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That’s entertainment: pic answers

March 10, 2012 in Movies, Quizzes

Here are the answers to that crafty picture round I posted yesterday in: That’s entertainment.

Personally, I think one or two of these were a bit of a stretch – and that’s after I found out the answers! The one on the right being one of the stranger ones, required a bit of a left turn in the brain to allow it to stand. Numer 9 also fits into this category.

Still, they are a challenge and an entertaining one at that. As usual, click on the Read the rest link to see the answers.

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That’s entertainment

March 9, 2012 in Interactive, Movies, Quizzes

At quite short notice we discovered that the monthly movie quiz in Kelly’s Bar, Galway, was going ahead last Monday.  The people who run the quiz seem to put great stock in keeping in contact with their regulars.  For example, we’re encouraged to put down a contact email for the team on our answer books.  However, something definitely went wrong last weekend as the word didn’t get out until Monday afternoon that the quiz was going ahead.  And that was on their Facebook wall which, thankfully, one of our number happened to check.

While I’m on the topic of communication, this quiz also fell foul of one of my personal bugbears.  The score. To whit, what is it? How are we getting on? They announced the score on just two occasions: half-time and full-time.  At half-time, two teams were way out in front (on 37 and 36 out of 40) and we were leading the peloton on 32.  We continued as we had been, safe in the knowledge that surely we were too far behind to win and we’d hopefully hang on to third.  Yet when the final scores were announced we’d come in second – two points ahead of third and just two points behind the winners. If only we’d known we were in the hunt!

They’re not the worst, mind you.  Last Friday night I attended a quiz in Claremorris Golf Club where the score wasn’t called out for the entire night! My team finished on 84/100 and hadn’t a clue if that was a good, bad or indifferent score.  We came fourth, if you’re interested, with the teams above us finishing on 86, 89 and 91 points.

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Back in the saddle: answers

March 9, 2011 in Movies, Quizzes

Time for the answers to the movie themed questions I posted yesterday.

A very enjoyable, if slow*, quiz and great value too at €20 per table.  Also, it featured the best table name I’ve heard in a while: Tequila Mockingbird! It didn’t have to be a movie quiz for that name to stand out.

Right, I’ll get on with posting up these answers as this is probably the busiest week in the blog’s history.  I’ve already got another four posts lined up – after this one!

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Back in the saddle

March 8, 2011 in Movies, Quizzes

Back in the day, by which I mean back before this blog existed, I used to make a monthly pilgrimage from Ennis to Galway to take part in the Bazaar Movie Quiz.  This wasn’t a bizarre movie quiz.  No, it was a quiz held in a bar called Bazaar.

Well, Bazaar is no longer there and, since it’s closing, there’s been a movie quiz shaped void in the Galway quizzing scene. This hole was filled last night by Kelly’s Bar, Bridge Street*.

And lo!, it was good. Such a large crowd turned up that almost 100 people had to be turned away.  By the time the quiz did kick-off, the staff had managed to squeeze 27 tables into the bar’s upstairs room. Clearly, this quiz will be back!

It was also the first time our ‘A’ team got back together since the All-Ireland final last November. And lo!, we did good. 🙂

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26 movies in 85 seconds

September 23, 2010 in Quizzes

Just a quick post to point every one in the direction of a competition the Guardian (UK) is running currently.

There’s offering anyone a chance to win a collection of 26 famous movies on DVD.  All you have to do is identify the films from their clever animation.

You can check it out here: