Monday, April 16, 2007

Ten From Saturday

What with all the excitement yesterday about seeing my first real live beggar in Hillmomba, I completely forgot to tell y'all about Trivia Night. WE WON! Oh, but we didn't just WIN. The second-place team was 14 points behind. I would say that's a decisive victory. Thank the Gummi Mary we had our ringer, the former student who is all sports all the time. He pulled in 8/10 on the Sports category. It just happened to be the second category of the night. One of my teammates told him, "All right. You can go now. That's all we needed you for." He was just joking. I think.

Are you up for some Trivia? Here are some that we got right. I'll give you one from each category. I won't give you any that we missed. How could I possibly expect any of you to know the answer when the Supreme Team didn't know it? Well, StewedHammalammadingdong might know it. And even if he didn't, he would manipulate the question until his answer was right. Some people are just too smart for my own good, by cracky!
As always...NO GOOGLING!

HILLBILLY MOM'S TRIVIA SAMPLER

UNITED STATES
In what state did Daniel Boone die?

SPORTS
Fred Dryer was the star of the TV show Hunter. For what professional sports team did he play before he became an actor?

CLASSIC TV
What were the names of the Partridge Family kids?
What was Eddie Haskell's nickname for Theodore 'Beaver' Cleaver?

MUSIC (Oh, the HORROR! We only got 3 right, and one was a guess!)
What artist released an album entitled 'Born In The USA'?

FAMOUS PEOPLE
These were people, so I'll give you two in one of the categories. In the meantime, can you conjure up a picture of John Wilkes Booth? We got him, though. 8/10 in this category.

GAMES
How many point is the 'M' worth in Scrabble?

MOVIES
What actress played Michael Douglas's wife in 'Fatal Attraction'?

HISTORY
What are the first words of the U.S. Constitution?

SLOGANS
What product used the slogan, 'Only her hairdresser knows for sure'?

MISCELLANEOUS
How long must a person be missing before he can be declared legally dead?


There. That should tide you over until our next Trivia Night. Or, as my friend Karen from long ago used to say, "That should tie you over." She was also fond of telling me, "I know you like a book." Mmmhmm. But could she read me like the back of her hand?

6 comments:

LanternLight said...

And all without Mabel?

Hillbilly Mom said...

Lantern,
Indeed! We were Mabel-free that night. We missed her, too. She brings snacks.

Mabel has been a bit preoccupied lately, what with prom coming up. Perhaps she's daydreaming about her close encounter with Wernher von Braun.

Redneck. Diva. said...

Okay, I'm gonna give it a go....just ignore me if I cry, k?

1. He died in a state of death. That's my guess, anyway,
2. Again with the sports....geesh.
3. There was that orange-headed Danny kid....yep, what a mess he turned out to be. I can tell you the Bradys, but not the Partidges.
4. Ol' Eddie Haskell called him "The Beav."
5. The Boss, Bruce Springsteen
6. "Conjure up a picture" as in with my crystall ball? Or like Jack did to Rose in "Titanic?"
7. You know, in my whole entire 34 years, I've never played Scrabble.
8. Bunnie Boils? (You gotta admit that was sick, yet funny)
9. We the people (Even if I did bomb the Constitution quiz this semester, I know that one!)
10. Miss Clairol
11. 1 year. At least that's what the extra insurance policy we bought for our Disney World trip said.

LanternLight said...

So she has a date? Or is Mabel one of those who ensure that couples don't dance so close together?

Hillbilly Mom said...

Diva,
I declare you the WINNER! You have 3 right. I'll put up the right answers a bit later.

Lantern,
Mabel is the Grand Poobah of Prom. She watches for the close-dancing, but more importantly, she organizes the whole shindig.

Hillbilly Mom said...

The Correct Answers

Missouri-state where Daniel Boone died.

LA Rams-Fred Dryer's team

Keith, Laurie, Danny, Chris, Tracy -Partridge Family kids

Squirt-Eddie's nickname for 'The Beaver'

Bruce Springsteen-Born in the USA

3 points-for an 'M' in Scrabble

Anne Archer-Michael Douglas's wife in Fatal Attraction

We the people...First words of US Constitution

Clairol-slogan "Only her hairdresser knows for sure."

7 years-to declare a missing person legally dead