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Inauguration Day

A little over 4 years ago, I was at a friend’s place in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. It was the day after the 2016 election, and the entire world seemed numb. I think it was how we all felt at the time. And I wrote this trivia post, which never went up, about how the presidency of Don Trump could be really bad because his entire campaign seemed to be about building a wall, and how pretty much everyone who wasn’t a white man was about to get hurt in some way. And I stated the intention to make trivia the best possible place we could. 

At the time, I didn’t know much about the Milwaukee teams, but that is no longer true. But four plus years ago, the people who were playing trivia at Glass Nickel in Madison were really the raddest crew from a wide spectrum and all I wanted was to see these people over and over and over and know that for a few hours each week we got to forget about politics.

The truth is, I had no clue how hard it was going to be. It reflects my privilege to say that I never knew the weight of waking up everyday wondering how it could get worse–and I’ve struggled through bouts of depression. At least with the ‘presh you can fool yourself into thinking “today I’ve got this,” once or twice each week. Sure that feeling was gone by noon, or by the time the bagel was toasted, or whenever, but at least there were moments of living. 

But this last four years, whoa dog. 

And things are still trash. A lot of us are broker than we were even a year ago. A lot of us have just been broken. We still can’t do these shows in person, and who knows when we will get to. We still don’t get to hug our friends or buy them drinks. It’s been so long since I’ve been sitting in a booth with players, after trivia, telling the dumbest stories and having a blast. Instead, now, trivia wraps up and I go clean the kitchen.

All that said, I’m still committed to making trivia a great space and time for people to stress a little less. I’m pretty sure, when I say that, I speak for Nick and Anjali as well. If not, we can fight. Let’s celebrate for one day. Let’s hope we’ve seen the gutter, and know that today feels like we’re now at least sitting upright on the curb. It’s not much, but it’s something. 

Anyway, come hang out with us tonight. To get your team in the mix:

    1. The Wisconsin’s Hardest Trivia entrance fee is $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.

  1. Once your team has registered, you’ll get the password to the Zoomiary. 
  2. Be sure your teammates know your team name before the game starts, this will allow us to put you on the right team.
  3. 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.   

 

The show starts Wednesday night at 7pm central. See you there. 

 

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