GandSGal wrote:I did a double-take and stopped to re-count the Edwards. Edward Tudor, son of Jane Seymour and Henry VIII grew up (slightly) to be Edward the SIXTH!!!!
Ken Jennings wrote:The Groucho-pilot story is new to me. Anybody know more?
argyl3 wrote:tony private school = tiny private school
Well, it's obviously too late for me, but I don't want Dylan to grow up odd either. I grew up in the sheltered bubble of expatriate life:a tony private school filled with competitive kids-of-internationalists already studying Princeton Review manuals in sixth grade[...]
Hammer wrote:I had the pleasure of meeting you when you visited Stevens Point to enter into our world of Trivia mayhem, and had a great time visting with you for the small amount of time that we could pry ourselves away from the contest!
I did notice a few mistakes from the chapter about our contest and the city of Stevens Point. The first thing I noticed that you had Riverfront starting every June. That is incorrect Riverfront Rendezvous as it is called occurs every July over the Fourth of July weekend.
Also, the portion you have about the Jeopardy question is wrong. The question was, "Heres some trivia for you, the world's biggest trivia contest is run by WWSP FM in this Wisconsin City (Note the SP)." The answer was ofcourse, Stevens Point.
And thirdly, when you mentioned Oz bellowing into his microphone you stated that he said, "Are you ready to trivia?", that everyone got very excited. Every year to kick off the contest Oz uses a very special phrase that officially kicks off Trivia Weekend. That phrase being "Are you ready to play Trivia, Fast Eddie." That is a play on a quote from Paul Newman's 1986 movie, The Color of Money, in which he plays Fast Eddie Felson.
I am still waiting for my copy of the book to come in and am eagerly awaiting being able to read the whole thing. I just happened to notice those mistakes and since you had this section on the forum I thought I would let you know about them. Other than that I thought the chapter (atleast the part online) was really well done and did the contest justice.
gvonk wrote:argyl3 wrote:tony private school = tiny private school
Sorry, argyl3, I think tony was probably Ken's intent. I had to dig my still-new copy out of my computer bag and flip ahead to page 125 to see the context:Well, it's obviously too late for me, but I don't want Dylan to grow up odd either. I grew up in the sheltered bubble of expatriate life:a tony private school filled with competitive kids-of-internationalists already studying Princeton Review manuals in sixth grade[...]
Maybe you are unaware of this usage?
From the American Heritage Dictionary:
ton·y also ton·ey (tn)
adj. Informa. ton·i·er, ton·i·est
Marked by an elegant or exclusive manner or quality: a tony country club.
Based on the US format College Bowl by Don Reid. The format has its ultimate origin in the Second World War when Reid (who actually hailed from Canada) first devised it as a recreational activity for the US military.
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