Thursday, April 12, 2007

Week in review

Group W edged out Moose & Squirrel at Frank's on Wednesday night in a low-scoring shoot-out, 143-141. I'm having the usual problem getting a photo of the winners, what with the rays of the visible spectrum wrapping around them, but so far as I know moose and squirrels are generally stymied by folks who look like the pair above. Moose & Squirrel is the Lil Roy Screamed a.k.a. Off the Wallers team, and I hope that one of these days they finally prevail. They play every week, they always contend and they're good sports & good customers.

I think the American Indian tribes Speed Round helped hold the scores down considerably. This marks the first week that no team changed the composition of the Top Ten All-Time Scores list. Also these scores were out of 211 instead of 212 because a weasel-faced alcoholic troll with a Napoleonic complex had to try to be a big man by screaming the answer to the first question of the Easy Round.

I gave out the first-ever last-place prize at Frank's this week. In order to be
eligible you must play the whole game and appear to be genuinely trying to win. Before you get too excited, keep in mind that this week's prize was a VHS copy of Vanilla Ice's Ninja Rap. Unopened, mint condition. Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1991! Here's your winner/loser, I'd Pee in Her Butt:
The scores:

Champs: Group W 143

So-So Silver: Moose & Squirrel 141
Shameful, Shameful Bronze: Schuessels 124


We Not Think About It 100
Jim South Philly 72

The Clap* 62
Big Baby Butt* 53

Alex, I'd Like to Buy a Vowel for $200 52
I'd Pee in Her Butt 46

* indicates team arrived late &/or quit

I'd love to see Big Baby Butt and The Clap again. Both teams were well-behaved, good natured and were scoring quite well until the general idiocy of a loud minority drove them away. Please come back! If there are enough of us who want to be there who stand our ground we can build a decent quiz.

Note that I'd Pee... satisfies Randolph's Law; sex-related name, last-place finish.

It was Sheila's b-day at Frank's, and a merry time was had by all in celebration. Happy birthday, and many more! When do you turn 28?

I'm working on better sound solutions at Frank's, as well as ejecting answer shouters and other jackasses. I don't know of any other host in Philadelphia who has to put up with the disruptions that we have to at Frank's, and I plan to end that crap one way or another. I haven't done a single quiz there yet in which I didn't have to trash one or more questions because of shouters. Decent, paying, tipping, well-behaved customers who bring their business into a bar shouldn't be chased out by a minority of idiots. You can all help things along by asking the people around you who aren't interested in playing to keep relatively quiet and by invoking some serious peer pressure if they do behave disruptively. Don't be shy about telling people to shut up, or lodging a complaint with your bartender or the bouncer. It's not a public space, it's a private one. People can and should be removed if not behaving like sane adults.

This past week we had Long Dick Johnson a.k.a. Switchblade Willie edge out Imballer by a score of - and I swear this isn't a typo - 46-33. This is the low-hanging fruit, folks. Show up and win. In theory this violates Randolph's Law, yet we had but two teams and both names are a touch risque, so I'm looking the other way on that one. Here members of both teams display their winnings from the Finn McCool's quiz:

Hope to see you all next week at one or both quizzes!


Anonymous said...

"Decent, paying, tipping, well-behaved customers who bring their business into a bar shouldn't be chased out by a minority of idiots."

You mean, like, non-smokers?

QuizMasterChris said...

Anonymous - do you mean the way non-smokers have chased smokers out of bars, or..? Ambiguous phrasing.