Too Much Trivia in the Pants

Still Can’t Resolve This Score Dilemma

§ Sunday, January 28, 2007 @ 10:51 PM

Sooo… according to our scoresheet, we have 1155 points, but according to the official trivia master spreadsheet we have only 1145. I still have no idea where those missing ten points are, and apparently we’ll never know.

Nevertheless, folks, it’s T-minus ten minutes until Garruda time.

Gearing Up for the Big Finish

§ Sunday, January 28, 2007 @ 8:45 PM

Everyone’s showing up or waking up (but I’m not going to go so far as to claim we’re sobering up), and we’re getting ready for the sprint to the finish. Might as well try to finish strong, right?

Sean Is a Worthless Slut

§ Sunday, January 28, 2007 @ 8:44 AM

Dear Diary,

According to the "What Kind of Slut Are You?" quiz, Sean is a worthless slut. We knew it all the time, but now we have the quiz to prove it.

No More Sleepy

§ Sunday, January 28, 2007 @ 7:34 AM

Dear Diary,

Kris is awake and kicking ass, motherfuckers! I think this “coffee” (I’m currently drinking Leinenkugel’s coffee) is helping. Let’s roll!



§ Sunday, January 28, 2007 @ 4:16 AM

4:15 am. Krist is still asleep but we're doing fine. We're currently in 4th place.

745 Points

§ Sunday, January 28, 2007 @ 2:57 AM

We just tied last year's score.

Squishy's gas

§ Sunday, January 28, 2007 @ 1:48 AM

Squishy made a big deal about having to leave to go drop a giant deuce. He came back after about 30 seconds and claimed it was "just some gas, but a lot of it."


§ Sunday, January 28, 2007 @ 12:51 AM

We forgot to mention it but earlier today there was a film crew here filming a documentary on the trivia contest. They also interviewed Krist about his adult film career.

Triviamaster Paul

§ Sunday, January 28, 2007 @ 12:35 AM

Triviamaster Paul stopped by for a visit along with his harem.

Drunken phone answerers

§ Sunday, January 28, 2007 @ 12:19 AM

According to the triviamasters, they "are a trivia contest not a drunk baby-sitting service" and strongly advised whichever team has members like that they should pick them up. Maybe we should pick up Zach and Luke....

Springing Back to Life

§ Saturday, January 27, 2007 @ 8:06 PM

We had slowed down considerably, but things have definitely picked up since Geno came back. That, and I think Dave’s drunk is starting to wear off.

Slowing Down

§ Saturday, January 27, 2007 @ 4:07 PM

The trivia masters have definitely slowed their pace, but we’ve all slowed down as well. It didn’t help any that we didn’t have a lot of luck with Space Hour. I have a feeling things are going to pick up soon.

Zack dancing

§ Saturday, January 27, 2007 @ 2:12 PM

Zack is shimmying to the oldies, and rubbing up against the now painfully sober Corey.

8 in a row

§ Saturday, January 27, 2007 @ 2:11 PM

Currently 8 for 8 on the last 8 questions, which ties our record for this weekend.


§ Saturday, January 27, 2007 @ 10:13 AM

Aren’t your clothes dry yet?

No Pooping

§ Saturday, January 27, 2007 @ 8:44 AM

Sorry folks, we put in a request for a ten minute break to make coffee and drop a deuce, but the trivia masters rejected our modest proposal. So, for those of you in need, the trivia masters have two words for you (paraphrasing, of course): Fuck off.

§ Saturday, January 27, 2007 @ 8:32 AM

Dear Triviamasters,

Could you give us a 10 minute break since we are not taking scoring breaks this year. Krist really needs to drop a trivia deuce.

§ Saturday, January 27, 2007 @ 8:18 AM

Some team members received teabags while they were sleeping, compliments of Squishy. He really is a team player.

McCoy! Your Mouth Is Open!

§ Saturday, January 27, 2007 @ 8:15 AM

Chris is passed out on the couch, and I think he was getting tea-bagged earlier, but I was too grossed out to look.

Poor team 107

§ Saturday, January 27, 2007 @ 6:00 AM

Oh no, they got their points zeroed again.....

§ Saturday, January 27, 2007 @ 5:00 AM

Did you know that a male dolphin can ejaculate with enough force to break a man's neck?

I Have a Classy Duo to My Left

§ Saturday, January 27, 2007 @ 4:57 AM

Apparently Dave is really into dolphin sex and Jill is really into weird transsexuals. At least I have Molly sitting to my right to balance it out…


More Corey action

§ Saturday, January 27, 2007 @ 2:15 AM

After Corey tripped and fell on Matt (knocking over his drink), Zach sent a confused Corey into Peter's room where he is "sleeping" with his girlfriend.

Team 107 victory

§ Saturday, January 27, 2007 @ 2:09 AM

Team 107 is currently beating Nudge.

white heat

§ Saturday, January 27, 2007 @ 2:08 AM

Krist is flaming extra hot tonight, it is so freakin' warm in here.

Team 107

§ Saturday, January 27, 2007 @ 2:00 AM

Oh shit, team 107 got their points zeroed for that question!

Drunken Corey

§ Saturday, January 27, 2007 @ 1:58 AM

Corey was really angry because a phone answerer did not accept his answer. Turns out he was talking to a camera.

PS. Corey is reeeeeeeaaaaaaaallllllllllllyyyyyyyy messed up.

It *IS* Hot in Here

§ Saturday, January 27, 2007 @ 1:30 AM

The thermostat is set at 62, but the temperature is 74 … and we have two windows open! Somebody’s hot!!!

Man, Trivia is Flying!

§ Friday, January 26, 2007 @ 11:54 PM

Is it just me or is trivia flying? Wow. Congrats to the trivia masters for keeping us awake … I guess.

I Know You ♥ Photos!

§ Friday, January 26, 2007 @ 9:19 AM

Hey there folks! I just finished posting pictures from Thursday night on the photos page, including The Pants Flag, Peter grossing everyone out, and the return of the ever-popular “Kris drinking a Blatz (Established Milwaukee 1851)”.

See ya’ll this evening kiddos…


Getting the War Room Set Up

§ Thursday, January 25, 2007 @ 8:15 PM

Matt, Peter, Squishy, and I are here at Zak and Peter’s getting the War Room set up for this weekend. Matt’s working on the network, Squishy’s working on the T-shirts, and Peter’s playing with the firewall. Me? I’m drinking beer, taking dirty photos, and general getting in the way and gumming up the works (my specialty, of course). Believe you me, it’s a rollicking good time. I’m drinking Blatz ($8.99 a case), but Peter’s drinking the fancy shit: Miller High Life — The Jampagne of Beers.


This Year’s P-C Article about Trivia

§ Thursday, January 25, 2007 @ 6:59 AM

This year’s Post-Crescent article about trivia is up on the Web site. Same as it ever was, except no Steve Hyden this year. (For those not in-the-know, our old pal Steven has moved on to greener pastures — specifically, Milwaukee — to be city editor for The Onion. You can see his bi-line on the occasional AV Club article.) There’s an interview with the Grand Master (strangely enough, I don’t recall any mention in the article of his hometown), an interview with a member of one of the teams (this year it’s Jabberwocky), and then the last word goes to the Grand Master again. Yep. Trivia. Be there.

» Lawrence’s trivia contest keeps thriving [Appleton Post-Crescent]

More Trivia Updates

§ Monday, January 22, 2007 @ 8:40 PM

More updates concerning this year’s contest have been posted — these ones on the trivia Web site itself. Among the noteworthy announcements:

  • The phone number to call in answers for off-campus teams is unchanged from last year: (920) 832-6937. So, if you’re like me and never deleted the number from your phone, then you’re already set to go.
  • The trivia masters plan on having teams test their delay during registration by comparing time using the atomic clock. No word on how we’re going to pull this off while registering from a bar and unable to hear the Webcast.
  • This year’s official trivia T-shirts are available in adult sizes S through XXL and cost $8 ($9 for XXL). Here is this year’s T-shirt logo:
Great Midwest Trivia Contest XLII T-shirt logo
Great Midwest Trivia Contest XLII T-shirt logo

» Trivia XLII

Great Midwest Trivia Contest XLII Press Release

§ Monday, January 22, 2007 @ 8:08 PM

This year’s LU trivia press release was posted on their Web site earlier this evening. As some of you already know, I was interviewed for this year’s press release. Below is that part of the press release which makes mention of our team:

While Bennett was among those who were first-time “trivia converts” last year, Kristopher Koroch found trivia religion accidentally in the mid-1990s. He learned of the contest as a frequent listener to WLFM’s alternative programming while still a high school teenager. It took him another two years to assemble his team, but in 1998, Koroch and his “wide-eyed and ambitious high school friends” launched “Too Much Trivia in the Pants.”

This year’s contest will mark the team’s 10th straight year of participation, with a collection of 15 players converging on an upstairs Appleton apartment from across town as well as from as far away as Madison, Milwaukee and Minneapolis.

“The contest has really become a family reunion for us,” said Koroch, the only member of TMTitP who has played all 10 years since the team’s founding. “Everyone makes a point of getting together for this one exact weekend every year.

“We all enjoy the thrill of trying to answer a question in the allotted time and avoiding a dreaded busy signal, but the contest is also about the camaraderie and the relationships we’ve established with some of the other teams. We’ve built some friendly rivalries over the years. I usually meet a few members of other teams for a beer on Friday night before the contest starts.”

Nearly every trivia team has a ritual of some sort and TMTitP is no different. While the exact “why?” remains cloudy, two years ago team members began setting aside at least one hour of the contest to play “pantsless” — nothing below the waist but boxers and socks.

“It’s a sight to behold,” said Koroch, who holds a master’s degree in cinema studies from New York University.

Another TMTitP stable of trivia weekend is at least one round of “40s” — 40-ounce bottles of beer.

While adapting to the changing technological landscape of the contest, Koroch said he’s not interested in turning their team headquarters into a mini NORAD the way some teams have.

“We’ll have five or six computers at our disposal, but we can’t compete with the ‘big boys.’ We just do what we can. Our goal is to have fun. As long as we have fun, we don’t care where we finish.”

» Lawrence University: Home of the Lafite-Rothschild of Trivia Contests []

New Web Site for Trivia XLII

§ Friday, January 12, 2007 @ 3:50 PM

The latest installment of the Great Midwest Trivia Contest is only a short fourteen days away, and team preparations are well underway. Just as we said we would, Too Much Trivia in the Pants is returning for our tenth consecutive year in the contest.

As we gear up for Trivia XLII, today we launch the latest version of our Web site. I have here a couple of notes about the new site. First, I am fully aware that it displays strangely in IE. I have done what I can to fix the bugs, and I will continue to work on fixing more of them, but that’s the best I can do. Frankly, it’s nothing personal, but if you still use Internet Explorer as your browser of choice, then you, my friend, are an idiot anyway. C’mon people, it’s 2007 — make the change to Firefox or some other non-IE browser already. Second, yes, I have discovered some small problems with the way the page displays even in Firefox, but unlike the Internet Explorer problems, I am actually committed to finding and fixing the display problems in Firefox. If you use Firefox and discover something out of the ordinary, feel free to let me know. And finally, I don’t use browsers like Safari or Opera, so I have no idea if the new Web site functions in those browsers or not. If you use those browsers and the site seems to be displaying strangely in them, feel free to let me know and I’ll experiment to see if it’s something I can easily fix.

For those members of our team whose current e-mail addresses I do not have, please e-mail or call me so I can update or add you to the list. The 2007 edition of the pre-trivia e-mail will be sent out next week, and I would like to get it sent to as many team members as possible.

For those members of other teams, best of luck this year, and please remember that the point of participating in the contest is to have fun. Lighten up, have a laugh, and enjoy it.

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