Trivia Answer of the Day: Hot Buttered Soul

This weekend, I’ll participate in The World’s Largest Trivia ContestTM. I’m a little preoccupied with preparations for that, including some significant travel. To provide some sense of the madness of minutiae that dominates my mind this week, I’ll return to a bit of a tradition around these parts and share a few personally memorable answers from the twenty-five years or so that I’ve been involved with this contest, in one way or another.

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As I noted yesterday, before I played in 90FM’s Trivia, I helped run the show. That included deejaying, a fairly nerve-wracking experience given the set required far tighter control than the norm and there was a sizable audience listening very attentively to every word. It was even more so when the writers of the contest used the occasion of my last on-air Trivia shift to pull a prank on me, mocking my apparent proclivity for using ten-dollar words on the movie review program. The question sheet for one of my last hours included the following gem: “What is the name of the classic album that includes the song ‘Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic’?” By the time I walked back to the station offices where the two writers rode out the contest, fielding calls on the complain line, they were already giggling over their stunt. I don’t recall how well I did spitting out those complicated syllables, but I must not have garbled it too badly. At least one team in the trophy ceremony a couple hours later attributed their surge into the top ten to having a devoted soul music fan who knew off the top of her head that the answer was Hot Buttered Soul.

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More information can be found at the official Trivia site or try to get your hands (and eyes) on a certain documentary. You can also listen in to the radio station that hosts the contest. In order to see how things are going with the team I play on, Twitter is your best bet.

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