I was PLANNING on riding my motorcycle, but a cursory review of the weather said "light flurries" in the evening. It was 60 degrees and sunny, and then at some point during quiz it dumped about a foot of snow on my car. Colorado: If you don't like the weather, just wait a few minutes! I love it here.
Quiz was pretty straightforward. It turns out that Ted Nugent is awesomely quotable, and very few people have seen all the movies that came out in January and February. I highly recommend The Lego Movie, it was awesome and hilarious and I can't wait to see it again.
Putin The Smack Down played pretty strong throughout the quiz, but were unable to catch up with Jeff Dies At The End, who maintained a steady lead all quiz until a weak round 7. Crimea River (my favorite team name of the night) took advantage of that to slip to sneak in to first place and clicn the win.
Now, my internet is about to be shut off for a bit, so I'm gonna get down on building a Lego Cabin at my buddy's house! Hell yeah!
See you all next week!
I was considering, yesterday, how media appears and then gets buried under new content -- and this has been happening my entire life. It popped up because of something called "The Bed That Eats People". I heard about it in a stand-up comedy bit, and then it popped up on the internet, so I looked it up. I was like, damn, what a silly movie, but then it hit me -- What movies have I watched that have probably fallen right out of reality? The first one I thought of was this ridiculous movie I used to rent all the time as a kid. It was about a video game that ate your soul if you lost, and it was called Arcade. It was probably way better through nostalgia goggles, but I was amazed that even the trailer was online, because nobody else I know has ever heard of it.
So in celebration of bad movies, here
is the trailer for Arcade (1993). Props to the makers of the film for using a lot of CGI pretty early on. Also Seth Green is in it.
Tonight's quiz was super fun...
The weather this week is awesome, so I spent all day cruising around town on my bike, getting stuff done. Awesome! Helped my buddy get a huge coffee table into his apartment, so my back is killing me today! That being said, motorcycles are awesome, and now that I have mine ready to ride again I'm hoping I don't see snow anytime soon.
The Insane Beauty questions were awesome, I was kind of sad that I was running the quiz because I have read about all of them. Except the one we made up. I even had a team draw a picture of a bleached anus for me! I know that's what it was, because of the words "bleached anus" and the arrow from those words to the drawing. They drew other stuff, which was generally amusing.
Scores were pretty close after the first break, and things really started to get moving over the next few. I was impressed that all teams nailed the Visual round. I guess people really liked their Pop-Up Video back when it was still on.
Round 6 immediately reminded me that in my youth a serious transgression was committed: I watched the Back to the Future series backwards! Gasp! Up until high school I did not know that the jerk in the third movie was an ancestral bully of the McFly family. It also reminded me that I really, really, liked The Mask. Like, saw it in theaters three times, watched the VHS tape until it started to degrade, etc. Maybe I should do Cuban Pete at karaoke sometime.
I don't know who Bob Costa is, so the joke in round 7 was lost on me.
Random Knowledge: Only one team got the question about Albert Fish right, so since I used to be interested in, like, crazy people, I'm gonna tell you about him. Albert Fish was a serial killer slash cannibal. So he ate people. but he was picky -- he specialized in eating children. He also had really poor planning abilities, because after he ate a kid he would write a letter to the parents describing the process and his opinions therein. That should be a good enough explanation for those of you with a weak constitution -- avoid the wiki article. Dude was so loco.
Lil' Asskicker came through in the the last round with a game changer to win the first place prize! A-Town, A-Holes were bumped down to second as a result, and Show Me Your $51 Billion Sochis retained third place quite handily.
See you next week!