Posts Tagged ‘Liberty Mutual’

April 17 Trivia Rankings

April 18, 2019

Another fine, fine week for trivia (honestly, the weather could not have been better). Missed some familiar faces but always lovely to see new ones, including the first canines of the season.

Please take a few minutes to vote for Tomato Jake’s for Best Trivia Night in Durham County over at and their Best of the Triangle (the category is third from the bottom in the Out & About section). If we win, there will be prizes and treats and a celebration the likes Quizlings have never seen! Seriously, it’ll be fun.

This week, we saw the unseeable, played cards with a dummy and threw knives at the ground and grabbed them with our teeth. Plus we saved on insurance with a cool bird …

Now let’s check out the trivia rankings for the week. How’d your team do?

Tampa Bay: Bracket Buster 64
Where Will Quasimodo Sleep? 61
Don’t Be A Moby Dick 61
Trivia Easter Egg Hunt? 60
Shouldn’t Captain America Be A General By Now? 59
Blame Quasimodo 58
The Real Housewives Of Westeros 58
Our Lady is Smokin’ Hot 55
The Goodest Teachers 52
The Night King Likes Shrimp Cocktail 48
We Met Zion 46
Great Minds Drink Alike 46
Beware The Blue Eyes 38

The Feeling’s NOT Mutual

August 21, 2015

You know who I feel sorry for? Reeeeally feel sorry for? Those angry people in the Liberty Mutual commercials.

Yeah, I know they’re actors. And I know insurance is a scam that sucks. And I know I’m pretty angry about my rates right about now but – damn, those jokers are disgruntled as hell and it’s pretty unsettling.

I mean, let’s look at most ad campaigns for insurance – teleporting agents, animated geckos, upset cavemen, whee-wheeing pigs, Liz Lemon’s boyfriend wreaking havoc and even the president from 24. Even when they’re sorta serious, they’re still kinda fun and whimsical. It’s as if the spots are subconsciously saying: “Yeah, we know everyone hates insurance so let’s at least entertain you a little.”

But then these Liberty Mutual hardcases happen along and regale you with sob stories of crappy insurance companies that screwed them over until they switched to the commercial’s company. By the time you see the Liberty Mutual graphic at the end, the sour taste is so fully in your mouth it might as well do a cavity check and all you can do is feel so sorry for the scowling, frustrated, upset claimants.

Bottom line: Lighten up Liberty Mutual. Insurance reeks as bad as your ads but you don’t have to drag us all down to your level of bitter resentment and abject irritation.