Wednesday, October 28, 2009

VFW: Sock It to Me

Mary Lynn proudly displays the only inedible item from this week's Trashbag of Dee-lite: a pair of Halloween socks. It will also help her team stay warm since they slid down an icy slope to eighth place. D and M are our theme-pickers and they are going with animal TV stars. It's Only a Freakin' Game, Room Two and Got 26? were sixth, fifth and fourth, respectively. Dear God, Please Use the Phillies As Your Vessel to Strike Down the Yankees took home the bronze, while the top two slots went to two 2-person teams: Chick and Dick and K-B!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bube's: All Together Ooky

Team Discovery Channel finally reunited just in time for the end of our October tournament, as they saw their arch-rivals Is Cousin It Nothing More than a Giant Walking Nutsack come from behind to win by one question. The 'sacks also won the cumulative point prize of a chocolate moussecake. The Undead Fool Monkey placed second, one question ahead of the Brain Tryst 3. The Ottos took a tumble and fell to fourth, while TDC took fifth. Quietly Making Noise placed sixth, right ahead of two seventh-place teams: the Toxic Olives and the Tony Danza Slap, who did one of their spectacular fourth round crash-and-burns form first to seventh. So there are two themes next week: The Nightmare Before Christmas and Kids in the Hall.

Quietly Making Noise is looking forward to their prize from our Octobapalooza Tournament: a home-cooked lasagna dinner party with tons of ricotta and a little mozzarella (or maybe it's the other way around?)

Otto von Schnitzelpusskrankengescheitmeyer went kaput.

You're a Monster can barely contain their excitement.

Courtney and Lori (?) were not going to stay for the whole night, but then got sucked in. Good thing, too, since they got the bronze!

Two-thirds of the Fool Monkey had a fantastic night, taking both the silver for the night and the grand prize for the Octobapalooza Tournament, a $100 Bube's gift certificate (provided by yours truly).

Becky enjoying the breeze.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Bad Blogger

I will be the first to admit that the blog has been very light lately. I think once Halloween weekend is over I will be able to get back into the swing of regular blogging. Things are starting to calm down in the Real World and I just finished up a ten week subbing gig at the Barn Door, so life is beginning to return to "normal." In the mean time, the theme for Sunday's Chuckles show will be the Showtime cable series Weeds.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Happy Hallo-week!

Tom Karel is well known for his pea salad. Here we see his seasonal variation on the classic recipe.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Chuckles: Live, from Lancaster, It's...

The Phillies! Actually it was a fun night of trivia, along with a Dodger-whomping by the Phils. Our defending champs Ubersmack managed to be one of the few teams to get the last question right, giving them first place instead of fourth. Team C.H.U.D. was right behind and the Nurses took the bronze. The Weather Balloon Joyriders missed third by one point, while Skirtland and Grand Hoochie Skank Rose tied for fifth. Pixie Stix get to pick next week's theme, and they're going with a theme I can't refuse: Lines from the Godfather.

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Ivey Is Growing!

Congrats to Chris and Julie Ivey, who welcomed Lucien James Ivey to the world this week. Little Lucien promptly grabbed the forceps and scalpel out of the doctor's hands and began to juggle them.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

VFW: Trivia Royal with Cheese

First off, thumbs up to the Stars and Stripes Fish N Chips special, topped off with Carmen's Double Chocolate Cupcakes. Just what was needed for a fun night of Pulp Fiction competition. Friends of Stub Hub returned tot he winners' circle, one question ahead of K-B (I think the change of tables actually helped Karen and Bob, since the air was not as rarefied at their lowtop. Mixed Company went away with a third place gift certificate with a blank amount, so they'll be ordering filet mignon next week. Our defending champs, Chicks and Dicks, was fourth and the B52s featuring peanutbutterhater Barry was fifth. Devilin' overruled Trish, so they fell to sixth and 2-H+2 and It's Just a Freakin' Game tied for seventh, so we'll have two themes next week: The Ultimate Fighting Championship and TV Commercials.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bube's: Who's On First?

That would be a brand new team, Fruits and Nuts Featuring Brown Sugar, Oatmeal and Stir Stick. They were convinced that they had lost and headed out before their name was announced. Luckily Nathan of the Nutsacks knew them and theoretically delivered their gift certificate. The Fool Monkey was six points behind, followed by Take My Nutsack, Please (Is This Thing On?) Quietly Making Noise changed their name to Chipmunk Jamboree and had to settle for fourth, two points ahead of the Toxic Olives. The Carnivores got their first taste of trivia action and vowed to be back. Rumplemintz was sixth and the Triviettes were seventh. And for the first time in trivia history I did not write down their theme and cannot recall it, so for now it is TBA. I will investigate...

VFW: Tomorrow's Theme

Pulp Fiction

Bube's Theme for Tonight

Classic stand-up comics and their routines.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Chuckles: V for Victory

Ubersmack claimed victory tonight, squeaking by Skirtland by two points and one question ahead of Here's Hoping I get That Internship with David Letterman. Raking Leaves and Loving It was fourth, while The Return of Captain Stupid and the Twin Roses tied for fifth. Second Collection will chose next week's theme and they are going with Saturday Night Live.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Go See This Woman!

Barb DeCesare of Winter Radio Theater will be doing a reading of her works at Dogstar Books in Lancaster (the corner of West Chestnut and Pine) this Wednesday, October 14th, 7 P.M.. I can't make it, but y'all need to go see her and tell me how wonderful it was!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Bube's: Captions to Come

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Octobapalooza Tourney at Bube's!

The Octobapalooza Trivia Tournament begins tonight at Bube's! Teams that play at least twice at Bube's during the month of October will be eligible for fantastic prizes such as a lasagna dinner at my home (AKA Hornswylde Mansion) or a $100 gift certificate to Bube's! The more often you play, the greater your chances. Come tonight to learn the details.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Chuckles: 20's Company

The nice weather is bringing out teams from the woodwork, as we celebrated the 70s schlockfest known as Three's Company. Ubersmack had a last-round rally to place first, six points ahead of Second Collection. Raking the Leaves was one question ahead of Skirtland and the Zombies, while We Can Win With Tickets placed a respectable sixth. The Miami Blades "V is for Vendetta" as their theme for next week. Rich and Donna, AKA A Wing and a Prayer, meanwhile, would like to remind everyone that they were in first place in the first three rounds.