Saturday, April 29, 2006

When being an addict finally pays

Last night I was dragged to Buffalo Wild Wings to play trivia with some of Jeremy's friends. Ntn. Have I mentioned that I don't like ntn before?? It used to drive me crazy when I worked at Damon's and my tables would be playing it and would never leave. Anyways, I didn't want to play because most of the trivia is pointless and it all comes down to how good of a guesser you are. The first game started and it was current events trivia!! Heck yes! Since I'm somewhat of a news junkie, (Hi, my name is Golda and I'm addicted to newspapers/online news.) I totally kicked some butt. All the guys kept whining and saying that they don't watch the news ever. HELLO! You don't have to WATCH the news! Just click over to cnn.com, yahoo news, the washington post, etc. Read the headlines! I'd say about 75% of what I read online is only the headline and maybe the first one or two paragraphs. That's all you need a lot of the time! And all the guys are bioinformatics/computer science majors so I KNOW that they're online a significant part of their days. Just read the headlines and then you'll know that it was Snoop Dogg who was arrested in London at the airport, there has been an outbreak of mumps in the midwest, and scientists figured out how to make flatuence-free beans. That's all there is to it.

I totally won that round of trivia out of everyone in the restaurant who was playing, even after I botched the last question, which ended up making me #88 in the nation. Can't say I did so well during the next round which was movie trivia. I'm not a movie junkie...

5 comments:

seth said...

Very well played...and a stirringly strong case for Having A Clue.

It matters. Word!

Now start a movie marathon...

Brian said...

All I do all day is scan news headlines on the internet. Whenever I'm away for a while, I feel like I've missed something. I read the interesting stories and skip those about Angelina Jolie or Britney Spears. So that knocks out about half the stories from reading contention right from the beginning. It's a good system.

jeremy said...

see its all about which news stories interest me, i dont read news on cnn.com, i go to wired or digg... i'll bet you couldn't name any of the top headlines on THOSE news sites... nerd

Golda said...

I probably could because cnn.com covers ALL the news stories, including the "offbeat" news...

Cecilia said...

cnn is on my poop list. I read bbc now, but it's so depressing!!! All that real news from the globe is intense.