Mario's Double Daughter's Salotto
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The Geeks have arrived at a brand-spankin’-now venue: Mario’s Double Daughters! This hip, downtown locale was about to get an (un)healthy dose of Geek injection.
Round 1 was all about appetizers. What I learned from this round is that I would be the world’s worst fancy restaurant waiter because, even with phonetic spelling, I can’t say half of these jived-up foreign words. When will the world learn to just speak American?
Round 2 was an audio round about the season. Which season? This season. And just because the musical artists LMFAO and LFO share a few common letters it doesn’t mean they’re the same band.
Round 3 was a speed round where you told me as many professional sports locations that were NOT cities i.e. the COLORADO Rockies or the TEXAS Rangers. As a quizzling, I’d hoped that I’d be playing for this round because I rock team logo/name/location/division rounds! I could have been the toast of my team but, alas, I was reduced to simply monitoring the round. And, yes, I realize that New York is both a city and a state but I’m quite certain that the teams that claim to be from there are referring to the city—even when they’re technically in New Jersey.
Round 4 was about debuts. Yes, it was.
Round 5 was the visual round on Rick Moranis movies. I’m glad the team name with a Little Shop of Horrors reference got that one right; it would have been pretty sad if they hadn’t. Also, know that Rick wore the Ghostbusters uniform in the SEQUEL but he did not wear it in the first one. That tidbit of knowledge would have helped a few teams out.
Round 6 was on deserts and many of you got your just desserts. What kind of camel lives in the Gobi Desert of central Asia? I was feeling generous so I gave you a point if you wrote “two-humped” but I gave an extra point to those who were a little more scientific and wrote “Bactrian.”
Round 7 was the second audio round. You got one point for naming the movie the clip was from, two points if you could name the toxin/poison/virus the characters were talking about, and no points if you wrote both—you must stick with your choice. Look at the big brains on Double Daughters customers, nobody messed the round up thus zeroing out their scores. That doesn’t necessarily mean you all scored well, though.
Round 8 was, as usual, random knowledge. What are the most popular languages spoken in U.S. homes other than English? Apparently, Tagalog which I think is a Girl Scout cookie.
In the end we had a tie for first but one of those teams was the general manager and I didn’t think he had much use for a gift certificate to his own place. Thus, everybody below him got bumped up a place.
Thanks Double Daughters! I’ll see your geeky little faces next time.