Monday, January 14, 2008

Might Take a Hurricane

Last Wednesday night, I made good on a nearly year-old promise to myself: to attend trivia night at Old Kings Road. I brought along two copy editors — I have a theory that newspaper copy editors make for the best trivia depositories by virtue of their having carefully edited and fact-checked such a variety of articles — and the editors themselves brought a husband and two friends, respectively. Not wanting to affiliate ourselves with the Independent, for failure would sully the paper's name and make anyone present think that morons work there, I dubbed the six of us "Team Happy to Be Here." In the end, we were happy to have been there. We tied for first place, in spite of the notable handicaps of not having played before and not initially understanding the rules.

I would give you a blow-by-blow of what happened, but in the drunken glee of winning, I stuffed into my pocket the cocktail napkins that we were scratching our guesses onto. I think they offer a fairly accurate re-creation of the evening.

I will note, however, that my ability name the street the Brady Bunch lived on (Clinton Avenue), the black-haired Powerpuff Girl (Buttercup), and the the spaceship on Futurama (Planet Express Ship) finally came in handy. I have yet to see any mention of Team Happy to Be Here's success on the SB Trivia blog, but I feel like if we win next week, they'd have to mention us. Right?

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