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Why is everywhere else besides America so fuckin' weird? Don't get me wrong, I don't mind weird and, especially in the case of weird things from Japan, I tend to embrace it. Still, the visual Round 5 tonight blew my mind. First off, I admit to not knowing that international movie posters were different than the American ones. That was a shocker in itself. But the way that some people felt the need to portray these movies in poster form is just mind boggling. The Star Wars poster is weird, but at least recognizable. It's more like a Mega Man cover than anything but I can allow Darth Vader: Death Cat Rave as the cover for the world's most beloved space opera. But then you get to Ghostbusters; what in the hell is that? Seriously, I don't know what that is. If I went and saw a movie with that poster, I would have been confused as fuck as I waited for the giant, abstract monstrosity to come onto the screen. The Romancing the Stone poster doesn't even make sense. The picture of Jack Nicholson on the One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is taken from The Shining and then they photoshopped some hands in like he was caged, but you can't fool me other country, I'm wise to your schemes. But the worst one, by far, is the poster for Alien. Is Alien a love story? Is it a deep, emotional look at a woman as she evolves and grows? What. The. Fuck. does this poster have to do with an alien species that plants its eggs in other creatures and then grow to childhood and break through the chest cavity of the host? How does this represent the solitude and terror of being trapped with an unknown enemy in the vastness of space and the isolation of a ship? No wonder we have 20 million illegals; they come here, not for the jobs, not for the opportunity, but to escape the bullshit that is 'being foreign.' America FTW! Let's see what we learned tonight:
Stegosaurus don't care. Stegosaurus tail slaps that bitch.
There are, apparently, more than 44 million Nigerians using the internet. I believe them all to be princes. What is even more astounding is that they all came to me when it was time to get out of the country with their money and diamonds. I'm glad that I'm so trust and full of confidence.
Seriously, round 5 was so stupid.
The LOL Cats site isn't actually call lolcats.com. I did not know that.
Luxemburg is the tiny country landlocked by Germany, France and Belgium. As I strive to improve myself, you all benefit. Cheers.
Violent J-Date actually sounds like a very dark fetish site.
The newer Bond movie theme songs are a great deal less memorable than the older ones, as evidenced by the score sheets for round 7, tonight.
'Indian Red' is actually a much more descriptive color than 'Chestnut.' I don't know wtf color 'chestnut' is off the top of my head, but if you told me that the house was painted Indian Red, I'd know just what you were talking about.
Ironically, Easy E is still hard.
HO-LY FUCK. Where did all these new people come from? Is there a facebook group I don't know about? Harold says that they washed the window with the flyer in it and that maybe it attracted some of you, but wow. We had been running 4 - 6 teams a week and I decided "Well, I'll only print 8 visual rounds this week." Yeah, that worked out. I'm printing out two visual rounds next week and expecting 20 teams.
After two weeks of getting dicked over by technicalities and rules, Bone Thugs and Barmoney (traditionally Candy Van) came back with an angry vengeance (and a ringer in the form of the mighty Darin Brock) and stole the game in the last round from under the feet of the poor, unsuspecting Swamp Donkeys. Discussion with them, post quiz, actually revealed that some of their first instincts would have won them the night, but alas, hindsight and all that. Goldy Cocks (sans Cecilia) rounded out third place for the regulars as they also snuck in at the end. Experience really does go a long way in this game. Tied for fourth was the Pith Vipers and the team I was personally rooting for, Dr Funke's 100% Natural Goodtime Family Band Solution. Arrested Development reference are always a welcome chuckle at Geeks Who Drink and I couldn't keep from hearing "Teamocil" in beautiful two-part harmony in my head every time I saw your team name. Proving that experience isn't everything, team Live Badass returned tonight and did absolutely terrible, along with the one man show of Solo (usually part of the two man show, Brute Squad) and the new comers Dunder Mifflin. That last team there was responsible for the worst answer of the evening: "Gregory" as the name of Harold Ramis's character in Ghost Busters. At least it fit the round rules. And since we're doing shout outs to nearly everyone and we live in an age of political correctness and inclusiveness, I'll say 'semi-well done' to teams CoPa and The Inconceivables.
I hope to see all of you next week, and now let's do something we haven't done in a while. Here's an extremely vague video game question for you; first person to get me the answer next week, in person, verbally, gets a round of beers on me for their whole table. I played a video game recently with one of the coolest boss fights ever. There were myriad reasons why it will stand out as one of the most original boss fights I've ever played, but the most prominent one is that the background music that played during the scene was a piece by a mid to late 19th century composer of Czech descent. I want to know the name of the boss in this fight. Figure out the composer, then the work, then the game and then the boss; gotta work for that free shit. Get me the answer to that and I'll be impressed and you'll be on your way to a good buzz.
Be Excellent to Each Other.