|The Trivia King Does Okay
||[Jul. 15th, 2008|06:00 pm]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
Third place. We're four-time winners, but Team Totally Tits (usual disclaimer: teammate Sabrina came up with that name, and then never returned) is cursed to never win twice in a row. Still, at least we placed this time.
We were in the #1 spot for most of the game, especially after the dorktastic second round: Movie Robots! They announced the year of the film and the name of the robot, and we had to guess the movie. We got 18 out of 20, only forgetting that ED-209 was from Robocop and Box was from Logan's Run. However, I was one of the few who knew right away that Val and Aqua were from 1981's Heartbeeps! Go me! Or, you know, get a life. Either one.
But the final round, the audio round, is where everything changed. There were 100 points at stake, and basically anyone who won the audio round would win the whole shebang. The topic? Duets. We had to name the title of the song as well as both singers involved, based on a 20-30 second clip. It's amazing how many shitty duets were recorded in the early 1980s, and how many of them I recognize from random airplay without ever having known who sang them. Peabo Bryson? Who the fuck is Peabo Bryson? And who, I ask you, who has given Eddie Rabbit a moment's thought in the past 25 years? Bah! We only got 48 out of a possible 100 and sank to third place.
But all was not lost, because this was the very first time I ever won the Super Solo Bonus Round, an every man/woman for him/herself question. I properly guessed how tall the two hosts were combined, in centimeters, but writing three completely random numbers on an index card. Woohoo! My prizes included a roll of cheap Rite Aid toilet paper, an "equalizer" mask for swimming, water balloons, a Star Trek phaser that lights up and makes phaser-type noises, a tin of margarita salt and a New Kids on the Block poster!
Being a share-the-love type of guy, I gave teammate Emily the NKOTB poster and my friend Dalila the margarita salt and "equalizer" swim mask, since she likes to make drinks and also do triathlons. The water balloons, phaser and toiler paper are all mine, though! I have a very special night planned...