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December 14th, 2009

Word Puzzles [Dec. 14th, 2009|09:56 am]
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My friend Morgan Doninger has been running a fun word puzzle website since May called Puzzling New York City. I'm not so great at word puzzles unless they're crosswords, and even then I'm really only at TV Guide level, not New York Times level. But Morgan gives his puzzles an extra bit of coolness by focusing them on New York City and current events (with the occasional sports and comic book references thrown in, because that's how Morgan rolls). If you like word puzzles, you might want to give his site a gander.
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The Trivia King is Shamed [Dec. 14th, 2009|11:12 pm]
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Ninth place. Argh. Only two members of Team Totally Tits showed up (make your own joke), so we were at a disadvantage from the start. I don't even want to talk about it, except to say that in the audio round, where a full 100 points was at stake, my knowledge of 1970s pop songs (title, artist and year of release required) failed me. Teammate Mike was born in the 1980s (I know!), so I was kind of on my own. In the end, I decided every artist I couldn't recognize was Peter Frampton, even the female vocalists, and every song I didn't know was called "The Peter Frampton Song" or "I Love Peter Frampton."

Here's hoping we do better when we return on January 11th.

P.S. According to one of the questions I got wrong in a different round, there is apparently a breakfast cereal called Quisp. Sometimes I wonder if I'm getting too old to play trivia, because I've never even heard of Quisp!
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