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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:09 PM
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Poll question: Are You a Trivial Pursuit Grand Master?
I am a TPGM. MrsCoffee is the only person i'm allowed to play with, because i get all hyper-competetive and people tend to hate me after i kick the holy hell out of them. We own 13 card sets, and 9 boards. My favorite possession is my Genus I set in the dark blue box.

So, are you a TP Grand Master?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:10 PM
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1. Hell yes.
I am the best at the 20 year anniversary board, which includes only questions about 1980 through 2000, but I can compete on any of them.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:11 PM
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2. pop culture boards are for sissies.
we have them, but we only play them with little kids and old ladies.

:hi:
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:18 PM
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5. It's not just pop culture.
It's questions from all categories, just that the events or whatever happened in that 20-year period. It's cool!
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:20 PM
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6. it's totally pop culture. it's not a REAL TP cardset.
the past 20 years = pop culture. if it doesn't involve the Wars of the Roses, it ain't a real TP set.

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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:22 PM
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10. But it still has, like science and math questions.
I don't know, I think it's a good one. :shrug:
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:23 PM
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12. I should probably apologize to you now, because i have a problem
I can't even talk about TP without it turning bad in a hurry. I need help.

I think it's because i haven't played in a while and have that itch.
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:27 PM
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16. LOL!
It's okay. :D
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_testify_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:16 PM
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3. I will bury you.
The original Genus edition is the best (I think you are referring to that one?)

I have not lost a game in my adult life.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:22 PM
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9. you gonna bark all day, little doggy, or are you gonna bite?
:hi:

I get hyper-comptetitive even talking about it. My name is MrCoffee, and I have a problem.
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_testify_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:24 PM
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13. I hope you are good at Sports & Leisure.
My kung-fu is very well-rounded.

And half the People and Places answers are "Angel Falls".
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:30 PM
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18. Angel Falls...LMAO
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:12 PM
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28. in your adult life?
whoopee. I haven't lost, playing adults, since I was 12. Bring it. :hi:
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_testify_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:19 PM
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33. Oh I'll bring it.
You'll wish I hadn't.

You can't see me right now but I'm flexing like a mofo.

:patriot:
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:21 PM
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34. flexing?
I'm listing the kings of scotland in my head. and no, Idi Amin isn't on the list, despite his protestations to the contrary.
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_testify_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:24 PM
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36. Feh.
That's right. Feh.

For your sake, I'll make sure your kids never hear about how bad your trivia ass got whooped. :)

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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:25 PM
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37. i'll call your kids and make sure they know...
i play a scorched earth strategy that makes you beg for death.
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_testify_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:29 PM
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42. ROFL
Your screams will echo off the walls of my condo for eons to come!
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:31 PM
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44. your cries for mercy will amuse me...yet mercy shall not be given.
no quarter.
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nickinSTL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:37 PM
Response to Reply #36
46. LOL.
I seem to have stepped into the middle of a Trivial Pursuit feud...
:hide:
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:39 PM
Response to Reply #46
47. as though that wall will save you from a TP beat-down.
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:44 PM
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49. I won't have to call yours
it'll be all over the internet. I'm sure someone will print it out and read it to them.
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KFC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:17 PM
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4. Games that don't involve betting do not matter
Wuss.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:20 PM
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7. I played Genus last summer and I had to remember that the answers
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 02:21 PM by myrna minx
on the cards were 1986 contemporary answers. That was challenging when the answers today would be the New Czech Republic, but then it was Czechoslovakia. Another example was to remember to distinguish between East Germany and West Germany. :hi:
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:21 PM
Response to Reply #7
8. That's exactly why it's the greatest of all the TP boards.
All those Iron Curtain questions are way harder now.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:25 PM
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14. I loved 6th grade geography during the cold war.
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 02:48 PM by myrna minx
An entire continent was the USSR. After the fall of the Soviet Union, those poor American kids had to learn where Estonia and Georgia were on the map. :hi:
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kay1864 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:23 PM
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11. Anybody know the answer to this trivia question?
"What question was in the Canadian version of Trivial Pursuit, but not in the American version?"
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:26 PM
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15. What country built the arm for the Space Shuttle Columbia?
:rofl:
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kay1864 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:30 PM
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17. Bzzt!
Thanks for playing our game, but sorry, no.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:34 PM
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19. It was the Moops!
Invaded Spain in the 8th century.

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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:35 PM
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20. Damn right, anyone who says otherwise is wrong.
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mduffy31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:40 PM
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21. My family will no longer play me because I have beaten them
and made them my bitch so many times. I got the 6th edition last year and it hasn't even been broken open.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:47 PM
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23. MrsCoffee is the only one who can hang with me.
She absolutely refuses to even open the closet where they are when her family comes over. The FIL *thinks* he's got game. It's kinda sad.
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mduffy31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:53 PM
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24. I hear you
My freeper cousin who I made cry when I challenged him to justify his vote for Bush when he is poor as hell thinks he has game. You would think he would learn when I have taken him to school more than once.
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:43 PM
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22. Yes, I am filled with useless information, just give me that
Baby Boomer edition and I am ready to rock. When my entire family is together for holidays we drag all of the sets out and my nieces and nephews fight over who will be on my team :-).
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:02 PM
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25. I am but then again I have been known to cheat at that game
at parties when no one is looking.
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:06 PM
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26. Yes, and I have already beaten you
Miss it? There, I beat you again. You are soft. Weak. You have the intellect of a trilobite. I will have filled up three pies before you even get History done.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:12 PM
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29. now THAT'S some quality trash talk.
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:11 PM
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27. I don't lose ... ever.
The Baby Boomer edition is really hard for me. But other than that, I can't be beat.

On the DVD Pop Culture edition, I've run the table before -- left the circle, got all my pies, and returned to the circle without passing the dice.

My fiancee -- who's a pretty smart cookie -- has beaten me once in the two years we've known each other, and we play pretty often.


That said, despite the fact that I'm a writer/editor by trade, she constantly kicks my ass at word-related games (Scattergories, etc.)
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:13 PM
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30. Yes and that is why none of my friends will play with me any more
Every so often we have a board game night and the only stipulation is that I can't bring over any Trivial Pursuit games, which is fine because I'll just kick their asses in Scrabble.

That and I'm not the most gracious winner, yeah thats right, I like to do victory dances...sue me!
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:15 PM
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32. Grace is for losers...TP Grand Masters bask in their own glory.
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:23 PM
Response to Reply #32
35. you're right, they are jealous of my awesomeness...
It's a shame that they all caught on to it...I guess I'll just have to find new friends to make my trivia bitches
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_testify_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:25 PM
Response to Reply #35
38. I gotcha trivia right *here*.
:hi:

How are ya? Rainouts SUCK, huh?
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:33 PM
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45. doing good...just passing the time
Hopefully that rainout didn't hurt us too much, I don't like the fact that Carpenter can now start game 2 and 7. We just have to make sure it doesn't go 7 :P

The good thing is, that it is bright and sunny here, so no chance for a repeat of last night...it's just going to be as cold as a witch's tit tonight!
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_testify_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:40 PM
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48. I was on a Cardinals message board earlier
and one of the posters had the class to mention that he hoped David Wright or Carlos Beltran were in the plane with Cory Lidle.

Shows you how terrified they are of us, huh?
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:46 PM
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50. That's real classy
I lurk at some of those baseball message boards and they can be nasty places...I don't know what it is about sports that prohibits some people from thinking before they type.
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_testify_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:52 PM
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51. The best message board is
www.metsgeek.com

The best blog is metstradamus.blogspot.com

But you probably knew about those :)
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:58 PM
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52. I keep up on all the blogs...
they were especially helpful when I went into that day long tailspin after losing El Duque...they helped settle my nerves a bit
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:13 PM
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31. Genus I is still the best.
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 03:14 PM by ceile
My box isn't so much blue anymore as "acid-washed" (lots of scratches and dings).

on edit: I answered yes-bring it on!!
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nickinSTL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:26 PM
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39. I have friends who THOUGHT they were good at Trivial Pursuit...
until they met me! I beat them so badly, they won't play anymore.

My fiancee hates playing with my whole family, because some members of my family can beat me on occasion.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:27 PM
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41. you're friends with _testify_?
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_testify_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:30 PM
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43. OH THAT WAS LOW.
The gloves are off now, y'hear?
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:27 PM
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40. lol at that!
there needs to be a Battle Royale of the top 300 grand masters in the U.S.

--the top five finishers win the right to play (as an entire team) against me.... :boring: :donut:

I'm like that Deep Blue from IBM that fucked up all those wannabe chess players back in the 90s! :argh:
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:10 PM
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53. I haven't played in years
And that was online, but didn't last long. Some loser accused me of memorizing all the questions and answers. Though she could see from my stats - visible to all - that I'd only played about 5 times. And she'd played over a thousand times.
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