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Last night was a great night at O'Niell's. This was my third O'Niell's quiz this week (the others being Sunday Night at Nob Hill and Monday at the Heights), and it was definitely the best. How so? Because we had Quiz, some other Eric who is not me, and YOU (Hallmark Greeting Card Company, hire me now).
We started the night with a round on Mississippi, a worthless state that would be first in people not caring about it if it weren't for places like Montana, which has so much nothing we forget it even exists. Mississippi on the other hand has Confederates, racists, and catfish. Oh and as we learned from quiz last night also has Magnolias and Mannings. There we go. You know all there is in Mississippi. Now you never have to think about travel there.
Our music round was all about the parody song. I've tried listening to parodies on the youtubes and while there are gems scattered about here and there, internet, can we make a pact that you'll let the great Weird Al Yankovic do his thing because he does it the best? Oh, and screw anyone who makes religious or political song parodies.
Our third round was on the Jackson kids who weren't Michael. I've got a little clarification for some of you. Exhibit A: Rebbie Jackson. Exhibit B: Reggie Jackson. I can see how you guys thought Reggie was part of MJ's family. His last name is Jackson, he's black, and YOU'RE A RACIST.
Travis won Zip-It! from Bananagrams! Did I mention Zip-It from Bananagrams? Because Zip-It! from Bananagrams, yo!
Our mystery round followed. The mystery of course, was Christopher Lloyd. I know that it's hard to think of Christopher Lloyd as anything other than Doc Brown (or if you're older, Reverend Jim), but he's been in so many, many thing. You haven't lived until you see him as the evil Klingon Commander Kruge in Star Trek III.
Our visual round was on bestial bands. SEALo Green? Hilarious. Okay, yeah, we reached on that one, but c'mon! You gotta admit how clever it was. Or, if you don't, just look at this. Also, I love Three Dog Night. I don't care who knows it. Shambala is a fantastic song.
Other Eric (who really is a fantastic Eric, if you don't try to compare the two greatness-es) read our Shakespearenced round. Personally I find it slightly laughable how many times modern filmmakers return to the Bard's tales as inspiration for their movie. Worse yet, some of them change just several names and locations and go "here! I've made a movie! It's based on Shakespeare but changed enough so the dumb shits of the world can watch it and then say, Hey, did you know this was based on Shakespeare?" The exception to this rule being 1995's adaptation of Richard III.
Your hatred only makes me stronger. THE HATE FILLS ME WITH POWER.
Our second audio round featured some girlie shows. Yes, I said New Girl was funny. Not the first few episodes, but it does get good. It will never be remembered as anything other than that thing that had Zooey Deschanel in it, but it's still a fun 20 minute timewaster.
Then came our final round. Eric (the other one, not me in the third person), lamented at how I gave him all the "difficult" questions, but I cannot help it that that is how the ordering went down. Besides, I'm fairly certain if you've got ovaries or you're not welcome in Chik-fil-A, then you know more than you need about Ryan Gosling. Hey, even as a straight married man, I gotta say that his handsome looks and childlike wonder make me question all sorts of things about myself. And with that reveal, here are our winners:
Avoid the Clap, Jimmie Dugan
Trippin' On Sherm