July 14th, 2008

New Tilley Hat

A Trivia Win

On Sunday evenings I'm part of a Trivia Team that plays in the bar across the street from where I live. This is why I haven't been to any Dead Dog parties recently. The team is pretty good, and we usually do well. There are "cash" prizes, which means certificates only useable in the bar and not on Trivia nights. When we have enough, we hold a dinner. But I digress.

Last night, the owner tried a new format: Individual trivia. We all played as individuals, not as a team. After 12 questions, the top five people were in the final round (and all got prizes). He asked more questions in an elimination. To make a long story short, I won.

Go me!

The cash prize (not a certificate) was nice. And the plan was to hold the individual trivia regularly and eventually have the winners in a contest, which means that I'm already entered. We'll see how that goes.

While we weren't supposed to help anyone else, our team has been together for years (predating my joining them) and hints were given. I was the beneficiary of some of the hints, and tried to reciprocate, but even my hints were too obscure.

Q. What is the oldest US National Park? My hint: Don Messick. This didn't help anyone...

Q. Who is the voice of Ned Flanders on the Simpsons? My hint: Leave It To Beaver. *sigh*

Well, back to hacking away at the Convergence gallery... another post about accordions later today...
New Tilley Hat

Convergence 2008 Galleries - Preliminary LJ viewing

Convergence 2008 Gallery A, leading to three more pages of thumbs, is up. 351 dollops of pure visual heaven, plus thumbnails and (minimal) annotation.

NOT FINISHED, not by a long shot. I've only zipped through the first thumbs page, but at least you can see the pictures and all the links work (I hope). As always, corrections and comments are useful. I don't know a lot of these people, even the ones who posed for me. And I don't know the names of some of the party rooms (like the Egyptian themed party).

I'll be done enough to let Convergence know at some point soon, since there's such a demand. But for now, LJ gets first crack.

Several people have asked for higher res images from various projects. I'll get to them soon.