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That being said, here are a few tips that quiz attendees can follow to reach the next level of awesome.
1. When it's time for repeats, don't shout out random numbers. It's not funny -- it's obnoxious. And not like in that Andy Kaufman way where it's both obnoxious and funny. It's just genuinely loathsome behavior. Especially loathsome is when you shout out "Nine!" when there is no question nine. I'd like to clarify that I have no problem with people shouting random gibberish like "Bobcats can't get at us!" But no numbers.
2. Admit when you've been outfoxed by a question. You're civilized people; booing and hissing is strictly for snake ghosts. I know it was tricky when we gave you the clue "Orange County" and the answer was Disney World in Florida. "Orange County is in California, so it should be Disney LAND" you shouted. Wrong. There are nine Orange Counties in the U.S.A. The California one has Disneyland in it, while the Florida one has Disney World. And the rest of the clues pointed squarely to the Florida answer.
3. When I say "Teams may have no more than six players," I actually mean it. If you start out with six and then have two people join you in Round 7? Then you can't use your joker. "But these two people are really, really stupid," you say. I don't care. "But they weren't even playing!" you say. How can you possibly prove that to all the other teams who are following the rules?
4. Then there's the issue of teams of 12 coming in and playing as two "separate" teams when they're still all sitting together and a bunch of tables pushed together. I tend not to worry about that because those kind of teams, for whatever reason, never seem to crack the top three. But I really don't like it. If you have a group of 12, it would make me so happy if you could just split into two different teams and sit at different tables. I don't know why you all need to sit together anyway. I couldn't name 11 other people that I'd sit next to for two hours if I could avoid it.
But really, these tips are just for fine-tuning. You guys have quizzing down to a science.
Finally, I'd like to congratulate team Reparation H for breaking the land speed record for chugging Coors Light. That was astounding, and slightly disturbing. Good show.