Last night as it was raining so loud outside that we could hardly hear each other talk in our apartment, we decided to bust out the “Clever Endeavor” game we picked up at Savers a few weeks ago. For those of you who, like me, are unfamiliar with Clever Endeavor, it is a guessing game. People from all over the country submitted clues about someone or something or someplace and they made a game out of it. Because normal people wrote the clues, there is a surprising degree of variation in difficulty. Micah and I were stumped quite a few times, but we learned a few things about people and places that we sure as heck didn’t know before. For example, did you know that Billy the Kid killed one man for each year he lived (which was 22 years)? Or that chili con carne was invented in San Antonio, Texas?
Here are a few we didn’t know:
1. “I can’t sing or dance. I just talk.”
When I was 5 years old, I published a gossip sheet for 2 cents a copy.
Lately I’ve taken to playing practical jokes.
I once hosted a country music show called Cactus Dick and the Santa Fe Riders.
I am best known for where I take my stand.
I am America’s “oldest living teen-ager.”
2. I was there.
My true identity remains a mystery.
I was probably popularized by a World War II soldier.
I am in American graffiti.
My name sounds like a threat, but it’s not.
I was here.
3. I’m real. I wasn’t just cooked up in someone’s imagination.
I’m located in Stockbridge, MA.
I can be bought for a song because my prices are Ar-lo.
I get rave reviews, but my film didn’t.
You can get anything you want at me.
I became popular after Woodstock.
If anybody knows these off the top of their heads, I am impressed. I’ll post the answers in a few days, until then give it a guess.