Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Athletics, Mets, Cardinals, Tigers, Washington, Adams, Jefferson...

We have been playing trivia for the past few weeks and it has been lots of fun!! There is, of course, the many obscure, random and maybe even inappropriate questions. A few amazing questions that we have somehow managed to guess correctly:
1. The sitcom movie the 40-year old virgin is handed along with a box of porn to resolve his problem (Answer: Everybody Loves Raymond, Thanks to Paul).
2. The artist that proposed to talk show host Rolonda Watts in 1997. I don't know anyone who has heard of this Rolonda Watts show... (Answer: James Brown, Wild guess by Sarah and Allison).
3. The president one of the guys in Fight Club would like to take down/fight.. (Answer: Lincoln, Great guess by Gaines, Aaron and Paul based on a small hint in the exact quote that made an allusion to the fact that this president is really big... I am impressed, I did now know anything about Lincoln other than he wore a hat and a beard. For a while I thought he was contemporary with Martin Luther King and even confused the two).
4. The Bavarian doctor that in ___year did lots of research on the cerebral cortex (Answer: Alzheimer)

Then there is the, we are geeks and know what things actually should be called or look like rather than what books say:
1. When exposed to a base, litmus paper turns what color (Our Answer: Pink, expected answer Red. Every book in the world says red, but it is not freaking red, it is pink, get it right!).

And then the misses we should know:
1. The one actor from LOTR that got nominated for an Oscar (Half of us believed: The guy that plays Gandalf, the other half: The golem guy.. aparently Golem was a guy). We answered Golem, and of course it was the Gandalf guy.
2. Where some former Braves played (I tried to answer this and failed to guess ANY of them). We only live in the city owned by Turner.

In general lots of fun. Lots of learning too. I am now off to go home to get ready for the next go at it tonight, hopefully we can improve our performance.

Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Jetson, Flintstone, Huxtable, Turner, Jackson, Missipi, Maine,...


Gaines said...
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Gaines said...

Where are my props for the amazing answer to No. 4?

(We got credit for pink, btw.)

Patricia said...

I meant to give you props for that. That's a cool one because once you said ALzheimer it made perfect sense, but making the backwards connection is pretty sick!

I like knowing so many answers as a group as we do at this place, but it is kind of disappointing to do this well (we only missed two answers yesterday) and be like 4th on the list (if you count the 3 people tied for first individually).

Gaines said...

That's pretty much the way it always is, though. The final question is almost always the great equalizer.

We could always try to scout out some places with less competition.

Patricia said...

It is never about winning, it is about winning against the toughest competition. The irritating part is not not winning but the fact that everyone has a shot at winning at the end. Everywhere I have been for trivia there is a cluster at the top, but it is rare that people at the bottom will ever make it so that the wager for the final question counts.

I think the first week I went (when we made 3rd) the spread was better and although people at the bottom still had a shot (i.e. us), the question was hard enough where the wager actually would have mattered for people at the top.

Kathleen Turner will go on reverse next week they'll see!!

Chandra said...

GRRRRR Kathleen Turner Overdrive.... Know-it-all jerrrrrkkksss! GRRGH.

I only went one week and I hate them. I don't know how you guys do it week after week and not resort to violence.

I STILL say there was a CHiPs cartoon! Apparently Tim, Gaines & I have all watched TV stations in our heads that have similar programming.

Tomorrow night we will arise victorious!