Monday, August 10, 2009

Honoring a Film Legend on Tuesday

The Special Category this week for Trivia Night will be "John Hughes Trivia," in honor of the late filmmaker and writer who tragically passed away from a heart attack last week at the age of 59. It will be seven questions about him and his films.

The Q Train lightning round will be "True or False Trivia." We will also be keeping the time limit to get the answers in after the round as it proved to be a success last week.

The Sneak Peek question for this week is:
According to the Bible, who named all the animals on the Earth?

We should get rolling at the usual time of about 9 PM. The Red Sox are playing the Tigers at Fenway on Tuesday (and hopefully showing some more life than they did last weekend), but that won't stand in our way. Hope to see many of you come out for another great night of Trivia.


Jay said...

Just a quick comment on the time limit-it worked better last week with something like the Julia Roberts films because generally it was either a you know it or you don't question. But something like T or F, with its wide range of topics, often requires a little bit of argument or reasoning afterwards, so 2 minutes can make it almost impossible. A slightly longer time limit of 3 or 4 minutes would be much more doable, at least in my opinion.

Matt said...

I'm with you, John. I thought 2 minutes was plenty of time. After all, it's the 'Lightning Round', not the 'Parliamentary Procedure Round'.

The Angry Tech said...

I think a nice short time limit, too. The point of the round is that you're not SUPPOSED to have time to mull it over / debate it with your teammates. Quick answers! Otherwise, it hardly qualifies as a "lightning round."

The Omnipotent Q said...

I think I will stay with the two minutes, Jay. The point is that it is a speed round and we want to get the sheets in in a quick and timely fashion. Thanks for the feedback, guys. Much appreciated.

SoSock said...

Hey Q, sometime in the next day or 2 how about a review of the Steely Dan show. I'm hoping they've still got it. As I mentioned before, I saw them about 7 or 8 yrs ago, and they were still on their game. Of course, their game is a little easier to do at their age than, say, the Boss. Still, they were most impressive then and I hope they were for you as well.