In the past, I've talked about how much the radio at work can annoy me. It had gotten better than what it once was, but it's getting worse again. We hired some people who like listening to country music and now all hell has broken loose. See, I don't listen to country music because I went to high school, but I am now once again subjected to it at work. Their favorite country station seems to be an especially annoying one that likes to make their ignorant hillbilly listeners feel smart by asking trivia questions. Every day the morning show will have a theme such as Christmastime parking nightmares or stories about being caught "in your birthday suit." And every day they will have a trivia question that strongly correlates to the theme of the day. For example, one theme was the Christmastime parking nightmares and the trivia question was about the man who invented the parking meter. As if asking a question about the theme isn't enough, they also give you a hint that is usually so obvious that any retarded monkey could get the right answer, and they always ask it in such a way that the key words are overemphasized. For example, the question was phrased "What was (whatever the guy's name is) claim to fame? The hint is, he invented this BEFORE HIS TIME EXPIRED. That's, he invented this BEFORE HIS TIME EXPIRED." And then she went right back into talking about Christmastime parking stories.
Yeah. This is what they call trivia. Ask a question about the topic you're talking about and then give a hint that gives the answer away just in case anybody didn't know it already. I'm reminded of the Family Guy episode "Petarded" where they were playing Trivial Pursuit and Lois was asking Peter questions from the kintergarten edition such as "What color is a firetruck?" and "Say the word 'what'." The only difference is Peter was correctly able to identify the color of a firetruck and most of these ignorant gun-toting hillbillies call in and then get it wrong. It usually takes three or four times before someone stops fucking their sister long enough to actually think about the question for ten seconds and come up with the answer that should be obvious to anyone with an IQ over 10.
Anywho, a couple weeks ago on election day, the theme was obviously the election and how many rednecks had been able to fill out all that confusing paperwork to be able to vote. So all day they had white trash with missing teeth calling in about how they had gotten on their donkeys and rode down out of the Appalachians to register to vote to keep the coloreds out of Washington. The trivia question for the day was "What have 27 of our nation's presidents had in common? The hint is, their favorite food was a candy BAR! And don't take it literally, that's not the answer."
Six hillbillies got it wrong. It really hurt listening to some of the answers. Of course the first two guesses were Democrats and Republicans, which is really just a way of saying "I don't know a damn thing about our nation's political history" as neither party has been around long enough in its' current form to have elected that many presidents unless they had won every single election and no candidate had served more than one term. Then there were all kinds of guesses about alcohol with some jackass laughing about how he made the connection between the word bar and alcohol. Finally, I got so sick of it that I decided to call in just to put a stop to it. The prize for getting it right was two free tickets to a hockey game but I didn't even care about that. I was just tired of hearing every dumbass named Cletus or Jasper calling in, breathing heavily into their phone, and then coming up with an answer so ignorant it made my head spin. So I called in and once again it was me and my people skills to the rescue: