Thursday, May 31, 2007

Question > Movies

What is the name of the actor who has played a King of Jerusalem, a neo-Nazi skinhead, and a ex-con card shark?

UPDATE: Answer: Edward Norton (in Kingdom of Heaven, American History X, and Rounders, respectively)

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Question > Games

What was the base of operations for the Dark Trooper project in the Star Wars Universe?

UPDATE: Answer: The imperial ship Arc Hammer

Another daily trivia site...

Jon Pike of the Beer Pigs trivia team (from the World's Largest Trivia Contest) has his own daily trivia question blog called "In Search of Trivia". Check it out!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Question > Movies

What is the first and last name of the movie character who said: "When I was your age they used to say you could become cops or criminals. What I'm saying to you is this... When you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference?"?

EDIT: Answer: Frank Costello in The Departed

Back from hiatus

I took a break from Trivia writing and research for The World's Largest Trivia Contest... and ended up staying away longer than I had hoped. But I'm back now, and will be working this back into our schedule.

Trivia (the contest) was a blast, as usual. Freshly Squeezed (my Trivia team) is a great group of people and we all know how to have fun even while we're striving for the top ten. We placed 15th this year. Last year was our all time high of 13th, and even though we slipped for the first time in 12 years, we're pretty pleased that we stayed closed to where we were last year.

There are over 400 teams that compete in the contest, so top 20 is a good level to reach. Top 10 get a trophy. Top 5 is nearly impossible and are typically held by the same teams with slight ordering changes each year.

The weekend of 54 hours of Trivia is fun, but exhausting. The following days or weeks are filled with conversations and reminiscences and planning for next year. All of that got me distracted from what I was trying to do here. Maybe I should define that better. But really, all you, as a reader, need to know is that I want to entertain people with a similar interest in trivial information.

So now back to Trivia One. Have fun!