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This does not take into account the times it was Sputnik. [Apr. 26th, 2010|08:46 am]
Marissa Lingen

My parents had the Baby Boomer Edition of Trivial Pursuit when I was little, and they joked that any time you didn't know the answer, you should guess Richard Nixon, the Beatles, or Wilt Chamberlain, depending on what kind of question it was. Those were not the answer to every question, but they were apparently the way to guess.

So now I'm wondering: the You Edition of Trivial Pursuit, what should people guess for their three default guesses? For timprov at least one of the answers is Taft. For me? I'm thinking Kate Wilhelm, Marshall Mannerheim, and Glacial Lake Agassiz. How about you?

[User Picture]From: barondave
2010-04-26 02:40 pm (UTC)
If the You Edition is about me, then: Steeleye Span, Shockwave Radio Theater, Minicon
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[User Picture]From: reveritas
2010-04-27 01:02 am (UTC)
big ups for Steeleye Span!
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[User Picture]From: hobbitbabe
2010-04-26 02:46 pm (UTC)
Some edition that my family had that we used to play at the cottage - I think it was before Baby Boomer, maybe just the second general edition? - we had figured out that if you didn't know the answer you should say John F Kennedy or Paris. This worked surprisingly well.

For me, you could say hockey, knitting, and judging from my siblings' responses to seeing me in action, "on the internet".
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[User Picture]From: sartorias
2010-04-26 02:53 pm (UTC)
Wilt Chamberlain? Making me wonder if the game designer was a younger male (not baby boomer) because basketball just wasn't the ubiquitous sport it became. Even I, who avoid any talk of sports with rigor, knew who Don Drysdale and Micky Mantle were--but basketball? Nope.
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[User Picture]From: genevra
2010-04-26 02:57 pm (UTC)
We always play the Genus edition. We can't do Baby Boomer, cause the aunts kick our butts, but they can't stand how good we are at the 80's edition.
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[User Picture]From: themagdalen
2010-04-26 02:59 pm (UTC)
You should probably guess that my answers are "Adrienne Rich," "make a roux," and "John Cusack."
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[User Picture]From: columbina
2010-04-26 03:26 pm (UTC)
Spike Jones, James Bond, Sherlock Holmes.
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[User Picture]From: akitrom
2010-04-26 03:39 pm (UTC)
Aldo Columbini, the behaviorist/constructivist dynamic, and Kryptonite. (The answers to the "Sports and Drinking" category would be essentially random.)
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[User Picture]From: marydell
2010-04-26 03:51 pm (UTC)
Hm. The Simpsons, a pager, and Nero Wolfe.
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From: atheilen
2010-04-26 04:06 pm (UTC)
Aristotle, RENT, and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Unless it's Aristotle, Elizabeth Tudor, and Criminal Minds. But Aristotle, definitely.
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[User Picture]From: rushthatspeaks
2010-04-26 04:15 pm (UTC)
I recently won a game of mixed-edition Trivial Pursuit by saying 'Canada' over and over whenever it seemed even vaguely relevant.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2010-04-26 04:42 pm (UTC)
Bob Dylan, Alice in Wonderland, quince.

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[User Picture]From: mamapduck
2010-04-26 04:59 pm (UTC)
My brain always does a messed up thing where I hear or read "Wilt Chamberlin" and a picture of Winston Churchill pops into my head.


Sushi, Bare Naked Ladies and bad tv. At least, those are my answers lately.
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[User Picture]From: pameladean
2010-04-26 05:19 pm (UTC)
This is worse than being asked for favorites.

William Shakespeare, Minnesota, moon phase.

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[User Picture]From: carbonel
2010-04-26 06:35 pm (UTC)
Camp Newaygo, Midnight Special, and Robert Heinlein.
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[User Picture]From: cakmpls
2010-04-26 07:18 pm (UTC)
I just played a Genus 5 version (from 2000) last Saturday, and one of the answers was indeed Wilt Chamberlain. So they're gotten a lot of mileage out of that one.
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[User Picture]From: cakmpls
2010-04-26 07:20 pm (UTC)
They've gotten. Sigh.
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[User Picture]From: cakmpls
2010-04-26 07:19 pm (UTC)
The desert, cheap Irish cream liqueur, and my kids.
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[User Picture]From: rmnilsson
2010-04-26 08:39 pm (UTC)
Two-year-olds, user-centered design, and modernism.

BTW: in Trivia Pursuit Genus Edition, the all-purpose answers are Mickey Mouse and Winston Churchill.
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From: dancing_crow
2010-04-26 09:44 pm (UTC)
dressage saddle, color separations, coffee
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From: dancing_crow
2010-04-26 09:46 pm (UTC)
And you have heard the joke regarding Louis Aggasiz? A statue of him fell off its pedestal in Harvard Yard (a particulaly rough passage of the Red Line subway) and wound up stuck in fresh cement. A passing professor remarked to another "Ah Aggasiz - always better in the concrete than the abstract."
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-04-27 12:15 am (UTC)
Hee. Awesome.
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[User Picture]From: markgritter
2010-04-27 04:59 am (UTC)
I have heard this same joke about a statue at Stanford that fell in the Loma Prieta earthquake. But I don't remember the subject.
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[User Picture]From: reveritas
2010-04-27 01:05 am (UTC)
Little House, what else!
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[User Picture]From: roadnotes
2010-04-27 02:34 am (UTC)
Laura Nyro, fountain pens, and Passing Strange.
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[User Picture]From: ckd
2010-04-27 02:36 am (UTC)
Apple Computer, They Might Be Giants, and Steven Brust.
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[User Picture]From: hbevert
2010-04-29 03:00 am (UTC)
The Simpsons/any character on that show, Bertolt Brecht and Canada.
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