Thursday, January 9, 2014

Friday Flash 55.....


He used to be somebody. He was....Mr. Knowitall!!
But Now? Just another casualty of the Google Monster.
He was THE "Go-To" guy for odd trivia questions like....
'Hey G... What was James Bond's favorite champagne"?
Or...'G...What does Arby's stand for'?
(sigh)
Now....He only gets asked things when the internet is down.



Yeah...Fading into the obscure Sunset are we old Trivia Goats. The Torch is Passed!
If you are an old trivia goat, or have written a Friday Flash 55
Please come tell The G-Man
I will visit, read, enjoy, comment.....Then BOOK!
So from the most trivial host from coast to coast.....
Have a Kick Ass Week-End!!!!!

36 comments:

razzamadazzle said...

I used to be the queen of trivia in my family, but now it's all pop culture. I'm horrible at that.

Mine is HERE.

grapeling said...

me, too. my younger son has that gene. before long, it'll be long gone. or, as the case may be, oblong gone ~

hedgewitch said...

G, I would rather ask you than google anytime--cuz, no ads! Also, you have a lot more personality.I have always totally sucked at trivia.

But writing really weird stuff? That I can do.

Wakeful

TALON said...

What's this? No personal touch anymore? What IS the world coming to! Tsk! Tsk!

My 55: Suspended

Alice Audrey said...

But... it's to the trivia goats on the internet that I go when I don't know.

Mine is up

Yvonne Osborne said...

Is this fiction? Better be fiction, you old goat! I would never google anything if I had a know-it-all like you at hand. I have something for you. Ever throw a Boomerang?

kaykuala said...

Trivia Most needed, that's my take.
Thanks Mr Knowitall!

Hank
My 55 - Trivia most needed!

kaykuala said...

Mine is here: http://imagery77.blogspot.com/2014/01/trivia-most-needed.html

Hank

Janna said...

Let's see...

The name "Arby's" came from R.B. which stood for "Raffel Brothers".

In Goldfinger, James Bond (Sean Connery) said "There are some things that just aren't done. Like drinking Dom Perignon '53 above a temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. That's as bad as listening to the Beatles without earmuffs."

Thanks for another Friday 55!
Mine's here. :)

Or, if you'd rather just watch the James Bond scene, you can go here. (!)

(It's ok. He and I have agreed to disagree about the Beatles. ;)

Brian Miller said...

so what is bonds favorite champagne?

i need you on my team for trivial pursuit

mines is written...be up in the morning...a story...with a plot...fiction even....oh my.

Margaret said...

Google Schmoogle - You have a sense of humor, I'll ask you any day :)

Struggled with an idea - found editing was the best thing … yet I'll revisit it as I need to ponder it a bit more…

Opening Night

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

Google has ruined many a friendly debate, that's for sure. On the other hand, it sure beats having to call all your friends or drive to the library to get the answer to an obscure question.

Here's mine: Un-wisdom Teeth

G-Man said...

Oh you guys.....
Thanks Janna for that GREAT Bond scene, but the Dom wasn't his favorite. He much preferred Bollinger...
AND, Arby's did indeed stand for R.B....Roast Beef!!!
But...You Rock just the same!

liv2write2day said...

Oh how I relate to that useless feeling. Goes with the aging I suppose.

Here's mine:
http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/desert-droughts-and-dirty-laundry-aka-mixed-metaphors/

Gabriella said...

Hi, Galen! you are the only Knowitall I know but I have written a 55: Musings. Have a great weekend!

anthonynorth said...

Us of a certain age are not over yet :-) I've been away a while - been ill - but starting to get back to blogging now.
You'll find mine here.

Lydia said...

Geez, G, now I feel all sad, where I should be excited to learn how it was you got your moniker! I think there is still plenty of demand for your impressive talents!

Let's be happy...it's another great year of 55s here. :)

Imprinted

the walking man said...

*sigh* No one appreciates the aged wisdom any more. But you can come and kick some walking man ass this week

Brian Miller said...

alright g---made it back
good morning

you may want to delete ammi roy considering most of us leave links...and those are both spam and could lead to virus'

the fix

howanxious said...

Ah! Internet has indeed changed many things in our lives. But being a know it all is amazing when the network is down or when there is a power cut. :-)
Here is the link to those few words I penned down quickly- Know
-HA

Grace said...

Same here, google has changed everything ~ Am playing G ~

Happy Friday ~

everyday amazing: Of what is

Grace said...

Same here, google has changed everything ~ Am playing G ~

Happy Friday ~

everyday amazing: Of what is

Perchpike said...

G you will aways be and aways have been a vast storehouse of useless knowlege in my eyes.

Jannie Funster said...

Dear Trivia Goat, as said above -- you still are and always will be a go-to guy to so many of us.

Bring on the roast beef w Bollinger, yummy-yummy!!

xo

Nara Malone said...

I bet if I ask you a question like "What is the Horizon Deepwater oil spill?" I won't have to wade through a bunch of paid-for links to find the truth. If you Google it the BP site is the second link.

K, getting off the rant box. Mine is up: Friday 55 Flasher

Other Mary said...

How sad is it that I know the Arbys but not the martini? :o) Don't worry G-man, you are irreplacable.

So, here's my 55(ish)

<a href="http://writinginthebachs.blogspot.com/2014/01/morning-chores.html</a>

Amelia Elizabeth said...

Here's my post for this week Reference Question

Mary said...

I used to enjoy Trivial Pursuit. Wasn't the queen of trivia, but enjoyed the pursuit.

I am a bit late with my contribution to "55" this week. Sorry.

Here is mine: Come Spring.

Glenn Buttkus said...

Morning G-Man; glad to see all the folks over here. Here is my 55, KID STUFF
http://bibliosity.blogspot.com/2014/01/kid-stuff.html

John (@bookdreamer) said...

Serious issues here for men as 'arguing' over what is the 'fact' is how we bonded. Knowing 'it' was never the point! Mine is here

Bastet said...

I don't think anything or anyone can keep a true know it all down! Nice post and fun read.

Laura said...

you look so glum chum:-(

I'm a little late to the party but here is my 55 also a little gloomy today… http://www.shinethedivinecreativityisaspiritualpractice.com/2014/01/i-heart-macro-week-35.html

Mona said...

Awwww...NO! You are still my most favoritest G MAN and everytime I look at my father's ancient GE radio I wish you were not so far and i could easily send it for your museum!

Fireblossom said...

A horse walks into a bar. The bartender says, "Hey, why the long face?"

Poor G Man. But we love ya, so smile!

Nimue said...

http://wordpossessedlady.blogspot.com/2014/01/weighty-issues.html?

lime said...

trivia goat here. but also a former spellcheck. i didn't mind giving up that duty.