The goings on at Kilarney's last night were swift, funny and enjoyable. With few
patrons other than the players present, play proceeded perfectly with pleasant precision!
(Say that three times real fast!) Newbies the Dumbo's (already cautioned by Quiz Master
Lou that self deprecation was his domain) ranked last, but seemed to enjoy themselves
Resident champs Tequila Mockingbird brought home the gold again, while Wossamata-U, wearing
Rocky & Bullwinkle team Tee's no less, got a second place win. The Alcoballics pulled off
an amazing Double-or-Nothing in Round Five setting them up nicely for a third place prize.
The Tuesday FaceBook question was probably just as conspicuous for the ability of the
Quiz Master to pronounce Chiwetel Eljiofor's name as it was for the answer.
Nobody could identify Sue Bird from that photo.
Is that a boomerang in your Speedo or are you just happy to see me?
The Razee's and the Teen Choice Awards both have the requisite "ee" to suit the quiz,
but which was more meaningful?
If a misguided fan wanted to have plastic surgery to look like Rihanna, would they call
Tough Round Five! Rams-Chargers, AMC-Regal... And yet, one team got a Double-or-Nothing
win out of it!
And finally, have a great rest of your week!
Wow! I've never seen Kilarney's so full before! I blame Google. Google Meet-Ups, that is. Ten
teams. Eighty-three players. One Quiz Master. All fun! Except for the spoiler. Yeah, we get
them from time to time. Usually, they keep their mouth shut after the first warning. Not this
guy. Oh, no. He had to shout out the answer in both Round Three and in Round Five. He was
definitely mental. The power of the mob's displeasure did not fall on deaf ears. Kudo's to
Niko, Kilarney's stalwart manager, who threw the bum out! Good vanquished evil. Order was
restored and the game went on!
Quite the quiz. Three of the teams were huge. Between 16 to 14 players per table! Even so,
while having a large brain trust is a key ingredient to a winning formula, it is not a guarantee.
The newly formed Grand Mustangs and the G.C.'s, while game, just didn't have the right kind of
stuff to advance beyond Round Four and bailed early. As it turns out, Not Suitable For Work, a
returning team, (they actually won third place the last time they were here...) also numerous
with players, couldn't cut it in Round Seven.
The struggle for supremacy transpired between the usual suspects. Resident champs Tequila Mockingbird
regained their throne after a perilous clash with Age & Treachery, who elevatored to first place in
Round Six, only to drop into second in the end. The Poonswagglers swaggled into third place very
neatly while Wossamata-U's learned halls of edu landed just outside the winner's circle.
The IFFY!/Blood, Bath & Beyond alliance, Allen Fairview Chamber Friends and Alcoballics rounded
out the rooster with their usual antics. Ahhhh. Joy!
The competition at Kilarney's last night was extreme. The lead hopped around like a department
store duck on a hot plate. (I know. They used to do that...) Age & Treachery fared best with
the top score in Round 2, then in Round 5 and finally shooting to victory with a Double-or-Nothing
in Round 7. The lead was also held by Tequila Mockingbird in Round 3, Wassamatta-U in Round 4 and
IFFY!/Blood, Bath & Beyond Alliance in Round 6. So, quite a horse race.
Welcome to newbies Mozart, who came in just as the symphony started, began their movement impetuoso,
gained points prestissimo and finally finished forte with a second place tie, losing out to the
Brenda O'Malley was in the kitchen washing dishes, waiting for her husband Shamus to come home,
when she heard a knock at the door. There was Shamus' friend, Tim Finnegan, with a long face.
Brenda intuited immediately that something had happened to Shamus. Fearful and sad, Tim told
Brenda that Shamus had died in a freak accident at the Guiness brewery. After the expected
histrionic grief and wailing, Brenda managed to ask how it happened. Tim told her Shamus had
fallen in a vat of Stout and drowned. Through tears, Brenda muttered, "Did... Did he at least
go quickly?" Tim shook his head solemnly and replied, "No. I'm afraid not. He got out three
times to pee..."
Have a great week everybody!
* Won Tiebreaker