So, we had a Simpsons, Star Wars and firefly trivia contest this afternoon. However, the questions were not concerning animated sitcom or science fiction franchises, but rather, OJ and Ashley, Strategic Defense Initiatives and the easily-put-into-jars insect.
A few teams had figured it out in advance, and so had a distinct advantage. Presumably they had caught on to the lack of capitalization of what would otherwise be the title of the Joss Whedon action-comedy.
Did it end up working? Well, yes and no. The questions were good, people seemed to enjoy it once they caught on, and damn if a Star Wars yoyo doesn't make a good prize. On the other hand, there seemed to be a little disappointment in the air that the questions did not actually concern the programs so beloved by our peers, and switching it up like this was a mere example of judge-dickery.
Which it totally was, but there's like 267 other examples of that on the list, so it's hard to complain.
Anyways, congrats to our winners Max Palevsky (and particularly Zach, who sealed the victory with his blatant guess that "Firefly's Adventure" was an alternate title for the "My Little Pony" tv franchise"). Peace.