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Second Place
Tuesday 10th June, 2008 10:05 Comments: 1
Our pub quiz team came second in last night's quiz. The rest of my team got a lot of really good answers, but I was quite proud of a few of the answers I provided, such as Al Pacino in the film "Two For The Money" and Charles Dickens came before Charles Darwin on the £10 note. I also knew that Extreme was the artist that did "More Than Words" - I suspect I was the only person in the room to know that. Perhaps I shouldn't be quite so proud about that last one.

Our team's name was "Basket Cases" - I said to Cheryl we can pretend it's a reference to Green Day, but it was actually her mum's suggestion (and was better than all of the other ideas that had been suggested). There were a few half decent team names, but I was a little surprised that one of the teams called themselves "Crackers". What made it even worse was the entire team was made up of old white people. Unless they were doing it to raise awareness of the double standard where it's seemingly okay for people to use the term "cracker" but it's not okay to use the word "nigger" (unless you're black or quoting someone else). Or perhaps they were using their retirement to hack and crack their way into computers on the internet. Or maybe they all like the taste of crackers, perhaps with some yummy cheese. Why did my mind go to the offensive definition? Perhaps for the same reason why Randy guessed the wrong word on that episode of South park. For the same reason why "faggot" and "slut" were recently censored by the BBC from The Pogues song "Fairytale of New York" (but confusingly only on Radio 1, the BBC's other stations played the unedited version throughout the period). People tend to jump to the offensive meanings rather than putting words into context (and the South Park episode was funny because of a word game, where it should be obvious that the offensive word isn't the one they're after).
Avatar Yamahito - Thursday 12th June, 2008 11:45
I'd never heard of that definition before, so I doubt a bunch of crusty old blokes had either...
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