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Austin, TX 78702
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It seems like a trend that I'm constantly saying, "It's so good to be back at Gourmands" in the blog but I promise that we don't foresee any service interruptions for awhile. A big thanks to Becca and Shayne for covering for me last week! I was at a gay, Jewish wedding. Both were firsts for me and it was an amazing trip.
Tonight's quiz was the closest in scores I've seen in a long time. After the first score break the top eight teams were separated by a mere eight points. Thank you all for bearing with us during the brand new scoring system. All was well after the second score break and the actual scores weren't affected -- just which teams had said scores.
Round One was eight quick questions about Mississippi, which included two True/False questions and a number between one and three because that's what the SAT is like in Mississippi. Round Two was super easy except for the minor quibble that some teams maintained that Neil Diamond sang "I'm a Believer" before the Monkees. Diamond clearly wrote it but I'm sure there's some obscure reason that the "original artist" was the Monkees.
Round Three was our speed round on the OTHER Jackson children. I think everyone got four or five points. Round Four was a mystery round (cue Clue opening sequence) about characters that Christopher Lloyd has played. My favorite was "Cadaver" from the movie of the same name.
Round Five asked you to match animals to the artists whose names included the animal. I'm impressed with/disappointed in the teams who got "Josie and the Pussycats" correct. I may or may not have seen that movie in the theater. Round Six was Shakespeare for the layperson. Most teams did all right on that round but some teams fell into some toil and trouble.
Round Seven featured movies in which celebrities played themselves. It's sort of like Hollywood Masturbation, though that has a completely different connotation on urbandictionary.com.
Then we had our epic e-mail bonus drawing for the fabulous Zip-It by Bananagrams(TM[I assume]). It's a fun game. I've played it and it combines crafty word-play with speed. Kind of like great sex.
Round Eight was much less of an equalizer tonight than most but it still made the difference between a four-way for fourth and a two-way tie for second. Witnesseth! Our first dance-off in ages, this time for second place:
James from Liverpool, England, U.K. impressed everyone and beat out Phil. Evidently no one but James' wife on his team knew he even had such moves. James was so embarrassed but I think he has nothing to hide. Ultimately, our champions were leagues (a few points) ahead of their lesser competitors.
We'll see you next week at 8 p.m. sharp. Until then, stay safe, drunk and happy.