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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:08 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

20th June

A frustrating start to the night, as a dodgy connection led to a buzzing noise that was loud enough to even be heard over the air conditioning unit. Thankfully a replacement cable solved the issue, and Ab Fabs won in a tight finish by a single point on 46pts! Voucher for them, and they breezed through the HI-LOs, but long deliberations failed to cause cash to materialise. 140 next time out!

Dream Team! were chomping at the bit to leave, so I think were secretly quite glad that they didn't get a go at the cash. Time and taxis wait for no man. They were intent on Sunday names in the Music Round:



They had trouble with the concept of the Same Length round, but my main issue was with their handwriting. Apparently this says "pelican":



They giggled at the phrase "Horn of Plenty", but they weren't the only ones.

I had a lot of issues with counting and speaking this week. I'm blaming the heat, and the fact I wrote myself some French and German words that I didn't practice. Oops.

There was an argument that Macedonia was 'close enough' to Montenegro for partial credit. Not sure either country would agree!

The Honda Prelude came up. Look at it. Beauty in sculpted metallic form:



I put forward my case that Rachel Stevens had a better solo career than anyone remembers. Five Top Ten singles! And that doesn't include I Said Never Again (But Here We Are)!

The Bar Staff, aided by a helpful stranger, took the Mystery Round prize. Well, the biscuits, game and fan:



The fan looked like a bust as it was blowing the wrong way. Turns out it really was as simple as turning the batteries around. I wish my four years in engineering at university had been that simple.

Happy winners:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

27th June

As the crowd tried to hold back their excitement over the upcoming Sma' Shot festivities (?) and their disappointment at having seen England U21s lose on penalties to Germany, the quiz thundered on, with these being some of the teams involved:



The 'A' Team took the initiative to break away from the pack mid-quiz, and never looked back, winning on 47pts. Voucher win, but they were diddled on the last card of the HI-LOs.

Everyone failed the HI-LOs until last-placed team Doogan pulled it off, but they danced around the correct answer to the What Year question without landing on it. 160 next week! More money!

They scored zero in General Knowledge, despite being selective with their guesses:



And they weren't too hot on geography, though at least this guess obeyed the rules of the Same Length round, and had a historical basis:

    The United States led an invasion, named Operation Urgent Fury, of which Caribbean island in 1883, in response to the splintering of the People's Revolutionary Government and the execution of the overthrown Prime Minister?




One team thought Scotland had qualified for the Confederations Cup, while another guessed Cuba. Sadly, I think the latter may be more likely.

Crystal took the quiz ball outside to lay Kirby in the dark. 4-0 win, which is an impressive score. It's a wide road!

Some pretty chaotic note-taking:



These were fair plumps:

    George Joseph Smith became famous after reporting of his trial and hanging in 1915 after being found guilty of marrying multiple women and drowning them. Under which title did this series of murders become commonly known?




Though these were a tad more bizarre:

    Which famous painting's name is also the title of a 1986 film for which Bob Hoskins was nominated for an Oscar?




Guess Who's Back... scored full marks in the True Or False round despite guessing some of the answers without knowing the questions, and they also won the Jokes Round:



Beating out this lot, including an oddly controversial Jesus joke:



Top tat for them, including an old-school Carling glass:



Victory for The A Team:


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4th July

I know this is a sad story, but it's not a surprising story:



It was a Green Day heavy playlist this week in homage to the cancelled concert in Glasgow, and it was also a pretty busy pub, even if the uptake for the quiz was less than 100%. That didn't bother Absolute Currents, who won a very competitive quiz on 48pts. 15 for the bar for them!

They could only manage 9 on the Ping-Pong when they needed 10, but it didn't matter as everyone else failed the HI-LOs, meaning the chance to win the moolah rebounded to them. They bounced around the right answer, but didn't get it, so even more money next week - 180!

I was offered a 1.50 tip this week, from someone who wasn't even doing the quiz! I turned it down, though when I was at the petrol station later buying reduced-price crumpets I did kind-of wish I'd taken it.

The aubergine came up in the quiz. It's so weird how that's automatically filthy now.

There was some BBC documentary about a hospital on in the background, and then, just to dampen the spirits further, a Newsnight special on ISIS. Still, possibly less soul-sapping than watching Sky Sports News loop round for two hours.

The Pink Panther remakes were mentioned and then forgotten. Good. Here's writer of the original films Blake Edwards receiving his Honorary Oscar in classic slapstick style: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsufLcr0T3M

The Music Round featured a collaboration between Sting, Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart. There's a lot going on there vocally. I guess I'd marry Bryan Adams of the three, but not happily.

There was a concerning lack of fire extinguisher knowledge in the room. Thank goodness I wasn't using the quiz chip pan this week.

These were the only 'comedy' guesses this week, and even then they're pretty sensible:

    Which neighbourhood of Brooklyn, New York shares its name with which classic Disney animated movie?




I did Bingo this week for the first time in years and years to give away the Mystery Prize. Bit rusty, and I forgot Elizabeth was standing behind me, but she won, so it was all fine, even if she did use Stuart's ticket. Here's the tat they shared:



This is the winners' photo of Absolute Currents that I was allowed to use:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

11th July

The quiz was slightly delayed by the lengthy jukebox playlist which had been programmed, but Aphex Twin eventually faded away to let me get a word in, and host a tricky quiz which saw Ab Fabs get back to comfortably winning ways with a ten-point win on 40pts. Low winning score, but it was a beast this week.

They lost on the cards, but Quizlamic Extremists grabbed the Egg by the balls and caught it with ease. No money though. Yet another rollover!! 200 next time! Two tons of cash!

They answered this for a ceramic artistry question. It honestly could have been the most famous ceramic artist in the world for all I knew:



They went for this later on:

    Which game was initially developed by Charles Foley and Neil Rabens, and presented to the Vice President of Milton Bradley in 1964 as a prototype called Pretzel?




Not a bad guess in a roundabout way - there was a pretzel in Ms. Pac-Man!:



One 'team' had a rapidly aborted attempt at the quiz:



That answer's correct, so technically that's a 100% record on the bit they did!

There was some mixing of Corky's and milk this week, which I'm glad I wasn't part of. I was over the moon to get a FREE 1.25l bottle of Coke Zero! That's a great giveaway, so thanks!  Very Happy

The Belles want easier questions next time, so they're not reduced to this:



They had a guess at two tennis players' surnames in the wordsearch puzzle. Not sure of the extension of Roger's moniker, and the wordsearch was only a 10x10:



I had another moan about not having numerals on our coins. Maybe the Brexit celebration redesign will bring them back, though there's every chance we'll move back to 240p in the pound at that point.

I was mesmerised by the couple of lads after the quiz who walked past the pub multiple times, including twice consecutively from the same direction, meaning they must have performed a pretty sizeable loop. And they still didn't find any cigarettes. Healthy walk though.

Ab Fabs also won the Mystery Prize this week, which was pretty decent, even if they've got a bit of catching up to do with the calendar:



Good haul for them:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

18th July

I love when tossers like this undo themselves:



New speakers this week, which, judging by the increased width of grimace from the non-quizzers, are just over twice as powerful as the old ones, though some of that wincing was due to me leaving my phone too near the mixer. These teams were taking part:



Along with a rapidly melting bar staff:



Electric Six rocked to the top on a genuinely decent 52pts, but their Egg attempt flew around Quiz Corner before ending up in the quiz bag. DQ, I'm afraid, but when everyone else failed the HI-LOs they still got a go at the money. Lovely song, but not released in the year they guessed. 220 next time!

They had a perfectly decent doodle early doors:



There was a strong debate about what the largest city in Malawi is, which isn't the usual level the quiz operates at. It's normally an argument over whether something was a Disney film or not.

The Beatles' Help album came up, where they're spelling NUJV on the cover. Not many people would use that as a title. Maybe Cher on some new stuff.

One team had very fond memories of The Generation Game. One of the few things I remember from the Jim Davidson era was this rude outtake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z0ea3jAOUE

Ed Sheeran - Why? took a leap at this, but gave up before they finished the thought:

    Which novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle details an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin of South America where prehistoric animals still survive?




And I asked for the most impressive thing the teams had ever done for the Mystery Prize this week, inspired by overhearing someone a few weeks back claiming they'd eaten 80 chicken nuggets in one go. These were offered up, including one redacted claim:



But Ab Fabs won with a genuinely impressive boast (that I assumed was true):



This was for them:



No winner on the scratchcard. Bah.

Quiz win for Electric Six:




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