Tonight I went to pub trivia with some friends. One of the questions asked which artist went on tour in 2004, played in 96 U. S. cities and became the highest grossing male artist. We had no idea. We just started naming artists that we thought might fit the bill, even if we didn't know they were on tour that year. I guessed Sting.
My friend said, "That's it! You got it."
I said, "I don't know. I was just throwing that out there. I don't really think it's him."
She replied, "I do. I'm 100% sure. If I'm wrong, you can murder me."
"How about if you're wrong you just give me a bj instead?"
"How about you can murder me, then have sex with my still warm corpse?"
The answer was Prince.
When the guy announced that, I acted like I was going to choke her.
She said, "I'd like to recant and just blow you instead. I don't want to die."
I don't know. It seems to me that if you're willing to put the stakes that high, then you ought to be willing to pay the price if you are, in fact, wrong.