Thursday, November 30, 2006

It's On

I was wondering what to blog about, and then I received this comment:

anonymous said…
actually it was free range from a local

and you suck at trivial pursuit

Section one of comment is a true story. Part of our conversation at dinner was about how it seemed odd that this free range monster chicken had less growth hormone and other like additives than most grocery store birds.

Section two of comment is NOT a true story. My immediate reaction to section two would normally be, “Your Mama sucks at Trivial Pursuit!” but alas, I believe I know who this anonymous lurker is. It is none other than the almost entirely, but not quite completely less than famous Professor Krispy Giggle-Guts Googieboggie Wise III, (or, My Sis,) and therefore as I mentioned previously, the Mama comment is probably inappropriate. (And, untrue as me Ma has some mad skillz with the trivia.)

Anyway, the Sis, (who continues to think I am a geek, (or nerd, I can’t remember which,) for having a blog and yet continues to read and occasionally comment on said blog,) is probably just a little upset that she lost twice on the weekend. I can understand her frustration. She did not have the luck of the draw for most of the second game. Frequently she would get a brown question (Arts and Lit) for a pie which went something like this, “Who was the poet laureate for Ireland from 1742 to 1753?” (I made that up; I don’t even know if it has an answer.) Then, on my turn I would get something like, “What is the title of the second book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy?” Also, keep in mind that we were playing an original 1981 edition of the game, which incidentally is the year the Sis was born. This was funny when it came to some of the blue (geography) questions that asked us about East Germany, Czechoslovakia, and the USSR.

She’s probably also upset that she subsequently lost the several rounds of “Question Offs” that we had. [Question Off: [kwes-chuh~n awf] – noun – origin: Belleville, early 21st century – 1. A situation where each player in a game of Trivial Pursuit is required to answer all six questions on a single card, the winner being the player that answers the most questions correctly. Usually used to break ties or settle family disputes.]

Or, she’s upset about my uncanny ability to produce answers to questions without even knowing why, (or, as the Brother in Law puts it, to pull answers out of my ass.) For example, take my thought process to answer the question, “Who was the Prime Minister of Britain that preceded Winston Churchill?” Brain says, “Hmm, I’m not good at history. Ok, let’s work this out; I heard a name once, (I think,) that sounds British and sounded important, you know, leader-like.” Mouth says, “Chamberlain…?” Brother in Law falls over backwards (literally) in disbelief. I have since read up on Chamberlain so if the question comes up, “What was the name of the peace treaty Chamberlain signed with Hitler in 1938?” I will know the answer.

The point, (I think,) is this: It’s on!

I hereby declare that this Christmas Holidays will be the official time of the World Championship of Trivial Pursuit. [Note: “World” is used very loosely here. See historical reference on the Badminton Championship of the World.] We will play any and all versions of Trivial Pursuit available, (within reason; I wouldn’t make everyone play the Star Wars version because I would own,) in order to determine the true champion. The contestants of course will be myself, the Sis, and the Brother in Law. Others present will be welcome to join but we wouldn’t want to embarrass you all.

And Kristy, no reading all the cards to study up!

All for now,


Blogger Shafa said...

Before I showed up, this post was conspicuously devoid of comment.

Methinks you won, Kef.

12/01/2006 7:01 AM  
Blogger WestsideKef said...

Just to clarify, I won one game and the Brother in Law won one game on the USTG weekend. This upcoming championship will be over the Christmas Holiday, taking place in at least two venues.

12/01/2006 2:38 PM  
Blogger Joy said...

Actually, I'm impressed by just how worldwide the IBF World Championships "(also known as the World Badminton Championships)" seems to be...see the map at the bottom of . Or were you referring to something else?

12/03/2006 9:22 AM  
Anonymous 3x New Year's Eve Champ said...

Ok, I'm sure you're pretty good at Trivial Pursiut, but I don't think against your family should count.

I could take you.

12/04/2006 10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the only reason you were able to "win" (and I use that loosely becaue I should have won the first game but you claimed you weren't aware of the full-contact rule) is because you were actually alive when the game was made!

12/05/2006 10:22 AM  
Blogger WestsideKef said...

Ok, I'll admit that the rule about pie pieces falling out having to be reattained was a bit of a surprise. That is why I am putting forth this challenge for a monumental showdown.

This is gonna be great!

12/07/2006 5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and by the way...

3x new years eve champ,

why shouldn't playing against your family count?

12/07/2006 5:33 PM  
Anonymous 3X new year's eve champ said...

Because generally your family will probably have the same areas of knowledge as you do - sure, some strengths will differ person by person - but over all you;re working from the same knowledge pool.

Playing against others varies the backgrouds, the likelihood of a broader range of knowledge.

And I think family is more likely to feel sorry for you, and let you win. (even though they'll trash talk you more before hand).

12/09/2006 5:11 PM  

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