Thursday, January 08, 2009

Last night I was coerced into going down to a bar and playing trivia. Nothing makes me feel like more of a dumbass than playing trivia, except maybe reading M5K’s blog. I am full of useless knowledge about pop culture but even in trivia games knowing that Crystal Pepsi came out in 1992 is completely useless. Our categories last night were State Mottos, Guns N’Roses, The Bailout, Television, and Inventors. I thought I’d be able to hold my own in the Guns N’Roses and television questions, and I hoped I would know at least one or two answers about the bailout since I do try to read the news every day. Wrong! I’m sure most of my readers know that Guns N’Roses was formed by members from Hollywood Rose and L.A. Guns, but not this girl. I got the L.A. Guns, but Hollywood Rose? What the hell is that? I’m also sure most of you know which Guns N’Roses song starts with a Cool Hand Luke quote, but I sure as hell didn’t. I mixed up AIG with Lehman Brothers. I got the ALASKA state motto wrong. And who knew that punk ass Ohio is trying to steal North Carolina’s aviation thunder? They claim to be ‘the birthplace of aviation’. WTF? The moral of this story: I should never be asked to play on a trivia team again. Sure, I am super fun to hang out with and I’ll make the evening more entertaining, but with $50 at stake, I am not going to lead any team to victory.


Michael5000 said...

It's always nice to know that my little hobby is spreading pain and unhappiness in the world.

"North to the Future," innit?

Kadonkadonk said...

The category was actually mottos and slogans, and Alaska's 'official' slogan is: "Beyond your dreams, within your reach." Not one team got it right, because that is just stupid.

radioactive girl said...

I suck at trivia. Even if I know the answer I can never seem to come up with it at the right moment!