Some old friends we haven't seen in a while and a newbie team showed up at
Killarney's last night. UBS (aka-the Un Biological Sisters club) along with
some of their hubbies dropped by as well as the family team the Mighty
Mellons! The newbie team, three gals who styled themselves The Tits,
completed a set-up for some breast jokes that went on throughout the evening.
Quiz Master Lou had a difficult time between "sets" talking about "points" and
which team was "out in front". It sent him into titters. (Thank G-d there
were no Russ Meyer questions!)
It was quite a horse race, with the lead flitting about the room and lighting
on different tables like a butterfly. House faves IFFY! won first place with
a dramatic Double-or-Nothing in the last round, coming out of nowhere. The
Mighty Mellons scored second and the Allen Fairview Chamber Friends took third.
A shout out to Seal Team 3, who got sidled out of the winner's circle at the
last moment into fourth position with the old school, Wossamatta-U grabbing
fifth. Happy to see the League of Extraordinary Guessers back while resident
champs Tequila Mockingbird edged themselves out of the top scores with a poorly
judged Double-or-Nothing in the final round. Blood, Bath & Beyond and the
Poonswagglers...? It would never be the same without you!
That's all the news that fits. Until next time...
Mardi Gras fever hit the King Trivia Pub Quiz crowd at Killarney's as many
patrons, players and non-players alike showed up in spirit wearing beads and
hats in support of our neighboring state's New Orleans based celebration. So
too, did our KT quiz honor that particular institution with its own Picture
Round with some particularly tough NOLA themed TV and movie shots. Great
stuff! One of our regular teams, the Poonswagglers, temporarily changed
their name in similar fashion to pay homage to Fat Tuesday by christening
themselves, Krewe de Swaggelee' de la Poon for the evening.
Four newbies joined in the fun for last night's game. Two Bags bagged it
early, though they confessed to having a good time. The Drivers drove themselves
home after a few rounds. Meow Mix mixed it up with the best of them and
funnily enough, their chosen team name happened to be the answer to the first
question of the evening! How's that for Kat-met? And Kat-sandra like in
prophecy, they could not avoid a cat-tastrophe! (Somebody stop me!) Newbie
team number four, the Couch Potatoes, hashed themselves into a third place
Tequila Mockingbird did their usual resident champ routine while Pickles on a
Plate served up for second place. All in all, a pretty good quiz set down by
our quiz overlords with diverse question sets ranging from cell phone branding
to Lord of the Rings lore. Happy fasting everyone!
Tuesday, February 26, 2019: Killarney's. It was a cool, balmy night with
a hint of rain in the air as I hustled my PA and kit into the cavernous,
faux Irish pub. A big place, it was half full of people when I came in.
Smiling, expectant faces looked up in recognition as I made my way towards
the stage. They knew I was here for their entertainment and the hopes of
winning a prize. I nodded confident acknowledgement as I passed. My name's
Lou. I'm a Quiz Master.
It was going to be a busy night. The Not Safe For Work gang had shown
up. Their team was so large they could dominate with sheer numbers. They
sat like Zapata's army, whooping it up as they swilled their brews. It was
then that I noticed it. No music. Niko had wisely turned it off. I sighed
in relief. I wouldn't have to pull double duty, racing to the Musak volume
controls between sets. No one seemed to notice. Good old Niko. A friendly
giant of a man with a soft spoken demeanor. He and Rick worked the bar to
perfection. Rick was new, but an experienced hand, gregarious and handsome
with a great, bushy beard, in which he kept a pen. I wondered what else lived
in there, but didn't care. Rick was all right.
The usual suspects were there along with a couple of newbies, all wanting
a chance at the spoils that Quiz Master Lou could give them. It was a
great responsibility. I often wonder how I got here. Oh, yeah. I drove.
It was quite a quiz. I knew things were going to be weird when the entire
crowed corrected me that I had the wrong FB question in the General Knowledge
Round. I cursed my quiz overlords in California and myself for not having
caught the blunder, but the good natured Jean-Marie came to my rescue with
the KTPQ Newsletter on his cell phone. There were some other "incidents"
that evening. Such as the team who guessed Tom & Jerry's instead of Ben &
Jerry's. Or the wag who tried to get Taming of the Screw to fit into the
Find-the-Connection round's motif. Nevertheless, it all turned out okay.
The Allen Fairview Chamber Friends came out of nowhere to catch first place
with two consecutive double-or-nothing's in the final two rounds. The NSFW
gang got themselves organized and won second. Tequila Mockingbird, cool,
calm and quiet, like professional hitmen, took third.
It's all in a night's work for me. The life of a Quiz Master is a lonely
one, but it has its rewards. Until next time...