Trivia in the End Times


Is that how you feign excitement for Trivia week 22 under quarantine? Is that how you pretend this isn’t a trivia show at the end of capitalism as we know it? 

I hope so because we’ve got a hot show coming for you tonight. If you look at the average, and assign it a C grade, you can then look back and see that we’ve rolled out a few stellar shows. There have also been some failures. Trust me, we know failure. 

I mean look at the hundreds of trivia shows that went nowhere and we’re still waiting to get paid for. Trust me, we know failure, I mean look at my CV. Trust me, we know failure, I mean look at my elementary school report card. I got a D in handwriting. A grade three kid getting smacked with a D-grade because…I don’t know…the loops on my cursive Qs were too big. At the same time I got a B in music, even though I have zero rhythm and tend to listen to what people call “not music”. I also got a B in speech. There wasn’t even a speech part of school at that age. I wasn’t up in front of the class giving a 5-minute lesson on rolling dolmas because I thought it would be a funny analog to rolling blunts, but I also discovered these mediterranean treats are as fun to make as they are to eat. I couldn’t pronounce my own parents names until I was 14, and I still speak with a lisp, yet I got an above average speech grade and nearly failed handwriting because I recognized early on that the cursive X was dumb as hell.

Anyway tonight’s show is a solid B-, certainly above average. We’ve got a rocking, or should I say “spooky-rockin”, last place request coming from Clever Girl and five more banger categories. 

Now the other shift in tonight’s show, and proof that I can bury a lede so deep it puts this post’s ass to sleep, is that tonight’s donation is going to a GoFundMe for the partner of Anthony Huber. In that dude’s final act he struck out against hate, racism and oppression, and captured much of the essence of skateboarding. I want every skatepark in the nation named for him, that’s a big ask but tonight we’re doing what we can with a few dollars. 

So to register, it works like this:

  1. Drop your registration fee on paypal.me/SlashGreg. There is no set registration fee, but half goes to the winning team’s chosen cause or charity and the other half (up to $200) helps keep the lights on at Wisconsin’s Hardest Trivia Global Headquarters.
  2. We’re still backing the businesses which have always backed us. If you make a purchase from Company Brewing in Milwaukee or Glass Nickel Pizza between August 27 and September 2. Send some sort of proof of purchase to greg@wisconsinshardesttrivia.com and your team is registered.
  3. Pick a strong team name, and then build an even stronger team.
  4. Tune in Wednesday at 7pm on https://www.twitch.tv/wisconsinshardesttrivia and get your brain scrambled.

If you have any questions, reach out to nick@wisconsinshardesttrivia.com or me. Stay safe. See you in a few hours.

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