July 08, 2004

The Trivial Pursuits

Barring any complications, the Minnehaha Allstars (myself, Anoka Flash, the Doctor and a surprise guest) will return to Keegan's for Thursday Night Trivia tonight.

Peeps' scurillous claims aside, we made no claims last time we played (two weeks ago), and we make none tonight. That way if we lose (and who could ever seriously contemplate beating the mighty mighty mighty Fraters, the greatest trivia team in the history of the universe, or in its future as well, who shall never, ever be beaten), it'll be a fun night out. Whereas if we win - unlikely as that is - it'll hit the Fraters like the cold slap of Death itself.

Underpromise, overdeliver. It's as smart in trivia as it is in business.

Besides - the Boxty at Keegans, washed down with a Boddington or Guinness or two, is better than the trivia anyway. Mmmm.

Posted by Mitch at July 8, 2004 12:38 PM | TrackBack

You failed to note the signal act of kindness that Bill Bennett did for Patriot listeners. He replaced a REPEAT of Michael Savage in the morning slot. That was just what I needed -- Michael Savage to go to sleep by and Michael Savage to get up to. Bennett may have prevented me slashing my wrists. That's a Virtue in my book.

Posted by: Lars Walker at July 8, 2004 01:05 PM

Oops. That comment should have gone on the talk show thread.

Posted by: Lars Walker at July 8, 2004 01:13 PM

"Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn't give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war." -- George S. Patton

Mitch Berg - unAmerican?

Posted by: Saint Paul at July 8, 2004 01:30 PM

"Speak softly, but carry a big stick"--Theodore Roosevelt.

The Fraters - little sticks?

Posted by: myatch at July 8, 2004 01:45 PM

Since when is losing considered carrying a big stick? Not just losing, but being massacred. Wasn't the differential 5 answers last time?

Wonder what TR would say about speaking softly and carrying no stick?

Posted by: Saint Paul at July 8, 2004 02:05 PM

We didn't "Lose", we took second.

Just like the US did at Lexington. And the battle of Washington. And Bull Run. And Pearl Harbor. Did that cheapen the eventual, total victory?

I think not.

Anyway - pride cometh before a...oh, how does that aphorism end? Damn.

Posted by: meeotch at July 8, 2004 03:12 PM