Friday, May 25, 2007

Frank's has a new champion

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant,
and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
- Ecclesiastes, 3:1-8.
There's also a time for a team that shows up every single week, with a good game and a good attitude, only to finish in second place serially, to take down the feared 900 pound gorilla of the Dirty Frank's Pub Quiz. Congrats to Jumpin' Jesus on a Pogo Stick, who took a lead in the Speed round and held off Group W through the next 3 rounds to win with a snazzy 177-159 margin. Both scores make the All-Time Top Ten List at right.

Jumpin' Jesus... changes their name almost every week, but is essentially the team known to long time Frank's regulars as Lil' Roy Screamed. What will they do with the new-found power and glory? Will it go to their heads? Will they use the gift certificate for good or for evil? Will they repeat, or will Group W come back to win the 9th time in 12 attempts? Or shall a new champion emerge from the shadows? Tune in next week, same Bat-Time, same Bat-Channel, Frank's at 9pm on Wednesday night...

In the Place of Rob Who Is Peeing in Somebody's Butt, which is, as you could guess, I'd Pee in Her Butt minus Rob, fulfilled Randolph's Law (naughty team name, last place finish) and again won the Last Place Prize, this week a copy of Boggle which looked to be an immediate hit. Enjoy.

I had something happen that hasn't happened before in a game - and I'm not likely to give points away for this again so don't get any ideas! - but this was just too good and I had to give the team a point in the Easy round. I asked who the mayor of McDonaldland was, and the answer of course is Mayor McCheese. Younz Guys couldn't recall the name, but they did recall what he looked like, so one resourceful member drew a pretty darn good likeness of him on the answer sheet! That was awesome, so I awarded a point which had no effect on the standings. Compare and contrast - is that great or what!

We had the second straight week of high participation as a percentage of patrons, and that makes for the perfect quiz atmosphere. I'll note that the team Turtle Spaz Wranglers did not include any members of my old Wranglers team (Note the low score! Take that, gals!), and use of the name was officially unauthorized. We're not franchising. Scores follow.

Beautiful Gold: Jumpin' Jesus on a Pogo Stick 177
So-So Silver: Group W 159
Shameful, Shameful Bronze: Dude, There's a Beverage Involved Here 91


Alex, I'd Like to Buy a Vowel for $2000 73
Younz Guys 73
BG's House 68
Turtle Spaz Wranglers 65
In the Place of Rob Who Is Peeing in Somebody's Butt 62

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