The crowd at Killarney's last night was a crowd... If you think that metaphor
was less than lacking in disparity, you should see the scores! Virtually all
teams were tied in round one without a single pack leader emerging until round
five! Strangeness. Want more strangeness? Both Quiz Master Lou and bartender
Rick did their backs that day and were walking around like hunchbacks. Likewise,
other patrons and acquaintances of same were complaining of muscle/nerve injuries
that seemed to come on like a wave. Weirdness.
Speaking of waves, the wave of questions that permeated our quiz were some really
tough burgers! But that kept the Double-or-Nothing's down to a minimum. The
most appeared on the Picture Round, and even that depended on knowing the names
of the duo from Supernatural. And who the heck watches You're the Worst, anyway?!?
And last, but not least, it's not hard to name ten Robert DeNiro films. It's
hard not to name the good ones when going for the highest grossing. (Damn you
to hell, Box Office Mojo!)
On the team front, Ship It!/Blood, Bath & Beyond alliance surprised all with a
successful DoN in round seven, leap frogging them into a first place win! The
old school, Wossamatta-U took second and Seal Team 3 covered the rear with third.
Newbie teams MDG Posse did the mosey out before game's end while the Bee Gees
disco'ed out on round six. (Although, QML had a fun time introducing them in
song - "More Than a Quiz Team"!
That's all the news that fits! (Thank you, Adolph Simon Ochs!) Have a great
rest of the week. After all, it's only Tuesday!
A huge turn out at Killarney's last night kept the place rockin' while the quiz
teams were hoppin' as we headed into our last quarter slice of July. Quiz Master
Lou had a Twilight Zone moment last night when a newbie team registered their
name and handed in their first round quiz page. Adding them to the roster, QM
Lou looked down and noted the moniker "Scott's Tots". But, there's a Scott's
Tots over at the Lion & Crown. Are you guys related? Where's the tall girl
that usually leads that team? Blank stares. They didn't know what the H E
double hockey sticks QM Lou was talking about. (Cue the weird music sting as
Vera Miles sees her doppelganger grab her suitcase in the bathroom mirror of a
lonely bus stop on a rainy night!) What?!? There's another Scott's Tots? Why,
how cosmically coinky dinky is that? I mean, come on. Scott's Tots?!? What
are the odds? Why? What does it mean?!? SOMEBODY TELL ME!!! (And that's
when Jimmy Stewart dashed out into the snowy night, stopped right in front of
the camera and slowly, strangely, gazed left to right as his sanity began to
But, I digress... The astounding, piratical Ship It! (along with Blood, Bath
& Beyond) pulled off a dramatic win in Round Seven with a Double-or-Nothing
that allowed them to jump the queue and displace front runners Dallas Boolers
Club, pushing that team into second place. Seal Team 3 garnered a well deserved
third. Best answers of desperation came in the Picture round as baby boomer
teams surrendered to the moment by creating their own, flip names for video
games known by their symbols...
Halo - Marketing Company Revenue
Gears of War - Death Becomes Her
Assassins' Creed - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
World of Warcraft - Spermazoid
The Sims - Stupid Diamond
Fallout - Wink of Death
Portal - Aperture of Death
QM Lou signing off. Love ya til Tuesday!
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!