Kilarney's welcomes back the long lost PHD's and the return of Wassamata-U. With this
roster of learned minds, it was a good thing the questions were challenging. Nevertheless,
it was a hard fought and exciting run to the finish line. Also weighing in were the
Tequila Mockingbirds, the IFFY!/Blood, Bath & Beyond alliance as well as the resident
staff team, the Barflies. And a strong welcome to newbies, Seal Team 3. (They do half
the work of the other guys... In a trivia sense, that is.) Last night's question set
was pretty good, too! More trivia and less pop than usual.
It's amazing how many people think Alexander Hamilton looks like Thomas Jefferson. And
it's interesting that he made it onto a ten dollar bill because he shot Perry Mason. I
mean Raymond Burr. Er, Aaron Burr. Six degrees of something there, or too much to drink
on that one...
Under the category, Floor Polish and Dessert Topping: Born on the Fourth of July is an
Oliver Stone film and a Bruce Springsteen song. Oh wait, no it isn't! It's Born in the
USA. "Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it..." By the way, Douglas Rain died.
Kudos on the Guess Who? Round. Really threw a lot of folks, it did. Hint: When you hear
the Quiz Master say god in the clue, that's the time to start thinking mythology!
Excellent Round Five as well. The guesses for hearing the term "hand game" ranged from
Game Boy to Wii. It was a nightmare for some, a dream to others...
All in all, one of the best quiz's to come down the pike in a while. Keep those cards and
letters coming! Until next time, this is Quiz Master Lou signing off!
Twas the mid term elections,
And all through the pub,
Not a soul spoke politics,
For fear of a snub...
No, Quiz Master Lou is not going to parody Clement Clarke Moore. But this particular
passage aptly describes the mood at Kilarney's last night. Low turn out. Only two
regular teams showed up. Three, if you include the Barflies, but they're staff so they
don't really count. We had to rally the stragglers at the bar into a flying platoon to
make up a fourth. Kudos to stalwarts Tequila Mockingbird and IFFY!. They had already
voted and just showed up to coast. The gentleman at the bar who begrudgingly acted as
team scribe for the flying platoon dubbed themselves Paul Revere. I think if ole Paul
made his ride today, he'd be shouting, "The Toxic Politics are coming! The Toxic
Politics are coming!" Quiz Master Lou thinks there is too much social division these
days. Don't worry, I'm getting off my soap box. But before I go, just a question to
consider... If you divided the mental processing time you spent judging others and
judging yourself, which side of the scale would dip lower?
Best Trivia round of the night: Round Seven's List the Ten Parts of the Human body
that only have three letters! Simple, yet effective!
Have a great rest of your week, everybody!
* Won Tiebreaker
||Team Beat Average
||The Bar Flies
The eve of Halloween is the only time of year when Quiz Master Lou is replaced by Quiz
Master Loucifer! Yes, all kinds of devilish mischief can occur when that happens, as
evidenced by the replacement of the freebie FB question in Round One! BwaHahahahaha!
In fact, a number of spooky and mysterious happenstances took place. The replacement
question was about the Evil Dead franchise star. Interestingly enough, QM Lou (cifer)
was actually in the movie Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness! Cosmic Coinkydink, eh? And
not only that, but the subject of Round Four's Guess Who was Eli Roth, QM Lou's last
name-sake. Go figure.
Weirdness aside, Kilarney's was fairly sparse last night except for some of our regular
teams and two newbies, who braved the balmy gloom to come in, imbibe some Irish spirits
and play some trivia. Resident champs, Tequila Mockingbirds lurched into first place,
only to be scared into second by the frighteningly knowledgeable Poonswagglers, while the
unholy alliance of Blood, Bath & Beyond/Ship It! stabbed third. Honorable mention to
newbie teams Saints & Sinners, who landed in fourth nimbly for only being a duo and the
family band of Halloweenies, who just came by for dinner and ended up having a terribly
That's the spooky truth. Quiz Master Loucifer says have a horrible week and be sure to
* Won Tiebreaker
drive home real fast! (Hey! It's a joke. I'm JOKING. It's a Halloween thing. Get it?)