Lately it has become very clear to me that I don’t get out enough into SL. I settle into my sky box and IM. Unless of course I tp to a concert and dance and IM. But I don’t go to new venues, I don’t interact with different people (unless I’m pulling a knife on them) and I don’t take advantage of all the cool things that happen in SL. I was having a particularly brutal evening the other day and realized I needed to break the pattern. It was my great fortune that it was Tuesday, which meant time for The 1st Question! I blogged about this back in December when friends were panelists. I laughed til I cried at the witty and clever responses by the panelists. I figured a round of The 1st Question was good for what ailed me. So Honour and I headed to the studio.
Back in December the panelists were most definitely smart and well-informed. They KNEW a lot and could answer the questions fairly well. They were also playing the game for laughs, however. There was no question that they worded their answers to play to the crowd, going for double entendre and puns and silliness. This week’s panel was smart. Smart, smart, smart. (Watch the show here!) They played for points. Yes, they threw in the occasional laugh, but mostly they went for the win. *grin* It was fun. I am impressed with how much people know on such varied topics. I love the questions that Hydra Shaftoe and Pooky Amsterdam ask. Forget the answers – the question are hilarious. 🙂 The contest was close for awhile until Barbara flew out ahead.
I think the favorite part of the show for me is when the contestants have to make up words. I was a bit hard-pressed again this time to pick my favorite. I can never remember after what they were, so I contacted Pooky directly this time to get the correct spellings and definitions:
Magellanosis: that feeling you have, as you reel down the dock after leaving a boat, that you’re still on board.
DIgipanic: A phenomenon which overwhelms otherwise competent and capable adults when they are faced with new technologies. Characterized by sudden irrational outbursts, a profound loss of common sense, and a deeply held belief that the computer ‘doesn’t like’ the victim.
slurlpy or slurlpee – Consumes many slurls in inventory.
Dogodiferous: the stinky stuff dogs like to roll in
It’s a great time. And its fame is spreading. The 1st Question was mentioned in the British Science Festival!! Scroll on down the list of SL events/places and there it is! Pooky also told me that she is compiling a PookyPedia – all the many fabulous words that have been created for 1st Question. That will be a WONDERFUL source for all of us. *grin* Let’s see how many make it into every-day usage.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the audience. The audience participates energetically. *grin* You need to be very quick-witted to hold your own with this group. I confess – I still have NO idea how to figure out the secret word. I don’t know how these folks do it. *grin* When I grow up, I want to be quick-witted and smart enough to hold my own in the audience! Then I can aspire to be witty and clever enough to be a panelist!
Thank you Pooky, Hydra and contestants for another great time in SL! C’ya next Tuesday!