Wednesday, January 03, 2007


I had an internal debate about posting this, because I didn't want to say anything that makes me sound like a psychotic egomaniac. But, I think I can manage to avoid that, and still get away with saying that this would never, ever happen to me, not in a million, billion years. Why? When you're playing TP with a game board, there is one mistake that experienced players just do not make: NEVER pick the yellow game piece.

A 21-year-old woman was hospitalized for intoxication over the weekend after "continually providing wrong answers" during a game of Trivial Pursuit where participants drank alcohol and did drugs when they answered incorrectly.

Flurisha L. Cooper, of the 1000 block of N. Central Park Ave., and Bridgette Pierce, of the 1500 block of E. 65th St., were playing the 2006 Current Events version of Trivial Pursuit about 6:30 p.m. Saturday on the 1000 block of N. Monticello Ave, according to a report taken by Harrison District police officers.

If a player provided an incorrect answer, that person would take a shot of E&J Brandy and take a "hit" off a cannabis "blunt," according to the report, which defined a "blunt" as the street name for cannabis rolled up in cigar leaves.

Cooper, 21, who was the yellow piece, continually provided wrong answers, resulting in over intoxication. She was taken to Norwegian-American Hospital where was listed in good condition, the report stated.

The incident was an accident, according to the report.

Information regarding charges was unavailable as of 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Chicago Sun Times