12 September 2007

Maybe Cheaters Do Win

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The winner for yesterday's blogger number claimed their prize. Congratulations. The prize amount has now been reset to 10 dollars.

I met a group of friends last evening for trivia at the Flying Saucer in Addison to try our hand at the pop culture laden trivia again. We failed. Horribly. I'm pretty sure that we never scored higher than 50% on any of the four rounds. The quiz master had also changed the format a little bit which did not play to our strengths at all.

I'm still convinced that a number of people cheat during the trivia game by using their computers or phones to look up answers. It's unfortunate that people feel compelled to cheat. Nevertheless, I look at the examples that we have around us and it seems that cheating has become the norm. The Patriots apparently cheated in their opening game against the NY Jets. The response to this has been a resounding chorus of "It's not right, but everybody cheats." When did we as a society start throwing the conjunction on to the end of the it's not right statement? I think it is a sad comment on our culture of win at all costs.

Regardless of cheats and scandals, I still love sports. I've noticed over the last few days of following the Women's World Cup that the coverage is not nearly as intense as the male counterpart. While this doesn't particularly surprise me, one area that is lacking does: photos. I've been looking for the last few days to post a photo of some of the action, but I have not found a single photo for any of the first round games. At least the coverage and write ups on the games is current. Yesterday saw three points awarded to the host team China for their win over Denmark. Brazil, Norway, and Australia also won their opening matches.

Quiz Day: The It's Its There Their They're Quiz



You Scored an A



You got 10/10 questions correct.



It's pretty obvious that you don't make basic grammatical errors.

If anything, you're annoyed when people make simple mistakes on their blogs.

As far as people with bad grammar go, you know they're only human.

And it's humanity and its current condition that truly disturb you sometimes.

My grammar only works when I have time.




Today's Winning Blogger Number: 25


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