Friends and fans-
I've been awful lax about bloggity-blogging in this space. But the good news is that it's for a positive reason: business! 2012 is shaping up to be the BQT's best year ever (after a damn fine 2011, and a frankly craptastic 2010), so we're getting more business than I can handle while still maintaining my two-hours-of-Tetris-a-day habit. C'est la guerre.
I promise to get back on the horse soon with some good, non-strictly-self-promotional commentary; particularly I want to talk about some of my favorite TV game shows, and how Family Feud is clearly writing dirty questions in an attempt for its video clips to go viral (no joke). But for now, something strictly self-promotional…
Last year, after only a few shows in Massachussetts, the Big Quiz Thing was nominated by The Boston Phoenix as Boston's Best Trivia Night. We did not win…technically. Personally, I'm convinced that we did win, but since we skipped the month of March in Boston, they realized they couldn't cover the show in time and just gave the award to the second-place vote-getter (I've seen such things happen at various reputable publications). Anyway, this is what I like to believe, as I drift off into my quizzical dreamworld each night.
But perhaps not, since this year, we were not even nominated. For shame! I guess there are just too many other wholly original multimedia free $200-grand-prize quiz shows in Boston (hm…). If it's any consolation, one of the nominated quizmasters claims we were railroaded by an "absolutely wacky" ballot.
No time to mope: We're mounting a write-in campaign. Go here, write in "The Big Quiz Thing at Oberon" (can probably leave off the "at Oberon"), and let's see if we can pull off a Lisa Murkowski. (How's that for a coinage!) It costs you nothing, and it makes the world a better place (well, my world at least). And it's an honor just to defy the nomination process. Thanks forever.
February 10, 2012
Friends and fans-