11 February 2013 1:51 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In this world, there are very few places for the creatively minded B-type personality to massage their fragile egos. Sure, you can write a 13,000 word diatribe defending the “Star Wars” Prequels, get a Phd, get a writing gig, kick-start that graphic novel you’ve been kicking around, etc., but the ability to have an honest-to-goodness pissing contest is sadly privilege of the proverbially macho. We can’t arm wrestle, we might as well have mittens for hands when it comes to catching any sort of ball, and we want people to like us. So we play trivia.

But the problem with trivia is that, once people know you’re good at it, they don’t want to play with you any more, especially if you’re like me and celebrate a correct Trivial Pursuit question like you scored the game winning touchdown in Super Bowl. Why? Because we take »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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