We came in third place but the "Goonies" came in next to last! Or, it's all in how you look at it!

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Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

Putting a positive spin on a less than stellar performanceOur team played trivia last night just as we always do every Monday night. It's a regular social event that we we enjoy and we do quite well at it, and at the same time we all get to enjoy a night out!

Last night the crowd was a bit sparse, I presume due to all of the wet weather that we have been having. There's been quite a bit of flooding and more rain is on the way.

As it turns out, there were only three teams playing, so we were guaranteed at least third place. So we were in pretty good shape until the dreaded final question was asked: Name the four elected vice-presidents that ascended to the presidency but were never elected as president."

Needless to say, we stumbled on this question, and finished in third place out of three teams. But I'm always one to put a positive spin on everything, and so when asked how we did I said:

"Great! We came in third place but our arch-rivals The Goonies came in next to last!"

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Mike Jaquish
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Richard,

I guess it goes to show you just can't beat good spin!

That's putting the old "arch-rivals" in their place!

Sep 22, 2009 07:18 AM #1
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JL Boney, III
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I said the same thing when a friend of mine claimed that we were in a fishing tournament. There was only the two of us and he caught a fish and I didn't. So when he claimed it was a tournament, I started telling everyone that he came in next to last.

Sep 22, 2009 07:27 AM #2
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Carol Smith
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Hey - at least you didn't come in next to last!!!  :)  Sounds like a good time was had - and for the record ... I couldn't answer that question either. 

Sep 22, 2009 07:28 AM #3
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William Feela
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Richard...that sounded like a 'Media' answer. lol  I was just wondering a few days ago if you still did your trivia night.

Sep 22, 2009 08:17 AM #4
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Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Richard - congratulations on your third place finish. I would have only gotten 3 of those right.

Sep 22, 2009 09:03 AM #5
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA - Bristow, VA
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Richard:  At least you beat your arch rivals.  That's a good way to look at it.  Sounds like you have a lot of fun on game nights.

Sep 22, 2009 09:03 AM #6
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Richard Weisser
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Mike...

It's all about perspective! Lol and thanks!

JL...

Of course! What else would you say? lol

Carol...

I'm very good with presidents but slipped up on one! Aggressive betting cost me the game! Thanks, as always.

 

Sep 22, 2009 09:43 AM #7
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John Occhi
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Another beautiful picture

So, who were the 4 VP's  - did you everfind out?  Don't make me Google this, please.

Could it be that the competitors who did not show up were in the closet watching Monday Night Football?

Sep 22, 2009 10:00 AM #8
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Claudette Millette
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Richard:

I think it was:  Gerald Ford, Andrew Johnson, Millard Fillmore & Chester Arthur -  is that correct?

 

 

 

Sep 22, 2009 11:36 AM #9
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Richard, I clicked on the comments to see if there was anyone out there who knew the answer!  I got Gerald Ford.  I would have been no help to your team! 

Sep 22, 2009 02:56 PM #10
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To All...

Here was my logic...Gerald Ford was not an elected vice-president, so he was not one of the four. Also, LBJ was elected after the Kennedy assassination, and Theodore Roosevelt was also elected after the McKinley assassination!

Also, Harry Truman was elected (Dewey defeats Truman) after the death of FDR. So he was out. I knew that Andrew Johnson who ascended after the Lincoln assassination was impeached, so he was definitely one of them. That's when it got harder!

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