Welcome all to LiveJournal's Daily Quiz, where we have successfully combined trivia knowledge, humor, and binge drinking into one big happy picture.
More or less.
The rules of the quiz are up on the community information page
, but here's a very quick summary of what's going to happen.
1) A new Quiz will appear every Monday. It will contain five questions, give or take some.
2) Contestants (that would be everyone reading this) have until midnight on Wednesday to answer the questions.
3) Answers, complete with commentary, will appear Friday.
The most important concept that we should establish here deals with step two, Answering. Sure, the questions have correct answers. Sure, you might not know the correct answers. Therefore, you have the right, and in fact are encouraged, to make something up. Even if you know the right answer, go on and make something up. In this way, when it comes to step three, we (angledge
) will scour your submissions for what we feel are the best (not necessarily correct) answers.
Some good illustrations of this comes from the good ole days of the original Daily Quiz
1. What was the name of Bo and Luke Duke's car?
Correct Answer: The General Lee
Better Than Correct Answer: "General Tso was the car driven by Bo and Ruke, though." - A Very Funny Man
This is the kind of answer that causes office-based Quiz takers to disturb their co-workers with the sound of maniacal, smothered laughter. And isn't that what life is all about?
Every so often though, as happens in trivia, someone might make a mistake.
2. What is the capital of New York?
Correct Answer: Albany
Incorrect Answer: "New York City." - Someone Who Made A Mistake
That's fine, this Quiz respondent didn't know the right answer, but they took a stab at answering anyway. We applaud this. However, we would probably be forced to make a joke at their expense. Understand that this is really a form of tough love, like that time chaosvizier
grabbed a handful of change from some beggar because he needed bus fare. I know, in the end, that the beggar understood and forgave him.
Some grand masters of trivia might even bring it back to us.
3. What large snake, located in the southern United States, is also called the gopher snake?
Correct Answer: Indigo Snake
Damn Fine Answer: "What we have here ... is a magnificent specimen of pure Alabama black snake." - Some Naughty Person
This chap didn't respond with the correct answer, but instead hit the quiz back with a quote from a movie, Full Metal Jacket
. We LOVE quotes. He gets bonus points.
And that's the name of the game. The more of you that answer, the funnier this becomes.
Bring it on!
About your moderators:
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and smarter than Julia Roberts in any movie she's ever been in
. When she grows up, she wants to smite chaosvizier
and rule the world.
) is a peacekeeper working for the United Nations. That's called irony. He can eat ten Hot Pockets in under five minutes, flies through the air like Chow Yun Fat, and, several years ago, made a serious attempt to drink all the gin in England. He is hotter than Alan Rickman in Die Hard
and crazier than Gary Oldman in any movie he's ever been in
. When he grows up, he wants to not get killed by angledge
and rule the world.