We're getting some crossover action from the L&C, as Blood, Bath & Beyond became the third team to come play on a Tuesday night here at Kilarney's. Other teams to make the switch include IFFY! and Ship It!. (I should actually include Stealth Texas, though he didn't stay for the duration due to an emergency call, but the time Quizmaster Lou found out, it was too late to remove him from the line up!)
Kilarney's teams that have established themselves firmly in their own right include Tequila Mockingbirds, Allcoballics, the Divorcees and the always effervescent Poonswagglers. Until next week players, I remain, humbly yours...
* Won Tiebreaker
Due to the noir-ish mood that permeated Kilarney’s this Tuesday night, Quizmaster Lou will deliver his recap in the style of Jack Webb, ala Dragnet…
DUM-DE-DUM DUM. DUM-DE-DUM DUM DUMMMMMM…
“Tuesday night. Seven-oh-three PM. Kilarney’s Live Irish Pub was about to have a King Trivia Pub Quiz. That’s where I come in. My name’s Lou. I’m a Quizmaster.”
INT. KILARNEY’S – NIGHT
PATRONS SITTING AROUND EATING AND DRINKING. KING TRIVIA QUIZ BOOKLETS AND PENS ARE ON THE TABLES OF SEVERAL GROUPS.
“After getting the PA set up and the new teams registered, I launched into round one, the General Knowledge round. It was pretty general. Most first rounds are. It just makes my job harder. I was looking for a winner…”
SHOT OF BEERS BEING SERVED.
“Round two got interesting. The Poonswagglers took a tentative lead. It also provided an opportunity for me to crack a joke or two about Asian celebrities. I thought calling Jackie Chan the Gene Kelly of Hong Kong action flicks was clever, or mentioning the internet memes of the Dali lama as a handgun instructor would break the ice a little. But all I got were crickets…”
SHOT OF THE CROWD, SILENT, MOUTHS CLOSED.
“The night proceeded as they always do when there’s a trivia quiz. The Quizmaster asks the questions and the teams submit their answers. What makes it click is the participation. Funniest team name goes to ‘What?!? Like the backseat of a Volkswagen?’ They were getting more laughs than I was.”
SHOT OF THE CROWD LAUGHING.
“Although Ship It! and the Divorcee’s were chasing the lead as fast they could, it was the Poonswagglers who distanced themselves from the pack and ran all the way to the finish line first. It was always the Poonswagglers.”
SHOT OF THE POONSWAGGLERS HOLDING UP THEIR PRIZE CARDS AND SMILING AS A FLASH CAMERA GOES OFF.
“The lure of winning pub credit just for the useless knowledge that may be floating around in your head, loosened up by a few drinks has long been the temptation of the pub quiz. There are a million stories like this one in the big city. This has been one of them.”
ROLL CREDITS. THE FOLLOWING SUPERIMPOSED:
The Poonswagglers are now serving two consecutive sentences at Kilarney’s as winners.
Ship It! went home to his wife and kid to explain why he had won second place without them.
The Divorcee’s stayed and played darts afterwards.
The Hogs had a great time despite too failed many Double-or-Nothings.
The Tuesday Group are plotting a comeback.
IFFY! kvetched about the questions.
* Won Tiebreaker