Killin' it at Killarney's captures our current condition as concerned contestants
compete conscientiously at our constant quiz conundrum! Four newbie teams cast
their nets into our quizzy waters last night. Welcome to Truck 'n Pals (Keep on
truckin'!), Taste Buds (delicious), Vera (all alone in the night) and Mama Knows
Best (Robert Young might have something to say about that...).
Usual suspects Wossa Matta-U, Pickles on a Plate, Tequila Mockingbird, Poonswagglers
and I.P.M.P. showed up for the fun and had some. A tip of the hat to the staff at
Killarney's... Thanks Riley, Geoffrey, Chase, Eddie and all the rest who make our
stay pleasant. Some drama occurred with a tie for third place between T.M. and
One Left in the Chamber, with the latter winning by guessing closer to the number
of words in James and the Giant Peach. (Such a question! Who counts?!?) Ship It!
(This week without the benefit of an alliance, but with help from the flying
platoon of Mike and company!), took second place while those Blarney darlin's
Irish Whiskeypedia won first prize!
In the Best Wrong Answers category, the statue of Pikachu in New Orleans (as one
wag put it, a very bad statue!) garnered the following conjectures...
1st Little Pig
This consistency should tell the sculptor something... But our best wayward hunches
came in the desperate scramble that is Round Seven in trying to name recent
Prime Ministers of the UK. We offer...
Cornelius (from Planet of the Apes)
Happy week, folks!
* Won Tiebreaker
Wow! Big turn out last night at Killarney's! Twelve tribes of terrific teams
thronged terminably to tilt and tussle with trivia tests! A big welcome back to
IFFY!, the Poonswagglers (just returning from a successful run of The Importance
of Being Earnest) and It's Always Sunny in Fairview! Also, a big welcome to newbies
Stage Fright, who competed admirably. We hope to see them back!
Regulars Wossa Matta-U, Pickles on a Plate, Seal Team 3 and of course, the Barflies
made their usual solid stands while the winner's circle contained One Left in the
Chamber for third, the deadly alliance of Ship It!/Blood, Bath & Beyond in second
and resident champs Tequila Mockingbird for first. (Seeing as how one of the
answers in Round Two was their namesake novel, perhaps the TPTB were assisting them
on some mystic level. Or, they could just know a lot of stuff. We'll never know...
The best epic fail answer to the question, "Who was executed for heresy for cross
dressing in 1431?" was Saint Klinger. Quite a mash up, eh?
Keep the faith, babies! Quiz Master Lou signing off!
* Won Tiebreaker
As always, the King Trivia Pub Quiz at Killarney's this Tuesday night took off
and landed safely delivering thirty-nine souls to their destination... Fun!
Six veteran teams plus the flying platoon comprised of elements from the wait
staff and the bar stoolers made up our manifest as we flew the friendly skies of
minutiae and esoterica.
Seal Team 3 and Irish Whiskeypedia ended up in Coach Class seats, although the
latter got downgraded after Round Five. Wossa Matta-U got bumped to Business
Class after losing a tie breaker for third place. The lucky team who won it was
Pickles on a Plate, who got upgraded into the winner's circle in First Class.
Along with Tequila Mockingbird who got second and Blood, Bath & Beyond, who took
first, all enjoyed the luxury and comfort of First Class accommodations. Those
who cash in their Double-or-Nothing flyer miles reap the rewards, after all!
Our flight path took us over many Western Borders in Round Six, where geography
buffs shined brightest while our in-flight poem was William Blake's Tyger. Those
who preferred less highbrow entertainment tuned into episodes of Chicago Fire or
an NBA Top Ten list on their individual monitors. The flight ended with a tie
breaker at the Eiffel Tower!
Thanks for flying KTPQ! We hope to see you again. This is your captain, Quiz
* Won Tiebreaker
Master Lou, signing off!