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The 55th Semi-Annual Williams College Trivia Contest, December, 1993
- (12:00) Political Embarassments (questions only) -- A Super full of Washington DC scandals involving sex, money, drugs, and generally shoddy judgement by politicos.
- (4 AM) Literature (questions only) -- Practically a piece of literature itself, this small team-killer cruised past 300 questions with a couple of pages still to go. Three huge sections were labelled Literary Allusions, Children's Literature, and Science Fiction.
- (12:00) The Bizaare and the Supernatural -- A very intricate & full bonus featuring UFOs, Spirits Phantoms & Devils, Divination, Magic (witches, voodoo, basilisks, etc), and Miscellany. Question #65 invited teams to telepathically predict the subject of the second Hour Bonus. For Entertainment Purposes Only.
- (1 AM) Sports (partial answers) -- A super-long assortment of questions on literally two dozen different types of sports. This after eliminating thirty activities as "not sports" on their cover sheet (including several sports they asked questions about anyway). They claimed to have a soft spot for any sport in which horses were physically abused, and archery, "since one could conceivably use arrows to hurt a horse." Well over 250 questions in this Hour Bonus.
- (2 AM) Foreign Audio -- Various phrases and words from foreign tongues, taken from songs.
- (3 AM) The Royal Family (questions only) -- A chilling bonus entirely devoted to Charles, Di, Liz, Fergie, and various coachmen, toe-suckers and porn queens. Somehow there were over 150 questions about these job-free scoundrels.
- (4 AM) The Video Bonus -- Multiple videotapes contained 25 clips from various movies.
- (5 AM) Puzzles and Games (questions only) -- An extremely clever twist in this one. The questions, about board games and the like, were chopped into pieces and printed diagonally, sideways, and even backwards. The questions had to be reorganized and reconstructed by the naked eye before they could be read and answered.
- (6 AM) Broadway Audio -- Clips of show tunes from Broadway productions. The person responsible seemed genuinely hurt that no team was able to ID "Sunday in the Park with George."
- (7 AM) 'Weird Al'/Tom Lehrer -- A full bonus on Tom Lehrer, plus a more-than-full bonus on Weird Al Yankovic (including a UHF section) made one big ol' bonus.
- Give a Peer Health freshman talk
- Perform Abbott & Costello's "Who's on First?" routine
- The "mostly dead" scene from "The Princess Bride"
- A "hookup" (i.e. first date) at Antioch University
- Philosophers Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida discuss the merits of the DH rule in baseball, moderated by Mark Taylor
- Addams Family OR Caddyshack
- Perform an episode of "Beavis & Butt-Head," as written by Tom Clancy
THE 4AM BREAK - One player per team -- play a game of Twister
THE BERGER BONI -- First officially-graded math homework to be brought down
The 12-page "DesDevlin's Trivia Funnies" pamphlet was distributed, too, even though he wasn't on the team.