7.14.2007

World Series of Pop Culture
If you like the kind of useless information I tend to post here then you'll probably enjoy VH1's World Series of Pop Culture (check your local listings for airtime since I haven't a clue). I've been playing along at home and hot damn if it doesn't make me feel like that non-moustachiod stud Alex Trebec.

Shown: Clean-shaven visage
Not shown: Ridiculous mane of pubic hair

The show pits teams of 3 people against one another in one-on-one single category face offs with the loser eliminated (the team that loses all its members first, naturally, is also eliminated). The categories usually focus on movies, music, and television shows of the 70's through 00's. Whenever the movie category comes up, I can sometimes be mistaken as Bill Murray in Groundhog Day but Mexican and with more hair.

Most of the teams know their stuff but Lori Miller of the team White Russians (you know, from the Big Lebowski) committed the unpardonable sin of completely blanking on an entire set of 80's music questions and blaming her inadequacy on "not being born." Geez, the lack of respect in today's sports just about makes me sick. I wasn't born yet in 82 either but I certainly know the lyrics to When Doves Cry (editor's note: apparently Lori wasn't supposed to be a contestant but still).

The questions are fun, the nostalgia is great, and putting all of your useless knowledge to use is vindication for those long hours putting a dent in your couch. Check out the competition and let me know what you think.

5 comments:

Sarah said...

I caught a few minutes of this the other day, awesome! I am peeved I did not know about tryouts. I was already alive in 82 (although a young child)and I think I could whoop some of those people. Although I also confused the lyrics to Shoop, much like the contestant so I would need some practice....

Diesel said...

Man, I would kill at this. I was totally alive in 82.

Matt said...

sara - yeah, I definitely would have tried out for this show as well. My team name would've been "The Bad Pennies" for my strangely favorite quote from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade


diesel - I figured being alive was also a big advantage, but then I completely blanked on the 2006 Dance Songs category.

Sarah said...

Matt good team name. Perhaps mine would have been...Pretty in pinkisthenewblog. A homage to a great movie and a modern day blog obsession. Oh I like it!

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