A lot of things happened at Killarney's last night. Many of them were related
to King Trivia Pub Quiz. Since it was Tuesday, that's when we have the pub quiz
so it makes perfect sense, really. One of the things that happened was that
Quiz Master Lou mistook team Counter Culture for Irish Whiskeypedia. Taking
into consideration that Counter Culture was sitting at I.W.'s table, with about
the same number of people that usually sit there, it was an honest mistake. But
the thing that happened was, when I wrote their team number down, it was exactly
one number higher than I.W.'s! (21066/21067) I mean, whoa, right?
One of the other things that happened, happened during the Picture Round. No one
team correctly guessed that number seven was Jane Austen. However, seven out of
eight teams guessed it was Laura Ingalls Wilder! There were other things that
happened as well, though not as happening as the happening things I've mentioned.
For example, most of the teams guessed the Find-the-Connection round's common
denominator was Awards, but those who didn't thought it was dogs. Except for
the Poonswagglers, who thought it was about nipples for some reason. (They also
couldn't name Emmy Rossum, labelling her "the nipple chick" instead. But as
things that happened go, that one was less happening.
Wossa Matta-U started off in the lead, but lost it to Pickles on a Plate mid
game. Seal Team 3 special op'd a second place win while the deadly alliance
(I really think they ought to consider a new team registration) of Blood, Bath
& Beyond and Ship It! took third. A shout out to the Bar Floozies for taking
over for the Bar Flies and their good sportsmanship. Oh, and Tequila Mockingbird!
QM Lou signing off...
Nor rain, nor snow, nor dark of night shall stay these quiz masters from the
swift completion of their appointed rounds! But traffic jams might slow them
down... Despite accidents and congestion, the show did go on at Killarney's
last night allowing the hale and hearty to reap the rewards of a match well
played. After all, what's a little precipitation? Well, one question suggested
when mixed with pollutants, it's something entirely to be avoided.
A shout out to IPMP, One Left in the Chamber, the deadly alliance of Ship It! &
Blood, Bath & Beyond (and of course, our wait staff team Barflies) who came out
and braved the elements. Tequila Mockingbird feathered their nest with first
place honors while Seal Team 3 took second and Pickles on a Plate snagged third!
In our mirth department, one question posited "What city is spread over two
continents?" Which led Quiz Master Lou to ponder whether the city was smooth
or chunky? Which led in turn to thinking about butter knifing a slab of city
from a jar to spread upon the landscape. Then I thought about cities in jars.
Which made me think of Krypton. Which made me think of Super Dog for some,
strange reason... But, I digress. The match the war movie to its actor in
Round Six was an interesting challenge, simply because of the title choices.
Quiz Master Lou actually aced that one in his morning coffee test run with some
strategic guesses, a feat which no team at Killarney's reproduced. (Yes!) That
got me to thinking that a King Trivia question set devoted to World War Two
would make a great subject! How about it, Quiz Overlords? WWII produced some
of the most enduring and striking effects on the planet and created its own
culture, spanning the entire spectrum of categories from history, music, movies,
sports, science and more!
Just a thought. QM Lou signing off!
Reese's? Reese's Pieces? Or Reese's Peanut Butter Cups? If that is the most
dramatic issue of your day, you lead a pretty good life. Yet, it is subjects
like this that raise blood pressure as we near All Hallow's Eve, better known
as Halloween, for our questions turn to this spiritual (literally) holiday for
inspiration, at least as practiced here in America where candy companies take
their turn ruling us mere mortals.
All in all, it was a pretty good question set focusing on things halloweeny!
The Picture Round had a particular significance for Quiz Master Lou, who made
out the image of his old pal, Rick Overton, sitting in the squad car of the
movie Eight Legged Freaks. Identifying the film/TV series based on the spider
pictured was a great idea, though some classics didn't make it onto the list.
This caused some frivolous guesses, especially for the Treasure Planet arachnid
which one team dubbed Gone with the Wind. Coincidentally, the Spider-Man: Turn
Off the Dark answer in the Theme Round put a fly in the webby ointment for a
lot of folks!
And finally, a lot of aging rebels were hard pressed to come up with the song
titles of the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack, but if they had toast,
they would have thrown it! A couple of newbie teams couldn't go the distance
while One Left in the Chamber, Blood, Bath & Beyond and Tequila Mockingbird
won first, second and third prizes respectively.
Have a spoooooky week, all!