April 28, 2009

I don 't even like pastry

As I mentioned via a Lightning Round question, much of last night's very successful quiz I wrote while mainlining caffeine and wrestling with the Wi-Fi signal at the Hungarian Pastry Shop. Many hours there reading about famous pirates and reviewing disturbing Wonder Showzen clips. All for you, my friends.

Also for you, I owe you an explanation of why exactly Empty Nest was not a spin-off of The Golden Girls. (The questions was, "Bea Arthur starred in two sitcoms, each spawning one spin-off. Name either spin-off." Here's one answer, and here's the other.) Simply put, none of the Empty Nest characters had appeared on Golden Girls first, though some of the GGs later showed up on Empty Nest (especially Sophia, who became a semiregular), and it was established that Dr. Weston lived across the street from Dorothy, Blanche et al. So perhaps it was a retroactive spin-off, and thus we can regard…oh, somebody just kill me now.

I still don't know what the team name "Had Sex with a Muppet, Now My Kid's Legless" is supposed to mean, exactly, but I like that team's moxie. Reminds me of this.

Two mea culpas:
I asked this: "1987 was the first year what kind of person was elected to the U.S. Senate?" I claimed the answer was this. That is so wrong in so, so many ways.

Also, we apparently could not determine the actual title of this song:

Apparently, it is properly: "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)." Again, a shame on my house.

But do you know who was right? Gerard Depardouche. The G-Dep claimed victory for the thrice-consecutive time, shutting out its fellow nerd triumvirate into a tie for second. The challenge continues!

1. Gerard Depardouche
2. Fantastic Fournicators/Strippers Killed Stephen Hawking (as they're now known, permaturely) (tie)
4. Cash Cab for Cutie
5. Sugah Titz

May 11, we're back, then it's a four-week break till June 8. Steel yourselves.