There was some apoplexy pointed particularly at Quiz Master Lou's proper, if
priggish, pronouncement that Firestick would not be an allowable substitute
for Fire TV on the grounds that the accepted vernacular was not the actual
name of the product. That was not the only upset at Killarney's last night.
IFFY! catapulted into the lead in Round Five with a stunning Double-or-Nothing
causing QM Lou to lose track of the rankings and further incurring the wrath
of the crowd! Folks, it just wasn't my night...
Kudos to our wait staff's own Barflies team, who placed all the way to Round
Four. All the teams did well in fact, with the average score of the night
being 56.125! Kudos also, to our quiz writing overlords, who cobbled some
very interesting and deceptive question sets together. Find-the-Connection
was fabulously frustrating! In the end, IFFY! got to the top of the pyramid
while One Left in the Chamber took second and Not Suitable for Work took third.
Quiz Master Lou would like to end on a somber note by suggesting that we all take
a read on Rudyard Kipling's poem, The Gods of the Copybook Headings. It's a
short read. A mere 512 words. I leave you here with the last stanza to whet
And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!
Until we meet again, friends.
Today's King Trivia Pub Quiz Recap will be presented in the form of a quiz!
1. What is it that Lego minifigures fail to do effectively?
Convey feminine characteristics
2. What subject do quiz teams at Killarney's fail miserably at if they don't
have a few millennials at their table?
3. What is the most guessed country that begins with "E", that isn't a country
that begins with "E"?
England (Uh, United Kingdom, y'all...)
So it was at Killarney's last night. Team IFFY!, those wild and wooly seniors,
took home the gold by simply not doubling down in the final round. Drama.
Pickles on a Plate squeaked a second place win by beating out Wossamatta-U in a
tie breaker! They were closer to the answer by a mere 60 seconds!
The seventh round question set put forth by our quiz overlords was truly 'E'xhilarated!
(See what I did there?) It also garnered the best wrong guesses, or, as Quiz
Master Lou puts it, "Style Points". UN member countries beginning with the
letter "E" that didn't make it include...
Easter Island (Actually a part of Chile)
Euthanasia (A land where everyone is put to death before they can die naturally)
Endor (A country populated by Ewoks)
El Pollo Loco (A great country to have lunch in!)
And my personal favorite...
Endora (Darrin Stevens' mother-in-law)
Have a great rest-of-the-week!
* Won Tiebreaker
KTPQ at Killarney's is like having Easter dinner at your grandparents'. A
bunch of people show up and eat and drink while your grandmother asks you a
lot of questions! Well, sorta... In any case, we had nine regular teams and
one newbie give it their all last night. Welcome to the Repeating Redundant
Reiterators. Quiz Master Lou did not personally hear them parrot anything in
particular, but suspects they may be from the Department of Redundancy Department.
The "Wrong Answer" category had a lot of company. Olive Garden and the Spaghetti
Warehouse subbed for Romano's Macaroni Grill as to the answer of which Italian
restaurant chain filed for bankruptcy in 2017. Likewise, more than one team
tried to supplant Sponge Bob Square Pants for Bojack Horseman, And; Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles got Scooby Doo'd incorrectly. Oh well.
Resident Champs Tequila Mockingbird calmly led while a decisive One Left in the
Chamber broke a tie twixt themselves and Seal Team 3. (Unfortunately for the
Seals, it was a baseball question, which fell into Chamber's wheelhouse!) Things
run in waves it seems as there were two more ties in the lower echelons. Life
is stranger than fiction, it seems.
Until next week, QM Lou is signing off!
* Won Tiebreaker