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Friday, November 18, 2005

The morning after

I went to Keegan's Irish Pub last night for Trivia Night. I've become a regular for this event since my injury and it's become the highlight of my week. Last night I had the pleasure of getting to know the three other members of my team. They were Kevin of EkerNet, Andy (Triple A) of Residual Forces and John of Night Writer blog. This was a good team. We should have tied for first place with 19 correct answers, but the Quiz Master marked two of our correct answers as wrong. Strangely, they were both answers that were contributed by me. They were;
1) Who wrote the song "All Along The Watchtower"?
2)What numbers are painted on the hull of the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek?

As I said, I contributed the answers for both of these questions for my team. They are as follows; Bob Dylan wrote "All Along The Watchtower" and the numbers on the Enterprise are 1701. The Quiz Master thinks "All Along The Watchtower" was written by Jimi Hendrix. And who knows what numbers they think are on the hull of the Enterprise?

I've long known there are a few rules to Trivia that are incontestable. One is "No whining" and another is "No insulting the Quiz Master". I discovered last night that contesting the truth with the Quiz Master breaks both of these rules. The Democrats are rewriting the history of how America went to war in Iraq and the Quiz Master is rewriting America's pop history. There is nothing to be done about these facts but to begin to learn to speak Arabic and convert to Islam, as well as to tear out the Dylan pages in my Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock and Roll and then to take sandpaper to my Star Trek dvd collection whenever the Enterprise pops up on the screen.
I will also be tearing down the statue of Uncle Joe in my back yard.

Assume the position.


  • At 7:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    News Item: Cheney calls 57% of Americans “Dishonest and Reprehensible”

    An increasingly desperate Bush Administration this week continued to ratchet up its rhetoric against the 57% of Americans who disagree with Administration views on the use (or misuse) of pre-war intelligence to justify the invasion of Iraq and the 63% of Americans who disagree with the manner in which the Administration is conducting war operations in Iraq.

    On Friday, and again on Monday as he fled for Asia, Bush called those who accused him of manipulating pre-war intelligence “deeply irresponsible.” On Thursday Vice President Cheney emerged from his bunker to label those who disagreed with his views as “dishonest and reprehensible” and further accused them of “cynical and pernicious falsehoods.”

    Latest polls show Bush’s approval rating among Americans to be 34%. Cheney’s approval rating hovers at an abysmal 19%. More importantly, polls this week show that 57% of Americans believe that Bush and Cheney deliberately misused pre-war intelligence to justify the Iraq invasion, 63% think that Bush is mismanaging the war effort, and that these percentages are continuing to increase.

    At this point it is not clear what effect Bush and Cheney calling 57% of Americans “irresponsible, reprehensible and dishonest” will have on their approval ratings.

    White House sources have suggested that if lashing out against the clear majority of Americans who disagree with them on Iraq does not move public opinion back in their favor they may be open to bolder initiatives. They are said to be considering reacting to the 89% of Americans polled who consider Cheney the “human embodiment of evil” by having Cheney call them “witless troglodytes.” Karl Rove is rumored to have suggested an even stronger reaction to the 78% of Americans polled who consider Bush to be an “amiable dunce,” having Bush refer to them as “pustulent whores.”

    In an increasingly bad sign for the Republicans, 67% of Americans polled responded that they viewed Pat Robertson as the “sole voice of reason” in the Republican Party, though those polling numbers were taken prior to Robertson calling for his close friend God to assassinate the President of Venezuela and for the destruction of the town of Dover, PA.

    Asked to comment on these recent developments Bush, in South Korea for a photo op with a chicken, would not respond. Later Bush is set to give a policy speech on North Korea’s nuclear weapons capability, speaking under a banner reading “Fission Accomplished.” Bush will return to the US on Saturday.

  • At 10:29 AM, Blogger pinkmonkeybird said…

    I hope your creative little faux news report in my Comments has cheered you up. My blog can serve many functions. You seem to have discovered a unique and satisfying one for yourself.
    Thanks for visiting.

  • At 10:46 PM, Blogger W.B. Picklesworth said…

    You have got to be kidding me! They thought Jimi Hendrix wrote "All along the watchtower"? Has anybody at Keegan's ever driven by the watchtower in question? The one that is located in our fair metropolis? That bespeaks an unspeakable ignorance.

  • At 5:22 AM, Blogger pinkmonkeybird said…

    What were you smokin' when you listened to this song? Dylan was writing about a Twin Cities landmark with this song? I didn't know that.
    Proof please.


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