back in the early 80's, when i was young and stupid and brilliant and thought i was bullet-proof, i would frequent the one real bar in my little town on a pretty regular basis which i will now call almost every night. i would go with dennis, my best friend and roommate at the time, usually after hitting the nearby cinema to see that week's offering of horror or sci-fi or inane sophomoric comedy.
then we'd go to bob's.
our second home.
not to drink really. oh, we'd have a beer or two (or three) and i guess we liked it, but it was more to socialize with friends and tell stories and play games.
it was easy to get hooked on video games at the bar back then 'cause you really didn't have them at home. we played pac man and donkey kong and pulsar (loved that one!) and popeye and gorf and sinistar and tetris and...
but probably one of the more illuminating things to do at bob's was to get into some kinda conversation with jim, the surly, burly, moustashioed, marine-cut bartender who didn't like nobody and especially anybody wearing a "queering". which i had.
jim played trivial pursuit, then a very new and very popular game, with a couple of the other, older regulars from time to time, always irritated when we'd interrupt him to ask for another round. jim was a veritable font of knowledge and amazed them all as he'd kick their asses night after night.
one night, giving pursuit a rest, jimmy produced a copy of "games" magazine and started quizzing his buddies with questions of logic. waiting for our beers, dennis overheard one and blurted out the answer. he was awesome at these and it took the rest of the night to finally stump him with one that, to this day, none of us understood. probably a misprint.
now dennis--and i, by association--are "okay".
and then came the trivial pursuit.
several nights later, as we once again were waiting at the bar, jim, frustrated by his opponent's lack of even a guess, tossed one of the questions at us--dennis mostly--and i shot back the answer. jim was startled to say the least. it was an "old" question--something someone my age couldn't remember and shouldn't know. he hit me with another. and another. and another. and i was on fire.
we started playing at the bar on a regular basis and dennis, jim, and i eventually signed up for the local IBM trivia championships where we went all the way to the finals--until they found out that none of us actually worked at IBM.
i said all that so i could say this; in looking for some fun trivia questions to give you for your "five for friday", i thought back to those cool logic questions back in "games" magazine. i was really good at the ones where they took a picture of some common object, magnified, like, 20 times and then you had to figure out what the hell it was.
the other ones were the "numbers and letters".
they would give you a line, kinda like an equation, that went something like this
24 H in a D
and you had to figure it out.
24 Hours in a Day
so that's what we're gonna do this week.
here are 10 fun ones. well, i hope at least ONE of them makes you think...
(i'm gonna put the "comments" on a delay so that you can't see everyone else's answers and then put them all up at once on sunday morning...'kay?)
1. 52 W in a Y
2. 12 D of C
3. 13 S on the A F
4. 100 Y on a F F
5. 52 C in a D
6. 6 K in the B B
7. 100 B of B on the W
8. 1440 M in a D
9. 9 I in a B G
10. 15 M on a D M C
have a wonderful weekend!
smell ya later!