Happy New Year! At least, that's what the calendar tells us. When Quiz Master Lou woke
up yesterday morning, it still felt like 2018. Maybe it's just me. In any case, the
teams that showed up to play at Kilarney's were ready to start their new year with that
certain staple of life that keeps one guessing... You guessed it. King Trivia Pub Quiz!
Guess what? As empty as the pub was, there were still five teams present who came to
play! One of them was a newbie, the Mighty Mellons! This new duo proved quite brainy,
hanging onto a third place position all the way up to the end before getting knocked
back in the seventh round. They even registered their team! Quiz Master Lou hopes they
become regular players in the future.
One unfortunate happenstance occurred. Due to the holiday lull, some players at the bar
unaware, I'm sure, that their voices were carrying as they were venturing guesses, said
the name of the Round Four Guess Who loud enough for other teams to hear. Normally, a
speaking voice in the cavernous hall at Kilarney's gets drowned out by the ambient chatter
that permeates the venue, but on this particular occasion, it was so quiet that their words
reverbed off the whiskey bottles and wafted across the pub. Unfortunately, Quiz Master
Lou had to invalidate the Round and move forward. No Shouts Outs in this case proved to be
"No Speak Outs". Make of that what you will...
Kudos to the Quiz Writers at KT, who provided this Tuesday Night with one of the most
difficult and challenging Find-the-Connection rounds this Quiz Master has ever seen!
Brain strain is the great equalizer!
Happy 2019 everyone. And as a side note, QM Lou would like for anyone who's reading this
to get to a quiet place, sit back with a cup of coffee and give a good strong listen to
Tears for Fears 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World'. Stop. Pause. Consider.
Twas the last Tuesday before Christmas, and all through the hub,
Every person was drinking, after all it's a pub!
The stage lights were on, the mic warmed with care,
In hopes that King Trivia would soon be there;
The patrons were nestled in teams with their booze,
In hopes of winning, no one wants to loose;
Mamma in her hoodie and I with my crew,
Had just settled down with a local custom brew.
When up near the stage there arose such a clatter,
We rose from our barstools to see what was the matter!
When what do my alcohol blurry eyes view?
With clipboard and prize cards, it was Quiz Master Lou!
The little old ham with his cornball wit,
Would soon have us all in a quiz guessing fit.
With a jocular intro, he called us by name,
Laid down the questions and the rules of the game.
"We got General Knowledge and picture round heaven,
We got the usual format in rounds five, six and seven!"
He spoke out a warning before setting to work,
About Double-or-Nothing and betting like a jerk.
Then the quiz started and all was alright,
The questions were varied, amusing and tight.
At the end of the tunnel we eventually saw light,
Quiz Master Lou shouted, "Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night!"
With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore...
Happy Holidays, everybody!
Kilarney's put on a good quiz last night as six regular teams and one newbie put their
pedal to the metal for top prizes. It was a great competition too, with the lead
changing positions several times and a tie breaker for first place!
The old school, Wossamata-U, graduated with top honors while Tequila Mockingbird perched
on second. The IFFY!/Blood, Bath & Beyond alliance divied up third. Great questions
from our KT quiz writers! They're getting pretty good at setting five easy answers and
one that looks easy but isn't. Poor Seal Team 3 fell for the Double-or-Nothing gambit
three times too many last night, otherwise they might have finished near the top.
Quiz Master Lou malapropped "Fashion" with "Fascist", thus re-purposing the Picture
While BNSF does stand for Burlington Northern Santa Fe, the guessers got their licks in
with Baltimore Norfolk Suffolk Freight, Betty's National Steel Freight and my personal
fave, Big Nasty Steel Freight.
Best Round Five connection wrong guesses:
All French Words
Motley Crue Songs
Have a great week, all!
* Won Tiebreaker