I don't even know how to spell "Jeopardy".

Victor and I watching a quiz show:

TV announcer:  In 1215…

Victor:  The Magna Carta!

Me: The fuck?

Contestant on TV:  What is…the Magna Carta?

Announcer:  That’s right!

Me:  How did you do that?

Victor:  I am the king of trivia.  It’s like a gift. 

Me:  I would never in a billion years have guessed ‘Magna Carta’.

Victor:  Well, pretty much nothing happened in 1215 besides the Magna Carta.  Why?  What would you have said?

Me:  I dunno.  “What is…fifteen minutes after noon?”

Victor:  Speechless.  I’m…speechless.

Me:  It’s like a gift.

Comment of the day: In college, a helpful friend recommended I pretend I’m handling the Magna Carta when giving a blow job.  And that has become my gift. ~ Stephanie

72 replies. read them below or add one

  1. Victor and Himself obviously share a gene somewhere. Himself is full of all that useless (unless you’re watching a quiz show) information too.

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  2. Alex Trebek would have given you points for thinking outside the box. I’m sure of it.

  3. Thank God for spell check.

    heather’s last blog post..Twenty Nine and Feelin’ Fine

  4. This is why I refuse to play Trivial Pursuit with my husband. He knows more worthless shit than any man, woman, or beast should know.

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  5. I’d like Pompous Game Show Hosts for $1000, Alex.

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  6. Your gifts are staggering. I don’t know why I even try.

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  7. hee hee. quarter past midnight. 🙂

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  8. Have you considered that Victor is experiencing a Ground Hog Day scenario? Let us know if he can suddenly play the piano.

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  9. you need to put him on the show.
    first of all, he’d make you a fortune.
    second of all, your sheet dress needs to see the light of a tv camera again.
    and thirdly,
    i’m sure they would arrange it for him to win and stay on the show for at least a week, because in addition to being smart, he’s gotta be the best looking person that’s ever been on that show. evah.
    not that i know what victor looks like, but i’m just sayin’ – evah.

  10. Here’s a fun game to play, it starts like this:

    You – Hey Victor, you know all sorts of trivia right?
    Victor – Yep, sure do, super smart I am.
    You – Ok then, what shade of lipstick was I wearing on our first date?
    Victor – Uh….
    You – (proceed to become irrationally angry)

    The beauty of this game is you will ALWAYS win, he will always lose and you will always be smarter because you, as a woman, will always remember the shade of lipstick HE was wearing on your first date.

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  11. I can follow Victor’s logic there. Nothing else DID happen in 1215.

    I rock at trivia too. If you are playing Trivial Pursuit for money,you want to fly me in. I am a repository of miscellaneous and sundry knowledge.

  12. 12
    I can't read my nametag

    1215? The Magna Carta? Really?

    Hmm…I would have gone with “…the year Beijing was torched by Genghis Khan.” Either that or “…the age range in which most former mouseketeers lost their virginity.”

  13. Everytime we watch “Cash Cab” and don’t know the answer, we shout out, “North Korea!” because it seems to always be the answer for the ones we don’t know. Try that one. One in a billion says you’re right a few times and wipe that smug grin from his face.

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  14. it really is.

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  15. I like your answer better.

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  16. I’d have said the same thing you did.
    Victor sounds like my Dad, it’s scary sometimes the knowledge that’s crammed up there.

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  17. Jenny I love you….i was thinking hmmmm, lunch time…lol

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  18. Heh heh…fifteen minutes after noon.

    My husband was on Jeopardy once. He kicked butt until it came to the final question. The answer was “Who is Houdini?” I think the answer was “Name a famous magician who didn’t die in 1215.”

  19. Dude, I’m on a self-esteem high for DAYS if I correctly guess a Jeopardy answer before Trebek finishes the question.

    Did you know some guy just bought one of the original drafts of the Magna Carta at auction for like, a skillion dollars? My question is WHY? What the hell are you going to do with an almost 900 year-old piece of parchment?

    I’ll take “Rich Douchebags with Nothing Better to Spend Their Money On” for $1000, Alex.

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  20. Wasn’t that from the recent Venture Brothers? http://toddalcott.livejournal.com/200405.html

    (Search for “Magna”)

  21. DUDE! THE QUIZ SHOW WAS TOTALLY VENTURE BROTHERS! Sorry to shout but since like only 2% of the population actually watch it and no one gets it when I make references to it I get excited when I find a kindred soul. In fact, this post originally started out “Victor and I watching the Venture Brothers Quiz Show episode:” but I thought people would get distracted.

    Go Team Venture.

  22. We want to play Triv with Victor! We’re geeky that way.

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  23. No words.

    Just laughter.

    Out loud.

    Thank you, it’s a gift.

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  24. Seriously, Adult Swim during summers is always the best. I just caught up with Frisky Dingo thanks to your recommendation from one of your posts (I forget which.) But yes, I wholeheartedly concur with previously mentioned sentiment, “Go Team Venture!”

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  25. Victor sounds like a showboating rogue.

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  26. Your funny. I am always last to find the the cool folks.

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  27. “It’s like a gift.”


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  28. What the fuck is the magna carta?

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  29. sadly, i would have known that too.

    i’m such a dweeb.

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  30. Word up. (to you, not Victor McSmartface)

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  31. I’m with you. 1215…what is lunchtime?

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  32. As usual, I bow to your comedic genius.

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  33. AT: In 1215…
    JtB: A quarter past noon.
    AT: Please state your answer as a question.
    JtB: OK… What is a quarter past noon, fckwit.
    AT: What’s missing from that last word you said?
    JtB: That would be “U”, asshat.


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  34. Well, I normally answer trivia questions before my husband because I can read the questions before Trebek can finish reading them out loud. Caused long conversations about who is smarter in our marriage – not an argument either of us will allow the other to win.

    Besides, what good is knowledge about the Magna Carta in real life?

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  35. I too live with a man that retains much higher amounts of useless crap in his brain than I do. Thus, convincing himself that he’s smarter than me.

    But in MY house, it all boils down to the fact that I can produce babies AND I am capable of growing bangs, which he never will be again.

    He is deficient….and he knows it.


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  36. I love Victor! I would’ve said the same thing. Right off. But, I majored in Medieval Britain. Although, he’s right. Nothing else happened in 1215.

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  37. I knew that trivia was not for me when i used to get completely stumped playing junior trivial pursuit. I do not understand how people remember crap like that.

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  38. 1215 is late for lunch.

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  39. In college, a helpful friend recommended I pretend I’m handling the Magna Carta when giving a blow job.

    And that has become my gift.

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  40. I would have said 15 minutes after noon as well…. Or way past lunchtime! (I like to eat around 11:30)

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  41. My hubby and I kick ass when we team up for Trivial Pursuit. He knows the “real” stuff like history and science and I know the TV and pop culture crap.

    If I could harness the power I have for remembering almost every episode of “Friends” or “Star Trek – TNG” towards real life I could rule the world!!!

  42. I console myself with thinking that it’s pretty pointless to shout out answers to trivia questions when you are not a contestant, not physically present in the studio, and not eligible for winning $$$ (or even a hug from Alex) for your brilliance.

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  43. Ahaha. I love your answer. I would’ve given you the points.

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  44. The Magna Carta? When has that knowledge ever come in handy in real life? 15 minutes after noon is useful every single day. Clearly, you were right on that one.

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  45. I’m guessing that Victor has problems making it to lunch dates on time what with the virtual lack of timepieces that feature historic moments rather than something you’d see on a clock. If only Alex Trebek would ask about the theme song to “Gilligan’s Island”…I’d be a winner.

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  46. That is HYSTERICAL! And quick. I would have have been still muttering 1215, 1215 …for several minutes trying to make sense out of the measurement.

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  47. Hahaha “fifteen after noon” is exactly what I would have said too! I smell a rat!

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  48. Obviously you were watching a repeat.

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  49. I would have guessed the time too. I kinda sorta heard of the Magna Carta but that’s it. I’m REALLY talented at remembering things that apply to something called daily life though.

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  50. I love your response – “fifteen minutes after noon.” Totally something I would have said!

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  51. As Victor what the nickname of the king who ruled during the adoption of the Magna Carta. Then, when he doesn’t know it, tell him, “John LACKLAND, you MORON,” and walk away with your nose in the air.

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  52. Victor is right 1215 was pretty lame, even by 1216 standards

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  53. Oh, now I love you even more! The Venture Brothers are great. And, since I’m new here, I didn’t realize you liked Frisky Dingo (it pays to read the comments), which is my all time favorite cartoon. We can speak in Xander Crews for hours.

    Stan: “You can’t fax glitter!”
    Xander: “Well, not with that attitude.”
    Stan: “Not with ANY attitude.”

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  54. Ughh. Everyone knows 1215 is the year the Blow Job was invented. Take THAT Victor.

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  55. your husband is teh shiznit

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  56. If answering trivia questions rationally and according to daily life is only “like a gift.” I’m almost nervous to ask what your true gifts are. Wait. Never mind. I remember.

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  57. I to am a fountain of useless information and now no one will play Trivial Pursuit with me. I can remember all sorts of stupid shit but ask me what I had for breakfast and I’m at a loss.

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  58. Mu dopey husband does the same shit to me….it’s a gift all right.

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  59. i don’t know what it is…but i just started noticing differences between people who say “the fuck?” rather than “what the fuck?”

    i’m writing a report on it. i’ll let you know when i’ve reached some conclusions. i’m pretty sure it will have something to do with the time-space continuum.

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  60. Am I the only Venture Bros. fan that can no longer stand to hear “Sampson” pronounced properly? I am always compelled to follow it up with a “Syampsyon.”

    Does that make any sense at all?

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  61. Makes sense to me, Molotov Cocktease.

  62. I know wayyy too many people who are just brimming with useless trivia knowledge. Of course most of them lack any sort of knowledge of anything useful so… do they really have an edge on us?

    I think not.

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  63. Your answer, in my mind, was the correct and most brilliant answer in the history of questions posed about the year 1215 ever.

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  64. I would like you to be on my Pub Quiz team. Please be in Portland at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday.

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  65. I’m with you Sister! We should be on the same team on a game so we can win for the most creative answers. No, I take that back you. You would totally kick my butt in that category too. 🙂

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  66. Victor is my new hero, and he reminds me of myself. Does that make me conceited?

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  67. This is hilarious. I’m almost embarrassed that I knew the Magna Carta was 1215. Like I know the Norman Invasion was 1066 and — I won’t go on and make myself even more of a geekazoid.

    That blow job advice is good!

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  68. I don’t evenlike You Light Up my Life… Ewwwww

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  69. Wow. That just sounds too familiar. My husband is always saying things that make him look super smart and make me look a little ridiculous.

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  70. Dude. This is SOOOOOOO my house too. We are gonna have a blast in San Fran.

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  71. I do not get the comment of the day….how does that help with a blow job? Help I want to know!!!

  72. Okay, it’s totally 4 years later, but I have to tell you that my son (born Sept 2008) ‘s middle name is Jonas, and it’s entirely because of Venture Brothers & post-c-section painkillers. No lie. I shake my head over it now, but it’s right there on the birth cert.
    I know I’m talking to no one but you, Jenny, and that’s okay. I’ve been perusing the old posts since you’ve been posting flashbacks, and accomplishing absolutely nothing at work. Thank you.

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