Pop Quiz

I’ve re-arranged a typically random crop of musings and observations and quotes into a multiple choice quiz. Use the comments section below to offer your answers. Depending how many of you pick up on it, we’ll see about offering a prize. Cheers.

Who was quoted in Time Magazine of June 27 as saying the following

“Today I had to defend the Bush Administration in France again. They refuse to accept, because of their political ideology, that he has actually done more than any American President for Africa. But it’s empirically so.”

Was it:
a) Tony Blair
b) Bob Geldof
c) Condoleeza Rice

In his new novel Tom Brown Saves The World, Eddie Beverage imagines a small-willie’d rock star who is elevated to fame and fortune on the public’s misapprehension that he has a massive schlong. Of whom do you think is Beverage is talking about in the following sentence.

“It was like asking Christy Canyon to bow at the altar of ____________ – one lousy sexcapade caught on film and she’s set for life while Christy must’ve taken a thousand gallons of jiz on those prize knockers. She earned her reputation as a whore. It just wasn’t fair.”

Is it:
a) Paris Hilton
b) Pamela Anderson
c) Chloe Sevigny

At which New York City location last week did I see someone wearing the t-shirt with the following slogan:

“Do I look like a fucking people person?”

a) The Dinosaur Jr. show at Central Park Summerstage
b) The Park Slope Food Co-Op
c) The Ceasars show at Southpaw

At which New York City location last week did I see no less than three couples start slow-dancing when ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ by The Bee Gees came over the sound system?

a) The Dinosaur Jr. show at Central Park Summerstage
b) The Park Slope Food Co-Op
c) The Ceasars show at Southpaw

Billy Corgan was quoted in the July issue of Remix magazine saying the following:

“It’s the first record I’ve ever heard that combines guitar-based music and electronic music and doesn’t play to the weaknesses of both.”

Which album is he talking about?
a) Exit Planet Dust by The Chemical Brothers, 1995
b) Pretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails, 1989
c) The Future Embrace by Billy Corgan, 2005

Apple Computers launched the new Mac OS – Tiger – in May with double page ads in the mainstream consumer press weeklies like Time and Newsweek. To show how Tiger’s new ‘Spotlight’ and ‘Dashboard’ features could best be utilized, the ads were based around which popular American sport:

a) baseball
b) football
c) soccer

Fareed Zakaria wrote the following in Newsweek of July 18.

“If 99.99% of the Arab world rejects terrorism, that still leaves (figure 1) people to worry about. If 99.9% of the Muslim world is against the terrorists, there’s (figure 2) people out there who are dangerous.”

Figure 1) is
a) 200
b) 2,000
c) 20,000

Figure 2) is
a) 100,000
b) 1,000,000
c) 10,000,000

The answers were 1) 20,000 and 2) 1,000,000. And all three got it right. Either you all read Newsweek or you all know your world populations. Good work.

Scissor Sisters are playing a not-so secret show this month at Manhattan’s tiny Mercury Lounge. Under which name are they playing?

a) Bridget Jones’ Diarrhea
b) Megapuss
c) Portion Control

In a June 27 Time magazine cover story on ‘China’s New Revolution,’ Germany is listed as China’s fifth biggest export market. Who would be number 6 if taken as its own entity?
a) The US Military
b) Walmart
c) Toys R Us

The first American print run of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is…

a) 2.3 million
b) 6.4 million
c) 10.8 million

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6 Comment(s)

  1. invisibletape

    19 July, 2005 at 1:25 pm

    1. Bob Geldof

    2. Paris Hilton

    3. The Dinosaur Jr. show?

    4. The Park Slope Food Co-Op?

    5. Pretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails

    6. Baseball?

    7. 20,000 / 1 million

    8. Bridget Jones’ Diarrhea

    9. Walmart

    10. 10.8 million

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  4. Kevin

    21 July, 2005 at 1:31 pm

    01. Bob Geldof
    02. Chloe Sevigny
    03. Dinosaur Jr.
    04. Park Slope
    05. Pretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails, 1989
    06. Soccer
    7a. 20,000
    7b. 1,000,000
    08. Mega by default
    09. Walmart
    10. 6.4 million

  5. The Lovegod

    24 July, 2005 at 6:15 am

    1. Bob Geldof. Initially what appears to be a bizarre statement is to be fair relatively true.

    2. Trick question number 1. The answer is one of The Lovegod’s conquests! Yes I’ve been with some slappers in my time! None of them were as attractive as any of three answers proffered by Tony but they remain indelibly etched in my memory nonetheless!

    3. I haven’t a clue but I’ll say The Park Slope Food Co-Op simply because the idea of Tony Fletcher and family rummaging through the fresh veggies along with someone wearing a t-shirt with that slogan appeals to me!

    4. NYC in the summer…it’s surely The Dinosaur Jr. show at Central Park Summerstage!

    5. I’m guessing but if he was made out of chocolate the hedonistic Billy Corgan would no doubt devour himself so I’ll take a stab that he’s talking about his own greatness and plump for The Future Embrace by Billy Corgan, 2005

    06. This is definately the trick question number 2. None of the sports listed is the correct answer. The real answer is of course the sport of Bono-Baiting. Every true sports fan will know that this is the art of spotting which (not so) subliminal advertising or marketing ploy “The Pope Of Pop” is employing this week in order to promote sales of U2’s latest release AND simultaneously further his career as Bob Geldof’s understudy. Paul “Pass The I-Pod” Hewson for a Nobel Peace Prize anyone?

    7a. 20,000 7b. 1,000,000

    8. Megapuss although I’m curious to know where the “Bridget Jones’ Diarrhea” moniker came from!

    9. Again I’m guessing but the unbridled ambition of Sam Walton to build his company into the huge corporation that it is today would tempt to me to say Walmart.

    10. 10.8 million. Hmmm that’s an awful lot of young American Catholics dreaming of Wizards and Witchcraft rather than Communion and Confession! Pope Benedict XVI will be most upset!

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