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11/11

Whew! We are on the down slope of another heavy-day double stack. 

Certainly, you all know yesterday was Edmund Fitzgerald Day. To commemorate the event Wisconsin’s Hardest Nick, Anjali of Ever Increasing Wisconsin Hardness and I dropped a canoe at the port of Duluth and had full intentions of delivering this week’s show from the waters of Gitchee Gumee. To stay true to events we planned to take the northern route, and if everything went well, we would cut out just before revealing the final round answers. 

Sure, some people might find this stunt in poor taste. Others might be concerned. But think about how hyped a couple people, specifically the Welcome to Blockbuster crew and the Clever Girl team, would be when we showed up again next week, each claiming to be the new David Blaine but dressed like the old Criss Angel

However, a couple things went wrong. Once they saw what we were up to, the Duluth Seaway Port Authority stepped in and told us this was not a canoe launch, that our plan was ridiculous, the bravery and loss of those 29 men is not a joke, and that the inflatable unicorn Anjali had wrapped around her waist did not even qualify as a personal floatation device. They also seemed very adamant that I “just stop playing that song”. Players, you know I had Gordon Lightfoot’s timeless jam, The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald, bumping out from my phone speaker. 

Their one mistake was that by focusing on us, the Port Authoritarians failed to notice that this year, just like that fateful day 45 years ago, the gales of November had come early and our canoe, “Lil’ Eddy”, had drifted into the port and was taking on water like, well, the Edmund Fitzgerald. 

The day ended when we were all issued citations and not small fines. But not so large that we didn’t stop and get stoned on the Blatnik.

Today, we’re all back in our respective homes and ready for tonight’s show. And while all of you are out there getting your teams together, I’ll be over here stealing valor and snatching up mad deals for singles day.  You’re telling me I can score this Acronym J68-PL in RAF Green for just over $1200 right now? Sign me up for two.   

This is how you get in the mix: 

  1. Registering for Wisconsin’s Hardest Trivia will be $10/player, or $50/team of six players. Teams can still play with more than six players, but will be docked 10 points for each additional player. Drop your payments on paypal.me/SlashGreg.
  2. Once your team has registered, you’ll get the password to the Zoomiary.
  3. Be sure your teammates know your team name before the game starts, this will allow us to put you on the right team.
  4. Finally, if you have any questions, drop an email on Nick@wisconsinshardesttrivia.com, Anjali@wisconsinshardesttrivia.com or Greg@wisconsinshardesttrivia.com and we’ll get you in the mix.

 

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