“We’re going to MURDER them. And then laugh. Out loud. And point our fingers at them. And laugh again.”
— Jim Carroll
“Jim who? He’ll be Off the Record after this.”
— John Meagher
TEAM TICKET VS TEAM DAY & NIGHT
On Saturday 11th December 2010 – It’s WAR as teams representing The Indo and The Irish Times lock horns in The Kiosk Quiz of the Year.
Bracing themselves for battle from Day & Night will be John Meagher (captain), Eamon Sweeney and Nialler9.
Risking their reputations from The Ticket will be Jim Carroll (captain), Sinead Gleeson and Lauren Murphy.
The quizmaster, of course, will be yours truly, with Sarah Anne Murphy as the independent adjudicator and one Mr Johnnie Craig doing the math on the morning.
Armed only with their wits and their terribly short-term journalist memories, our gladiators will be answering questions like the following:
‘Which famous literary figure did Bridget Jones interrupt at a party to ask for directions to the toilet?’
‘Which Irish poet praised Eminem for creating ‘a sense of what was possible’?’
‘What is Hunter S Thompson’s lyrical connection with Brandon Flowers?’ ****
In the words of one revved-up contestant, armed with piles of NME back-issues and a slightly frantic look: “This is WAR!”
****Answer A: In the book: Julian Barnes. In the film: Salman Rushdie
**** Answer B: Seamus Heaney
**** Answer C: His quote became the basis of Brandon Flower’s most misunderstood lyric: ‘Are we human… or are we dancer?”