That’s Yan. He’s 25 years old and going through his first messy divorce. Equality!
We partnered up for trivia night at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood. After three rounds and without really paying attention, we were in first place. That’s when a little humility might’ve helped. I stood up and shouted, “That’s right, two East Coast Jews are smarter than a room full of California goyim. Why don’t you go home and study. Read a book.”
Our team fell apart quickly after that. The questions went deeper into young people’s pop culture and music. I tried to blame Yan but he reminded me, “I’m half Israeli, half Palestinian and grew up in Brazil. This is on you.”
He did provide all the science and anthropology answers.