Tam O'Shanter

2980 Los Feliz Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90039
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Tue Oct 24 2017
| by Quizmaster Michael Miller

In 1991, Eddie Murray threw me a baseball that he had just been throwing around before the game. This is one of at least three mildly interesting Dodgers stories I have.

A far more interesting story though, has to do with the Drinking Round this week, wherein teams were tasked with proving the oft-bandied assertion that the American electorate is for some reason more knowledgeable about government now than ever in recent memory. The metric for such a sounding: number of current US Senators named.

And indeed, all teams impressed with their knowledge, but none more than The Tragically Hip Replacements, whose 27 statesmen and women won them the right to drink a round of refreshments without money exchanging hands. Not only that, but I noticed one of their number, perhaps inspired to create by Bacchus' charge, as he was placing the finishing touches on a sketch that I noticed bore more than a passing resemblance to your humble Quizmaster. Perhaps it isn't meant to be a flattering representation, but I care not's me! <wipes away tear>

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10608 Trashley Wards 73 5 1.000
2 10070 Aggressive Foreplay 70 4 0.800
3 10744 Tapioca Pudding 67 3 0.600
4 10072 General Washingtons 48 2 0.400
5 11220 Lowest Score Wins 44 1 0.200
6 10204 Flux Capacitors 43 0 0.000


Tue Oct 17 2017
| by Quizmaster Michael Miller

In this latest edition of Tuesday Trivia at the Tam© (served with a side of Dodgers baseball) there was second place tie in the end - won by Baby Farting Part 3 for knowing perhaps too much about Applebee's - that ended things with a bang, and a Drinking Round won by Passive After-work) for superior knowledge of the Lakers all-time roster.

All that, and there will maybe even be a better recap for you to read once I get some sleep! I went to Disneyland this week, I'm still crazy on happy/sugar energy, sensory overstimulation, and legs that will need to be replaced. Like this text. Maybe. Stream of consciousness does sometimes has it's charm...

Anyway, if you don't believe me then check out the above photographic proof, wherein I demonstrate my ability to ride Splash Mountain in a confident, yet playfully skeptical manner.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10608 Trashley Wards 55 9 1.000
2* 11542 Baby Farting Part 3 47 7 0.833
2 12249 Very Nice and Polite People 47 7 0.833
4 10204 Flux Capacitors 45 6 0.667
5 10190 The Mules 42 4 0.500
5 Holden Müffartzen 42 4 0.500
7 10072 General Washingtons 34 3 0.333
8 10078 Sister Act 4: The Return of Michael Meyers 31 2 0.222
9 10070 Passive After-work 23 1 0.111
10 Bean Queens 16 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker


Tue Oct 10 2017
| by Quizmaster Michael Miller

The following cypher was performed in front of a live audience (of two cats), delivered extemporaneously to commemorate the historic family feud fought by Floridians whose Jeers and Blunders will echo through the cloud-y Halls of the Internet until somebody accidentally unplugs the server rack and backup arrays that have this paged cached.

The strangers to my right were really quite polite,

and here I didn't think they'd even play!

With their keen insightful questions starting: "Sir!" with every mention

surely brains and heart would aid them on their way.

But alas, from the beginning, what opposed their hopes of winning

was a chasm formed by chance and happenstance.

Lacking one big enough table, our initiates weRen't able

to triv' as one. All was war and none romance!

Gentle reader, do envision what a ghastly dread incision

is that wound inflicted by one's family.

Naive babies kept from crying whilst their parents' hopes lay dying,

Innocent, they didn't help, yet didn't flee.

As with "all good things": so bad ones. It all ends, and so a sad son's

Public loss to his own blood he must live down.

For if not, he'll get but madness from that trivial unradness

When family slew family for silver crown.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10072 General Washingtons 65 8 1.000
2 The Pikey Blunders 63 7 0.875
3 12249 Very Nice and Polite People 61 6 0.750
4 10190 The Mules 60 5 0.625
5 10608 Trashley Wards 58 4 0.500
6 10744 Tapioca Pudding 51 3 0.375
7 Bowl of Jeers 49 2 0.250
8 Turtle Decaptitation 46 1 0.125
9 Zombie scotch 30 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker