Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Is This About To Become a Meme?

I stole this from Kristi who stole it from Vikki, who stole it from McSweeney's...

Categories I'm pretty sure I could beat Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings in:

1. Obscure Historical Trivia
2. Obscure Trivia About Chicago
3. Obscure Trivia About Anything
4. Amusing Anecdotes About Johnny Yen's Son Adam
5. Foods To Avoid When You Have Celiac Disease
6. Chinese Buffets On The North Side Of Chicago.
7. Chicago Cub Players and Managers Who Have Turned Out To Be Big Friggin' Disappointments.
8. Illinois Divorce Law
9. Great Chicago Watering Holes of the Eighties and Early Nineties.
10. Stories Involving Johnny Yen, One Or More Of His Friends, A Few Libations And Some Mischief.

12 comments:

The Elk said...

Some you left out:
-All about Elvis and Elvis Minituia
-Constructive Uses for Outdated Plumbing Equipment
-Bad 70's Tunes
-Having the Perfect Martha Stewart Home
-Motorcycle Riding 101

LMAO - Love and Kisses - the Elk

Grant Miller said...

What's the cheapest and best Chinese buffet in your nieghborhood?

Skylers Dad said...

Ooooh, I'll take #10 for 200 Alex!

lulu said...

I am in the process of writing mine, although I stole it from Chris, who stole it from Vikki, who stole it from McSweeney''s. Obscure Chicago triva is also on my list; we might need a walkoff.

Erik Donald France said...

Touche. Sometime we can do a comparison/contrast with Michigan divorce law.

GETkristiLOVE said...

You left out:
Best Hot Sauce For the Occasion

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Poor Ken Jennings must be starting to feel rather loserly right about now.

Beth said...

See, I'd watch that Jeopardy-off.

Flannery Alden said...

Those are some pretty specific topics. I looks like you may need to beef up on South American Rivers.

Alasdair said...

Hmmm. Yeah, when you're 9 for 50 vs. Jose DeLeon in your career, you're not that much of a plus. I can't believe Dunston was first overall. Or that No. 39 would turn out the way he did. Ah well, so it goes.

Johnny Yen said...

Elk-
Those will be on my next list!

Grant-
The Hong Kong Buffett, where McCormick and Devon come together (the Lincoln Village Mall). Great food, fresh, inexpensive.

Skyler's Dad-
Granted!

Lulu-
You have Chicago roots as long and deep as mine-- you might win!

Erik-
Fortunately both divorces were uncontested. It was the custody fight with ex-girlfriend that was ugly and expensive.

Kristi-
How could I have omitted that one?!

Barbara-
I think he's developing a complex. Trivia Envy, I think it's called.

Beth-
I'd be sure to rub Ken's nose in my victory!

Flannery-
I know about the Amazon. Are there others?

Alasdair-
The Cubs have been a constant source of disappointment in my life. My only consolation is that I don't live in Cleveland.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Everytime you talk about Chinese buffets, I throw up a little in my mouth.