I have been waiting for more than two years to see Trevor: The Musical. The show was originally set to debut off-Broadway in the spring of 2020 and I was planning to fly to New York to see it. Then … Continue reading Trevor: The Musical
It’s May 4th. You’re probably going to be reading (or scrolling past) a lot of Star Wars-related content today. I want to take advantage of the zeitgeist to ask a question I’ve been thinking about a lot lately: What is … Continue reading What Is Star Wars?
It’s Computer Science Education Week, my favorite December celebration. Since we have a lot of educators and and parents here, I wanted to pass along some links and resources. I know it’s kind of late in the week to be … Continue reading Computer Science Education Week
According to the Asexuality Visibility and Education Network, “An asexual person is a person who does not experience sexual attraction.” But it’s more complicated than that. Asexuality is a broad spectrum, and anyone who identities with or has experience on … Continue reading A+: Asexuality Thread
This is not a sponsored post, but if Disney would like to send me some money I would not object. John DeLorean’s father was born Alsó-Fehér County, then part of what kingdom, one half of a Dual Monarchy? The automobile … Continue reading Shoeless Trivia: The Man – DeLorean
They weren’t all happy days. Who was the losing candidate in the United States presidential election of 1952? Four years later he also lost the rematch. Of the two films with four-letter names to win the Academy Award for Best … Continue reading Shoeless Trivia: The 1950s
This round is Toto-lly awesome. The flag of Zanzibar is a tricolor of blue, black, and green with the flag of what sovereign nation in the upper left corner? In 2002 the government of what European nation formally apologized for … Continue reading Shoeless Trivia: Africa
I don’t know why, but for some reason I have been thinking a lot this week about people who seize power extralegally. Remember, remember the 5th of November. What monarch (along with the entire House of Lords) was the target … Continue reading Shoeless Trivia: Coups
In honor of the new season premiering today, I’m going to ask questions inspired by categories from Alex Trebek’s first Jeopardy! back in 1984. Please phrase your responses in the form of a question. I pity the fool who doesn’t … Continue reading Shoeless Trivia: What Is 1984?
This set will really test your knowledge of Nantucket and its people. The unnamed narrator of what 1890 poem by Rudyard Kipling eventually concludes that the title character is “a better man than I”? “The Lamb” and “The Tyger” are … Continue reading Shoeless Trivia: Episode 203
Why trees? Why not? “But only God can make a tree” is the final line of a much-anthologized poem by what American poet? What founding member of the Flying Burrito Brothers died at age 26 and was sort-of-cremated in Joshua … Continue reading Shoeless Trivia: Trees
Two years ago I said this was a topic I should do regularly. This is the first time I’ve returned to it since then. Cue the sad trombone. Colossal Cave Adventure, an early work of interactive fiction, is loosely based … Continue reading Shoeless Trivia: UNESCO World Heritage Sites
It’s less significant here, but this is my 200th one of these on my original blog. Superbowl X, played on January 18, 1976, was the first Superbowl played between two previous winners. Name either of those teams. What U.S. President’s … Continue reading Shoeless Trivia: Bicentennial
I was having trouble coming up with a topic for today and you know what they say: When in doubt, think Belgium. What musical instrument, featured prominently on the 1960 album Giant Steps, owes its existence to a Belgian named … Continue reading Shoeless Trivia: Belgium
It’s the occasional education thread, where teachers, parents, and anyone else with a stake in education can share their thoughts. I wanted to put one of these up now because the end of the summer is nigh and I am … Continue reading Dark Sarcasm In The Classroom: What’s The Plan?
It’s all Greek to me! Except for the parts that are Roman. What fluvial English idiom refers to the same event as, but is not a translation of, the Latin “Alea iacta est”? Name both of the prominent Greeks represented … Continue reading Shoeless Trivia: Classics
I’ve had troubled getting excited about a theme all week, so I’m going to throw up my hands and do a random-ass picture round. Pictured below is the mascot for what American professional sports team? What country is represented by … Continue reading Shoeless Trivia: Image Potpourri
You could see these this as a metaphor for loneliness during this time of social distancing, but it’s really just a geography category. The two official languages of Madagascar are French and what Austronesian language? Man-made floating islands made of … Continue reading Shoeless Trivia: Islands
The original purpose of this was to do categories not in my normal trivia wheelhouse, so here’s some sports. What is the first major professional sports franchise to be owned by a Native American tribe? This team is one of … Continue reading Shoeless Trivia: Sports
You know, like those books you didn’t read in high school. The 1994 film A Simple Twist of Fate, about a lonely furniture maker (not weaver) who adopts an abandoned young girl, is loosely based on what 1861 novel? In … Continue reading Shoeless Trivia: Classic Literature
Sorry no trivia last week. To make up for it today’s round will pander shamelessly to a current pop culture obsession. What is the name of the forgotten spot in the Caribbean where Alexander Hamilton was born? Today it is … Continue reading Shoeless Trivia: Hamilton
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