No. 204: "Stay!"

No. 204: "Stay!"

No. 204: "Stay!"

Testing your knowledge of what happened this week
March 11 1999 3:30 AM

No. 204: "Stay!"

Who said this to whom about what: "Keep on doing what you're doing, and don't call us, we'll call you."


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Monday's Question (No. 203)--"Gloat, Little Gloat Worm":

Mattel, Al Gore, Landry's Seafood Restaurants, and Cruel Intentions can all make the same boast. What?

"All can be purchased in Beijing."--Daniel Radosh (Greg Diamond and David Ballard had a similar answer.)

"They are each based on a Jane Austen novel. (I could be wrong about Cruel Intentions.)"--Andrew Silow-Carroll

"Four things that drove Stanley Kubrick into self-imposed exile."--Beth Sherman

"Each would have had more effect on the Balkans peace process than Bob Dole did."--Joe Lengieza

"One makes Skipper. One wakes Tipper. One bakes Flipper. And one ... to take a guess at what Peter Travers said in Rolling Stone, is 'like Les Liaisons Dangereuses, but much, much hipper!' "--Meg Wolitzer

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Randy's Wrap-Up

Ah, the smell of it. Many of you wallowed in the olfactory, particularly in the odor of corruption and fish. (If News Quiz were played by dogs, what a merry romp that would be! Crazy, hey? I give the Cabinet secretary; you give the scent.) Oscar nominee William Shakespeare alludes to fish aroma when he says, "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark." His was another example of the bisexual symbolism of fish; it is one of the few things used to represent both male and female genitalia. "Stinking fish" was a derogatory Elizabethan reference to vaginal odor; and cod--as in cod piece--was slang for penis. Perhaps the fish is such a flexible metaphor because the general shape of its body is phallic, while its open mouth suggests the vagina. So, who's hungry? Anybody up for seafood?

Inductive, Funductive Answer

As Pamela Weishaar knew (click for more Pamela Weishaar), "We're No. 2!"

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