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Brain Busters

Q & A Edition

ts-brain-busterYou all may know that I hate everything, but one thing I definitely do not hate is trivia. Every Tuesday I drag the boyfriend and friends to my local hole in the wall for Quizzo Trivia (It’s nationwide too!) And every week the Bonus rounds make me want to brick the host in the face. So I thought I would share some of my pain with all of you.

The answer to the last Brain Buster is: He stood on a block of ice to hang himself.

Stay, see? Wins! But, we like autoerotic asphyxiation as an answer so, vodkafanta you are 1st runner-up!

Here’s this week’s challenge.

Q. This ballet’s 1913 premiere in Paris caused riots in the audience. Name the ballet and its composer.

The answer will be posted at 5pm Pacific (or something like that, sorry!)

A. Rite of Spring – Igor Stravinsky.

Congrats to Roxydarling and Rev. Random for their correct answers.

bfm, your answer was right on some levels, so congrats to you, too!

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August 6, 2009 Posted by | Brain Busters | , , , | 5 Comments

Brain Busters

Q & A Edition

ts-brain-busterYou all may know that I hate everything, but one thing I definitely do not hate is trivia. Every Tuesday I drag the boyfriend and friends to my local hole in the wall for Quizzo Trivia (It’s nationwide too!) And every week the Bonus rounds make me want to brick the host in the face. So I thought I would share some of my pain with all of you.

The answer to last week’s brain buster is 6. (Most people forget the Fs in “of.”)

Here’s this week’s challenge:

Q. A man is found dead, hanging above a puddle in a locked, empty room. How did he die?


July 9, 2009 Posted by | Brain Busters | , , , | 9 Comments

Brain Busters

Ditloid Edition

ts-brain-busterYou all may know that I hate everything, but one thing I definitely do not hate is trivia. Every Tuesday I drag the boyfriend and friends to my local hole in the wall for Quizzo Trivia (It’s nationwide too!) And every week the Bonus rounds make me want to brick the host in the face. So I thought I would share some of my pain with all of you.

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June 26, 2009 Posted by | Brain Busters | , | 6 Comments

Brain Busters

Riddle Edition

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You all may know that I hate everything, but one thing I definitely do not hate is trivia. Every Tuesday, I drag the boyfriend and friends to my local hole in the wall for Quizzo Trivia (It’s nationwide too!) And every week, the Bonus rounds make me want to brick the host in the face. So I thought I would share some of my pain with all of you.

Last round’s winner was Jamie.  The answers were:

1. tulip
2. dandelion
3. marigold
4. lilac
5. orchid

Here is this week’s challenge:

Your goal is to find Heaven but you’ve encountered a fork in the road.  One path leads to Heaven, the other to Hell,  and you don’t know which path to take.  A guard stands in the middle of the fork.  He is from either Heaven or Hell,  but you don’t know which. If he is from Hell, he always lies, and if he is from Heaven, he always speaks truth. You can only ask him one question. What would be your question?


June 18, 2009 Posted by | Brain Busters | , , | 14 Comments

Brain Busters

Whatever these damned things are called Editionts-brain-buster

You all may know that I hate everything, but one thing I definitely do not hate is trivia. Every Tuesday, I drag the boyfriend and friends to my local hole in the wall for Quizzo Trivia (It’s nationwide too!) And every week, the Bonus rounds make me want to brick the host in the face. So I thought I would share some of my pain with all of you.

Last round’s winner was Stay, see?.  The answer was “a coffin.”

Here is this week’s challenge:

Each of the clues make up a type of flower, for example “small container + to allow” would be “vial + let”, or “violet.”

Can you figure out these five?

1. an implement + flesh around mouth
2. foppish + a large carnivorous wildcat
3. to wed + a soft yellow element
4. a false statement + be deficient in
5. indicates an alternative + child

June 11, 2009 Posted by | Brain Busters | , | 7 Comments

Brain Busters

Riddle Editionts-brain-buster

You all may know that I hate everything, but one thing I definitely do not hate is trivia. Every Tuesday, I drag the boyfriend and friends to my local hole in the wall for Quizzo Trivia (It’s nationwide too!) And every week, the Bonus rounds make me want to brick the host in the face. So I thought I would share some of my pain with all of you.

Nobody won the last round!  The answer is the Ottoman Clock Tower in Mexico City.

Here is this week’s challenge:

The man who invented it does not want it. The man who bought it does not need it. The man who needs it does not know it. What is it?

May 28, 2009 Posted by | Brain Busters | , | 14 Comments

Brain Busters

Visual Trivia Edition

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You all may know that I hate everything, but one thing I definitely do not hate is trivia. Every Tuesday, I drag the boyfriend and friends to my local hole in the wall for Quizzo Trivia (It’s nationwide too!) And every week, the Bonus rounds make me want to brick the host in the face. So I thought I would share some of my pain with all of you.

The winner of the last Brain Buster was HolyChow.  Here’s to you, HolyChow!

And now prepare to bust your brain! This week’s challenge is photo puzzle:

Where is this landmark?

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Good luck, Squee-ers!

May 22, 2009 Posted by | Brain Busters | , , , | 8 Comments

Brain Busters

Ditloid Edition

ts-brain-busterYou all may know that I hate everything, but one thing I definitely do not hate is trivia. Every Tuesday I drag the boyfriend and friends to my local hole in the wall for Quizzo Trivia (It’s nationwide too!) And every week the Bonus rounds make me want to brick the host in the face. So I thought I would share some of my pain with all of you.

Today’s brain buster is a Ditloid.

Example: Twelve hours in a day=12 H I A D, or a more Squee! oriented example would be: To me, in my opinion=TMIMO

Guess the phrase:

206 B I T H B

Good luck, Squee-ers!

Update: The winner of last Friday’s Brain Buster is shu_shu.  Here’s to you, shu_shu!

May 7, 2009 Posted by | Brain Busters | , | 6 Comments

Brain Busters

Ditloid Edition

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You all may know that I hate everything, but one thing I definitely do not hate is trivia. Every Tuesday I drag the boyfriend and friends to my local hole in the wall for Quizzo Trivia (It’s nationwide too!) And every week the Bonus rounds make me want to brick the host in the face. So I thought I would share some of my pain with all of you. This week’s brain buster is a Ditloid. Example: Twelve hours in a day=12 H I A D, or a more Squee! oriented example would be: To me, in my opinion=TMIMO

The winner of Wednesday’s challenge (K 3 T O T C I Y W M)  is baby fish mouth.

Here’s to you, baby fish mouth!  Now you will all watch this video and suffer reminisce:



And, here’s another ditloid challenge for you.

Guess the phrase:

50 Y O M I A G A

Good luck, Squee-ers!

May 1, 2009 Posted by | Brain Busters | , | 12 Comments

Brain Busters

Ditloid Edition

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You all may know that I hate everything, but one thing I definitely do not hate is trivia. Every Tuesday, I drag the boyfriend and friends to my local hole in the wall for Quizzo Trivia (It’s nationwide too!) And every week, the Bonus rounds make me want to brick the host in the face.  So I thought I would share some of my pain with all of you. This week’s brain buster is a Ditloid.  Example: Twelve hours in a day=12 H I A D, or a more Squee! oriented example would be: To me, in my opinion=TMIMO

And now for your challenge!  Guess the song.


K 3 T O T C I Y W M


Good luck, Squee-ers!


April 30, 2009 Posted by | Brain Busters | , | 11 Comments