Tuesday, July 26, 2005

But No Scurvy

Apparently the gauntlet has been thrown down. My Ho has taken issue with my recent assertion that I would have won our Trivioke challenge if not for the distractions of Demigoddess the Younger. That question will apparently remain unanswered until our next visit to Buffalo Wild Wings.

Easier to disprove is his claim that he, too, knows all about the Little House on the Prairie TV show.

“Walnut Grove…” he said, as if knowing the name of the town on the show proves anything. Then he added, “Scurvy.”

Oh, no, smart guy. There was no scurvy on Little House.

There were: broken ribs, rabies, a tragic typhus outbreak, lots of alcoholism, frostbite, scarlet fever, appendicitis, a mysterious ailment called “mountain fever,” anthrax, leukemia, several cases of morphine addiction, smallpox, an unnamed blood disease, stroke, influenza, a variety injuries caused by falling off of or being kicked by horses, illiteracy, racism, rape, greed, deadly fires, blindness, one incident of falling in a well (Carrie), and a whole episode’s worth of bizarre and undiagnosed schizophrenic hallucinations (also Carrie: “A-lysssss-aaaaah!”)…

But NO SCURVY.

Look it up.

10 comments:

Your Ho said...

Scarlet Fever -- Little House
Lassa Fever -- General Hospital
Spring Fever -- The Waltons
Boogie Fever -- The Sylvers
Dance Fever -- Deney Terrio
Jungle Fever -- Spike Lee

OK, OK, OK. Part of knowing this stuff is the ability to respond quickly, if not always accurately. Waltons, Ingalls, Osbournes. I get my period-piece families mixed up once in a spell.

You won that round, MyGoddess. However, if the category is Fever, you're cooked.

Amy said...

He forgot Saturday Night Fever--John Travolta.

Meghan said...

Dude. I love that game. Can I play sometime? PLEEEEEEEEEZ?

Brooke said...

You forgot gas! Remember when Nellie Olson's mother went to Doc Whatever and thought she had cancer, and as it turns out she just had gas? Ha ha ha ha ha ha! I miss that fucking show.

EverydaySuperGoddess said...

Right! GAS! My bad.

But I believe the ailment that Mrs. Oleson believed she suffered from was a case of "the vapors."

Amy said...

You know, vapors are something we just don't suffer from enough anymore. What a nice catch-all ailment. Instead of saying, I've got irritable bowel syndrome, we should just say, I've got the vapors.

EverydaySuperGoddess said...

I think I have the vapors RIGHT NOW!

Damn high-fiber cereal...

Batgirl said...

You forgot kidnapping, as in when that chicked drowned and her mom trapped Laura in the basement and dressed her up in her clothes.

EverydaySuperGoddess said...

Yeah, that one was creepy...

karla said...

Scurvy on Little House on the Prairie. What kind of lunatics are you hanging out with?? Blasphemers...