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When we were young: the audio round

May 11, 2011 in Movies, Quizzes

We’re into Bonus Time this afternoon as I did find a spare half hour to recreate the Movie theme tunes round from last Monday night’s Movie Quiz in Kelly’s Bar.

Of course, there were 10 tracks on the night but Soundcloud‘s snazzy anti-piracy thingy has once again stopped two of them from uploading. Cos I’m really ripping somebody off by playing the opening 30 seconds of their song…

Movie themes:

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I’ll post the answers to these, along with the answers to this morning’s post, sometime tomorrow.

When we were young

May 11, 2011 in Movies, Quizzes

Kelly’s Bar in Galway hosted its third Movie Quiz on Monday night.  We may have won the first quiz, two months back, but we felt as if we were well off the pace last time out, when we eventually won a playoff to finish third.  Could we up our game this week?

Well, yes (slightly).  We ended up in another playoff – this time for second place.  Mikey once again strode forth as our champion in this joust. Once again, I don’t think I’m doing him down to say it was quite an easy playoff.  Following on from identifying the whistled melody from The Bridge On The River Kwai, which he got in about 0.5 of a second last month, this time were told it would be a snippet of dialogue from a movie.  The bar held its breath (collectively). The audio file struck up and we heard:

“It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes…”

And that was as far as it got before Mike put his hand in the air. Perhaps it’s because I’m the age I am but isn’t that a bit of a gimme?* Then again, I guess it wasn’t for Mike’s opponent in the playoff.

Congrats to the winners ‘Tango versus Cash: This time it’s personal’. That’s two months in a row they’ve won now. They were two points ahead of us at half-time and finished with the same margin of victory.  Well done there.

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Move along

May 4, 2011 in Housekeeping

Nothing to see here, I’m afraid.  Gilligan’s Quiz Night returned last night but the evening’s quiz master (politely) asked me not to include their quiz on this site.  I will honour this request.

It’s probably for the best, mind you as my team got absolutely hammered (and I don’t mean in the drinking way).  We ended up on 74/100, languishing in fourth or fifth place, miles behind the winners on 92. Yikes.

It was revealed afterwards that one of the members of that team had recently won a contest called the ‘Brain of Ireland’.  I can’t say I’d ever heard of this title before but it certainly sounds impressive. It also lessened the shame (slightly) of losing by such a margin.

We’ll return to our usual transmission, later this week.