Killarney's was augmented by chilling temperature s
that were dropping faster than a stripper's drawers at a CES convention! The cavernous
hall at Killarney's could well accommodate three long ships full of Vikings with the only
missing fixture being a roaring fireplace; An accoutrement that would have been entirely
welcome last night. The spirit of the Vikings prevailed though, as seven teams of stalwarts
vied for honors with our first quiz of February!
Tequila Mockingbird's winning streak was broken by Seal Team 3, who struck into the lead in
Round Three with a decisive Double-or-Nothing. TM worried them the rest of the night and
produced a nail biter by tying them up in Round Six, but ST3 prevailed in the end with a
49 point win, shouldering TM into second place. Winner's circle favorites, the Deadly
Alliance (aka Blood, Bath & Beyond - when ya gonna change that name on the roster, youse
guys?!?) placed third, consistently as ever. Wossa Matta-U, the old school, managed the
prizeless but honorable fourth place. The Dallas Booler's Club, joined by their parents,
came in fifth. Our resident wait staff team got in on the fun and out with sixth place
while those wacky theatricals, the Poonswagglers, did themselves a mischief with a badly
misjudged Double-or-Nothing in Round Six, deep sixing themselves into last place.
Quiz Master Lou, having lost his presence of mind, read AL as Alabama instead of the
intended American League, which caused much confusion among the teams and when corrected,
made QM Lou feel like Elvis after forgetting the words to Are You Lonesome Tonight on
stage. Those who eschew video games were knocked out of the ring by our Round Two Picture
Round, Pixilated Pugilists, failing to identify the pictured fighter: However, style points
were earned with fill-ins. (Wolverine got tagged as Horny. Go figure...) And most amusing
of all, to Quiz Master Lou anyway, was that no team got the connection to our Find-the-
Connection Round, (all answers contained a word of Yiddish origin), which prompted Quiz
Master Lou to relate the Kaddish for Uncle Manny episode of Northern Exposure in which Dr.
Joel has a dream about Jewish Cowboys riding hellbent for leather into town and proclaiming,
"Doctor Fleischman, we're your Jews." Which was met with crickets. Oh well, I guess you had
to see it.
Have a great week everybody!