bmcke wrote:Looking at the power stats that got posted in the other thread, a lot of the trash questions were the easiest of the tournament. If "older" trash is a way to keep that stuff in check or line it up closer to rewarding, like, intellectual curiosity, then I am pretty okay with that. Almost as okay as I am with the great Marvin Gaye song, "When a Man Loves a Woman."
blah blah blah everyone loves a trash discussion
So, you're basically saying that zeroes are okay because they are a way of balancing out thirties?
I don't think he's saying that at all, because it sounds like he's referencing to the trash tossups
, not the bonuses. Really, for whatever its worth, the trash questions varied from time frames, with Space Oddity
(circa 1969), to Black and Yellow
(circa 2010) and places in between (Jeremy
, 1992, and even Ferris Buehler's Day Off (back when the USSR still existed)
Personally, I agree with his school of thought but to be a little more explicit, if you get Space Oddity within power, then good for you, more power to you (no pun intended). If not, or if you didn't get it at all, not the end of the world (unless it consequentially makes a difference), maybe you should stop listening to Justin Bieber and pick up some David Bowie (real dance music). On a side related note, I remembered after the round that had the Jeremy question, while we were waiting outside the room where our next match was, the team we were supposed to play was with us and was complaining about the question with comments like "who cares about Pearl Jam", which I then proceeded to tell them "Pearl Jam isn't obscure, the album Ten
, which Jeremy can be found, has sold almost 10 million copies, obviously you don't, but 10 million people do, so stop complaining", which in hindsight wasn't the most diplomatic thing to do, but the other team exhibited a pristine example of "I don't listen to that old
stuff, don't ask me about it, brah" ignorance.
Another thought; I'm not opposed at all to "older trash", because trash shouldn't be restricted to post-2000, where only top 40 hits get tossed up, because by doing so a.) it would reduce the canon (I don't think trash has a canon, but it could reduce the number of questions asked) and b.) it sends the message of "You don't listen to pop music? Tough". Plus, it can affect the sports questions because even if its 3 or 4 lines (it'd be a lot worse if it was 7 lines) of a question, right now you only have 11 years of things to ask if the standard was all 2000 and after, and you have to find unambiguous clues, especially pertaining to teams.
EDIT: I guess a better way of explaining what I'm trying to get at is this; the players that have top 25 from all genres and all time frames (kinda like me, from Al Green to Wiz Khalifa), are probably going to do better at these "high level" trash questions. But really, I'm starting to lose sight of why there's even trash at the HSNCT (and I'd rather not have it).
Also, whats a Party Rock Anthem?