Word from our fabulous Los Angeles quizmaster, the mighty Daniel Halden…
Despite the growing national weariness over the never-ending 2012 presidential campaign, a host of terrific teams took part in a politically themed battle on Sunday night at BQT L.A. Coming in first place for the second month in a row was Team Quizzie Tissue, which aced the earlier political questions but ending up winning the night on a finale question about Depeche Mode (yes, it used to be the title of a fashion magazine). Second place finisher, with one of the all-time great BQT team names, was Team Kimmy and the Gibblers, thanks to their "full house" of trivia-minded contestants. In third place were newcomers Team at Least It Wasn't Elizabeth McGovern, who won two free admission passes to next time and may have set a record during the first five rounds with 80 total points scored. An impressive showing, to say the least -- although proof that, even at the Big Quiz
Thing, there's always the chance of a popular vote/electoral vote split.
Thank you, Dan. I'm proud to admit I understand the reference in the Kimmy and the Gibblers team name, but confess I have no idea what they're talking about with Elizabeth McGovern.
And thanks to our prize sponsors for the evening: the legendary Laugh Factory, the LaLas Burlesque, and of course, our supreme venue, Busby's East. We're back with our final L.A. BQT of '12 on November 18—make it real.