Seems that the warm weather and spring break conditions did not effect the attendance at the Thirsty Lion last night, where we had a whopping $216 pot and a standing room only crowd. As always, it’s great to see new teams at the quiz, like Three Girls and a Little Man, the McFlys, and Space Juice. Naturally we had the regulars, like Yahtzee, the (variations of a) Monkey (team), and Your Tax Dollars at Work. But it was the team Kim and the Jong Ills, a long time regular team of Thirsty Lion, that FINALLY get their long awaited win!
Yes, they knew the video clips of the Georgia Satellites, Linkin Park & Jay-Z, and even the boat capsizing on the ocean was from the remade movie Poseidon. See what happens when you keep on trying? You eventually WIN!
I have to admit that the Thirsty Lion Bar Team really kicked some butt this week. They did better than they had EVER done, finally making it into the top five teams of the night, only to LOSE it on the question about Rip Van Winkle (one of their team members admitted that he thought it would be a Madeline L’Engle question about her book A Wrinkle in Time). For the folks that don’t know this, the bar team runs interference every week, playing for free so that if they should win anything, the cash that they would’ve won rolls over into the next week’s game. Bar team, you were SO CLOSE!
A little shout out to the new management team over there at TL– Luke and Cheryl. They had some trial by fire last night with the crowd management. A daunting task when there’s that many people to keep happy and they’re still in training. Good job, guys!
Hey guys: only one more week for the THIRSTY LION standings. One more week to see who is going to take home the $100 gift certificate to Grand Central Bowl. Check the big board (next to the stage) for the current line-up. With last night’s win, the Kim & Jong Ills team is on the board, but I believe Hangin’ Brain is still the team to beat.
ONE FINAL NOTE: Quiz Against the Quizmasters is NEXT MONDAY! If you want to compete against we brilliant-minded trivia royalty, the annual big event is the only time to do it, with a guaranteed $500 CASH PRIZE to the winning team! BOO-ya! Of course we want you to come so we can fund the pot. After all, the QM’s are gonna TAKE it this year!