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A long time ago, in another life (let’s call it 2004) I lived in Las Vegas, working as a blackjack dealer (or croupier, if you’re British and/or pretentious) at one of the many casinos on the Strip. I had a pit boss named Sal, or Uncle Sal as we called him, for reasons we’ll get to in a moment. Now, Sal had one singularly defining feature: Sal looked exactly like Kojak’s Tully Savalas, a fact drunken asshats in the casino reminded him of daily. He handled it with more patience than I could have, and yet I kept waiting for the moment when he’d finally lose it and slam some jerk through the Pi Gao table for calling him ‘Lollipop.’
We called him Uncle Sal, because Uncle Sal was from Jersey see, and had this weird way of ducking around any questions about his past. I once asked him what he did before getting into the gambling business and his response was, ‘How bad you wanna know?’ My answer: Not badly enough. Uncle Sal was a great, fun-loving guy, but being on his bad side seemed like a one-way ticket to a desert grave.
What’s the point of all this you ask? What does this have to do with quiz? Well the answer’s simple: Where the hell was the Tully Sevalis question in the Bald TV characters round? GWD High Council I’m afraid Uncle Sal has been informed and I’d start settling up my debts now.
Hong Kong Cavaliers made quick work of the competition this week, breezing past Silent But Deadly and Robocopping a Feel by 21 to take first place. Special props go out to Robocopping though for managing a second place finish despite not knowing anything about sports guy with the number 8 on their jerseys.
“We’re all born bald baby,” – Telly Savalas, bald and beautiful