Thursday, November 25, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hopefully, you're already when you need to be, but if not, travel safe.

I will be in beautiful Gastonia, NC from Thursday until Sunday, and will most likely not be updating much, if at all. I might actually enjoy some actual spinach dip though.

So I want to wish you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving. I've seen better times and worse times, but I will always consider myself fortunate. This holiday is a nice reminder for me to look at all the wonderful people and things in my life, and remind myself that I have it good even when things seem otherwise.

In any case, I will be eating too much and watching too much football, and I hope you will be doing the same. Oh, and take a couple of minutes out of your time to take the crazy wacky Thanksgiving quiz.

Click here to start the quizCheat if you must. Google is your friend. Email the answers when you're done. Good luck.

Section 1 - Multiple Choice (40 points - 10 minutes)

  1. Which of the following is not an actual quote from George W. Bush?
    a. "I will stand up and struggle, as others have, to try to get that right balance between violence, and sex, and things."
    b. "I think if you know what you believe, it makes it a lot easier to answer questions. I can't answer your question."
    c. "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
    d. "I'm honored to shake the hand of a brave Iraqi citizen who had his hand cut off by Saddam Hussein."

  2. Which command does Burger King's Subservient Chicken not perform?
    a. "Do the chicken dance."
    b. "Change the light bulb."
    c. "Drink."
    d. "Eat a chicken wing."

  3. In the popular teen drama The OC, how many regular cast members are actual teenagers?
    a. 0
    b. 1
    c. 2
    d. 3

  4. Which one of the following served as a makeshift holding cell for protesters during the Republican National Convention in New York this summer?
    a. Pier 1
    b. Pier 39
    c. Pier 57
    d. Pier 69

  5. According to the American Family Association, about how many times was the f-word used in ABC's airing of Saving Private Ryan?
    a. 20
    b. 30
    c. 40
    d. 50

  6. Which of the following people complained about not getting enough credit for helping end the Cold War?
    a. Madonna
    b. Nancy Reagan
    c. David Hasselhoff
    d. John Kerry

  7. How many movies released in 2004 will Jude Law appear in?
    a. 4
    b. 5
    c. 6
    d. 7

  8. In the film Garden State, Natalie Portman claims that "this song will change your life." Which song is this?
    a. Frou Frou "Let Go"
    b. Cary Brothers "Blue Eyes"
    c. The Shins "New Slang"
    d. The Commodores "Three Times A Lady"

  9. The FCC fined Fox Television $1.2 million for sexually suggestive content in the show Married By America after viewer complaints. How many people submitted written complaints?
    a. 3
    b. 23
    c. 53
    d. 159

  10. If you are deep frying turkey this Thanksgiving, what temperature should you heat the oil to?
    a. 300
    b. 350
    c. 375
    d. 400

Section 2 - Matching (12 points - 5 seconds)

Match the following terrorist sounding names with the correct description
1. Ali Shaheed Muhammed
2. Barack Obama
3. Khalil Greene
4. Ahmed Chalabi
5. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
6. Ayad Allawi
a. Suspected terrorist
b. Iraqi informant
c. White guy
d. musician
e. US Senator
f. Iraqi prime minister

Section 3 - Essay (48 points - 40 minutes)

  1. In 100 words or less, write a haiku or two about Thanksgiving or the holiday season.

  2. Write a haiku or two about the person who writes this blog without using the phrases "incredibly good looking", "out-of-this-world intelligent" and "above average hygiene".

You can email the answers before Monday at 6 pm. I'll post the answers next Tuesday. Have a happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Enjoy your loved ones, but make sure no one catches you.

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