leisure 10.15.04


MUG's monthly quiz…Answers were posted after 3pm, per usual.

Q: Washington Square Arch was originally constructed to commemorate what event?
A: The Centennial of Washington's inauguration.

Q: The cast will include Tim Curry, David Hyde Pierce, Hank Azaria, Douglas Sills, and it will be directed by Mike Nichols. What's the show?
A: Spamalot

Q: What was the name of the chimp co-star of the Today show in the 1950s? (Tons of extra points for the name of his girlfriend.)
A: J. Fred Muggs (Girlfriend: Phoebe B. Beebee)

Q: Another 50s question…"I Love Lucy" premiered on this date, October 15, in 1951. What was their UES address?
A: 623 East 68th (which would, of course, be in the East River).

Q: A NJ native, he studied at Parson's, designed Carolyn Bessette's wedding dress, he's won the Vogue/VH1 Best New Designer award, and he's the first designer ever to receive the Womenswear Designer of the Year award by the Council of Fashion Designers two years in a row (in 2002 and 2003). øQuien es?
A: Narciso Rodriguez

Q: Born in 1856, self-educated African-American Granville T. Woods invented something that, without which, you wouldn't be able to take a subway ride. What?
A: The Third Rail (though he invented a number of things used in the subway system)

Q: Tough one: The Shelton, as it was originally known, was developed by Jackie Onassis' grandfather, designed by Arthur Loomis Harmon (who went on to Empire State Building fame), Olympic swimming star taught swimming lessons in the basement pool, and Georgia O'Keeffe painted "The Shelton with Sunspots" and "View of the East River from The Shelton" here. What is it now?
A: The New York Marriott East Side at Lex near 49th

Q: Jann Wenner's boyfriend is a) Fabian Basabe b) Simon Doonan c) Matt Nye
A: Matt Nye

Q: She says she's Jenny from the block, but in which borough was Jennifer Lopez born? (Extra credit: name the street).
A: The Bronx. (Blackrock Avenue)

Q: He wrote We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families, about the genocide in Rwanda, perhaps the most gut-wrenching book we've ever read. He currently writes for the New Yorker. His name?
A: Philip Gourevitch

Q: How many times have the Mets played in the World Series?
A: 4
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