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Steve taught me a great game, one that requires, as he put it, "being in a silly mood." You take a Trivial Pursuit deck and pull out two cards, holding them together as though they were one. Then you look through the question-and-answer pairs this combination of mismatched sides creates, and you discover some howlingly funny "questions." It works, he observed, because the categories match up, so that the answers are usually the right sort of thing, but often hilariously wrong. What two languages are the official languages of Vatican City? Why, India's, of course. What does the number of protons in a nucleus determine? Wind! And what talk show host is famous for his red suspenders? Clint Eastwood.