Posted by: twobigyellowcranes | 26 January 08

“AU?”

Annual church quiz tonight (no Bible round). Always a really good night and one of the events where people seem more than willing to bring family members and friends, which is great (people hopefully left having had a great time and having sensed a real feeling of a community). It also poses questions as to why people aren’t more willing to invite their friends to more “direct” events and, as a counter, why we as a church can’t do more events like that where people feel comfortable bringing friends to.

My team tonight was H and myself (my mum baby-sat K), H’s mum and dad and one of her sisters. Good range of knowledge across a whole range of subjects and after 4 rounds we had only dropped one point.

Then came a round with a map of Norn Iron and 12 names of potential towns to match up with 8 identified points on the map. We got 4 and, to be honest, without anyone else, I think I knew 2 (I may have lucked out on a couple of others). For a man so proud of Norn Iron, I obviously know very little about anywhere outside of Belfast (you can even narrow that down to the east and south) and North Down. Poor.

The last few years, teams I have been in came 2nd in the quiz, but this year we came joint 5th, five points behind the winners. A really good night though and some good banter between the teams.

Here is a tester for you: which is the only 1 of the 52 American states not to feature any one of the letters in the name of the President, “George W. Bush”? We didn’t get it in time.

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Responses

  1. INDIANA!

    (isn’t google great!) Nice teaser 🙂

    If only George W Bush wasn’t in any of the American States…

    Check out this great widget I have on my google home page of ‘Bush-isms’:

    http://chimpomatic.net/

    e.g.

    ‘I haven’t had a chance to talk, but I’m confident we’ll get a bill that I can live with if we don’t.
    –George w. Bush

    06/13/2001
    referring to the McCain-Kennedy patients’ bill of rights


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