Old Chicago (Tejon)
118 N Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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So there was this guy, see...And on a mountain of skulls, in a castle of pain, he sat on a throne of blood. You may know him as Vigo the Cruel, Vigo the Torturer or EVEN VIGO THE CARPATHIAN...But what you MIGHT NOT KNOW is that he wasn't the only "Vigo the Insert-characteristic-here" to wreak his....whatever on a terrified populace, no no. The Carpathian Vigos had a lineage more diverse than Thomas Jefferson and lengthier than Screamin' Jay Hawkins. NOT EVEN MENTIONED in the 1989 Vigo Biopic (more popularly known as "Ghostbusters 2") were his lesser-known brothers Vigo the Punctual, Vigo the Shnuggly, Vigo the Infirmed and Vigo the Vigorous, his uncles Vigo the Morbidly Obese, Vigo the Book Smart and Vigo the Insured (if you want to get into an accident with ANYONE in ALL OF CARPATHIA, it would be that guy), his aunts Vigo the Leggy and Vigo the Underfed, his grandfather Vigo the Incontinent (he's SO CONTINENT, he's IN continent)...You get the idea. Look, I'm just trying to trumpet for the little guy here...Hell, little guys EVERYWHERE. Sure, there's usually one guy out of a group that stands out, rises to the top, brings all the boys to the yard but BEHIND THAT ONE SUPER COOL AND AMBITIOUS MO'FUCKA is a veritable army of people who have made this whole thing happen. So here's to YOU, Vigo the Wasted and Vigo the Held-Back-a-Grade. We raise a glass to all of the lesser-known Vigos in our world! May you never feel like a second-class Carpathian citizen again! YEAH!
Wait, where were we? OH SHIT, QUIZ! So yeah, it was another of the super rocking variety on Thursday evening at Old Chicago...NIneteen big teams joined the frontal-lobe fracas in search of both the power AND the glory. We started the quiz with a COMPLETELY FUCKING MIND BLOWING PARADOX. See, those of you who have quizzed at Old Chicago know of "Burger." Keith Hamburger, specifically. You know, bald, angry, has a mustache, isn't me, wears hawaiian shirts, ISN'T ME...Well, as I was starting the quiz proper, I see that standing next to my table out of the corner of my eye...and he's asking Justin the Score Jew about the answer packets and I'm thinking "why the fuck would Keith ask about that, he's HOLY SHIT, it's NOT KEITH...
So...have you kids ever heard of a "doppelganger?" Basically, it's a duplicate of something. In spooky lore, a doppelganger is a ghost OF someone that appears to someone they know when the real someone is somewhere else entirely as a harbinger of doom or some shit. It's really super rare for someone AND THEIR DOPPELGANGER to be in the same room...and...on Thursday...That happened. Oh, how it happened. Keith and his doppelganger played the same quiz in the same bar and it FREAKED ME THE EFF OUT, GUYS. So much so that I risked complete and utter universe implosion and had them stand next to each other while I preserved he moment for posterity. It was creepy. It looked like this:
No, they're not related. Yes, the guy on the right has been at damn near every quiz since we started. No, the guy on the left was there, unsuspectingly, for the first time. Yes, this blew my tiny mind.
ANYWAY, back to the quiz. After all the dust settled, we found ourselves with a 3-way tie for 2nd place between Flippin' Hamburgers, Raptor Attack and Sophisticated Minions. That also turned out semi-horrifying and looked like this:
so after all of THAT happy horseshit, Raptor Attack claimed third, Sophisticated Minions ended up in second and, following a HUGE, jokered round eight, in fabulous come-from-behind fashion, Firebreathing Seahorse were our champeens for the evening! As always, big thanks to everyone who came out to show off their big brains, it's always a good time and I'm always giddy to see the room full of quiz nerds, especially on a night when Broncos football is all over the television. DON'T GET ME WRONG, I bleed Blue and Orange, baby (and will hit the goal horn if the broncos score) but we're here to QUIZ, BITCHES! and quiz we will. So let's keep this up. We'll see you kids back again next Thursday, yeah?