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Martha Quinn Needs Punctuation Lessons

ATTENTION PEOPLE OF THE WORLD: When you are referring to a decade by its number, you do not use an apostrophe. It's easy to see why. If I were to say, "It's about events that took place in the Eighty's," it would be quite obvious it was wrong. It is equally wrong to say that those events took place in the 80's. The 80's what? Trousers? So everyone, everywhere, STOP IT.

Talking of which, there's a game you can play free for an hour called "The 80's Game with Martha Quinn". Nnnnnngggggh.

Oh, it's just everywhere throughout it too. "Answer a variety of questions about the 80's."

And yet, fill your bar with eighties star power and it says:


Anyway, if you're less of an arsehole than me and can cope with such things, it's basically a pub quiz style game that asks you questions about the 80s. Along with some ghastly music and what I assume must be the annoying squawking voice of whoever Martha Quinn might be. (Oh okay, I looked it up. She was an MTV VJ, and at 51 she somehow still looks like she's in her 20s. That's 20s, not 20's.)

Bizarrely the game came out in 2007, with a website that was apparently time travelling from 1995. But it now appears to be doing the rounds as a casual game. It's on Big Fish, and you can play an embedded version on Shockwave's site. I should probably add that it's pretty bloody awful.

And if you want to find out what Martha Quinn's up to, her official site is here. Where she also can't spell the decade.

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