It’s Thanksgiving Week, the week in which we’re supposed to be contemplating our blessings and looking forward to sharing food and togetherness with family and friends. What really happens is that those of us who are cooking are stressing for days over what to make and how to schedule it all so everything that needs oven time gets it, and working out the logistics of seating 12 adults and 7 children down to dinner in a 1500 square foot house. People who aren’t cooking might be travelling, which opens up a whole different set of stresses involving arriving at the airport in time to get through security and make your plane, or mapping out the most direct interstate route without getting caught in the worst traffic jam known to humanity. And then, of course, many of you (who in my opinion must be out of your everloving minds) are plotting and planning your Black Friday shopping adventures. Add to all that the normal pressures of writing and rewriting that we’re all engaged in (because writing rarely takes a holiday), and the screaming begins. In other words, it’s pretty crazy up in here this week, so I’m throwing out the seriousness and having a little fun today.
For those of you who remember the heyday of Livejournal, there’s a community called the LiveJournal Daily Quiz, which is neither daily nor actually a quiz, but stick with me for a second. Once every other week, the zany quizmasters of the LJDQ post six questions which have a theme, sort of. Now you can answer the questions straight up, but that’s not really fun, is it? The idea of the LJDQ is “Smart is easy – funny is hard.” In other words, see if you can’t come up with an answer that makes the quizmasters laugh. (Feel free to check out the original LJDQ if you’re still not sure how this ought to work.)
For those of you who are up to your elbows in pumpkin pie goop or camping out in front of the nearest Best Buy in hopes of buying the advertised 90″ television for $50 (here’s a hint – there’s only one, and it’s in the Best Buy in Napakiak, Alaska), couldn’t you use a laugh? So read the questions, come up with your best funny answers, and let’s laugh together!
1. Name the song and the singer:
And livin’ in the bell tower like that,
they got a lot of room downstairs where the pews used to be.
Havin’ all that room, seein’ as how they took out all the pews,
they decided that they didn’t have to take out their garbage
for a long time.
2. Tisquantum (aka Squanto) was a Patuxet man who’s commonly believed to have done what for the Plymouth colonists?
3. What is a turkey twizzler?
4. What common internet joke was played on the Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends float in the 2008 Macy’s parade?
5. Dorcas Reilly led the team that originally created what?
6. What do you hope to be thankful for this time next year?