Thursday, April 21, 2005

trivial times

Last night as I was waiting to leave for trivia the television said Why go out and play for flat beer when you can stay home and play a pub quiz here....
I was reading about Trivial Pursuit in decline at the time... via grow a brain

To win at Trivial Pursuit was to achieve something greater than mastering a board game. It was to achieve mastery of one's subculture: to have successfully determined which bits of information to retain (anything about Gunsmoke) and which to discard (anything about Rimbaud).

Then came the Internet: How could Trivial Pursuit survive in the age of Google? The Internet has rewritten the rules of the game. The old measure of the trivia master was how many facts he could cram into his head. The new measure is how nimbly he can manipulate a search engine to call up the answer

meanwhile: some flat beer pursuit practice... Online quizzes
(via life in the present)

Comments: trivial times

Do you watch the television? I think it's pretty low fare and hardly ever watch. I'd rather read a good book. Or go for a walk. And as for trivia, well, that's just nonsense.
Posted by Tony.T at April 21, 2005 08:12 PM

I hardly ever watch the Television, much preferring the wireless. However, this promotional item was on Channel 2 just before the 7 O'clock news bulletin.
As for Trivia, well how many of the C catherine wives of Henry VIII could spell Jesaulenko for a point?
Posted by boynton at April 21, 2005 08:58 PM

Is that Jesaulenko with a K or a C?
Posted by Tony.T at April 21, 2005 09:11 PM

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