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Transposal (10): San Francisco 49ers linebacker / Knick-knack player in a children’s song
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Since my Labor Day trip to Las Vegas, where trivia knowledge ended up being a major theme of group discussion, I have renewed an interest in visiting the Sporcle website. Christopher Morse, a prolific writer and editor of Sporcle quizzes, filled me in on some additions to the site, including “badges” that represent particular quiz accomplishments. I’ve been able to snag some of the low-hanging-fruit badges, such as Blender Settings and U.S. Presidents, and after a couple of tries I earned the badge for naming all the teams in the Big Four Leagues. With some work, I think I can get some of the more challenging badges such as Countries of the World or Elements in the Periodic Table. I’ve also been reminded that Sporcle quizzes can be a handy source of data for the Autofill Project. CORRUPTBARGAIN was taken from a quiz on presidential scandals; I knew the answer by virtue of the musical Bloody, Bloody, Andrew Jackson.
I succumbed to all the social pressure and bought some kale last week to put in my lunch salads. I used a variation of a recipe I heard on NPR: some kale mixed with Romaine lettuce, carrots, pecorino cheese, dried cranberries, walnuts, and an olive oil/lemon juice dressing. Not too bad. I’ll keep that recipe in the rotation.
I jotted down this Norwegian variety show name when its video “The Fox” was recently released, going viral. Conventional wisdom claimed that the video would be the “Gangnam Style” of the season. How’s it doing?