Sunday, August 30, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tonight's motorcycle trivia night featured a reunion of sorts of one of the original rock bands of the VFW, We're Here for the Beer. Frank and Dave were added to It's Just a Freakin' Game and it looked like they were going to win. Then the last round kicked in. Who Will Be Buried First: Ted Kennedy or Michael Jackson? buried the competition, with a 19 point win. Chicks and Dicks was second, one point ahead of Cheryl's team, Devilin'. The B52s were right behind, followed by the Freakins and D&M. Theme choice for next week goes to Giggles and Friends and they chose da Bears (Chicago, that is).
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
We had a special treat last night after the show when musician Randy Stern played some tunes on his guitar and harmonica. He was heading back to New York after touring half way across the country. Check out his website: randystern.info. Randy also enjoyed the special tattoo picture round, where everyone had to match up the celebrities with their tattoos. Eric Is Many Unmentionable Things and Will Have Unspeakable Things Done to Him was tonight's top team. Quietly Making Noise made a big jump in the last round and took the silver. There was a tie between the Toxic Olives and the Tony Danza Slap for third, but Becky was MIA, so the Olives lost. You're Still Part of Everything I Do You're on My Nutsack Just Like a Tatoo was fifth, followed by Bev's Next Door. 'Ere We 'Re Again are our theme-pickers and they have chosen Saved By the Bell.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
It was somewhat unsettling to see a wedding party at the bar on the night when we were asking trivia questions about a wedding party that is bumped off one by one. Ubersmack also bumped off the competition, making it a three-peat. Matt, Michelle and Josh (AKA This Just In: Bret Favre Just Retired) gave them a run for their money, but fell 7 points short. The Ingenious Basterds returned to their lucky bar and placed third, 4 points ahead of The Price Is Right. Fifth went to the birthday-celebrating Confucious Say Rick Is an Idiot and We Agree. There was a tie between Gawky Domino and Out of the Vortex, so it was Kim vs. Marge in the Captain Jack-off™, with Kim victorious. That gave the Dominoes theme choice and they are going with Red Dwarf, since Bubba wants to put his complete DVD collection to good use.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Bob and Karen celebrate their victory by taking a cruise around the world with their winnings. The duo managed to shake their tie with Chicks and Dicks. Rick Pitino's $3,000 Healthcare Plan took the silver. Erma then had to face Captain Jack against Laurie, with Laurie's team (Devilin') taking the bronze . Next week's theme choice goes to 2-H and they chose motorcycles.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 09, 2009
(Still continuing with the text-only updates for now). I returned to Chuckles after a two-week absence to find the crowd none-the-worse for wear. Thanks to Justin and J for ably filling in. Ubersmack returned to the winner's seat, besting the Pixie Sticks by one question. The Zombies were only 3 points behind, followed by Canteen Boy, Pat and Company and the Yummie Mummies. The drug-friendly Nurses: We Keep Doctors from Killing You once again get to pick our theme for next week and are going with the wild and wacky Gosselin family. And Twin Roses would like to forget about tonight.
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
A small crowd had a good time with what I would like to call Quoting Quotables (in honor of Jeopardy). Clinton's Asian Imports had a come form behind victory, 14 points ahead of last week's champs, Chicks and Dicks. They were one point ahead of the bronzing Just Us, featuring clutchman Mike. We had an unusual three-way tie for fourth between K & B, It's Just a Game and the B52s. As predicted by them, D&M placed seventh and are going with the Solar System as next week's theme.
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Until I get back into the swing of things after my extended vacation to beautiful Lancaster, PA, I'm going with stripped down recaps. First up: a packed night at Bube's saw No Time for Losers Cuz We Are the Nutsacks of the World fend off a last round attack by the Cogitators, as they won by one question. One Ball Paul and the Rhythm Disciples were right behind and took third. The Queen-loving Stonecutters were fourth, followed by the Olives and Cafe Chuckles' own Gawky Domino. Buzz gets to pick the theme for next week, and they are going with Seinfeld.
Monday, August 03, 2009
Over vacation, I finished reading Ishmael Beah's harrowing account of growing up in Sierra Leone, forced to be a boy soldier. I recommend the book which sheds some much-needed light on the horrible conditions in sub-Saharan Africa, a subject that gets little press here in America.
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier