Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Game Time

I have to come up with a game to play at a Senior/Parent graduation dinner for my ward.
I think it would be really fun to do a Generation Gap game. You know, where you ask the kids questions that their parents would know the answers to, and then vice-versa.

So now I need questions!

You know how every now and then, you come across some bit of info stuck in your head, that you kinda find hip and cool, and you try to show it off a little? Here's your chance, people. Throw out your question that most teens would know the answer, but most parents wouldn't.

I don't want to put my whole list out (because some of my YW might read my blog from time to time) but here are a few to see if you can answer.

Questions to ask the parents:
  • How do you activate Starpower?
  • Translate GTG BRB from textspeak.
  • On the TV show Kim Possible what kind of creature is Rufas?
Questions to ask the teens:
  • What commercial used to ask “where’s the beef?”
  • What’s the name of Barbie’s best know little sister?
  • Name the 3 stooges.

Go ahead - see which list is easier for you. And then throw me some questions for either list, yo!


The MomBabe said...

ask the parents who created Myspace. they won't know.

kristen said...

What a fun idea! Yeah, I only know the 'where's the beef' question. You've gotta do some re music, like popular bands from the parents' era and vice versa.

Hey, this post says Tuesday. Is it Tuesday already? ;-)

NG said...

Ooo! I just learned this one:

"What is Rick Rolling?"

JustRandi said...

ooo! Mombabe- all my kids knew that one, but I didn't.
Kristin - Music is a great idea!
NG- I'll have to ask the kids. Hey! I've been Rickroll'd before - I just never knew there was a term for it!

Whitney said...

Good questions! I sure didn't know the ask the teens questions....

I'm stumped on questions right now though, if I can think of one I will come back!!! :D

"Vern" said...

The name of this post should be, "How stupid are you NOW?" I only know one answer from each list. And any minute now I'm going to think of some brilliant questions for you.

"Vern" said...

P.S. When did you add the hours to therapy counter and where can I get one?? That is the most awesome sidebar addition I've ever seen.

JustRandi said...

OK, now I'm worried. Are these too hard??
I knew them all but maybe I'm weird.

Whitney, seriously? GTG BRB ???

Vern- Thanks! I created it on Pyzam.com

Stacey said...

I only knew one from the kids list but I knew all three off the parents one.

Tori :) said...

~ You raise of the guitar
~ Got to go. Be right back.
~ Hairless molerat or something like that.

~ Wendy's
~ Skipper
~ Larry, Curly, Mo

I think those are great questions!! What about "Who hosts TRL?" or "Who won American Idol last year?"

Heather said...

I knew them too... they aren't too hard. I can't think of anything good, but if I do I'll BRB.

No Cool Story said...

YAY. I'm too hip for my own good.
This is an excellent game!!! How come I've never heard of it.

Does that mean I'm not hip?

Anyway, I can't think of anything cool.

Melissa said...

I knew 2 of the three teens and all of the other... but I can't think of any questions right now... I'll search, ponder and... well, I probably won't pray about it, but you get the idea...

Summer said...

Translate GTG BRB from textspeak = Got to go, Be right back?

On the TV show Kim Possible what kind of creature is Rufas? A Naked Mole Rat

What commercial used to ask “where’s the beef?” - Wendy's

What’s the name of Barbie’s best know little sister? Midge?

Name the 3 stooges. - Curly, Larry and Moe

Those are the only ones I thought maybe I knew.

Janell said...

Both lists were equally easy for me :( Though my answer for the starpower may be incorrect.

Here are some questions:
What's included on the XBox Orange Box?
Complete the quote, "____ open this gate! ____ tear down this wall!"
Who was Jimmy Carter's vice president?
When given a moonstone, what does Jigglypuff evolve into?
Name all of the individuals stranded on Gilligan's Island (or all of the children in Brady Bunch).
Name all of the members of *NSync.
Sing a song from Schoolhouse Rock (or "Stairway to Heaven").
Who shot J.R?
What is New Coke?
What actress starred in Sixteen Candles?

Janell said...

Thought of another two
What is emo?
What does the IM message "pots" mean?

TheDillon6 said...

who was mallory keaton's boyfriend? nick moore

What is the name of the cat in the smurfs? Azriel

What was the name of the school mistress in The facts of Life? Mrs. Edna Garrett

Mork and Mindy was a spinoff of what TV show? Happy Days

What actor was famous for the line "Nanoo, Nanoo?" Robin Williams

What did He-man say when he lifted his sword and gained his strength? "By the power of Grayskull...I am He-Man!"

I have lots more if you're interested...I grew up in the 80s...can you tell? ;)

The Wiz said...

Um, hello! Barbie's little sister is named Kelly! Am I wrong?

I have no idea how to activate Starpower, but I know the rest. Is that from a game or something?

I don't know who created MySpace. Must Google.

"pots" = parent over the shoulder, I believe. Good one to know.

Ask them what rotary dial is. See if they can identify a card from an actual card catalog, if you can find one.

Ask the parents if ROFL or LOL means anything to them. Also, what is WoW?

I so want to come. It sounds very fun.

Lauren said...

Ok, so here goes...

How do you activate Starpower?
You have to run into the flower growing out of the box on Super Mario. Or maybe that is fire-spit power?

Translate GTG BRB from textspeak.
Puuuuleaze. "Got to Go" and "Be Right Back" even though I refuse to use text jargon.

On the TV show Kim Possible what kind of creature is Rufas?
A Naked Mole Rat. So random.

What commercial used to ask “where’s the beef?”
I dunno, but it makes me think of "Beef...it's what's for dinner."

What’s the name of Barbie’s best know little sister?
Skipper of course!

Name the 3 stooges.
Carrot Jello, Elastic, No cool Story

Lauren said...

Oh man, I don't have any questions.

Lippy said...

LOL starpower is guitar hero but that's all I know,

GTG BRB is got to go, be right back

and Rufus is a naked mole rat.

I knew those. How sad is that?

Bet YOU didn't know that I was one of the Three Stooges.

Oh and a question or two.. (parents to teens)
On the Mary Tyler Moore show, who was Mary's best friend? (Rhoda)
What was the title of Michael Jackson's first solo album? (Off The Wall)

And for either: what does the acronym EPCOT stand for? (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow)

OK I'll shut up now. Have fun with that!

Nancy Face said...

The only one I was absolutely sure of was Barbie's little sister!

I'm not hip at all, and I don't have any questions because I'm lame like that, haha! But what a great idea for a game! :D

Yvonne said...

That sounds like such a fun game. (You are so clever)

I'm afraid my questions would be more for their grandma's ; ) but maybe these would work:

Name the people trapped on Gilligan's Island?

Who was The Flying Nun?

Who was Mario's sidekick?

JustRandi said...

You guys are amazing!!
For the record:
tilt the guitar
Got to go. Be right back.
Naked molerat

Skipper (I'll clarify the question to say Barbie's first little sister)
Larry, Curly, Mo

And thanks for all the terrific questions, and ideas for questions that you gave me.
I'll let you know how it goes!

JustRandi said...

And if you think of any more, be sure to come back and toss them in. I have 3 weeks before the game.

Corrine said...

Sounds like a supper fun game!

What about:

Umm....don't know...I will think on it...

"who was Punky Brewster's Best friend?"

"what is a tramp stamp?"

Help I need a user name! said...

Ooooh! Ooooooh!! OOOOOOh! I know! I know! I know the gilligan's island one:
The Skipper, too
The Millionaire (Thurston Howell)
and his wiiiiiife (Lovey Howell)
The Movie Staaaaah (Ginger)
The Professor and
Mary Ann

Question: What sitcom character used to say Ooooh! OOOOOh! OOOOOOOOOH!! while raising his hand?

The MomBabe said...

he-he-he. this is getting good. Meanwhile, who knew Barbie had so many little sisters? I thought the only one she had was named Stacey. sigh. I'm so uncool with barbies.

and if you're gonna do old TV shows, you've gotta use Dinosaurs "I'm the baby, gotta love me!"