If there was any one thing that stood out in last night's KTPQ at Killarney's, it
was the punny wordplay. It was puny. (See what I did there?) Actually, it was
quite clever in the instances it mattered. For example, Round Six's title of
"I Just Can't Wait to be SpeaKing", matching Lion King characters to their voice
over actors, was especially clever. As to yet another repackaged version of TLK
after a successful (and some might say classic) animated film and then a Broadway
musical, plus all the ancillary toys, games, T-Shirts, etc.... One might say that
Disney has gone to the well too many times. But, let's not go there. (Too, late!)
Another gem was the Round Seven's "Americans at Risk", naming the North American
Territories on a standard Risk game board. Pure genius on their part! Gosh, that
brings back memories of playing Risk with your friends. And how that one kid was
always the winner, knocking off opponents one at a time, forcing the others to
follow suit, causing alliances and betrayals... Just like in the real world of
political world domination! Come to think of it, Monopoly is just like that, too!
Hey... I'm starting to get a tin foil hat feeling about Parker Brothers...
Welcome to newbie teams Get in Where You Fit In, the Kellyanos and Irish Whiskey-
pedia (great name). One Left in the Chamber clawed their way to first place as
Wossa Matta-U leap frogged over the Dallas Booler's Club for second. That action
positioned the IFFY!/Blood, Bath & Beyond alliance to beat out the Poonswagglers
for third. And Tequila Mocking Bird... Just because.
Quiz Master Lou says have a great week!
Wow! Killarney's really packed 'em in last night as we commenced yet another wild
and wooly evening of King Trivia Pub Quiz! Twelve teams consisting of nine regs
and three newbies set things off. Welcome to No Ragrets (a tattoo from a movie),
Counter Culture Ladies and their husbands, The Winners! (Who ended up in fourth
place, just outside the winner's circle. Ironic, yes? I tried to warn 'em...)
Tequila Mockingbird proved once again why Quiz Master Lou has dubbed them the
resident champs with another, consecutive win in first place. The Dallas Boolers
Club (what the h3ll is a Booler, anyway?!?) leaped dramatically into second with
an eleventh hour Double-or-Nothing while Pickles on a Plate, who had been leading
steadily from Round One got shouldered mercilessly into third. Man! What a race!
In the style points categories, the picture round inspired some wag to identify
Kitty Cat the Simba from the Addams Family as "You ain't lion". Elvis the Alligator
from Miami Vice got the lion's share of wrong guesses as Crocodile Hunter. (See
what I did there?) On our theme round of clever Hawaiian minutiae, instead of
Rainbow Warriors for the name of their university athletic teams, one team came
up with the name of a body part that is the alliterative noun following pineapple!
In round five, unable to produce Stephen Root but finding the connection, they
tried to grow Joe Mulch. But the best answers of desperation came in round seven
when the exact names of the Terminator sequels eluded most folks. We got...
Gunfight at the OK Corral
I Just Met a Girl Named Maria
Terminator: Revolution (An interesting mash-up, yes?)
That's it for the Tuesday wrap up. Have a great week!
As we move towards the July 4th holiday, Quiz Master Lou would like to take this
opportunity to thank all of the military, law enforcement, fire prevention and
emergency services personnel who sacrifice their time, their efforts and in some
cases, their lives, for watching out for the rest of us. Whatever your political
stripe happens to be, whatever "your" version of America is, you should not take
it for granted that these individuals in the services mentioned above are there
for your convenience. They had a calling. They answered it. The rest of us
decided to do the other thing. So, whether your idea of celebrating is to BBQ
and set off fireworks, or go to a nice restaurant then observe a fireworks display
from your balcony, or perhaps just stay inside and watch a movie with your pet,
always remember that your very ability to do so rests on the shoulders of a
multitude of people, people who put their lives on the line and who stretch back
over three centuries to get you here. Your present cannot exist without their
past. Neither can your future.
Killarney's rocked last night! Tequila Mockingbird climbed to the top of the
pyramid while Street Smarts and Wossa Motta-U claimed second and third places
respectively. Some really excellent bafflers from our quiz overlords out in
Los Angeles, too. Quiz Master Lou's fave was the Match the Movie to its
Narrator. William Holden's Joe Gillis from Sunset Boulevard was a masterful
inspiration to add to that list as few films have ever equaled that opening
realization that the story teller was floating face down dead in a swimming
pool. If you've never seen it, you should.
Have a happy 4th, everybody! Stay safe!