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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Responding to Poland's new prosperity, billboards have appeared around the country, some bearing the single word "Autoagresja," others with the word "Autodestrukcja." What are they promoting?—Autoagresja, Autodestrukcja: Great stuff, but in the end I feared an onslaught of Polish jokes.

It's 8-feet high, weighs 1,000 pounds and, come Monday, it will be right in front of the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City. What is it?—A large public object, like … well, you know. But would this invite too much NYC hackery and, with it, those annoying calls from Jay Leno asking to buy the top five responses?

In Australia yesterday, a 17-year-old, described by friends as a "real goose," stepped out of a crowd and pulled a small fire extinguisher from under his coat. What did he do next?—I particularly like that it's his friends who call him a goosea goose? who calls anyone a goose?but feared that the answer might be too obvious, and that the question might not invite enough Polish jokes.


Common Denominator

Crossword puzzle + filler = New York Times.



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