Despite dark, foreboding skies, high winds, intermittent rain and the threat of
flash flooding, nine teams gathered at Killarney's last night for yet another
round of King Trivia Pub Quiz! One team was even a newbie who registered on our
website and actually performed so well, they tied for fourth place, just out-
side the winner's circle. We welcome the Smart Aces!
Hats off to our quiz writers who have provided so far, in Quiz Master Lou's
humble estimation in any case, one of the best question sets ever! Clever,
creative and diverse (although perhaps a little heavy on TV shows), last night's
rounds kept the action close and competitive. The Round Three Theme Round of
haikus describing TV crime shows was absolute genius! Likewise, the Find-the-
Connection Round kept everyone on their toes. Especially question seven, the
answer which, sadly, no one got. This prompted Quiz Master Lou, in an impromptu
fit, to act out the terrible consequences of being sent to Room 101 in Orwell's
1984. A feat which left the house slack jawed. But which was capped off by the
admonition that the State wins in the end if Liberty minded citizens do not
stand for their rights. But I digress...
Wossamatta-U performed the proverbial (apropos, given the biblical subject
matter) miracle by doubling down in Round Seven's Divine Dozen and correctly
naming ten of Jesus' apostles for an astounding first place win. IFFY!, which
had been running in first, got knocked to second and Tequila Mockingbird ended
up in third.
Until next time dear friends...
There was some apoplexy pointed particularly at Quiz Master Lou's proper, if
priggish, pronouncement that Firestick would not be an allowable substitute
for Fire TV on the grounds that the accepted vernacular was not the actual
name of the product. That was not the only upset at Killarney's last night.
IFFY! catapulted into the lead in Round Five with a stunning Double-or-Nothing
causing QM Lou to lose track of the rankings and further incurring the wrath
of the crowd! Folks, it just wasn't my night...
Kudos to our wait staff's own Barflies team, who placed all the way to Round
Four. All the teams did well in fact, with the average score of the night
being 56.125! Kudos also, to our quiz writing overlords, who cobbled some
very interesting and deceptive question sets together. Find-the-Connection
was fabulously frustrating! In the end, IFFY! got to the top of the pyramid
while One Left in the Chamber took second and Not Suitable for Work took third.
Quiz Master Lou would like to end on a somber note by suggesting that we all take
a read on Rudyard Kipling's poem, The Gods of the Copybook Headings. It's a
short read. A mere 512 words. I leave you here with the last stanza to whet
And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!
Until we meet again, friends.
Today's King Trivia Pub Quiz Recap will be presented in the form of a quiz!
1. What is it that Lego minifigures fail to do effectively?
Convey feminine characteristics
2. What subject do quiz teams at Killarney's fail miserably at if they don't
have a few millennials at their table?
3. What is the most guessed country that begins with "E", that isn't a country
that begins with "E"?
England (Uh, United Kingdom, y'all...)
So it was at Killarney's last night. Team IFFY!, those wild and wooly seniors,
took home the gold by simply not doubling down in the final round. Drama.
Pickles on a Plate squeaked a second place win by beating out Wossamatta-U in a
tie breaker! They were closer to the answer by a mere 60 seconds!
The seventh round question set put forth by our quiz overlords was truly 'E'xhilarated!
(See what I did there?) It also garnered the best wrong guesses, or, as Quiz
Master Lou puts it, "Style Points". UN member countries beginning with the
letter "E" that didn't make it include...
Easter Island (Actually a part of Chile)
Euthanasia (A land where everyone is put to death before they can die naturally)
Endor (A country populated by Ewoks)
El Pollo Loco (A great country to have lunch in!)
And my personal favorite...
Endora (Darrin Stevens' mother-in-law)
Have a great rest-of-the-week!
* Won Tiebreaker