Killarney's was happening last night with the local teams being augmented
by a couple of newbies. Well, one was not too newbie, having played at
Killarney's before under the moniker Two Girls and a Guy Walk into an Irish
Pub... This time, they changed their name to the much more quizzy sounding,
The League of Extraordinary Guessers and registered their team. The newest
newbie registered themselves as The Accidents, giving us nine competitors
on what was to be an evening of fierce gamesmanship, desperate double or
nothing's and some delicious homemade banana pudding! (Another mysterious
Pickles on a Plate birthday. Don't ask.)
Kudos to our quiz writers out in LaLa land, who came up with some fascinating
minutiae for our brains to ponder. Quiz Master Lou wondered if David Berry,
Jr. was given the Clockwork Orange treatment when made to view Bambi? The
Picture Round was especially noteworthy as the definition of "dragon" got
stretched like taffy, but we appreciate that the number five choice was
broadened to just allow Godzilla as an answer, despite the fact that the
creature pictured was Ghidorah, three headed monster from outer space! (Who
just happenes to resemble a 3 headed dragon - with no less than nine films
in which he appeared! Ahh, Quiz Master Lou was first terrified by same as
a ten year old boy sitting in a darkened movie theatre on a Saturday after-
noon. But, I digress...) Our prize for best wrong guess goes to those
rascally Poonswagglers for throwing caution to the winds and completely
missing Eragon by substituting A Very Brady Christmas!
The evening finished up with the resident champs, Tequila Mockingbird,
sauntering over the finish line for first with Wossamatta-U making a startling
come-from-behind leap into second. Third place was an exciting tie breaker
twixt Blood, Bath & Beyond and Pickles on a Plate, which the latter won by
getting closest to the number of days JFK was in office.
That's all the fits that's news to print. Have a great week!
Quiz Master Lou's got a new bag! Spotlight on the Teams! In an effort to give back to those who make it happen, Quiz Master Lou is going to shine a light on the people who play King Trivia Pub Quiz. An interview of sorts, I passed out a short questionnaire (5 questions) to each team to find out a little bit about them. Here are their answers...
This week's spotlight is on: The Poonswagglers
Team Captain(If there is one): All Others (by specialty if applicable): Kandi Anderson Jason Anderson Bill Anderson Sherry Kirby Priscilla Anderson Susie Anderson Lourdes Morales
How did your team get its name and what does it mean?
We make home made wine. The wine we made directly before the first night of trivia was called Poonswaggle.
What is your favorite (or top favorites) Round in the King Trivia Pub Quiz? (General Knowledge, Picture Round, Theme Round, Guess Who?, Find-the-Connection, Hand-Out or Round Seven) and why?
Find-the-Connection and Guess Who.
What was your most memorable moment during a King Trivia Pub Quiz?
Great victories when you've debated and convinced your teammates to use your answer... And you're right!
What, if any, are the benefits of playing trivia games in pubs?
Fun! Fun! Fun! Networking and real social interaction. Meeting new people!
Is life pre-destined or do things just happen randomly? And; What changes would you like to see?
Less movie questions! Some nights seem like they are 30% to 50% movies, actors, etc. More music related trivia! Lyrics! Audio clips! Name that song!
Quiz Master Lou's Wrap-up:
The Poonswagglers always bring their enthusiasm to the game and stick it out to the bitter end whether they're winning or not. On several occasions, I have stayed after the quiz and spoken to them on many subjects, from conspiracy theories to Shakespeare. I recently found out they belong to a theatre group called ACT (Art Centre Theatre). They generously invited QM Lou to one of their productions a few weekends back, a melodrama called The Villain Wore a Dirty Shirt. You know, one of those matinees where the audience is invited to cheer, boo and throw popcorn at the cast. Well, in one scene, the Sheriff reads a wanted poster, listing all the aliases of the posted criminal. And guess what one of those names was? Quiz Master Lou! I have been immortalized on stage! The Poonswagglers are a great bunch and we look forward to seeing their happy faces at the pub for years to come.
Feb. 12 Game Highlights: Wassamata-U took home the gold (inside joke, don't ask!), Seal Team 3 finally got a win with 2nd and the above featured Poonies won a hard fought tie breaker with Tequila Mockingbird for third. Welcome to newbies Here for the Beer, Drunk Unicorns and Sh*t, I Don't Know!
Look for more Spotlights to appear intermittently here in the future! Have a great week and weekend, everybody!
* Won Tiebreaker
Is trivia the tie that binds? Certainly, when one knows an answer but
* Won Tiebreaker
cannot remember it, it can tie one into knots. But even though we indulge
this kind of stress, we consider ourselves luckier than those who couldn't
play because they were all tied up. Speaking of ties, we had two of them
last night at Kilarney's. One necessitated a tie-breaker for third place.
The other was for sixth place so they trusted in Allah, but tied up their
camel anyway. (Which makes no sense but Quiz Master Lou was desperate for
one last "tie" metaphor to tie it all together.) Uh, anyway...
Resident champs Tequila Mockingbird took home the gold with a 53 point win
while IFFY! conquered silver with 46 points. The aforementioned tie for
bronze was between Wossamata-U and a newbie team: Wait for it... Two Girls
and a Guy Walk into an Irish Pub! That's their team name. For real. They
made an amazing comeback in Round Six with a superlative Double-or-Nothing
that placed them within striking distance of the winner's circle; But, the
old school prevailed, winning the tie-breaker and the rest was a history
We thank the ever loyal Allcoballics, Poonswagglers, Seal Team 3 and of
course, our wait staff, the Barflies, who became too busy to finish but
are always too cool to lose. (?!?) (And a big welcome to new barman Rick,
who served with aplomb!)
Now, go out and have a great week, or go listen to the Allman Brothers'
tied to the Whipping Post!