Before I get into what happend during the quiz I'll just take a moment to enlighten you on some things that maybe you missed after the quiz. Don't worry we'll talk about the high scores and the sudden death round but let's start with something else. Due to the threat of some much needed rain we moved the quiz inside. Normally they have bands at the Whip In at 9:30 on Sunday and as we were in the home stretch I saw the band start to bring in their gear. I'm going to assume they were a Norwegian Industrial Black Metal band. I assume this because I've never seen a Norwegian Industrial Black Metal band and I've never seen this band; air tight logic, right? Quiz ended and I apologized to one of the musicians who was waiting on the side of the stage. To the gentleman with the salt and pepper mullet I said, "sorry for being in the way, I appreciate your patience." This is Ozzy-speak for I know I'm inconveniencing you and I'm glad you're not being a dick about it. To paraphrase Mike Birbiglia, "What he should of said, was nothing," but instead he lays into me saying that he isn't being patient, he is very pissed that I've kept him waiting and I'm a real fucking asshole for being here in the first place.
TL;DR, I gave the guy a thanks for not being a dick apology to which he replied, no I'm actually going to be a total dick.
Fun fact, I used to be a substitute teacher in east Austin and did a three month run as a middle school assistant band director at a particularly rough school. By the end I was pretty used to lil' black and brown kids trying to act like thugs while cussing me out in band class. What they didn't realize was it is impossible to be a thug if you're holding a clarinet. So last night was the first time I have (a) been cussed out by a guy with a mullet (b) by someone holding a mandolin.
Now, back to the quiz, we only had one round where teams got perfect scores, and it was all but two teams. The teams that didn't get 8/8 answered 'piggy bank' instead of chia pet. Not a bad guess but since the overwhelming majority got it right I couldn't accept that answer. We did have a tie for first place at the end of the quiz but Moose Lightning disqualified themselves because they had eight people on their team, two over the limit. While I appreciate their honestly I wish I knew that earlier in the night because we didn't need to do sudden death. Now I know to make that announcement earlier in the quiz. It is difficult at Whip In to keep track of teams because inside or on the beir garten teams sit at community friendly picnic tables. So we ended up crowning Take The Gun, Leave The Canoli, Forget The Alamo as our champs and The Passion of The Christ 2: Die Harder got bumped up to 2nd. My apologies to Tubgirl, Interrupted for giving you such a hard time about your hand writing. Come back next week and I'll make sure you're on a team with some cute girls that have impeccable penmanship.
Finally,when no one got the round 4 bonus question correctwe did a fun little game of F.M.K. (thanks to Marianne QM in B.F.E, NY for the inspiriation). The choices were Debbie Harry
(M) Joan Jett
(F) Pat Benetar
(K). I drew from the teams that answered the same way I did. All but four teams were on the same page as me but as it turns out for slightly different reasons. I really enjoyed this so I'm opening this up to you my quizzers. Go to the GEEKS WHO DRINK AT WHIP IN
Facebook page and list 3 celebrities (male or female). I'll pick my favorite one and the person who offered it will get a FREE BEER next week, then we'll play this again and I'll give out ANOTHER FREE BEER. Also on that Facebook page I'm taking song requests so let me know what you want to hear. If not you'll continue to get a heavy dose of T. Rex, Andrew W.K., Turbonegro
The Geek inside of me acknowledges and honors the geek inside of you, namaste!
Cap'n Ozzy F"N Zion, Ichiban!