But first: in all the excitement of the Quiz's trip to the Netherlands last Monday, I never even said who got MQLXXX Exclamation Points! The list includes Mrs.5000 and la gringissima in a fierce battle for the top of the leaderboard, with Cartophiliac not far back in fourth place. Other winners were fingerstothebone, The Calico Cat, Eversaved, mhwitt, and Balaywho. Elaine, who has done a lot of winning on Thursday, broke the Monday barrier to become the 66th human to win an Exclamation Point! And Rebel took the last MQLXXX EP, which was the 400th Monday Quiz Exclamation Point.
Even more exciting than that, if such a thing is possible, is that la gringissima's MQLXXX EP breaks the record for consecutive Monday Quiz wins! The previous record was five in a row, a feat DrSchnell achieved twice (MQXXIV - MQXXVIII; MQLI - MQLV) and la gringa herself matched once (MQLII - MQLVI). With her current run from MQLXXV to MQLXXX, la gringissima pushes the bar up to SIX in a row. Will she push it to seven? We'll have to wait until next week to find out!
Eighth Season Champions
Given the above, it's not surprising that la gringissima is the Eighth Season Champ; she took EPs in an amazing 8 out of 10 Quizzes to dominate "the 70s."
Usually, 6 of 10 would be enough to win; Eversaved will just have to settle for second place and the respect and admiration of all.
Scoring 4 of 10 are four Quiz long-timers: Mrs.5000, DrSchnell, Rebel, and Cartophiliac. They get the respect and admiration of all, as well.
As does everyone who plays the Monday Quiz! See you next week for the 9th Season kick-off!