Friday, October 23, 2009

Local Game Shows

My friends and I love to put together and play our versions of TV game shows.

Thanks to Jason, who started it all with Survivor Metairie I, we have played Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? (supposedly simple trivia questions), The Amazing Race (a scavenger hunt around the city), Jeopardy, Steet Smarts (our version of the game show Street Smarts, so called because of Jason’s creative sign making), and other game shows that I can’t think of right now.

Tangent - Here is the introduction to our Survivor Metairie I video. Debbie put this together.

Recently, I put together Steet Smarts II. For those not familiar with the show: Weeks before we all got together, I asked our six players – Bart, Carlos, Debbie, Jason, Jason, and Julie – the exact same 43 questions. The questions that everyone answered correctly or incorrectly, I threw out. The remaining questions were used for the game.

The game was played in three rounds: Who Knew It (not including yourself, who do you think knew the question’s answer), Who Blew It (not including yourself, who do you think did NOT know the question’s answer), and the finale (one question asked – who knew it or blew it, with money won during the first two rounds bet on the outcome).

Correct answers for the first two rounds were awarded Monopoly-style money that Jason created for Survivor Metairie II.

Here are some of the questions and the quite creative answers given by my friends.

What is a subordinate?
- An employee or city worker.

Finish this old saying: “Men seldom make passes at girls who _______________.”
- Don’t have asses.
…are married.

Skydivers use what billowy object to land safely?
- a trampoline or a cushion
- a pillow

What do the letters NIMBY commonly stand for?
- Not In My Something or other.
- National Institute of Male Body Yearning
- National Immigrants Mothers Boys and Yahoos
- National Independent Market for Black Youth

In the Bible, Lot's wife was turned into a pillar of what popular seasoning?
- Cayenne Pepper

What are sisters Mary Kate and Ashley better known as?
- Johnson

What is noshing?
- Vomiting

According to the nursery rhyme, Jack Sprat could eat no what?
- Crap
- Sprouts

What is 9,999 + 1?
- 1,000,000

The name of the song played during Graduation is called Pomp and what?
- Grow

How is a Sadie Hawkins dance different from a traditional dance?
- Requires three.
- Form

What is the name of the first book of the Old Testament?
- The Bible

What was the name of the first pope?
- Pope Pius
- Pope I
- John The Baptist
- John Paul
- St. Thomas (St. Who)

Which war was originally known as The Great War?
- World War II
- The War of 1812

How many stars are on the current US flag?
- 13

In the movie Gremlins, the three rules are no bright lights, don't get them wet, and ___________.
- Don't feed them Skittles.

A satellite radio service is named for a star. Name it. (Correct answer Serius)
- Onstar
- Sun

In literature, who was Tom Sawyer's best friend?
- Becky Allen. I mean Becky Thatcher.
- His dad.


Thank you everyone who played. You all had some great, creative answers.

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