Holiday madness has already descended upon the Lion & Crown in Allen as shown by
the crowds that populated the pub last night. Packed and pulsating, our KTPQ
produced a baker's dozen of teams including two newbies. Welcome to Samshaws,
who played well but had to leave early, and also to the Cooper Crew, who did
well for playing as a duo.
Thursday's game also included some familiar faces we haven't seen in a while.
Jarvis, Royal Flush and the superlative Shredder Squad showed up for their
irregular visits with the latter team flexing their big brain muscles into a
first place win. That's Shredder Squad's style. Only show up once a quarter
and then take home the top prize. The Deadly Alliance (aka Ship It!/Blood,
Bath & Beyond) took second and Stealth Texas won third place honors.
Some interestingly worded questions produced some equally amusing answers.
The Days of Wonder board game company was the subject of one such query with
their railway travel based recreation called Ticket to Ride, which just happens
to be a Beatles song by the Monkees titled Last Train to Clarksville?!? Amusing,
but wrong... The Picture Round of Harvard graduates made for some interesting
spelling examples of Pete Buttigieg's last name, some of which may have been
intentional but nonetheless identified the presidential hopeful. What's a
quizmaster to do? And finally, the question "Which 33rd U.S. president had a
wife named Bess?" begs the inquiry of how many 33rd presidents do we have?
(And, was he a 33rd level Mason? Shhh...)
Next week is the penultimate week before the Christmas holidays begin, so
everyone chill out and relax and don't let that stress get to you. Tell 'em
Quiz Master Lou said so! See ya!
It was a warm night for December at the Lion & Crown in Allen last night. No
fire in the fire pit, but there was a flame of frivolity in the air as several
teams of regulars and a couple of newbies descended upon the pub to try and
triumph at our trivia tryst!
Welcome to the Mother Runners, who enthusiastically embraced the King (of
Trivia) as their new liege of leisure, hopefully due to the machinations of
Quiz Master Lou. Also, a big welcome to Cry Havoc, who appreciate a good
Shakespeare quote. Welcome back to Jarvis as well. Haven't seen them in a
while and they should register their team name. (Two point bonus!)
The Divas returned as well. This time, they brought some men along. I think
they may have been man-divas(?). I think the male gender term is divo. They
were not men. They were divo! (A little eighties humor, there...) Whatever
they brought to the game however, worked well. They grabbed the lead mid game
and held onto it until the penultimate round when Deadly Alliance, formerly
known as Blood, Bath & Beyond ("Hey, change your name on the website, guys!"),
took over with a stunning Double-or-Nothing for a climatic win. Stealth Texas
snuck in a good third place showing while Street Smarts found themselves out on
the street, unfortunately.
Celebrity worship reared its ugly head in the Round Two Picture round as those
in the know were able to identify Hollywood stars by their smiles. Those who
blissfully didn't care earned style points by tagging Tom Cruise as Desmond
Tutu and Will Smith as Madame Curie.
Have a great weekend everybody!
Lots 'o teams and lots 'o people. That was the scene at last night's KTPQ at the
Lion & Crown in Allen where eight regulars and four newbies came together for the
weekly trivia contest we know and love. Quiz Master Lou has to hand it to the
newbie teams who came in to challenge. It takes a stalwart trivia buff with the
right attitude to break into the ranks. Team Wild Cat had fun but let us know
up front they had to bail early. (School night, right?) The Griswold's went on
vacation directly while Pomp & Circus Pants (who registered and had one the best
team names) decided the questions weren't quite in their wheelhouse. But an
honorable mention goes to the Flaming Chinchillas who stuck it out to the end
and placed well for a first timer. Congratulations! You should have a drink
named after you. ("I'll have a flaming chinchilla, please!")
A couple of bad DoN's set Pickles on a Plate back, dashing their hopes from
Tuesday's victory at Killarney's. Deadly Alliance (aka Ship It!/Blood, Bath &
Beyond) suffered the same fate as did the Hilltoppers. Rockerfellas and Beer
Logic looked like contenders for a while, but it was Street Smarts, Stealth
Texas and the Bar Guys who came through in the end.
Our Round #2 Picture Round of identifying the Jason's gave rise to the evening's
best guesses of desperation. While this old fogey quiz master was impressed at
how many people knew what Derulo, Priestly and Segel looked like, (and let's
admit, that was not Biggs' standard look), I better liked the creative impulse
to refuse to leave a blank line on a quiz page. I give you...
Von Jason (funnier if you say Jason Von Jason. Cause, you know... Repetition.)
Next Thursday is Thanksgiving and the L&C won't be hosting a pub quiz, so I'll
next see you in December. Happy Holidays!