'Lousy With Brains' is trivia champ

The Appleton Post-Crescent, January 24, 1994.

A team named Lousy With Brains amassed 1,060 points to claim the championship of the off-campus teams during the weekend's 28th annual WLFM Midwest Trivia Contest.

In keeping with the tradition of the contest, the team won a first prize of questionable value, a pink rubber ball with a smiley face on it and a miniature pool table.

In second place among the off-campus teams was Two Bricks Short of a Foundation with 970 points, and in third, Six Feet Under had 855 points.

The on-campus teams had un-manageable names, and in first place with 755 points was If This Were a Cartoon, Mr. Cinders, Rudy's and Leis's Real Mom Would be Making Bonastitude Sandwichesand Holy Mole with Titus Androgynous At the Learning Shop Blah Blah Blah. First prize was a pinata with play money to put inside.

In second place, with 735 points, was Plantz and Coleman Sponsored by America On Line, Appleton Electronics, Cellulink, Dominos, Encyclopedia Britannica and Used But Nice Office Furniture. Third place went to Ormsby Saskatchewan Cops, the China Palace and Sam's Club, which gathered 675 points.

A total of 30 teams, including 25 off-campus entries, participated in the 50-hour trivia marathon. The contest began at 10 p.m. Friday and ended at 11:50 p.m. Sunday.

This year's "grand garruda," the tough final question worth 100 points, was: "Who was the first mailman to retire on pension in the city of Manitowoc, Wis.?" The answer was Elton C. Gibson, in 1923.

This will be the first question in next year's Lawrence salute to minutia.