The 2009 Ho Ho Ho Throwdown


The winner of the UFC? The Octagon?? Thunderdome???


Holiday Pop-Culture Trivia. That’s how we separate the superhuman from the rest of you bottom-dwellers. If you want to find a real champion, the eyes of the cyberworld are here upon my little postage stamp of web real estate – where over the next three weeks, a battle royale will wage to rock the pillars of hell. Or at the very least, to make the interminable march towards the Big Day, Christmas morn, fly a little more swiftly. Ohhhhh, I hope I got that new Balloon Boy Bobble Head.

As you know, over the last three years I have decided to inject some levity and bloodsportsmanship into my annual holiday party through the marriage of Holiday Pop-Culture Themed Trivia Questions with Traditional Yankee Swap. And, as we did last year, I use these questions as the springboard for The Annual Ed Zone Ho Ho Ho Throwdown.

The rules are simple.

Every Monday for the next three weeks, I will post a series of 10 trivia questions. Anyone who would like to participate can simply send me an e-mail me with their answers to Contestants have until each Wednesday 12 p.m. EST to submit their answers. On Thursday morning, I’ll post the results and we’ll move on to the next round.

Now, as this is the wild, wild web, I know the answers are just a Google away. While the big prize is bragging rights, there’s no cheating in the Ho Ho Ho Throwdown.  If you cheat – you cheat only yourself. Oh, and your children. Your dogs and cats. And anyone who ever looked you square in the eye and declared you a kind, decent human. Hell – you cheat America and right now, America needs you more than ever you lowdown, dirty Canadian. 

Yup, you Google Gizmo and you’re basically dead to us all.

The last note – as my faithful readers can attest, I like to keep these posts visually interesting by sprinkling them with photos. I plan on posting photos with each question but in the case of multiple-choice questions, the photo displayed is not necessarily indicative of the winning answer. It just means I found a photo I liked. Also, in the instance where a photo would truly spoil a question, I’ll just post some random holiday-themed shot.

Remember, Round 1 will be up Monday morning – December 7th. I hope y’all join the fight.

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  • The combination of a home computer crash and the fact that the passing of my Dad is still too fresh at less than three weeks out, my ability to join in the fun is compromised on several levels. Good luck to everyone, I’m sure this time I would have known them ALL.