If the You Edition is about me, then: Steeleye Span, Shockwave Radio Theater, Minicon
big ups for Steeleye Span!
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".
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.
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.
You should probably guess that my answers are "Adrienne Rich," "make a roux," and "John Cusack."
Spike Jones, James Bond, Sherlock Holmes.
Aldo Columbini, the behaviorist/constructivist dynamic, and Kryptonite. (The answers to the "Sports and Drinking" category would be essentially random.)
Hm. The Simpsons, a pager, and Nero Wolfe.
Aristotle, RENT, and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Unless it's Aristotle, Elizabeth Tudor, and Criminal Minds. But Aristotle, definitely.
I recently won a game of mixed-edition Trivial Pursuit by saying 'Canada' over and over whenever it seemed even vaguely relevant.
Bob Dylan, Alice in Wonderland, quince.
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.
This is worse than being asked for favorites.
William Shakespeare, Minnesota, moon phase.
Camp Newaygo, Midnight Special, and Robert Heinlein.
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.
The desert, cheap Irish cream liqueur, and my kids.
Two-year-olds, user-centered design, and modernism.
BTW: in Trivia Pursuit Genus Edition, the all-purpose answers are Mickey Mouse and Winston Churchill.
dressage saddle, color separations, coffee
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."
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.
Laura Nyro, fountain pens, and Passing Strange.
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Apple Computer, They Might Be Giants, and Steven Brust.
The Simpsons/any character on that show, Bertolt Brecht and Canada.