Friday, January 27, 2006

Trivia Night report, 1/25.

Third place! I should clarify for everyone that you don't actually win anything for a third-place finish. First place gets $30, second place gets $20, but third place gets nothing. Coming in third still seems good, though. Maybe because we'd still be up on the podium for the Trivia Olympics medal ceremony. (There isn't such a thing, but how awesome would that be? Trivia Olympics!)

Anyway, we had to split up into 2 teams, due in part to Teman's brief return from Japan (unfortunately, not solely for trivia night) and Cam's cameo appearance the night before he left on his Central America adventure.

Categories: Disney, breakfast cereal, "Things I Read in the News," British invasions, aviation, '90s sitcoms, horse racing, and Madonna. My favorite answer was to the question "What did Isaac Mizrahi do to Scarlett Johansson on the red carpet at the Golden Globes?" The correct answer: grabbed her breasts. But then I was compelled to put in parentheses: "felt her up"! As if our first answer wasn't clear enough!


Blogger Colin said...

(unfortunately, not solely for trivia night)

Are you saying that you wish Teman were only here for the one night?

(There isn't such a thing, but how awesome would that be? Trivia Olympics!)

One could maybe make a case that the real Olympics are pretty trivial. :)

6:24 PM  
Blogger Rainster said...

Our names were brilliant though: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern!

6:45 PM  
Blogger winnekat said...

OH NO! I meant that he had to come back for work reasons, he wasn't just coming back to hang out and attend trivia night.

I am sorry Teman! You know I love you.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Colin said...

Hee hee... I knew what you meant, I just felt like stirring up trouble. :)

7:29 PM  
Anonymous rotorglow said...

Can I just say? I really don't think Isaac actually "grabbed" (the newly hot?) Scarlett's breast. I really think he only "felt her up." I really don't see what the big deal is.

By which, I mean I *do* see what the big deal is, but....y'know.

10:53 PM  
Blogger winnekat said...

"The newly hot"???? So you didn't think she was hot before? Dude, she has always been hot.

11:12 PM  
Anonymous rotorglow said...

She was hot, of course. But I don't know if she was quite as HOTTTT as she is right now.

I also don't know if I've ever used "really" in three consecutive sentences before.

11:28 PM  
Blogger fabulous girl said...

You're dissing the Olympics? Are you KIDDING me?

11:39 PM  
Anonymous rotorglow said...

Unrelatedly (or at least, "belatedly"), and though nobody asked, Scarlett's...gelatinous pushed-up cleavage look is, in my opinon as a card-carrying straight male, ill-advised. Though entertaining in its way....

There. I said it.

Olympics? Huh?

11:41 PM  
Blogger winnekat said...


You really need to explain that one. As a straight girl, I don't see how they are ill-advised. "Awesome" comes to mind...

11:47 PM  
Blogger winnekat said...

FG, was I dissing the Olympics? If so, I apologize. I heart the Olympics.

11:48 PM  
Anonymous rotorglow said...

Hmmm....yes...."awesome" of course...No doubt about it. But maybe just a little less of the "lift" and a little more of the "separate"? Dunno. I guess it's just me. John Cleese once said that "too much of a good thing always found one wanting less." I sounded like I was complaining. I was just...commenting? I guess.

Can we talk about the Olympics now?

12:20 PM  
Blogger BS said...

Actually, I'm with Rotorglow. Frankly I was so distracted by trying to figure out how Valentino got those things up there that I didn't really see them as sexy at all. Then again, I'm rather anti-boob. I don't believe men like them what good are they?

4:06 PM  
Blogger fabulous girl said...

TK, as usual you're turbo-polite, but it was Colin who dissed the Olympics. I too heart the Olympics and am happy to provide play-by-play during the curling if someone will reciprocate during the Superbowl. I also know a little about luging, bobsled, biathalon, and other obscure winter sports.

4:47 PM  
Blogger winnekat said...

BS, men don't like boobs anymore? I totally missed that memo!

Any men out there want to confirm?

5:03 PM  
Blogger Colin said...

Two things:

1. I was mostly kidding about the Olympics, although I don't go crazy about them like a lot of folks. There are a few events that I enjoy watching but I don't go out of my way. Mostly I hate American TV coverage of the Olympics because it's all these annoying "real life" profiles of the athletes and because it's, of course, totally US-centric. Bah.

2. I love boobs.

5:51 PM  
Anonymous rotorglow said...

What a great thread: boobs and Olympics!

I am with Colin, who I have never met.

I could do without the jingoistic, "up close and personal" television confections that get served up during Olympics. Show sports; let me watch them. Teach me about the ones I've never heard of. Do not show me flag-waving.

As for boobs, I would say men still like boobs a lot. At least, this one does. So if there was a memo, I sure as hell didn't sign it. Even Isaac Mizrahi seems to have refused to sign it.

BTW, I'm glad nobody has made a joke about "golden globes."

8:03 PM  
Blogger winnekat said...

"BTW, I'm glad nobody has made a joke about "golden globes.""

And with that, you just have.

8:19 PM  
Anonymous rotorglow said...

Crap. You're right.

10:03 PM  
Blogger BS said...

having just returned from a night at gypsy bar (granted, a rather meet markety bar), i am newly convinced that boobs are staging a comeback. consider yourself notified.

not so sure about the olympics. except bode him. it's so like a new england skiier to talk about racing drunk.

p.s. sorry, i'm just too intoxicated to bother to capitalize anything.

11:07 PM  
Blogger winnekat said...

Hooray for drunk commenting!

9:31 AM  
Blogger fabulous girl said...

Well of COURSE! The US coverage would make anyone dislike the Olympics (I'm using up bs' capitals). We're talking CBC, baby.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Colin said...

Yeah, CBC's coverage is better but it's also more limited - only one channel and it doesn't broadcast events 24/7.

I like what the BBC did during the last Olympics - they set up several web streaming channels so that you could watch every sport that you wanted to see... even ones that had no hope of being broadcast on normal television. Unfortunately you couldn't access the broadcasts from outside the UK. :( I wish a US broadcaster would figure out this medium and let us choose what we want to see (more curling! less ice dancing!).

Heehee... "golden globes"...

I should point out that "I like boobs" does not necessarily equal "I like really big boobs" or "I like nasty fakey Tara Reid boobs". But I think that in general they're pretty awesome.

11:43 AM  
Blogger fabulous girl said...

In 1998, the CBC did 16 hours of live coverage a day. I mean, are you really going to be up all night and day watching?

Actually, there were Canadians getting up at 2 a.m. to watch the curling.

Scarlett's dress was way over the top, as were her breasts, but perhaps she was trying to distract from her lips? And why do we care what men think about breasts anyway? It's not something we can really do anything about - oops, they don't like them, wave the wand and get rid of them entirely (simultaneously really upsetting the LaLeche League). Or, perhaps, if they like them so much, we could wave the wand and they could each have their own set?

Imagine how much better and cheaper bras would be!

10:42 PM  
Blogger BS said...

There are plenty of men with breasts, no magic wand is necessary. But if we're going to endow them with something, let's make it the ability to get pregnant so that birth control can be covered by as many insurance plans as Viagra.

:) This string of comments sure beats all my incoming emails about strategic planning initiatives and bond issues!

9:04 AM  
Blogger paducci said...

this was amazing comment reading. scarlett is hott. all aspects of her, DSLs too. ouch, was that over the top? apologies too all, just saying how it is.

12:49 PM  
Anonymous rotorglow said...

"ouch, was that over the top?"

No no, I'll back you up on this: I must say I don't have a problem with the lips.

(It's possible that I have agreed with at least something that everyone on all sides of all of these issues has said...I am everywhere and nowhere.)

But can she act? I'm hearing "no." Discuss.

3:08 PM  
Blogger winnekat said...

Hooo boy. I knew Mr. Paducci wrote *something* dirty, but I forgot exactly what that acronym stood for...until I was reminded by Mr. Rotorglow's comment. So, um...thanks?

About the acting--I've seen only 2 of her movies--Lost in Translation and In Good Company. I loooooved LiT, but not because of her, and IGC was just okay, again not because of her either.

How's that for an opinion?

4:09 PM  
Anonymous rotorglow said...

Wait...what? *My* comment reminded you? Hrm. I was merely agreeing with "saying how it is." But,'re welcome? :)

"How's that for an opinion?"

Good answer! ( = no more of a hedge than anything I've said!)

I've actually only seen Miss Scarlett in Ghost World and Lost in Translation, and thought she was great in both cases. But as my friend was pointing out, in both movies she was playing someone who was kind of...displaced, not-there, disconnected. Which anyone oughta be able to pull off. The point was made that maybe in Match Point Scarlett vastly lacks the necessary depth to play a siren. Sex/lust object, yeah, but not throw-it-all-away captivating.

But I haven't seen the movie yet. What do I know?

Whew! Is it hot in here, or is it just me?

5:01 PM  
Blogger Rainster said...

This whole thread cracks me up!

Re: SJ's acting skills. I say no. She's beautiful, but her characters all seem the same: beautiful and tragic. Granted, I've only seen Lost in Translation, In Good Company, and Match Point.

6:52 PM  
Anonymous captain inappropriate said...

If you want to see SJ carry a movie on her own, check out Girl with a Pearl Earring. It's a fantastic movie, and there is very little other reason to enjoy it besides the fine acting.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Rainster said...

Colin Firth is in that movie too! Which is why it's in my Netflix queue...

11:42 AM  

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