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The Fresh Princess of Bel Air

I did a bonus speed-round last night at the Newsroom where teams were asked to come up with ten artists (bands or singers) with names related to plants.

One of the answers handed in by Quizlamic State was “Willow Smith”.

So I ask, “Who’s this?”

Willow Smith 2011.jpg

Turns out she’s Will Smith’s daughter. More than a few teams seemed to know this.

This raises a few WTFs:

  1. WTF is Will Smith doing being old enough to have a daughter who is old enough to have her own music career?
  2. WTF is wrong with Will Smith: having a daughter and then calling her Will(ow). That’s a Dick Move, officially.
  3. WTF! – when I had a quick looky-uppy it seems that Willow Smith is not yet 18 and that she released her first pop record (‘Whip My Hair’) when she was NINE YEARS OLD. What mad hot-housing is this?

She looks like him doesn’t she? But then, that’s how it works.

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Bad Answers – Gary Glitter, Venice Austria and the Early Early Irish Quiz Birds

I asked “Which city in Italy was the setting for Shakespeare’s play ‘The Taming of the Shrew’?””

Answer given = “Vienna

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Teams had to identify Gary Glitter in the picture round.

Popular magician, Gary Glitter.

Answer given: “Siegfried OR Roy”

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I asked teams to name the 1986 film starring Sean Connery and Christopher Lambert with a soundtrack by Queen

Answer given: “The Hunt For Red October”

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And a nice wee wtf moment at the Newsroom recently. I’m handing out sheets as usual and I come to a a couple who look a little bit sad and disappointed.

The speak in heavy Irish accents: “Yes, yes we’d love to do the quiz but we’re not here tomorrow.”

I explain that the quiz is happening now, not tomorrow. Suddenly they are happy and delighted and take part and have a great time and do really, really badly.

What happens in Ireland? Do you get quiz sheets 24 hours ahead of the actual quiz?

 

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