No. 471: "Fox Networks"

Testing your knowledge of what happened this week
Aug. 26 2000 12:00 AM

No. 471: "Fox Networks"

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"Turn Your Bedroom From Skank to Swank in Five Easy Steps."—Gary Drevitch

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"Destiny's Child Works It in the Bathroom."—Julie Carwile

"Decoupage Those Empty 40s!"—Carrie Schadle

"Puff Daddy Shows Off His Nasty Pad. (And We're Not Kidding. You'd Think He Could Afford Maid Service.)"—Steven Davis

"Def, Dope, and Fly—Retro '80s Design Tips From Grandmaster Melle Mel & the Furious Five."—Andrew Puzzio

"Eminem's Famous M&M 'Fighting Hostility' Bar Cookies."—Julie Carwile

"Turn Your Old Thongs Into an Unforgettable Thanksgiving Centerpiece!"—Gary Drevitch

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(Because of complicated technical problems—i.e., I did something truly boneheaded—some submissions to this extra were lost. Fortunately, the mishap occurred in the passive voice to obscure the degree of my responsibility, i.e., 100 percent. Unfortunately, they were undoubtedly the funniest answers ever, not just today but in the history of the quiz. I'm sorry.—Ed.)

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TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Meet the New Bosses

How the Republicans would run the Senate.

The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.

Why all cracker names sound alike.

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  

A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.

The Afghan Town With a Legitimately Good Tourism Pitch

A Futurama Writer on How the Vietnam War Shaped the Series

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  Business
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  Life
Quora
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  Double X
The XX Factor
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  Slate Plus
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  Arts
Television
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  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 21 2014 11:38 PM “Welcome to the War of Tomorrow” How Futurama’s writers depicted asymmetrical warfare.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
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  Sports
Sports Nut
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