Wow! Excitement at Killarney's last night! First of all, big congrats to the
newbies (no longer) the Dallas Boolers Club, who pulled off an amazing sixth
round Double-or-Nothing (Millennials and video games, go figure) to leap frog
into a first place win! But that not's all, folks! We had a three-way tie
for second place! This made the tie breaker a tiered competition. Whichever
team got closest to the number (grams of sugar in a soft drink) without going
over got second place, the next closest would get third and so on. Surprise,
surprise, surprise, Sergeant! The two teams that got closest guessed the
exact same number! This called for yet another tie breaker. Quiz Master Lou
yanked a number out of his hat, an ancient bit of lore he remembered from a
souvenir coin acquired from the gift shop of a lodge in Wyoming decades ago,
which purported to give the height of the Grand Teton mountains. Time and
revisionism have swept away any semblance of accuracy of that measurement, but
we had a number to guess at and a witness to validate it, so the estimate was
legit. IFFY! won the race and Seal Team 3 demurred into Third!
Another great question set from the KTPQ quiz writers. The Picture round was
innovative (lab equipment) and the Guess Where round creatively deceptive. QM
Lou's fave was the Round Three theme round, only on account of I'm a Greek
Mythology geek myself. Style points to the team that guessed Chiron's name
was Phil, but even more style points awarded to Pickles on a Plate who offered
Newt. Newt was the centaur character from the old, old, Trans-Lux cartoon
series, Hercules. Hercules, the cartoon, was an animated programmer for kids
way back when, which sort of, kind of got into the Greek mythology thing by
re-inventing ole Herc into a Hellenic super hero. (He was drawn to look
suspiciously like Clark Kent! Uh, without the glasses...) You can check out the
old cartoons on YouTube if you're interested. The theme song was sung by the
late, great Johnny Nash of I Can See Clearly Now fame. Enjoy!
Quiz Master Lou signing off!
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Kudos to Killarney's for always being a great venue to do the King Trivia Pub
Quiz in. This is in no small part to the wait staff there. Thanks to the
lovely Riley, Michael, Geoffrey, Zou (?) and Niko (in absentia) who always make sure
Quiz Master Lou has what he needs! Hats off to you all. It is worth mentioning
as well, that the Barflies, their home team, continually improves performance.
Last night's quiz was like watching a steeplechase where the contestants are
making great progress on courses one, two and three, hit a snag in the mud on
course four, get completely snagged in the bushes on course five, sail through
six, then hit an unclimbable wall on course seven!
Quasimodo got a couple of hits instead of the correct Phantom of the Opera for
the Guess Who mud course. The ivy that entangled the contestants on Find-the-
connection were Osculation and Honey Smacks (almost all teams guessed sugar
smacks, the defunct brand). As for round seven, a word, please... The trouble
and complexity some statisticians go through to produce a study of a particular
data set is truly dazzling in its marksmanship and abysmally appalling in its
results. Just getting the concept across is daunting. Last night's sub-sub
set of actors filmographies sum careers equating to top box office grossing
totals was no exception and brought to mind Disraeli's quip, "There are lies,
damned lies, and statistics!" Nuff said.
Resident champs Tequila Mockingbird held first from the get go. Apropos as one
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of the questions was about To Kill a Mockingbird! Pleasant Pickles on a Plate
got second while One Left in the Chamber took third. Welcome to newbies the
Dallas Boolers Club. (No, really. It's "Boolers". I dunno...) And that's all
the news that fits! QM Lou signing off!
Despite dark, foreboding skies, high winds, intermittent rain and the threat of
flash flooding, nine teams gathered at Killarney's last night for yet another
round of King Trivia Pub Quiz! One team was even a newbie who registered on our
website and actually performed so well, they tied for fourth place, just out-
side the winner's circle. We welcome the Smart Aces!
Hats off to our quiz writers who have provided so far, in Quiz Master Lou's
humble estimation in any case, one of the best question sets ever! Clever,
creative and diverse (although perhaps a little heavy on TV shows), last night's
rounds kept the action close and competitive. The Round Three Theme Round of
haikus describing TV crime shows was absolute genius! Likewise, the Find-the-
Connection Round kept everyone on their toes. Especially question seven, the
answer which, sadly, no one got. This prompted Quiz Master Lou, in an impromptu
fit, to act out the terrible consequences of being sent to Room 101 in Orwell's
1984. A feat which left the house slack jawed. But which was capped off by the
admonition that the State wins in the end if Liberty minded citizens do not
stand for their rights. But I digress...
Wossamatta-U performed the proverbial (apropos, given the biblical subject
matter) miracle by doubling down in Round Seven's Divine Dozen and correctly
naming ten of Jesus' apostles for an astounding first place win. IFFY!, which
had been running in first, got knocked to second and Tequila Mockingbird ended
up in third.
Until next time dear friends...
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