Friday, 28 November 2014
The Big Questions I Can't Answer (or a Quiz Night)
I am off at a quiz night tonight to very possibly be asked to answer questions, as that is the general nature of quiz nights. I am not a silly unknowledgeable chap, however I am not good at answering questions at random out of the blue, it is not what I do. Also Quiz nights tend to have questions about popular television, I do not know much about popular television except most of it is rubbish and my poor old brain is confused by the fact it is popular. Quiz nights also have questions about sport and football, a game involving a round ball and played by chaps from abroad who earn huge amounts of money; one of whom once said something about Seagulls. . . And popular music is in general another subject that tends to crop up at such events. . . I am also not good at popular music which these days seems to involve boy bands and folk who have won TV talent shows . . . I have decided to answer all these particular questions with either . . . Tiny Tim or Country Joe and the Fish . . . that way I stand a small chance of getting one question right.
The good news is this quiz night is to be held of Big Bills Greasy Fur Ball Café, the home of the greatest food in the world and at midpoint in the proceeding we all stop for chicken pie and chips unless you are a veggie in which case it’s the veggie option. This makes the humiliation of being last by several hundred points behind a mad old granny and her team of cats acceptable. Sometimes a man has to do what a man has to do in order to consume the delights of great pies.
Of course this years blog theme which I keep departing from on an almost daily basis is The Big Questions, so it is more than a little ironic that I will be sitting blank faced, drinking orange juice shouting TINY TIM TINY TIM TINY TIM at my fellow team mates as they ponder on the question . . . . Who was the last Governor-General of the
Congo? and for a bonus point what was the name of his dog . . . . While
they try and think if Baron Théophile Wahis was the last one or not because he
was not that keen on dogs only to find out after that rather ironically (there
will be much irony) he did have a small dog called Tiny Tim. . . . . At which point I will look smug and nod with
a knowing nod. As I have said Tiny Tim
must be the answer to something. I have a feeling he sang a cover of that
famous Charles Dickens song . . . Santa
in Red. . . .