If any one thing could be said that typified Tuesday night's King Trivia Pub
Quiz at Killarney's, it would be that the question sets provided natural segues
into which Quiz Master Lou could inflict his throaty warbles upon the hapless
crowd. Indeed, Question 4 in the opening General Knowledge Round provided an
inspired improvisational riff on Joni Mitchell's (or Judy Collins' if you prefer
the original) Both Sides Now; Which prompted QM Lou to disgorge this take:
Cirrus, stratus and cumulus,
Classify what O-ccurence?
High altitude wind turbulence,
I've looked at clouds that wayyyyy...
And if that weren't enough, singing the answers to the Hand-Out Round's song
title completions (some, not all) may have broken a few pint glasses! After
all, who can resist imitating Bob Dylan's high pitched nasal scratches or ole
Blue Eyes' cover of the Girl from Ipanema? (Although this Quiz Master would've
preferred Astrud Gilberto's comely interpretation.) Although round seven got
into the lead singers from Genesis, I couldn't for the life of me think of a
single, single! Nor would it have been appropriate to reawaken the memories
of the over saturated radio play of Sussudio... But, I digress.
A big welcome back to IFFY!, who graced Killarney's presence last night. And a
really huge congratulations to veteran team Seal Team 3 who won first place!
Way to go! Resident wait staffers the Bar Flies actually won second place with
the aid of the bar patrons, a kind of flying platoon if you will. They will
forfeit their prize though, to third place winners Wossa Matta-U while the
runner up Poonswagglers gets the third place prize after beating out Tequila
Mockingbird in a tie breaker.
That's all the news that fits. Have a great week!
Drama at Killarney's as Seal Team 3 and Tequila Mockingbird dueled out a Tie
Breaker for third place honors during last night's King Trivia Pub Quiz! Both
teams ended up with 71 points and so had to come up with the answer to "How
many double stitches on an official MLB baseball?" TM came closest and snagged
the win while one confused Catholic tried to tell this quiz master it was the
same number as the beads in a rosary. For those to whom baseball is a religion
I can only say the designated hitter rule was akin to Martin Luther's act of
defiance in 1517.
One Left in the Chamber wiped the floor with a stunning 90 point win and Pickles
on a Plate got a nice pastrami sandwich with a juicy 75 point second. Wassa
Matta-U, Deadly Alliance (of Blood, Bath & Beyond/Ship It!) and the Alcoballics,
some old friends we haven't seen in a long time, broke the sixty point barrier.
A shout out to the Poonswagglers and Street Smarts as well as our resident wait
staff team, the Bar Flies, who stuck it out to the end while newbies Mike & Mike
took a hike early. The Meet Up team of Junior League Ladies only produced a
couple of ladies, so they ended up joining the winning team before game time,
which proves what they lacked in numbers they made up for in judgment!
Our Round Two Picture Round (brought to you by the Department of Redundancy
Department) yielded the most wrong guesses as to the identity of one John
Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls. I give you...
Richard Marks (?)
Jon Bon Jovi
Mr. Goo Goo
Quiz Master Lou signing off and wishing you all a joyful Thanksgiving Holiday!
* Won Tiebreaker
A newbie team joined us named My Couch Pulls Out But I Don't. Nor did they
pull out (of the game) but stayed until the very end even though they finished
last. (Had they registered their team for that two point bonus they would have
tied for last place! A dubious deadlock, but one worth mentioning!)
The old school, Wossa Matta-U got one for the Gipper by seizing the day and the
lead in Round One and clinging to it tenaciously until well past the goal posts.
The return of the Dallas Boolers Club was well marked by a second place win while
Pickles on a Plate squeezed into third.
Some badly aimed Double-or-Nothing's punished Tequila Mockingbird and the Deadly
Alliance (of Blood, Bath & Beyond/Ship It!) pushing them to irrelevance (in score
keeping parlance, only!) And the evening's best, worst guesses were the desperate
attempts to fill in the tenth line on the Find-the-Connection Round's wrap-up
question. The challenge was to somehow find the motif of famous actresses that
garnered Oscar nominations. Evenly divided into thirds, some teams got close enough
to the answer to deserve it, some gave up entirely, leaving their guesses blank, but
a couple of teams offered these "going down with the ship" quips...
Month of August
They Contain Vowels
Have a great week everyone.
* Won Tiebreaker