AP: Police were called to a Port Matilda home after a disagreement over a game of Trivial Pursuit led one player to threaten another with a hatchet.
State police in Philipsburg said a verbal argument over an answer to one of the board game’s questions turned physical. The incident happened Thanksgiving night at a home on South High Street, but was reported by police today.
When troopers arrived at the home, they seized the hatchet and discovered it was actually a piece of drug paraphernalia.
Charges are pending in the case, police said.
Saw this article in my 'weird news' section of my show prep this morning. Ummmm is there something weird about this? Because as far as I'm concerned Trivial Pursuit doesn't start until family members are threatening each other with hatchets. Seriously what wuss called the cops here? Probably had to be an in-law or something. Like board/card games are family traditions around the holidays at the Henseler household. Trivial Pursuit, Rummy, Skip-O, you name it. Now mix into that the fact that everyone in my immediate circle are stubborn Germans who hate to lose, sprinkle in a little 'been drinking old fashions since 10am' and bingo bango, you've got yourself a recipe for some board game violence! Good thing these folks didn't bust out Monopoly. Hatchet is a best case scenario with that game. If you play a game of Monopoly that doesn't involve cheating, backstabbing and bloodshed you're doing it wrong.
And you better believe I had to google 'hatchet drug paraphernalia' after reading this article. All it came up with was a picture of a hatchet and Bobby Brown. Makes sense?
PS: Kids I just want you to know, that all that information you're cramming your brain with in high school and college is flat out useless in a practical sense. You can spend tens of thousands of dollars on an all world education and read every book under the sun and 99% of that knowledge is useful only in board games and trivia night at the bar.
Double PS: Moops!