Is it a sign of the impending holidays or just a fluke? Whichever way one wishes to
assess it, the turnout was small at Kilarney's last night. Nevertheless, five teams
stalwartly staged a studious stand, stabbing strenuously at slippery scores!
Alliteration aside (see what I did there?), rookie faction Seal Team 3 deserves an
honorable mention for showing consistent presence and getting closer every week to a
placing score. I'm guessing they're going to make it into the winner's circle soon.
The Award for Most Esoteric Question of the evening goes to Round Three, Q3, In which
teams were supposed to guess the obscure title of an obscure film by even more obscure
filmmaker Jim Jarmusch titled Coffee and Cigarettes. You know, I remember when Jarmusch
came onto the scene back in the eighties with Stranger Than Paradise. 89 minutes of
B&W New York Film School, experimental cinema veritie road picture slice-of-life boredom
that injected aggressive somnolence into storytelling with the force of a pressure washer.
No wonder no team opted for a Double-or-Nothing or that Jarmusch went onto documentaries
about musical artists. (Just kidding. Keep on truckin', Jim!)
Tequila Mockingbird led way out in front with an impressive twenty-two point lead over a
distant second place (by IFFY!), but managed to smooth out the entire pub by sharing their
delicious chocolate birthday cake (Happy BD, Christian!) with everybody. Poonswagglers
got third and Quiz Master Lou got fat, feasting on cake, chicken wings and pub fries.
That's the holidays for you.
Until next week, friends!
Boy, were the questions ever tough at Kilarney's last night! With a pretty large turn out
and the stalwart wait staff team known as the Barflies, the joint was jumpin', as they
used to say. As though the fates were taking hand, drama ensued with an unpredictable
outcome as Pickles on a Plate doubled up in Round Six, leapt into a tie with resident
champs Tequila Mockingbird and won a tie breaker to get first place! Wossamata-U, aka
the Old School, took third. Great stuff!
Observations of Mirth:
The Poonswagglers finally got their team T-Shirts! Yay!
Style points went to the team who couldn't name James Gunn as the writer for the next
Suicide Squad movie but went with Arnold Ziffel and Santa Claus.
The majority swapped their South Park cariacture guesses Britney Spears and Paris Hilton
Likewise, the majority consistently guessed Caitlyn Jenner was Sandra Huckabee. (Talk
Catfish, Cod and Goat made the list of Beasts We Eat down here, but not on the national
That's it. I'm out until next week! Have a happy!
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On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving it was crowd filled and raucous at Kilarney's, with
ten teams going brain to brain in our weekly King Trivia Pub Quiz. This week noted the
return of the Allen Fairview Chamber Friends, newbies Seal Team 3 and an old favorite
we haven't seen in a while, Age & Treachery, who walked out with a third place win.
It was a home team advantage night with resident champs Tequila Mockingbird living up to
their designated nickname once again with a first place win while the Barflies, the
wait staff at Kilarney's, joined in for snagging second. That interestingly cascaded the
prizes down the ranks in a pleasant way, netting Age & Treachery with a second place
prize while Blood, Bath & Beyond, in fourth place, got to take home a third place valued
prize, just for being a customer!
BEST WORST GUESSES:
The Treaty of Versailles was not signed at the end of the Revolutionary War.
The fictional town on Stranger Things is not named Nipplesville, TX.
Pagliacci is not Italian for multiple orgasm.
And that's all the news that fits! Have a happy Thanksgiving and don't over do the
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stuffing! So sayeth Quiz Master Lou...