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The Ypsilant District Library continued its festivities by hosting their 6th annual Pop Trivia Night. Loyal readers will recall that Kate and I finished second the last two years in a row, and this was going to be the year. Due to scheduling conflicts, Kate could not be present, but I was positive I had assembled a team that would seek and destroy. As with most of my gut-feelings, I was wrong. For those of you who do not care to take part in community activities, Pop Trivia Night takes teams in heats of three and goes round-robin style until a winner is crowned. Each team gets a shot at eight questions on topic of pop culture like music, movies, and obscure monster truck-trivia. The teams get two points for a correct answer. Should the question be answered incorrectly, the next team gets a crack at it for one point. Again, should that team answer incorrectly, it moves to the final team. If no one answers correctly, no points are rewarded.
As luck would have it, we missed four questions. All four of these questions passed through to the other teams and went unanswered. Needless to say, we flamed out and got the boot. It’s hard not to feel a little bitter, but from our years of competing in this most prestigious event, it’s the luck of the draw. How well you do depends on where you sit in relationship to the other teams as well as what types of questions you get. Most might not consider an opera about Joseph Stalin to be part of popular culture, but trust me, it is. Last year’s defending champions, the Dexter Teachers, joined us a early, first round casaulites. As a sign of our good sportsmanship, we were the only ones who stuck around until the end.
In an effort to win the 2005 version of Pop Trivia Night, applications for teammates are being accepted. Just send your CV here for your chance to be considered.
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