So. What’s been going on with us recently, you ask? I’ll tell you about trivia first, and then we shall get to the Great Plumbing Disaster of 2009.
Well, after the humiliating third place finish in trivia, the Sporks regrouped, and came back two weeks ago to a decent 2nd place finish. Second got us a $15 gift certificate, in case anyone was wondering. Perhaps more interesting is that I somehow turned into our music expert. What can I say? My deep and abiding love for Billy Joel finally came in handy.
Last week we completed our trajectory and regained first place, a victory made all the sweeter because we beat the old folks who had so handily dispatched us three weeks ago. However, there was a noticeable tension in the air when our victory was announced, and members of the second place team made throat-slitting gestures in our direction when we were leaving the bar. All in good fun, of course.
Yesterday we trailed a team of two called Hot Sexy Jason for most of the game. Hot Sexy Jason consisted of a very attractive girl, and a dude presumably named Jason. However, they were destined for defeat, as we came on strong in the final round, which was worth double points. When first place was called and our name was mentioned, the Jason half of Hot Sexy Jason yelled “Fuckers!” loud enough for the whole bar to hear. It’s possible he meant to mutter this under his breath, but there was a lot of beer involved. The exclamation amused the entire room though, so I think we can forgive him.
In case anyone other than our opponents is keeping score, so far we have amassed 5 first place, 1 second place, and 1 third place prize in 7 weeks of playing. Not a bad record, I think. Although really, I shouldn't be the one bragging. Sure, A and I contribute every now and again, but I think it's fair to say that if it was just A and I playing, those statistics would be a lot more dismal. For having such a large store of facts inside, The Pit's head is surprisingly normal sized.*
* Not to mention good-looking.