Thursday, March 30, 2006
oh boy. Things were not looking good, my friends. TrivMaster JMcC and I, team Cambyland, were battling the tough competition of 6, 7 (illegal), 8, (illegal), and 9 (illegal) person teams. Going into the 4th quarter we were 13 points out of 5th place, in 8th place overall. We had just identified a dismal 5 out of 10 international leaders. And then we tanked the first question of the 4th quarter. For those of you not familiar with the ways of Trivia Night, this means that you're paying your whole tab. 100% of your pitchers, 100% of your pizza. Which at the Newtowne Grille is not a whole lot, but still. Pay full price? Nay.
It started tamely enough: a question about mountain ranges with the highest active volcanoes in the world. We went with Andes. South America = coffee = volcanoes. Bing. correct. hmm, is it possible? No. That's crazy talk. Too much. Even if we ran the table ... Two correct questions later, we were still in about the same positioning going into the final two questions. So, we went for broke, bid the max, and a "Greece" and "Bridges of Madison County" later we're on a 38 point run. Just enough to tie us for third and force a tiebreaker. Tiebreaker, you say? Bring it. Oh, it's already been broughten. Population of Greece? 3.5 Million. Count it. Well, no. It's like 10 million. But we were 400,000 closer than the other team.
Third place. $10 off the tab. Thank you very much.
"I hope nothing. I fear nothing. I am free" - Nikos Kazantzakis