I knew my biology degree would be worth something one day

Caribou Coffee has a trivia question customers can answer for a discount. I marshaled all my evolutionary biology expertise to answer this one.

“What is the name of the town where the Flintstones live?”

“BEDROCK!”, I announced.

“10 cents off,” she said.

YES! Fistpump!


  1. says

    Damn you PZ!!
    Damn you to the eleventh pit of Hell!!!!
    I’ve now got that damn song stuck in my head, and I am not having a Yabba Dabba Doo time!!!

  2. What a Maroon, living up to the 'nym says


    Perhaps it’s time to come listen to a story ’bout a man named Jed….

  3. says

    Charles Grey (The Narrator):

    I would like, if I may… (audience “YOU MAY!”) …to tell you a tale. A tale of a fateful trip. It started… here (he points at a spot on the globe), in this tropic port, aboard this tiny ship. The mate: a mighty sailor man. The skipper: brave; sure. Five passengers set sail that day for a three hour tour. A three. Hour. Tour.

    It was to be a three-hour tour they’d remember for a long time. A very long time, indeed.

  4. What a Maroon, living up to the 'nym says

    This is simultaneously my favorite version of the Gilligan’s Island theme and “Stairway to Heaven”.

  5. twarren1111 says

    I’m thinking of officially appealing to your department to hold a vote on your sanity

  6. wajim says

    Ten cents, huh? For Bedrock? Okay, smart guy, for a quarter, what was the name of Fred’s paperboy?

  7. wajim says

    @2. richardelguru:

    Isn’t the real question whether you’re having “a gay old time”?

  8. xmp999 says

    So not only do you make HUNDREDS of dollars as a professor, you also use your elitist trivia knowledge to take money out of the hands of job-creating small businesses. This is a Bolshevist nightmare!!!

  9. waydude says

    Ah Caribou Coffee my trivia nemesis! I answered their question at the MSP airport, “What is the biggest moon of Jupiter?”
    “The answer…” I triumphantly stated “…is Ganymede!”

    “No, sorry. It’s Titan”
    “Uh, that’s actually a moon of Saturn”
    Nevertheless, I did not receive my discount.