Whoa! Big turn out last night at Killarney's. Twelve teams, seventy-five players
and one Quiz Master! Also, only a handful of waitstaff because of a couple of
call outs. Poor Rick, our stalwart barman-manager, had his hands full with
only one waiter and a bartender. Nevertheless, food and drink were served and a
quiz got done! And people for the most part were civil.
Exciting play, too. Not Suitable For Work (NSFW) and their horde took an early
lead and dominated all the way through Round Five until an unlucky Double-or-
Nothing knocked them back into a fifth place finish! The Poonswagglers swaggled
themselves into a third place win while the unholy alliance of Blood, Bath & Beyond
and Ship It! took second. Tequila Mockingbird reclaimed their title of resident
champ once again by strategically doubling into first!
THE STYLE POINTS AWARDS
If you never watched ThunderCats back in the 80's, you might have guessed the
answer as Astro Pets, which one team did. This prompted Quiz Master Lou to wax
poetical about Astro Turf pets, who never need feeding or watering. Even less
hassle than a Chia-Pet! Our Find-the-Connection Round totally perplexed the
crowd. Absolutely no team could find the connection, though some of the more
creative guesses included Meat Monkey Lovers and "Not a g-d d@mned thing!"
Finally, the cesspool of celebrity worship which was round seven that centered
around naming the offspring of Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner and Kris Jenner/Kardashian
produced gems such as Ku Klux Kardashian, Klymidia Kardashian and Michael Jackson.
That's the KTPQ news here at Killarney's! Until next week, have a better one!
There was a strange and giddy energy in the air last night. Perhaps it was the
odd, atmospheric conditions that precede a storm. Perhaps it was the blood, red
full moon which rose on the horizon. Maybe it was the pain killer and Guinness.
Whatever it was, it cast a queer spell of euphoria over the proceedings at
Killarney's as we set about our usual rat killing for a Tuesday's King Trivia
The first oddity of the evening was the three way tie for first place which
permeated rounds one and two. It then turned into a two way tie between One
Left in the Chamber and the Dallas Boolers Club which went all the way to Round
Six before DBC had a breakout and catapulted into a solid first place win with a
Double-or-Nothing. One Left in the Chamber became the ones left holding 2nd
place while the real drama was between the Barflies and Pickles on a Plate, who
ended up in a tie breaker for third! Pickles won by getting closer to the
melting point of gold than did our learned wait staff.
Shout outs to newbies Fly Girls and Sofa King Awesome, who both showed some
great sportsmanship and moxie. Poonswagglers took home the lion's share of
style points for their irreverent identifications of various quarterbacks as
Tiger Woo, Bam Bam Flinstone and Big Head Fred; And, particularly for their
Find-the-Connection conclusion of, "Never Have Been in my Kitchen!" A
tip of the hat to our quiz writer overlords who came up with a pretty cool
movie set for the Handout Round - Match the Best Picture winner to the decade
they were released. It turned the game for most, who tasted either the sweet
cup of victory or the bitter dregs of defeat... Or, the mediocre blandness of
somewhere in the middle. Brand consistency is getting harder to come by these
That's all the news that fits. See ya later, alligator!
* Won Tiebreaker
Interesting sums it up. As summer unfolds and the regulars begin their seasonal
holiday vacations, the changing face of the crowd at the pub on trivia night
begins to get interesting. The return of the Mozart's and the creation of Wild
Willy set the tone as King Trivia Pub Quiz got underway at Killarney's.
Interesting results from some curious questions abounded. Bob McFadden's Boris
Karloff impression got more widely associated with Count Chocula than it did
with Franken Berry. More people went with quality rather than quantity with a
stab at Stoli's instead of Smirnoff with the vodka question. And no team
guessed the correct Sailor Saturn from Sailor Moon. Got a lot of the other
planets, though. Just remember, when in doubt, Saturn has rings! The Guess
Who Round was a gimme. Five out of seven teams got it on the first clue! Only
one team missed it due to impatience and the last team in got it on the second
clue! Of course, this made Quiz Master Lou's job a lot easier, only having to
read the remaining clues as a courtesy. That's a print! Moving on! The Find-
the-Connection Round worked best, with some really great questions, the majority
getting correct answers, but the shark motif remaining elusive on Q10. Well
done, quiz overlords!
Interestingly, Wossamatta-U took an early lead but got pushed to third by a pair
of Double-or-Nothing's in round six by Tequila Mockingbird and One Left in the
* Won Tiebreaker