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Trivial Pursuit

Deb's Dad bought us the 20th Anniversary edition of Trivial Pursuit for Christmas. We saw the commercial and thought it was something we would want. And I thought the regular version was a bitch. I swear, on the commercial they made it sound like it was a lot of fun 80's and 90's factoids about music and pop culture but damn! They take the most obscure facts and make questions out of them. Deb knows next to nothing about sports. I mean she knows what she likes to watch which thankfully is pretty much what I like to watch but as far as knowing players or their accomplishments, she's in the dark. Likewise, unless it pertains to a sport I'm interested in I pretty much don't notice it. So all her questions were like "What NBA player led the league in nose hair in 1986?" I'm not kidding, everytime she went for the Sports pie it was an NBA question or a golf question. I think on the commercial they pick out the dozen or so easiest questions in the game and ask them so people will think it's fun and easy. It's also loaded with computer nerd questions like "what movement is known simultaneously by the names 'the three fingered salute and the Vulcan Nerve Pinch'?" I'll give you a hint, it's not pertinent to Macs at all and I couldn't have gotten it but my 12 year old cousin got it right off even with the Star Trek reference that was way before his time. So if you've lived in your mother's basement for the last 20 years, eating Doritos and drinking Jolt Cola and watching the birth and evolution of the Internet, you have a fair shot of doing well at this game.

Otherwise it will take you six hours of giving each other hints and finally saying "Whoever gets the next correct answer wins!" to even finish the game.




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Jan. 15th, 2004 09:47 am (UTC)
Jan. 15th, 2004 09:53 am (UTC)
You got it though only PC users would know that. And the question didn't actuall yreference a keyboard so it left a lot of ground open.

Jan. 15th, 2004 10:42 am (UTC)
I discussed it with hubby; neither one of us had heard it referred to by those terms, though it is the only keyboard/finger thing that fits.

Sports are always my lousy thing in that game, too. I'm just not into that kind of trivia, I guess.
Jan. 15th, 2004 10:18 am (UTC)
"So if you've lived in your mother's basement for the last 20 years, eating Doritos and drinking Jolt Cola and watching the birth and evolution of the Internet, you have a fair shot of doing well at this game."

Okay - I guess this explains why my friends and I all found it relatively fun and simple. Heheheh...
Jan. 15th, 2004 10:24 am (UTC)
You know I think it is actually generational. I graduated from High School in 83 so the elements of society I found interesting would have been vastly different from those of someone who actually grew up in the last 20 years and it tends to be those people who do well on this edition of the game.


Jan. 15th, 2004 11:21 am (UTC)
Hey man could you check and see if you're still the owner of that ChurchofCuddles community? I need to delete it as it's old and abandoned.


Jan. 15th, 2004 12:15 pm (UTC)
OK it's been deleted. If you want to retrieve anything from it in the next 30 days, let me know and I'll get it. Otherwise it will be purged.

Jan. 15th, 2004 11:29 am (UTC)
See, now, I actually knew the VKP instantly when you put the question out. But I'm 27, er... 28 today, and am a hardcore geek, so I know all about the only refuge of the poor Winblows user. There are only 2 things Windoze understands every time: The 3 fingered salute and a restart.
Jan. 16th, 2004 09:06 am (UTC)
Okay, I can relate to this. Jim and I got that same version of Trivial Pursuit. Not the 20th anniversary one, but the original you describe with all those yucky sports questions. I don't like sports at all. I mean, I went to a mets game for one of Jim's birthday's, and enjoyed it, but as far as answering those hideous questions, I could not do it.

Jim, however, is an avid sports fan. He can answer almost all of those. He loved the sports category, but it wasn't much fun having him win all the time. And he never gave hints. If you didn't know, you lose.

I haven't played it in years.
Jan. 16th, 2004 02:01 pm (UTC)
It's like Monopoly. It's more fun if you make up some of your own rules from time to time.


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