Sunday, November 30, 2008

Chuckles: Working Off the Tryptophan

Lisa, Dave and Kevin (AKA Kitty) of the VFW had Monday off, so they ventured into the wilds of Lancaster and scored the bronze. Of Pixie Stix and Whirlygigs were shooting for a fourpeat, but settled for second. Ubersmack shed 350 pounds and made up for last week by coming in first. The Twin Roses missed third by only one point and the Lapcats missed by two. Out of the Vortex finished slightly ahead of their arch-rivals Skirtland, who are going with Three's Company as next week's theme. (I wasn't feeling too well tonight, so I only took two pictures.)
Andrew and Aimee brought along some re-enforcements and went home with the last prize of the evening: a strap-on Rudolph nose.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

No Trivia Tonight!

Just a reminder that there will be no trivia at the VFW tonight, since they are having a band perform. See you all next week and take it easy on the tryptophan!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bube's: Overstuffed Night

It was a crazy night at Bube's with lots of extra folks who had the next day off. It was also crazy since You Can't Fix Stupid had their best night ever, placing second! They couldn't however, stop Dodge: Grab Life by the Nutsack from scoring a turky. Two 2-person teams tied for third: Team Discovery Channel and the Dutch Rudders. It was Rachel's first time, and she lost the Captain Jack-off™ to Tom. The Tony Danza Slap placed fifth and the Olives were sixth. A visiting team, Go Penn State! was right behind.
The Nutsacks, aided by Barbie's knowledge of shoe designers, had a yamtastic night.
Tom doubled Team Discovery Channel's size and took the bronze!
Rachel of the Dutch Rudders almost beat Captain Jack, but was twice bitten.
Boston Bob of Go Penn State was in town visiting Andy and his family. They are picking U.S. Presidents as next week's theme.
It was all in the family for Karen's 18th team.
Not Even Faculty left their stuffing condoms behind.
Presenting: Team Snaggle Toof!
The joint was jumping!

Never Box with Jesus

I learned a very valuable lesson over the weekend: never box with Jesus. Friends Craig and Kumiko had a house-warming party at their new abode, complete with some Wii-play. It started out harmless enough, with bowling and tennis. Someone chose Jesus as their avatar, and Jesus was pretty good. Then Becky wanted to play boxing and took up the mantle of Jesus.

To battle the forces of Good, I chose a historical figure associated with Evil. It was the best of three matches and we both won one. Then it came to a mutual knock-out, with my character eventually standing up and winning.

Anyway, to pay for my blasphemous triumph. God has stricken me with a horribly aching shoulder three days later. Moral of the story: don't mess with Jesus!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Chuckles: When Worlds Collide

Allison, the leader of Allison's Bunch of Coconuts attempts to locate her missing teammate. She needed her help to stop Of Pixie Stix and Whirlgigs from winning their second week in a row, but 'twas not to be. Prius, who usually plays at the VFW almost made it, but they were two points shy of first. Puff 'N Slap, a hybrid of two teams that play at Bube's, took the bronze. So you could say it was like an All-star night at Chuckles. Twin Roses was only one point behind, followed by Making Magik and KC and the Sunshine Band. Theme choice goes to the Lap Cats, who are going with the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV special.
Jean and Greg had a fantastic fourth round and leapt from sixth to second.
Their lasagna-fortified tummies helped put Puff N Slap in third place.
So close! KC and the Sunshine Band (Now with Testosterone!) missed the money slots by one measly question.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

VFW: What Will Erma, Ginny and Wally Say?

Carmen claims that she and Steve are the "true brains" behind Chicks and Dicks, who managed to pull a three-peat tonight. The South Side Miracles were right behind and Mixed Company placed third. ChrisRah almost made third. Room 2 and the Vein Hoagies tied for fifth and the B52s got to pick the theme for the December 3rd show: Moby Dick.
Mark and Sheila had a reunion with Tom and Tina and had their highest placing in months. Coincidence?
Chris and Sarah only missed the bronze by one point!
Aw, c'mon Sheila - the last round wasn't worth tearing your hair out!
Jaclyn wished Kirsten was with her, since we had yet another rickets question.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bube's: Floam, Part Deux!

Once again we had a floamtastic night of trivia at Bube's. The Toxic Olives have been a roll lately, as they reclaimed first place, ahead of The Tony Danza Slap and If McNabb Had Jacked Off Properly The Eagles Game Would Not Have Ended in a Tie. TDC was fourth, eight points ahead of Just the Eighteenth and Braindead. Quietly Making Noise get next week's theme choice and they are going with advertising slogans and logos.
After the show, folks were getting creative. Here Steve terrorizes Laura with a floam shark.
Tom, meanwhile, came up with a starfish.
Deric, floaming at the mouth.
Puff 'N Suds is looking forward to this weekend's lasagna feast with the Tony Danza Slap.
Brent keeps changing his team's name - This week it was Beer Run.
Danisha had to be coaxed into getting her picture taken.
It was good to see Doug, who hasn't been to trivia since a shift change at work. He helped Tom of TDC and they only missed third place by one point.
J and F was a new team that stuck it out for all four rounds.
Quietly Making Noise is quietly making plans for next week, when they will be halved.

Monday, November 17, 2008

A Sign for the Times

A special shout-out goes to Ed of You Can't Fix Stupid for this stupendous sign that he made for me. I hosted a lasagna dinner for his team Saturday night at Hornswylde Mansion. They were one of the winning teams from Bube's Suddenly September trivia contest. The other two winning teams will be at the manor this Sunday. Hopefully I will have perfected the recipe by then. I had switched to a different sauce and the dish had come out soupier than normal.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Chuckles: Floam!

Team Chamo couldn't bring Chamo along, so they created a voodoo rep;ica of him out of their gift from the Trashbag of Deelite: Floam! It's a sculpting material that looks like the love child of playdough and dipping dots. Their team came in ninth, right behind the Twin Roses. Seventh place and theme choice went to Team C.H.U.D., who are going with Futurama, which should please We Can Win...With Tickets Sicne Nixon's Back Bahroo! to no end. Clowns McNutty also tied for seventh, one point behind Skirtland. There was a tie between the new grandparent Zombies and Prius for fourth. Ubersmack was looking for some camouflage to hide, since they fell from first to third. Out of the Vortex, meanwhile recovered from a bad picture round to take home the silver, but they were nine points behind Of Pixe Stix and Whirlygigs.
In this Photo by Susie™, Bill and Marge celebrate their second place spot.
Tim traded one quartet of a pitcher of Pabst (approximate value: $2.00) for the Twin Roses' turkey baster (approximate value: $1.00)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

VFW: Things That Make You Say Awwwwwww!

Darla of sixth place We're Here for the Beer finally got to see her teammate Don's fuzzy thing on an exciting night of gameplay. Defending champs Chicks and Dicks had a commanding finish and placed first. Some favorites crashed and burned on the last round, but Tom G'Nat and T rose to the occasion and placed second, followed by the Alice team. Mixed Company mixed up their dates and came in fourth, with Room Two right behind. Frank's teammates left him in the lurch, but he ended up with theme choice for next week: computer acronyms.

Congrats also to our grand prize winners of free turkeys from Stouffer's: Mixed Company and Alice in Wonderland. And special thanks to Bonnie Powers for providing the vouchers!
Trish, Nat and Tom merged together to form a new superteam of Tom G'Nat and T and took home second place!
Alice in Wonderland celebrates their highest placing in a while.
Jerry and Clyde show one of the grand prizes: a five pound box of Milky Ways, courtesy of Ed from Tuesday night's You Can't Fix Stupid team.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Bube's: Nutsack Rising

The Four Nutsacks of the Apocalypse added a fifth and had a commanding victory tonight. I had been concerned about the 'sacks, who are usually formidable opponents. They hadn't placed for several weeks (maybe a month?), but tonight they clenched together and came out on top in a climactic night of trivia.
The Toxic Olives, who normally play every other week, made a rare off-week appearance, attempting to defend their crown. They settled for the silver.
Tonight's bronzers: The Tony Danza Slap!
Birthday boy Dale is getting it from both sides!
Soooo close! You Can't Fix Stupid had a fatal cross-out, costing them third place.
Puff n Suds went slumming to the other end of the bar tonight.
Captain Jack made some new friends, courtesy of Puff N Suds.
Team Braindead, just like they did two weeks ago, came in seventh. They were the ones who chose trucks. Keeping it motorhead, they're going with American muscle cars.
Ryan recruited She Who Shall Not Be Named as his partner to form Team Raising the Bar.