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A couple wee problems with Tuesday’s quiz:
Three different people wrote in to say that “neeps” are turnips. We said they’re rutabagas. Of course, as it turns out, they’re the same motherfucking thing. Let's take a moment to remember why we all hate vegetables...
OK, so a mere two people told us that Adolf Hitler was born not solidly in Taurus, but rather on the cusp between Aries and Taurus… which totally explains why blah blah blah astrology is bullshit.
Thanks for keeping us honest, hippies!
We had a few weeks of clean sheets in the error department, but nothing good can last, so we took it upon ourselves to fuck up a few times in the past week or so. You’re welcome!
Back on 4/20 (woo), Stephanie from Opal Divine’s Marina heard a slightly-racist Family Guy clip that wasn’t really from Family Guy, it was Seth MacFarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy. Oddly, that doesn’t make it any more tolerable.
Fast-forward to Wednesday the 24th, and Nico from Dragon Room is up on her geopolitics. She knew that Cuba’s greatest trading partner is Venezuela, not China. It is a whole hell of a lot closer, after all.
Trey from Brick Cellar spotted a problem with Thursday’s email bonus: Pint-sized peacenik Samantha Smith starred in a show called Lime Street, not Lime Light.
On Saturday, we splinched a Duh question about the Big 10 Conference. In 2014, it will expand from 12 to 14 teams, not from 10 to 12. Jason from Opal’s Divine Marina and his team Raging Maelstrom of Dicks, Jarvis apparently got boned out of first place by that little oopsie. Oopsie!
* Between us, Adam from Rackhouse, and the entire Internet, we still can’t decide if Wasabi Lays are a real thing you can buy or not… but we all agree that they should be. NOM.
Often, if we say that “many people” pointed out an error, one of those people is Bobb from Gourmands et al. There’s a good reason for this: He terrorizes Austin on the regular, going from place to place with a team that narrowly lost in the most exciting Geek Bowl finish of all time (GB VI, look it up). By any measure, he’s one of the best GWD players in the country. In other words, he knows his shit.
And last night, he proved that he’s willing to stand up for the truth, even if it means admitting that he has intimate knowledge of The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, which, as it happens, was first published in 1996 and not 2005.
Sorry to screw you out of a point, Bobb… and for your sake, I’m deeply sorry that you knew better.
Matt from Ernie’s wrote in after the April 1 quiz to say that we should have accepted Londonderry in addition to just “Derry,” on that one R8 question about the biggest cities on the island of Ireland.
I’ll bet if you ask him for the smallest U.S. state, he’ll say Rhode Island and the Providence Plantations.