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If you've seen the majority of drinks I've consumed at O'Niell's over the years you'll know that I have a weakness for whiskey. Bourbon, Irish, single malt, blended. I like and I consume them all. So, when the manager of O'Niell's says I need to try a Jameson & Ginger Martini I'm down. Now, to be fair, I think it was closer to a Manhattan than to a martini, but I'm sure marketing a special "martini" goes further with the masses than a Manhattan does. Nomenclature aside, it was pretty friggin' fantastic. Next quiz, order yourself one. Then order me one.
We started the quiz with a round on poisons. Absinthe is something I enjoy, but rarely ever get. Why? Because that shit's expensive and only the really expensive ones are really good. Also, if you missed out on the walking on sunshine jokes, then go watch this. It shouldn't be that funny, but it is. Also, quince.
Our music round was for the foodie in all of us. Despite the playlist including my favorite band of all time ever, They Might Be Giants, Dinner Bell was out shined by Bill Haley & His Comets' Shake, Rattle, And Roll. Damn that's a good song.
For our third round we tested your knowledge of Neil, Lance, and Stretch Armstrong. I was so pleased how many of you were fooled by the "It's a story about a guy stretching the limits of what is possible, to become all that he can be." I knew that if I emphasized any words I'd give it away, so I sat there with a smug look on my face knowing how many would be tripped up by it.
Round four was about scaring children. I'm not sure if anything in the round was as terrifying as Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, but I'm sure it was sufficiently frightening. America's Most Wanted never frightened my yourself self. That was reserved for Unsolved Mysteries. It was mostly Robert Stack's terrifying trenchcoat creep.
After a quick visual round on homophones, Fernando took over to bring you Schoolhouse Wrong. A round about some fake facts we inserted into the lyrics of your youthful learning series songs, it proved to be pretty tough for you guys. Unless that is, your team knows history, science, mathematics, and vocabulary. In other words, if you passed the seventh grade.
Then we came to our best and worst films. Not surprisingly, more people got the best pictures than the worst ones. And after all, who really wants to remember that things like Howard the Duck and Norbit even existed?
Our final round broke it down for everyone. Hawkies, no limits, board games (sheep for wood?), global brands, Lord of the Rings, Edgar Allen Poe and a special appearance by BEARS! In the end, our winners were found, but before we get to them:
THE ALL HARRY POTTER QUIZ!
September 8th, 9PM
O'Niell's Nob Hill
Tree Cops II: Stumped!
Abortion Brigns Out the Kid in You!
Worst. Orgy. Ever.