Last night though, I met a few ex-pats in the hangout and we had a good time, and played the regularly scheduled Thursday night Trivia. The questions were more straightforward than a lot of the StoopaTrivia from 2020, and were targeted specifically to Baby Boomers. Now, depending on who's division you use, I may or may not be classified as a boomer, but regardless of classification, I reject it out of youthful petulance.
We did presentably well with a score of 28 out of 40. Not bad for a team of three, with a question set designed for the older target audience. Not to mention the start time of 5:00 pm. I guess getting to bed before 8:30 is critical? Who knows. THe general questions were a piece of cake, but the popular culture ones from the 1950s and 1960s were a bit more challenging for me. For example, who remembers Jean Simmons (not Gene Simmons of KISS and tongue fame), and what movie from the dark ages (1960) had scenes of her edited out? I'm guessing the editing was required by censorship for OHMYGOSH boobs, because in 1960 women didn't have them. (The answer was "Spartacus" to the trivia question of which movie was sliced.)
Also, after five, or was it six?, beers, I couldn't remember either of the doorstops Herman Wouk took 16 years each to write ("Winds of War" and "War and Remembrance"). The other teams, with a more geriatric membership did better, but I'm convinced John, Lynne and I had the most fun. We got to play with puppies (Lucy and Dingo) and laugh our way around the world.
I'm looking forward to next Thursday when we've agreed to meet up again. I don't doubt we once again are likely to fail to win, but we'll will win anyway.
A few photos to close out yet another missive. I know it’s what y’all come for!