Saturday, October 11, 2008

Taming of the Trivia Queen

MB has enjoyed victory in past trivia games with family and friends and was emboldened enough last night to call Tony Delroy's late night radio quiz show on ABC radio. She often listens to this program and finds many of the questions pretty easy. MB has tried calling before but was never able to get through, last night though she got through on the second attempt.
This particular quiz has 25 questions and contestants drop out once they make a wrong answer. MB listened in as quite a few contestants succeeded then failed, she had no idea when her turn would come up.
At about question 12 the going got tough when Tony Delroy asked what title of a Shakespeare play included an animal in it. MB never studied Shakespeare and was hoping against hope she wouldn't have to try to answer this as similar literarily challenged contestants were dropping like flies. MB could only think of "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Romeo & Juliet", "Macbeth" and "Hamlet". Sure enough MB's turn came up, MDR heard MB talking on the phone and he was wondering who the hell she was talking to so late at night. Needless to say MB's attempt at radio quiz glory fell apart before it even got off the ground!

MDR tuned in as well and he couldn't think of the answer either. Finally a couple of contestants later, the correct answer was proffered, "Taming of the Shrew". MB had always thought a shrew was some sort of medieval harridan.
The next day MB told first born daughter of her previous nights travails on late night radio and FBD, obviously the better educated one, immediately came up with this answer "Isn't that the play with 'shrew' in the title?"

Monday, October 06, 2008

Iron Horse

Check out little LJ on his "new old" rocking horse. This isn't just any old rocking horse, it's an industrial strength rocker made from scrap metal and car parts lovingly put together by a friend of MB's dear friend, SG. This rocking horse has been entertaining kids for the past 20 years and is still going strong. It's a unique item and sure to be going strong for at least another 20 years.