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Well quizzers, I'd really like to be fun and upbeat in this blog, but today I found out that Guy Fieri is collaborating on a cookbook with Smash Mouth and I just don't think I can just carry on like nothing's happened. The world just seems a scary, grease-filled, flame-shirted place now that I have this knowledge. Still, I suppose life must go on.
I'll cover the visual round first, which asked you to identify speakers from this year's political convention. I have to say, they are a slightly weird bunch (also, a lot of you confused Marco Rubio and Julian Castro. Tsk, Tsk.). I mean, Chris Christie looks way more like a Sopranos extra than he does a state governor, Rand Paul has a distinct "TV evangelist" vibe to him and Charlie Crist has the orange glow and snowy locks of a superannuated Jersey Shore cast member.
Audio rounds this week were fairly succesful for most. Round 2 had some songs associated with sporting arenas, and most of them proved fairly easy to guess. Poor old Alan Parsons Project is lacking in name recognition though, only two teams guessed their song correctly. Round 7 let us belatedly celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day with some nautical-themed movies. Of course, a lot of people didn't get what I meant by nautical and insisted on guessing things like "Transformers".
A major stumbling block in this quiz was our Vanilla Ice-related round. Poor old Rob Van Winkle just isn't the attraction he once was. Fortunately, an extra 16-point round for Round 3 helped bring scores up.
Highest score of the night went to God Save Katie's Tits with 84 points, just one point ahead of 53% of the Bar Needs to Buy the Rest of Us a Round. Both teams were tied going into the final round, which made for an exciting conclusion.