12/29/2006

World Series of Pop Culture: Do Board Games Have Ratings...

Cue the training montage! I have begun my training for our audition for the WSoPC. And how does one train for such an elite competition? Glad you asked...

First, you have to get up at the crack of lunch time everyday. Second, you have to put on a gray sweatsuit and blue knit cap. Third, crack two eggs into a glass. Fourth, pour those eggs into a frying pan, scramble them, make some bacon, sit down on the couch and turn on the TV. Editor's Note: This was actually the original training montage in Rocky Balboa, but they cut it due to pending legal action from yours truly over trademark dispute.

Actually, to begin my training, I bought Trivial Pursuit Pop Culture 2. Surprisingly, this game has an amazing variety of topics. I played with my buddy Tommy two nights ago and barely won. (What can I say? He learned from the best...)

But, like any inherent champion, my training must be around the clock. So, during the late nights, I break out the Trivial Pursuit cards while I watch TV. You know, just to keep the mind sharp.

Well, tonight I came across a trivia question that is quite disturbing. In the TV category, the game asks: "What does Elmo lift to reveal Mr. Noodle?" Now, I haven't watched Sesame Street in quite some tim, so I wouldn't color myself a fan. As a result of this, I might be missing out on some contextual subtleties. But, as an outsider, upon reading this question, I can't help but be led to believe that Elmo may have some type of exhibitionist fetish. Is Elmo a sexual deviant? Does the moral authority from which Sesame Street has spoken from for so long now need to be called into question? I don't know. I'll leave it for the FBI to investigate.

Wait... My bad. Turns out the answer to the question is "His window shade". Hmm... I might have overreacted... Maybe they should print both the question and the answer on the same side of the card to avoid similar mistakes in the future...

1 comment:

Alli Hibb said...

FYI, I knew this answer...that, my friend, is why you have me on your team. Plus, Griff has small children, it is likely that he also knows this answer.