Rat, go on Jeopardy! and win some big money. See if Goat finds that of little importance.
I haven’t played Trivial Pursuit since the 80s.
Sore loser, Goat?
I’m a whiz at trivia! (Did you know that Mozart was an expert at billiards?)
I’ve always disliked Trivial Pursuit. Because they ask so many… well… trivial questions. So I stopped playing it.
They could call it “trump’s grasp of reality and truth pursuit” but it’s basically the same thing!
Sure wish I could have been one of the early investors…they sold 40 start-up shares for $1000 each.
‘trivial pursuit’ – watching cat videos for hours at a time…
Trivial Pursuit is a great game, but it does need to be updated often.
RAT was shocked at the meaning…LOL
Trivial Pursuit should be the name of most schools …. Croc Power !
In that case, Rat, don’t even go near Trivquiz in GoComics!
I have a PhD in trivia.
“You have a head full of useless information that’s never going to make you any money.” – My Mother
She claimed that that’s also what her father used to tell her, though.
When playing that game, I often thought, “Now, that’s not trivia; every educated person should have learned that (not necessarily know it still, but at least been taught it!”) In regards to all the categories – except entertainment and sports and leisure.
I used to call it “Fruitless Pursuit”.
Actually, I always liked the game too.
We had the neighbors over for a fun night of pizza and Boomer Trivial Pursuit, but I felt sorry for the one person who was completely silent during the entire game time.
Rat looked at the cards and memorized the answers.
In the first Icelandic edition of Trivial Persuit, there were a few mistakes. The first time I played it, I got the question:
Which of these is longest: Light year, Pasec or Astronomical unit?
I answered “Parsec”, and the guy asking me flipped the card over and read the answer…
I have the Nickeldeon version.
In panel 1, Rat has a look of pure happiness on his face. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him look that way.
I was one of the folks you never played TRIVAL PURSUIT or watched JEOPARDY with. Not quite as fast as I once was, but still annoying.
To keep themselves awake on long drives, the non-driving parent would read Trivial Pursuit cards allowed. Before I was completely driven to music on headphones, I heard this question: “What was the first planet struck by a man-made object?” I answered “Earth,” but I was wrong.
I’ve always been the favorite to win at Trivial Pursuit because I seem to soak up all the most worthless crap that no one really needs to know. Because of this people think I’m smart but I keep telling them no it’s just worthless crap. This is also why I tend not to tell jokes. I’m only capable of remembering the worst ones imaginable, so I keep them to myself. It’s safer for everyone that way.
I always took Science and always won. Thank God it was before Quantum Mechanics became Hollywood-ized.
We had several version of Trivial Pursuit and the family played game night. Later in life, my husband and friends got together for Pictionary, Scattergories, Five Crown cards. Always fun times. Some doozy pictures were frig worthy! Hope many folks can enjoy them during quarantines.;-)
That does raise a concern about those involved in the “pursuit” aspect of the game…
The cartoonist and his family play this regularly when we all get together and when Stephan wins you’d think he won a Nobel prize. He is so proud of himself! But, we love him anyway! I know. I am his sister, and when I or his wife win, he sulks.
A rather fun variation is a Jeopardy format, where anyone on the board can click in first (we get those little clickers from a novelty store) and answer the question and get the resulting piece. If they get it wrong, they must forfeit a piece. (If they have no pieces to lose, they must skip a turn and cannot click in.)
Odd comment, but I noticed we rarely see any of the characters’ mouths in this strip.
Rat’s Trivial Victory.
Relish it, Ratty-lad!
Well played, Goat!
I was embarrassingly old when I suddenly realized that the name of the game is itself a joke: it’s literally calling itself a “trivial pursuit”, a pointless pastime. Right there on the box!
“Now I’ll see what trivial pursuit means. Trivial pursuit: the act of pursuing something of little or no importance”