Sunday, February 05, 2012

Ant Hills Surrounding Everest


Now I have never been one to boast. As far as I am concerned, if you have to blow your own trumpet you might as well sit in silence. I am such a believer in the precept that what is important is the taking-part rather than the winning, that I have shunned the victory rostrum throughout my life. I have spiked my prize marrows, be-headed my dahlias, over-fed my whippet, and - for heavens sake - supported Sheffield Wednesday Football Club. So you can understand how difficult it is to make - strictly in the interests of public information - the following announcement :

AFTER ALMOST A YEAR CRAWLING IN THE GUTTER OF COMPETITIVE OBSCURITY, THE GOOD LADY WIFE AND I WON THE PUB QUIZ ON FRIDAY NIGHT

In the interest of archival substantiation, I have taken the unusual step of reproducing the final score-sheet. For the sake of clarity, I have highlighted our winning score (you can't imagine how difficult it is to generate a gold-coloured highlight using Photoshop). You may care to note how far behind some of the regular Friday night "big-hitters" of the quiz scene lagged. The phrase "ant-hills surrounding Everest" comes to mind. The prize for our achievement isn't exactly substantial - we get a free drink and the job of setting the quiz next week - but one doesn't do these things for worldly gain or worldwide approbation. It is the quiet knowledge that you have taken part that is important.

22 comments:

  1. Congrats to you and the GLW. Mastermind next?

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  2. It would be like doing a length in Brighouse Baths after swimming the channel, Phil.

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  3. VERY well done, Alan! (And the medal will be on its way as soon as I find a really reliable gold-smelter)

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  4. AL IS in wonderland. Well done, both!

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  5. Good work, Alan! Will you be posting next week's quiz here?

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  6. Roy : Yes, I will do that.

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  7. We’ve only ever done pub quizzes a handfull of times and we’ve never got more than second place. Well done!

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  8. Well done you two! Boast away; you've earned it! (Wish I could have been there. I bet we'd have had a laugh!)

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  9. Good job :)

    Looking forward to reading the questions you set!!

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  10. Being in the midst of one of those ant hills, I can merely guess at how great it must feel to win such a competition.
    Congratulations to you and the GLW!

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  11. I admit I am in awe.

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  12. No stopping you now - it will be QI next, or a relaunch of Ask the Family (remember that - could almost be sepia image)

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  13. Hey a win's a win. Take it and boast. And who'd turn down a free beer? Sounds like fun.

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  14. But I've heard you won at least one if not two other times!!!! - You posted your questions for the one time... so, no false modesty, oh king of the pub quiz!!

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  15. Congrats to you and GLW!!

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  16. I think you, me, the GLW and Hay should field a team!

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  17. Congrats dear Alan, well done:))

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  18. Congrats to Al and Is! How wonderful! :)

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  19. Way to go! Too bad there isn't a traveling mug that gets filled with a brew..:)

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  20. Truly a work of passion! I don't have a clue how to do any photo shop stuff but I read and see how hard people work at mastering a skill or two and the outcome is striking .

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  21. Very well done. I love pub quizzes but I can't do them anymore because I can never hear the questions! You haven't said what each round was.. I want to know your strengths and weaknesses. Eggheads next then?

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  22. Well 'Sheffield Wednesday' is better Than 'Halifax Town'!

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