Friday, June 30

Your Perfect Movie Family?

I was watching To Kill A Mockingbird (again) last night, and it made me think of this potentially interesting idea:
You have the ability to cherry-pick your ideal family: father, mother, brother, sister, etc.  Only requirement is that they all come from the movies.
So, who would be your ultimate movie family?  You don't have to worry about whether the various choices would get along with each other.  I will stipulate, however, that the person you choose must play that role in the film s/he is in.  So, the father you pick must be a father in whatever film you choose a father from, the brother must be identified as someone's brother in whatever film you choose a brother from, etc.  You do not have to be concerned about matching these people to your current age.  You can choose a best friend, for instance, who is 3, 13 or 53.

I'm currently choosing my list, but I'll post this now to let anybody who wants to bother playing to do so.  You don't have to complete them all, just any you want.  If you want to supply the reasons for your choices, we'd all love to hear them.

I choose this person (name & film) as my:









Best Friend:


First Love:



Friend to be with me in a street fight:


Business partner:

Any other categories you’d like to add?

Thursday, June 29

Rollerskate Hunt

This, from Jason, our intrepid producer:

Free Sketch tickets! For rollerskates!
Okay, everyone remembers
Let's Make a Deal, right? Well, if you have the right item kicking
around in your shed, attic, or basement, you can win free tickets to
Sketch-22 this summer!

We are currently searching for 3 pairs of ROLLERSKATES (not
rollerblades) for the show this summer. The sizes are: men's 12, men's
9, ladies' 7. If you have one or any of these rollerskates in these
sizes and would be willing to part with them for the summer (I know,
it's hard!) let us know. And we'll set you up for 2 free tickets to a
Sketch show this summer. If you can help us find these, you'll be our
hero forever. If you do, respond to this blog or email me, Jason, at

Rollerskates! You got 'em? We need 'em!

Monday, June 26

Pay Me My Money Down

Every time he plays, it's like his first time, what with the enthusiasm and enjoyment.
Here's The Boss on a recent Conan O'Brien show, singing a Pete Seeger tune (from Bruce's latest album, covers of Seeger tunes):

Sunday, June 25

Get Ready, Charlottetown

Originally uploaded by The Annekenstein Monster.

Sketch22 Season 3 is about to tear this city a new one!
This is the poster for our 2006 summer show, designed by the wonderfully talented Laura O'Brien. I am in love with this poster.
Thanks, Laura, for giving Sketch22 such a fantastic poster.

Wednesday, June 21

The Sketch Cull

The problem could be worse.  We could be in a situation where we don’t have enough material to create a good Sketch22 show.  But we do.  In fact, we have about 25 minutes more material than we need. 
I think we all knew weeks ago that we had too much material scheduled into our summer show.  But we were, I think, denying that reality until such a time that we got fairly consistent run times for all the sketches, hoping beyond hope that somehow we could slow time (or would it be speed time up) in order to get everything into the show.
Last night, we finally got those run times and sure enough, we’re about 25 minutes too long.
And that’s 25 minutes too long for a show that will end up about 15 minutes longer than we’d like it to be.  It’s always a delicate balance, trying to cram as much material into a show, and balance that with the audience’s ability to continue laughing.  I think comedy shows (good comedy shows) run the risk of tiring the audience out by laughing if the show is too long.  We always want to make our show end at that perfect, magic time when the audience is just starting to exhaust their laughter, but still happy enough to think they got major value for their dollars.

So, now, tonight, we have to get together and try to cut 25 minutes of material out of the show.  That means feelings are likely to be hurt as sketches are (unfairly) ranked against each others in terms of how funny we think they are, or how well they fit in with the rest of the show.  There will likely be some huffing and puffing and raised voices as the evening undoubtedly turns into a discussion of what exactly is comedy, and how certain sketches don’t blah blah blah.

Not looking forward to it.  All of the sketches are great in their own way, in my opinion, and it’s going to be like killing babies when we decide some have to be cut.

But, some have to be cut.

Here we go…

Transhit Schedule

I’ve been at my new job now for about a week and a half and it’s going very well, thank you for asking.
Fortunately, there hasn’t been that awkward Getting To Know Everyone’s Names / Getting To Know Your Duties thing that people suffer through on new jobs.  That’s because I already knew practically everybody in the office, and I’m doing the same job that I did at my last position.  So that’s good.

I’ve been having a bit of trouble with the Transit system, though.  I’m finally starting to come around to the idea that the transit bus picks me up an hour and 15 minutes before I’m supposed to be at work (it takes me 15 minutes to drive to work by car).  I don't like it, but I guess I have to accept it.  And I’m beginning to tolerate the idea of being in town 40 minutes before I need to be at work.
There are worse things, I suppose, than having to spend 40 minutes drinking coffee and reading the paper before work.
However, I’m having trouble accepting the wonky transit schedule for my return trip home after work.  I’ve only tried it once, and that on the second day they implemented their new schedule, but that experience was so disheartening that I don’t know when I’ll want to take the bus back home again. 
I pick up the bus almost directly after work, and right outside the building in which I work.  So that’s good.  And the bus speeds its way out to the Charlottetown Mall in about 10 minutes.  That’s good, too.  However, with their new schedule, I now have a 20 minute wait at the Mall before the bus I transfer to shows up to take me the 5 minutes farther away out of town to my final stop.  For some reason, I find this 20 minute wait intolerable and unacceptable

The day that I took the bus, there was confusion and rain, too, to further frustrate me.  I got on the “University Avenue-Ch’town Mall” bus at 5:09 as it’s scheduled.  It was pouring rain.  When the bus gets to the Mall, the driver asks/ demands of me if I realize this is as far as he goes.  It was the second day of the new schedule.  With the previous schedule, the same bus would take me all the way to my stop.  So, since I didn’t know I’d have to transfer, since it was in no way indicated on the new schedule hand-out, I said “No.  This bus doesn't go to Winsloe?” 
The driver seemed to get kind of perturbed, as if I was upsetting his day, and with a huffy attitude told me that he didn’t think there was any bus going out to Winsloe.  I showed him the schedule that shows a bus leaving the Mall to Winsloe at 5:45 (in 20 minutes time).  After some perturbed CB communications with someone else, he tells me that it looks like I’d have to wait for Bus Four.  He didn’t know, though, where in the parking lot it would stop, because the CB communication wasn’t crisp and clear, and they couldn’t make each other out.  All the while, the driver seemed like I was putting him out by wondering if I’d be able to get a bus to take me home.  In the rain.

Finally, he thinks he’s sorted it out, but I’m skeptical that it is.  So I leave the bus and walk into the mall and shortly thereafter, after talking myself into being pissed off, in the rain, I phone my wife to drive the 5 minutes into the mall to pick me up. 
In the meantime, 15 minutes later a bus drives by.  It has no number on it to clearly tell if it’s Number Four.  It stops way up at the other end of the mall.  Another person, and her 4 or 5 year old, who were in the same boat as me (going to Winsloe) were waiting with me.  She asked me if I thought the bus that just drove by was the one we were supposed to get on.  I told her I didn’t know, and that I was now getting picked up.  She, and her son, then trudged up the sidewalk, in the pouring rain, to see if the bus that stopped so far away was the one she was supposed to get on.  My wife picked me up, and as we drove by the bus, she still hadn’t made her way to it. 
I have no idea if that was the proper bus, but I suspect it wasn’t.

So, yeah, that experience totally turned me off of taking the bus home after work.  In the morning, it takes the bus 30 minutes to go from my stop to my downtown destination.  I don’t think it should take another full 30 extra minutes to get me back home in the evening. 
That’s just poor scheduling.


Friday, June 16

Bird Flu, Achoo!

Wow, so the Bird Flu hits PEI.
This comment from Dr. Lamont Sweet (and he really is!) leaves me with many questions:

Sweet urged anyone who has been in contact with poultry in the last

week who is experiencing flu-like symptoms to see their physician.
The first of which is this:  What if you were using a condom?  And what if you're 75% sure the sniffling is from the cocaine?  I guess, too, I'd need a general definition of "poultry".
Aw, I guess it's best not to worry at this point.

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Butch & Sundance & Rob

If you were an outlaw cowboy, would you want to be Butch Cassidy or The Sundance Kid?  Butch was an idea man, and I like that.  But Sundance was the one who caused people to shake.  Plus, I'm a sucker for the one who can shoot better.  And he's the one who got to bed Katharine Ross' character.  So, I'd have to choose Sundance.  Also, in my imagination, when I imagine myself as I could potentially be, I imagine myself as a young Robert Redford.  Blonde hair, blue eyes, rugged good looks.  That's what I'm all about.  Right, ladies?
Why am I thinking about this?  Because I recently watched the new Ultimate Collector's Edition DVD that was sent to me by a marketing company, after I agreed I'd post about it on my blog.  So, that's what I'm doing.  I'm posting on my blog about the new Ultimate Collector's Edition DVD of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Yeah, so I'll willingly bend over and take it, as long as I get a sandwich or something out of the deal, you know what I mean?  The only losers in this deal are people like you, who have read this far expecting another of Rob's patented whimsies, only to discover that this post is nothing more than a (poorly) disguised advertisement.  For that I do apologize, but the lure of free merchandise was too great for me to ignore.  More sandwiches, please!
I've always been a fan of the movie, and was glad to receive the DVD.  (but then again, I was glad to receive the Pamela Anderson roast DVD too, even though I didn't really like much of it.  I guess I just like getting free things.)  It looks fantastic, the picture does. And there are plenty of extra features, commentaries and such. But truthfully, I'm not much of a person for extra features and whatnots.  So, I doubt I'll watch them.  I was glad to get the movie though.  I expect I'll watch it at least a few more times in my life.  And now that I'm thinking about it, probably the next time I watch it, I'll watch it with the commentary on.  Looking at some of the features, I am actually kind of interested in hearing director George Roy Hill's commentary.  I wonder if it's a recent commentary?  If so, I then wonder if it's full of vague reminiscences (is that how you spell that word?).  Also, I'll be interested to hear William Goldman's commentary, too.
And, now, honestly, I don't know whether I'm pitching the DVD, or if I'm actually typing honest thoughts about the DVD.  I suspect, though, that since I keep typing things like "Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid" and "Ultimate Collector's Edition DVD", that I'm still pitching.
It's time to take me out, coach!  This corporate whore's arm is tired.
I now direct you back to regular, not-so-obvious shilling.  Well, except for the obviousness of my Sketch22 shilling.

Thursday, June 15

Streaming From the Rooftop!

There aren't many things that can spoil one's evening quicker than the sound of rain water dripping from the living room ceiling.
That's all I'm saying.

Tourism Bad For Tourism

This article doesn't not make no sense to me.  The researcher seems to be saying that tourism is bad for tourism.
In other logic, I believe the water wouldn't be quite so wet if it didn't rain.

An "Extra" Special Announcement

Another reminder that this Saturday morning, Sketch22 is shooting a segment of video for our upcoming show.  We urge anyone and everyone who can possibly make it to meet outside the Guild in Charlottetown at 9:30 Saturday morning, June 17.  It's supposed to be a nice day, weather-wise, so the god's may be blessing us.
The more people we can get, the better the shot will work.  If you are hemming and hawing about coming to it, please tell your mind that it will be fun.  And you'll really be helping us out.
While it's not required, we'd love it if you showed up in some kind of get-up that would get you noticed.  Of course, we'll be happy if you show up in your everyday, normal clothes, but we really want this to be a spectacle, and anything you can wear, or bring as a personal prop, would certainly help us achieve that.
Your "on-screen" requirement will be very simple and easy.  Nothing drastic or difficult or disrespectful will be asked of you.  All you'll have to do is show up and be part of what could be the coolest assemblage of people Charlottetown has ever seen.

One thing that would be great:  if you have a mini-DV cam, bring it and document the event.  We'll give you a blank cassette for you to use and give back to us.

Hope to see you there!  It'll be fun and, hopefully, memorable.

Bait Your Breath, Friends

I haven't forgotten you.
This is the typical "I've been neglecting my blog" post.  I've just been too busy settling into my new job, and with a crazy-busy Sketch22 schedule to find time to even surf the web, let alone post witty and insightful commentaries on the important things in life.
Once things settle down, I'll be back at it.

Saturday, June 10

Sketch22 Wants YOU!!!! (to be an extra)

Hey, everyone.
Next Saturday morning, June 17th, at 9:30, Sketch22 is shooting a segment of video for this summer's show.  We are hoping to get as many people as possible to come and be part of the shot.  Young or old, big or small, cool or nerdy, abled or disabled, male or female, catholic or (your religion), x or y... anyone or everyone.  We want you all.
If you are able to come to the Guild on Saturday June 17th, at 9:30, we would be so very happy to have you be part of the shot.  It should take an hour or so.  If you're on the fence about whether or not you should bother, why not jump to the side of the fence that says "yeah, let's do it.  It'll be fun!"
Bring yourself, your friends, your family, your dog, cat, bird, grandmother, absolutely anyone who'd be willing to help us out.  Or, just come by yourself.  You will not be required to do anything any more difficult than make your way up the street, part of a great throng of people.

In order for the shot to be as totally cool and awesome as we hope, we need lots and lots of people in it.  The more people in it, the cooler and more awesome the shot will be.  If you don't come, the shot will be just that less awesome.  We'd really appreciate it if you took time out of your weekend and helped us make this shot rock. 

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Thursday, June 8

To When In What Movie Would You Go?

Okay, bear with me as I attempt to explain this question:

I have the ability to transport you to any place and time, real or fictional.  The only stipulation is that you must choose a place and time in which a movie, any movie, takes place. 
For instance, Forrest Gump takes place over several years and involves many locations.  So, if you choose Forrest Gump, please tell me the specific location and time within that movie.  Also, when you get transported to this place and time, you will not necessarily be involved in the action of the movie, unless your very being there demands that you take part in it.  For instance, you could choose A Room With A View and select the first time they go to Florence.  You wouldn't necessarily have to meet and or interact with the characters in the movie, but you could spend your time exploring the city on your own.  If, however, you choose the D-Day scene from Saving Private Ryan, you would, necessarily, be involved in that action.  So, in that way, your safety is not necessarily guaranteed.
You will only be in the time and location of your choosing for an amount of time equal to the length of the movie you choose.  Note:  not the length of the scene which you choose, but the length of the entire movie.  Once the time is up, you get transported back to present day.

So, what movie do you choose?  And, specifically, what part of that movie do you choose?

Tuesday, June 6

Get Your June Fill Of Sketch22 Right Here

We are four weeks (and two days - and those who do this know that every day, every moment begins to count) away from the opening of Sketch22's Summer 2006 show.  All the material is brand spanking new.  Except for one sketch that I resurrected from the annals of my sketch comedy past.  Those who remember the OffStage Theatre production "Fun While It Lasted" (what was it, 1993?... it was our Going Away celebration of all the great and near great and not so great things we did in the two years we had an actual theatre closet space of our own. Now it's City Cinema) may well recongnise one of the sketches we present this summer.  As I say, all the other sketches and videos this summer are all-new. 
For those of you who go to see the show, I am really looking forward to you being introducing to some wonderful characters. I don't want to give too much away, but there are some pretty great things being prepared.
Right now, we're in the early stages of rehearsals.  All the scripts are written now, and we've just begun to block the sketches.  A lot of the videos have been shot, but we still have a couple of bigger-scale shoots to go, and everything still needs to be edited.

Actually, we have a video shoot coming up in which we hope to have a whole bunch of extras involved.  It's tentatively scheduled to take place in about 10 days, on a weekend day.  If you are interested in being part of it, just let us know by replying to this post, or drop a line to our excellent producer, Jason... email   Nothing special is required of you, except for you to show up in your everyday clothes (or if you want to dress up in something outlandish or funny or whatever, we won't stop you) and be part of what could be the coolest group of people ever assembled and videographed on PEI.  (remember, if *you* don't show up, then it won't be the coolest assemblage ever.  How could it?) All you have to be able to do is be mobile.  And by that I mean able to move around.  Either by walking or wheelchair or segway or however you amble.
I'll post more details about it as the details get finalized.
In the meantime, things are pretty busy and exciting and scary in Sketch22Land.

Sunday, June 4

Darth Vader (nee) Skywalker

Here's a question that I have had for awhile, and don't have the desire to go to the source and find an answer for.  Maybe someone who reads this will know the answer.

In Star Wars, Episode 4 (you know, the first Star Wars), is there an on-screen moment when Darth Vader learns that the kid (in which the Force is strong) is named "Skywalker"?   And, if so, does Vader react in any way that would indicate that the name Skywalker has special meaning for him?
Anyone know?  Or speculate?

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Friday, June 2

The One In Which Rob Gets A New Job

The ink is still wet on the contract that I signed.  The one that says I am now employed (well, I start in 10 days).
It's been a long time coming.  Back in May of last year, when I was employed by MBS Radio, the CHTN portion of Magic 93/CFCY/CHTN was forced by the CRTC to go out on its own, and with it, a large portion of the staff went too.  What happened was CFCY and Magic 93 were MBS stations, and CHTN was a Newcap station.  Because of the small size of the market, it was deemed, a number of years ago, that it would be in the best interest of all to pool resources and building and office, and all work together.  Then, last year, the CRTC reversed that decision and said that CHTN would have to move into its own digs and operate as a separate company.  So, a bunch of people from the amalgamated MBS/Newcap group left with Newcap.

I wasn't one of the lucky ones to leave and become part of the Newcap family of radio station employees.  I stayed at MBS and continued working for MBS, a company, shall we say, not known for its affection for its employees.  One of the people who did leave was the Creative Director. He and I comprised the Creative Department, and so when he left, I was on my own for a period of time, until such time a second writer was hired.  I had assumed the duties and responsibilities of the Creative Director, with the promise of compensatory financial remuneration shortly in the future.  In good faith, I waited for that remuneration.  It never came, but the promises kept coming, however each time they seemed to be more and more vague.  So, in July, fed up with doing more work for the same amount of pay, and with no other job or prospect awaiting me, I gave my notice that I would be leaving the company.  I was asked to stay on until September and help train the people who would be replacing me.  Since it was in my interest to get paid that extra month and a half, I agreed.
So, in September, I left for good.  I had a bit of money in my pocket from Sketch stuff, and a couple of pretty good paying freelance jobs that came up right after I left, so I wasn't immediately concerned about money.  Too, I was fortunate to be eligible for EI, since they agreed that leaving the position was an option that I was more or less justified in taking.  So, while the money wasn't flowing in, we were able to get by more or less.  As the months wore on into the new year, the "get by more or less" kind of swung to the "less" side of things.  Not a lot of prospects in terms of jobs, and the ones I applied for didn't happen.
A couple of months ago, I was made aware that CHTN (Newcap) would be, sometime soon, hiring a bunch of new staff, and one of them was a second Creative Writer.  I pinned my hopes on getting that job.  It's a job that I quite enjoy and one that I seem to perform well.
So, the anticipatory waiting began.  It seemed to take forever for the job to get posted.  First they had to wait (forever) to get CRTC approval on their switch from AM to FM.  That came (in February, I believe), along with the approval of adding a second FM station for Newcap.  Then came the wait for when the switch to FM would take place.  Maybe in May.  No, maybe in June.  July?  Probably July.
Finally, the job I was hoping for was posted.  I applied.  It took a couple of weeks for a response on my application.  In those couple of weeks, I had pretty much talked myself out of any chance to get the job.  I was feeling kind of low.  Like I said, I had kind of pinned my hopes on this job and the more I told myself I was a great candidate for it, the more the back of my mind told me I wouldn't get it.  Finally, I was asked to come in for an interview.  It went okay.  Another 10 days of waiting.  Then, last night at 5:30, I was offered the job.  I was asked if I needed any time to think it over.  I said I'd been thinking it over for a number of months, and agreed to accept the offer.
So, today I went in and signed the contract.  I'll be making a nice chunk of change more than I was at MBS.  From all accounts from my former MBS colleagues who made the move last year to Newcap, they are a fantastic company to work for.  Best of all, many of the people who moved from MBS last year were the people I most enjoyed working with at MBS.  So, I'll be reunited with them all, and I won't have to go through that awful "new guy" period where I'm learning names and protocols, etc.
So, I'm pretty pleased.  It'll be great to work again with these people, and exciting to work at a radio station that, at this stage, really seems committed to giving PEI a couple of radio stations that will be fun to listen to.
Yay for me!

Then They Was All Dopes!

Joe Theismann, former NFL quarterback, forever infamous as the guy in that video clip they show sometimes whose legs snaps in two during a game years ago, has been railing to the media about how it's a "disgrace" that Ricky Williams is allowed to play football this year in the CFL.  Here's his latest opinion, from the Miami Herald.  Maybe you need to sign-in to read that?  I don't know.
I'm surprised that he's still talking about it.  It's been, like, a week since he's been making headlines on - oh, I get it.  Now I understand why he's still talking about it.  He's making headlines.
Even beyond that, though, I find it interesting that Joe seems so worked up about this.  The NFL's rules and penalties are not binding in the CFL, so I don't really think there should be an issue with Ricky himself.  If you're going to get mad, Joe, get mad at the CFL for not being tougher on drugs.  I guess he's upset, also, because he used to play for Toronto?
Another thing I find disappointing about this whole thing is that there seems to be no difference, in Joe's mind (or the NFL's), between someone like Williams, who (used to?) smokes marijuana, and someone who traffics it, or someone who uses much harder substances.  To him, they are all equally guilty and all subject to the exact same (high) level of scorn.  Joe's son was arrested in 2002 for use and distribution of crack cocaine, so I understand that he probably has valid reasons for speaking out about drug use.  He says his feelings have been consistent about drug use by players, but what I think he fails to acknowledge is that not all drug use should be considered on the same plain.  Personally, I think the NFL's drug policy is far too tough on a lesser drug such as marijuana.  I don't think players should be penalized for smoking, as long as it doesn't interfere with their performance.
Finally, this quote from Joe:  "Clearly, Ricky doesn't care about the rules that he has to live by to

play in the NFL. If that's the case, let him go do what he wants.''  Joe, Ricky isn't playing in the NFL.  And what does his playing in the CFL have to do with his caring or not caring about the NFL rules?  

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Forget "Gentle Island"...

Open For Summer Ass
Originally uploaded by The Annekenstein Monster.

Now this is a tourism slogan that I can get behind. "Prince Edward Island - Open For Summer Ass"

Thursday, June 1

Butch, Sundance & Pamela Anderson

You may remember a couple of months ago, I was approached by a sort of grassroots marketing company and asked if I'd be interested in reviewing the newly released DVD of Pamela Anderson and posting it to my blog.  Of course you remember.  This blog is very important to you.  Anyway, I said I'd be delighted to do that (no qualms here about being a shill for the Hollywood machine).  So they sent me the DVD and I watched it, and posted what I thought was a fairly un-shill like review.  I'm not going to bother to find the post and provide a link to it, because somehow that implies these posts have worth.  And while I suspect a number of readers get disconsolate if I don't post something fresh for them to read each day, and they would argue that these posts do have worth, at least to them, I prefer to think of these posts as empty vessels.
So, I reviewed it and that was that.  Until today, when the same company emails me and asks if I'd be interested in presenting another review.  Whereas last time I had to trek through the sludge of comedy that focused far too much on Miss Anderson's gaping beaver (alleged)  (Alleged gaping, not alleged beaver, because I think we're all pretty sure she's not got dangling participles down there), this time I may have struck gold.  I'll be sent a DVD of a new collector's edition of one of my favourite movies:  Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

And just now, having re-read those last couple of sentences, I realise how sad and pathetic it is to create a post about how one is excited about the anticipation of receiving a free DVD in return for being something of a corporate whore.
No.  I will not allow myself to fall for that kind of talk.  I am a valued member of the critical press.  My opinion is cherished.

It is also for sale.  If anyone else wants to send me stuff in return for my honest opinion of it, I'll gladly listen to your offers.  Perhaps you have a photo you took, and you have no idea if it's Art.  Send it to me, and I'll tell you.  Maybe you're in charge of soliciting low-ranking bloggers for their opinions on how well the latest video iPod works.  Send me one, and I'll tell the world what I think.  Maybe you sell frozen beefsteak from the western provinces and are trying to get a foothold here in Eastern Canada.  Ship some steaks my way and I'll cook 'em up and eat 'em.  Then I'll tell the great multitudes of readers (conservatively estimated now at at least tens of ones) whether they're worth purchasing.

T.A.M. Daily Trivia - May Results

Here are the results of last month's The Annekenstein Monster Daily Trivia:

23 players played during the month.

1. Grover (275 points, 4 wins)
2. TracyJ (268 points, 3 wins)
3. Mrmovie (262 points, 3 wins)
4. reverseflash (260 points, 1 wins)
5. Wessie (257 points, 3 wins)
6. annekenstein (255 points, 1 wins)
7. dsoju (222 points, 4 wins)
8. RFTT1985 (216 points, 2 wins)
9. desperation (199 points, 1 wins)
10. dsoju's sis (179 points, 5 wins)
Congratulations, Grover, for being May's top Monster.  I hang my head in shame for my disappointing sixth overall.

If you're not playing, and want to, here's the link:

The Annekenstein Monster Daily Trivia

Once you sign up, it's easy to play:  Once daily, ten questions answered as fast as you can.