The correct answers:
(A) MinesweeperThe winner: a tie between Red Rocket and Beth, each with three correct answers. Congratulations! (And you both apparently know me better than my pseudonymous mother who only got two.)
(F) John Maynard Smith
Ready to get math-y with it? Guesses per choice:
(A) Minesweeper: 3(The Chaka Khan was good. That fooled all y'all.) And, of course, the fascinating autobiographical backstories:
(B) Pinkie toe: 0
(C) Chaka Khan: 7
(D) Dent: 5
(E) Snake bite: 4
(F) John Maynard Smith: 2
(G) Trivial Pursuit: 2
(H) Beets: 4
Most obvious truth: (D) Dent
Most obvious lie: (B) Pinkie toe
Trickiest truth: (F) John Maynard Smith
Trickiest lie: (C) Chaka Khan
(A) Minesweeper: I became a total Minesweeper bad ass during the extensive downtime on my first NYC temp job at a currency trading floor.Feel enlightened? (And stay tuned for tomorrow's subtextual analysis and its startling implications for post-Chaka-Khanian semiotics.)
(B) Pinkie toe: We did have a scythe, and I did muck around with it, though (mercifully) I never cut off my toe.
(C) Chaka Khan: Never seen her, but once I did sit across the aisle from Chubby Checker in economy class on a flight from I-don't-remember-where to I-don't-remember-where.
(D) Dent: Top back right. I noticed it in my teens around the same time as the onset of my "punk stage" and it caused me some anxiety: "If I get a Mohawk, that's going to look like totally weird." (The Mohawk, by the way, was purely hypothetical.)
(E) Snake bite: We did have snakes around, and I did muck around with them, though (mercifully) I never got bit.
(F) John Maynard Smith: I was eight. My father was teaching in the same department at the University of Sussex. I'd seen him briefly once before on the local television station. I thought I'd just encountered a major celebrity.
(G) Trivial Pursuit: I sometimes think I should be good at Trivial Pursuit (and occasionally I convince myself that I am good at it), but really I'm not. (The pop culture, in particular, kills me.)
(H) Beets: I like them.