Jan 28, 2009

Trivial shit

Note - scary chocolate new awfulness over at the Moviegrenade for y'all to ignore. Go ahead, ignore it bitches! - Earl

This is for those of you who are cool enough to play in my trivia game. You can get to it by the tab on top of my header pic, by the way. That would make me happy. Or I usually link to it at the bottom of each post.

So the end of the month is approaching and I wanna make some changes to the format. First lemme run through a few things about the quiz. I don't make up the questions. All I do is pick the categories. And some of them suck! Like the History category. What the hell is that all about? They include Spelling Bee questions, recipes and stuff about embroidery. I guess just about anything that is factual could wind up in that category, but I would prefer REAL history questions. Here are the canned categories available to us:

  • Animals - no difficulty levels
  • Celebrities - Easier and More Difficult
  • General Knowledge - 6 levels from Very Easy to Very Difficult
  • Geography - Easy, Intermediate, Difficult
  • History - Easy, Intermediate, Difficult (what a joke!)
  • Hobbies - no difficulty levels
  • Literature - Easy and More Difficult
  • Movies - Easy, Intermediate, Difficult
  • Music - Easy, Intermediate, Difficult
  • People - Easy and More Difficult
  • Religion - Easy, More Difficult and Bible Trivia (!!!)
  • Science & Technology - Easy, Intermediate, Difficult
  • Sports: Baseball - Easy and Difficult
  • Sports: General - Easy and Intermediate
  • World: Australia - no difficulty levels
  • World: UK - no difficulty levels
  • World Trivia - Easier and More Difficult
  • World: Canada - no difficulty levels
  • World: Europe - no difficulty levels
  • Fun Trivia Mixed Bag - taken from all categories

Another thing that I have control over is the difficulty level. I prefer the difficult questions over the easy questions because, frankly, the easy questions are retarded. The difficult questions aren't much better, but at least it's not a race to answer 10 questions the quickest. That's not very fun.

The one thing I do like is the Wednesday Custom Category Day. Where we get to pick the category from any subject. Today's category is Pirates and it was suggested by badgerdaddy. There were only 45 questions in the database on Pirates, but I thought that was good enough. So no matter how esoteric (is that the proper word?) you believe the category to be, keep the suggestions coming.

So for those of you playing the quiz, I have three (3) questions for you:
  1. What canned categories would you like to see?
  2. Do you prefer Easier or Difficult questions?
  3. What would be one custom category you would like to see on Wednesday?

For those of you who don't play the quiz...well, February 1st is Sunday. Sounds like a great time to join in, if you ask me. Invite your friends too. The more the merrier!

PS - Good luck to Adam and RW. With only a few days left in the month it's almost a dead heat between the three of us for the top score in January. A few more of you would be in there if you played everyday, but you have to be in it to win it.

Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. All the quiz kids are doing it.


SK Waller said...

I'm fine with the categories you have. No complaints here.

Verdant Earl said...

Steph - sorry, you only answered one of the three questions. Now you must start over again from the beginning. ;)

Faiqa said...

I stopped playing because I forgot my password. Oooh, I just remembered it. Categories are fine. It's the questions that suck. :)

Dave2 said...


Michelle said...

Running questions perhaps???

OR all music all the time!!

I deleted my post!! TMI and your right!! He's not really a good guy at all. Sigh!!!!

hello haha narf said...

i suck at trivia. :(

Jennifer and Sandi said...

Embroidery?? Hahahahha I want a quiz on Jewelry Making damnit! Okay, back to your questions.

#1. Animals (Who doesn't like animals)

#2. Easier (Because I take your test while I'm @ work and the speed thing KILLS me. With all the interruptions and all. I do try to close my office door while doing your quiz. I want a dying chance to win first place for a change. Sorry, was that a little selfish of me?

#3. Custom. Hmmmm. THINKING....
Disney...wait dumb. How about Lakes? Is there anything on Lakes?

That's all I got!
Happy Wednesday!
- Jennifer

Suzi Q said...

Try the animals category! Difficult has been fine, nice challenge, not too out there. I like the trivia game, I'm not really good at it, but every mornin I log on and see what I can come up with!

i am the diva said...

the couple o' times that i've done the challenge it's been fine the way it was, but i mean, i've only done it a few times and didn't get any super hard questions about carborators or anything

Verdant Earl said...

Faiqa - well, I can't do nuthin' about those questions. Sorry.

Dave2 - Cartoons it is!

Michelle - Glad you can see that.

Becky - how about Steelers trivia?

Jenn - leave it to someone from Minnesota to pick a "lakes" category. ;)

Paige - I was thinking Animals as well.

Verdant Earl said...

Diva - so you want carburetor questions? ;)

Heff said...

3.Sexual Potpourri

Avitable said...

1. Hobbies, People, General Knowledge, Celebrities, Movies, Music, Science & Technology, Animals, Literature

2. For some categories, I prefer easier because the difficult are just ridiculous. I'm okay with either, though.

3. Sex

RW said...

1. geography and world... the whole world and nothing but the world.

2. I prefer difficult. I suck at easy. No... really, I seriously do.

3. Celibacy.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

I think it's a pretty good mix of both difficult and easy.
I just got my first perfect score a week or so ago!
I love movie days and maybe some sports stuff??

Dr Zibbs said...

Keep the history and get rid of the Lit and religion.

Verdant Earl said...

@all - good suggestions. I'll run it by my staff. And by my staff, I mean penis. ;)

Slyde said...

if you sent me an email at home every night, i would remember to play. i cant play here at work...

Bruce Johnson said...

No comment, I can't play it because the wizards in our ITD departement have it blocked.....they obviously beleive you to be subversive on some level.

elizabeth said...

Do I have to be smart to be your friend now?

pure evyl said...

Since starting your quiz, I have been addicted to the Fun Trivia site. Animals is a good category, as is Celebrities, People, and General Knowledge. I will have to take a pass or a beating if you pick Baseball. I have boycotted MLB since the fuckers went on strike and didn't have a World Series when it was the only year in recorded history when the fucking Rangers had a shot.

Verdant Earl said...

Slyde - count on it!

Bruce - Well, I guess I could say that you could play at home, but I hear ya.

Liz - Don't you go changing. Wait, that didn't come out right. ;)

Evyl - I would never do baseball. I hate to brag, but none of you would stand a chance if I included baseball trivia. It's my thing, ya know.