Friday, July 11, 2008

Newsflash: Goodreads censors trivia question

Yes, I'm sorry to say that my most recent quiz question was flagged and removed by humorless Goodreads censors.  The question:

          In Pride and Prejudice, which Bennet sister is the first 
          to be eaten by a velociraptor?

          Jane
          Elizabeth
          Mary
          Kitty
          Lydia
          None of the above

Maybe they finally decided there were just too many Jane Austen questions.

7 comments:

  1. So the person who moderates the Goodreads trivia has read, like, every book in existence?

    The person must be grumpy because they have to know so much about Harry Potter and Anne Rice.

    Your question is pretty funny.

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  2. And I thought it was a valid question too--I even gave an explanation for the answer (none of the above): velociraptor was extinct by the time in which Pride and Prejudice is set. I mean, it's true...

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  3. Maybe Goodreads is meating its demise.

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  4. Or perhaps demising its meat.

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  5. One of my questions about poet suicide was deleted.

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  6. I've heard Vachel Lindsay committed suicide by throwing himself into the velociraptor pit at Jurassic Park.

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  7. I'll vote for funny. I love the question. I haven't had any deleted yet that I know of.

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