I am not sure if many readers are like me but most of the time the most stupid thing will stick in my head. For the life of me, I can’t remember my best friend’s last name, but I can tell you that rabbits and horses don’t vomit. Is this normal?
The top speed of a chicken at full gallop is 9mph, crocodiles can’t move their tongues, the tongue is the only muscle that is joined at only one end -¦ I could go on for days. It’s just stupid crap that really only comes in handy when everyone is pissed at a party or a trivia night.
Yes, now you know where I am going, I have just started Rainbow Trivia on Sunday nights at the Imperial Hotel. Last Sunday was my virgin run and I was a little nervous. Was I going to be standing at the front of an empty room, calling trivia to just the staff members who were lucky enough to have a break when I was on?
But luck was in my court and five teams arrived, and our maiden voyage went off with flying colours.
So how does it work? It is $3 to play -“ $1 pays for the quiz, $1 goes to a charity that is determined by the previous week’s audience (first week was Bi:Fusion, this week is Luncheon Club) and the final $1 goes into a jackpot baffler question.
There are six rounds of 10 questions, covering topics ranging from Identify Pictures to Music to Your Body. The questions cover a huge range, letting those who are like me (not the brightest crayon in the pack) to actually get a chance to get one right. Prizes are given throughout the whole night.
But the most exciting part I think is the jackpot baffler question. Each week a baffler question is set, and after each round a clue is given. The first is very vague but as the clues go on they become more precise. The first team to answer the question correctly not only takes home the jackpot collected at the door but also goes into the running for the trivia jackpot link, which consists of $5,000. (This does not go off every week, so don’t get too excited.)
I have almost slipped off my chair in excitement, yippee! Trivia starts at 8pm every Sunday, out the back of the Imperial. Get there a little early so you can get a good seat. And as I said last week, the more you drink the easier the questions seem.
EYESPY There’s so much controversy over kissing, what is happening? Ever since I have stopped my Kiss a Stranger Day it seems that Oxford St has really pulled the brakes on public displays of affection. Bring back Kiss a Stranger Day.
To my special little guy Tarik, thanks for the squash lessons. And happy birthday to Candy Box -“ 45 is a beautiful age.