leisure 09.17.04


MUG's monthly quiz…Answers will be posted today on the website after 3pm.

Q. In 1986, CBS anchorman Dan Rather was thrown to the ground on a Manhattan street while his assailant kept asking what question? (Bonus points: what group wrote a song with the question as its title?)
A. What's the frequency, Kenneth? (Bonus points: REM)

Q. Who is the current deputy mayor?
A. There are actually five, each with a different focus (Deputy Mayor for Policy, etc.): Daniel Doctoroff, Patricia Harris, Carol Robles-Roman, Marc Shaw, Dennis Walcott

Q. In what year did Peter Luger open? a) 1887 b) 1907 c) 1927
A. a) 1887

Q. The publisher of the New York Observer is a) Graydon Carter b) Arthur Carter c) Dixie Carter
A. b) Arthur Carter (though b and c were once married)

Q. "New York Minute," which opened this past May, had the lowest grossing weekend ever for any film playing at over 3,000 theatres, according to the Internet Movie Database. Who were the two stars?
A. Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen

Q. Sidney Biddle Barrows was also known by what nickname?
A. The Mayflower Madam

Q. Sid Vicious, Mark Twain, Arthur Miller, Bob Dylan, Dylan Thomas, O. Henry, Quentin Crisp, Jane Fonda, Jimi Hendrix, Jasper Johns, Janis Joplin, Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith, Joni Mitchell, Vladimir Nabokov, Edith Piaf, and survivors of the Titanic have all stayed here. Where?
A. The Chelsea Hotel

Q. Local Verizon service offers customer support in English, Spanish, and what three other languages?
A. Chinese, Korean, and Russian

Q. The "gypsy robe" is presented to which member of a new Broadway musical?
A. To the chorus member with the most Broadway show credits

Q. What's Dr. Zizmor's first name?
A. Jonathan

Q. He was raised in the Fordham section of the Bronx and his books include Libra, Underworld, and White Noise. Who is he?
A. Don DeLillo

Q. What were the two flavors of ice cream/sorbet that the teams sold on last night's "The Apprentice"?
A. Red velvet sorbet and vanilla doughnut
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