Saturday, February 05, 2005

A House Divided

Sisyphus is hysterically funny, but never has he posted a more hysterical farce than his parody of the events at Keegan's Thursday night. However, we'd hate to give anyone the wrong idea. The Fraters/Nihilist combo won with 24 correct. After careful consideration, Terry Keegan awarded another team named "Marty Sucks" a tie, a dubious decision that sets an Al Gore-like precedent. Nonetheless all accepted the arbiter's rules. The Fraters and Marty Sucks each shared the hardware, possessing the trophy for part of the evening and both teams were awarded victory drinks.

As for the greater point of whether the quiz answers were valid, the key to Keegan's trivia is to divine the answer that Terry will accept, not necessarily the correct answer in reality. One relevant example is the question in the famous Hewitt/Fraters tie (an event which I did not participate). The answer to the question was President William Jefferson Clinton. Terry refused to accept Bill Clinton as a correct answer. It's his bar and he sets the rules.

As for manager Marty's decision to award the bounty he placed on Team Fraters heads to Marty Sucks, he'd been hitting on the two female members of that team for the entire night. Plying them with drinks was the next logical extention of his actions. As I left for the night, I think I heard him betting the female members of the team a shot that Richard Nixon's middle name was Moe.


Blogger Sisyphus said...

Are you implying that Marty is more concerned with flirting with female quiz participants than he is in the Truth? Hmmm, I have new respect for the man.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Chad The Elder said...


We too knew that Jamestown was the first permanent settlement, but as the NIGP explains, it's not the always the correct answer that wins the game, it's the answer that Terry comes up with. It's a little like playing match game sometimes.

2:34 PM  

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