Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ripe floating kitty, Tori in front of a malt, Vikings, Islam, Coppertone

High-scoring words of the night:

RIPER (220 points) - against Sabine C. [5W used twice, 4W]
FLOATERS (157 points) - against Eric G. [two 3W]
KITTY (400 points; two 5W), CHOCKS (125 points; 5W) - against Marian M.
MALT (200 points) - against Carol F. [two 5W]
TORII (373 points) - against Josephine S. [4W, 5W, 3W, hook off QATS to make QI]
FRONTED (130 points; 5W, 2W), STAYED (144 points; 4W, 3W) - against Sara W.


Teunis and I discussed his job leads, a game both adults and kids can play (Teresa's six-year-old designs its own levels!), Terry Pratchett and his homemade sword which he hid from the authorities, trolls, and Alzheimer's. Also talked about a "bothersome" news show on genocide / Rwanda / the Congo / bodysnatching, Vikings, mosques in the US, Christianity, Islam, Denmark, warrior religions, wars, Freya, legends, history, silly songs, gum vs. mints, the Arrogant Worms, details and accuracy, the War of 1812, and more.

Trivia fact for Thursday, Sept. 23: What movie funnyman appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in a photo parody of the famous Coppertone ad that showed a dog pulling down Little Miss Coppertone's panties? Jim Carrey, in the magazine's 1995 Summer Double Issue, with the headline "Jim Carrey - Bare Facts and Shocking Revelations." Esquire magazine ran a similar parody featuring Carmen Electra in June 2004.

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