Many of these also exist
in higher resolution, for media use.
- We took these shots in a park in the late 1990s, near what
was then our Sandy Hill home in Ottawa. (If you want to
think of us as a serious company staffed by grim-minded
professionals, these are the pictures you should look at.
The rest of the pictures after these two contain what is
probably a dangerous amount of whimsy.)
Paul Paquet. This was taken just before I grew a
Laura Paquet. I'm quite proud of this one, and
it has run in other articles on
- This is a shot of me in 2002, taking a decisive stand
co-judging the provincial championships of
Reach for the Top, a high school trivia competition
broadcast on TVO. We also have a picture of the
champion team I coached
at Lisgar Collegiate, as well as of the the special
Reach alumni game
he ran in 2004.
- This is an example of Paul's
trivia hosting. He did a team-building party for
the Office of the Auditor General, shown here in 2004.
They had a blast, using Jeopardy style buzzers. He's also
hosted for teachers, lawyers
and engineers. Why not
do your party, too?
- In 2004, Laura appeared on
Jeopardy. This is
Laura and Alex Trebek.
- Our squad, the Plush Toy of Darkness, prevails at
the 2004 Ottawa Irish Trivia League Also pictured
are several unknown Irishmen, Jeff Kelm, Laura Paquet and
Andrew Jeacle's sleeve.
- This is the
Plush Toy of Darkness, official mascot of
triviahalloffame.com trivia teams. Actually, the real PToD
prefers not to be photographed, so I let the Arcane Master
of all Knowledge be chillin' in dark Ry'leh.
- I also play NTN, alternating between Puzzles and the
New Edinburgh. In about 2002,
the New Edinburgh folks were at a different pub, and came
out #1 in Showdown one Tuesday.
- Here I am in 2004, when I added the
15,000th question to our
database of trivia questions, which are available for
parties, Web sites, publications and more. Note how messy
the desk is? This is also the image that convinced me it
was time to give South Beach a try. Lost 14 pounds in the
first 15 days.
Barley Mow pictures
- In 2002,
Global News did a story on our game at the
Barley Mow. The reporter found us accidentally while
surfing for porn sites. True story.
- In 2004, Canadian political icon
Broadbent dropped by the Mow and asked some
questions. For those of you who are American, this is a
little like having pints with Ralph Nader.
- Here are
James' Posse, the most successful team (but just
barely) in Barley Mow history. Or is that, just barley is
Barely Mow history?
World Trivia Night pictures
- This 2003 shot is me, judging at
trivia event, for which I also write the questions.
- These are the 2003 World Trivia Night winners,
and the Nine Idiots, who prevailed over 200+ other
teams of 10 people.
- Here is an assortment of teams at WTN in 2003:
the Puzzles crew,
the (former) Glue Pot crew,
- The 2004 World Trivia Night included a surprise
"appearance" via video from
Ken Jennings, who read a question. We also have
pictures of the winners, the
and the team they beat on a tie-breaker,
There is also a backstage
picture and more shots of the
- At the 2003
Game Show Congress, I ran into
Kevin Olmstead, who won a record $2.1 million on
"Millionaire." He is the closest thing to a trivia
celebrity we have. He was very nice. He also let me
- Also at the Game Show Congress, I met
Brian Weikle, who won a record amount of
"Jeopardy" money before they retired the idea of five-day
champions. He still holds the one-day record. He was very
- The arch-crime of Web design is to include pictures of
your cats. Bah! I laugh at the Man and his Rules. Besides,
when I included these pix on my
they became an unexpected hit, generating more positive
comment than anything else.
Winston (the alpha cat)
Basil (the oppressed cat)
Basil and Winston (not fighting, either)
aka the Widget, aka "I'm Cecil, damnit!", the putative
"baby" of the family