Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Master Of The 80s Trivia

I'm not sure that I'd agree with the "master" designation of 80s trivia, but I do know quite a bit. Too much in fact. Still, I'm not even sure how I won this 80s trivia contest sponsored by Phungo. I thought for sure that I was beat, but it was all in the points system. If this were set up like a regular run of the mill trivia game, I probably would have lost, but I have a feeling I just squeaked by a player slightly more knowledgeable than I.

I thought I had no chance. I wasn't fooling anyone. The next screw that fell out would be me. By winning, I was probably breaking like 30 major laws here. It's time to pay the fiddler...

Honestly, I had forgotten about the contest, when I got a reminder for my address. Then it all came back to me, like a radical neon pink hypercolor t-shirt. I had won a contest concerning John Hughes movies, which are some of my favorite 80s guilty pleasures. I did not achieve this position in life by having some snot-nosed punk leave my cheese out in the wind. You know who I am? In the field of local-live-home entertainment, I'm a god! This is not true. It can't be. This has got to be the most hilarious rumor ever floated. Right? Well, somebody better explain, or there'll, uh... there'll be a lot of explaining to do.

Don't let me stand in your way, please don't let me stand in your way. The last thing I want to be remembered as is an annoying blabbermouth... You know, nothing grinds my gears worse than some chowderhead that doesn't know when to keep his big trap shut... If you catch me running off with my mouth, just give me a poke on the chubbs...

And in the end, I realized that I took more than I gave, I was trusted more than I trusted, and I was loved more than I loved. And what I was looking for was not to be found but to be made. No, I don't want to go over the list! OK, let's go over the list.

2008 Donruss Americana
129 - Corey Feldman

No, the Feldmeister was not in a John Hughes movie, but you can't get more eighties than a Corey, can you?

1991 Oklahoma State Collegiate Collection
85 - Jerry Adair

1999 Fleer Update
U-10 - Jesus Pena

1987 Topps
740 - Rich Gedman

Trap card! Someone's looking for more Sox Or No Sox! In the future, I promise!
1992 Upper Deck All-Star Fan Fest Future Heroes
10 - Frank Thomas

1997 Bowman Chrome
100 - Frank Thomas

1992 Stadium Club
611 - Esteban Beltre

2008 Upper Deck First Edition
336 - Paul Konerko
338 - Carlos Quentin

1992 Stadium Club
841 - Dave Gallagher (Mets, pictured in Sox in the back)

2008 Topps Updates & Highlights Gold
UH227 - Carlos Quentin (1789/2008)

2008 Topps Highlights Game-Worn Relics
HR-JT - Jim Thome

2008 UD Masterpieces
97 - Carlton Fisk

2003 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks
BDP126 - Neal Cotts

2004 Ultra Gold Medallion
5 - Bartolo Colon

2000 Pacific Paramount
54 - Carlos Lee

2000 Pacific Omega
31 - Carlos Lee

1994 Topps Gold
792 - Dan Pasqua
1986 O-Pee-Chee
14 - Julio Cruz

Thanks so much! I'm still in shock that I actually won. I figured dayf had the edge. There's a lot of great cards here and thank you for dredging up all those great John Hughes memories!

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