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I hereby nominate Andrew Ridgeley as the patron saint of quizzing. Bear with me for a moment while I explain.
Andrew Ridgeley epitomizes everything that pub quiz holds dear. He was half of the 80s pop duo Wham! 80s earns you quiz points right off the bat. But he's perfect because every single person in America above the age of 6, which is exactly our target audience, knows "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go." Sure, a lot of it only know it because of Family Guy, but the same holds true for Journey. The important thing is that we all know it.
We all know George Michael, too. He was the half that hit it big. Careless Whisper! I want Your Sex! Faith! Father Figure! He even got to duet with Elton John. ELTON JOHN! I'd kill a medium sized child for a chance to duet with Elton John, and I can't sing for shit! He was on Extras, too. "How do you know he was here?" "A joint, and a kebab wrapper." "...he's in the bushes." You should watch Extras. Life lesson from Logan.
But who knows Andrew Ridgeley? Wake Me Up and Freedom were pretty huge hits, and there were only two guys to remember. But 98% of humanity only remembers George. That's gotta feel bad for Dr. Ridgeley. Did I mention he's a doctor? I shouldn't have, because he isn't, but the point is that you would TOTALLY believe me, since you know nothing about this formerly incredibly popular star.
That's why Andrew Ridgeley is the patron saint of quiz. You know Wham! You can sing the tune to Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go. You know that it was George Michael and that other guy. But only the true geeks will remember Andrew Ridgeley, while the rest of you will sit there with the answer right on the tip of your tongue, trying to will the knowledge into your mind.
He's the man.
Also, I just found out that Chumbawumba broke up today. I didn't realize they were still together, and this is totally unrelated, but I thought you guys might like to know. They were together for 30 years.