No. 492: "Mountain Pique"
A Bush spokesman said, "These are legal and technical matters and should be decided by the people of South Carolina." Or perhaps it was "… decided by regulators without political interference."
On average, it costs about $4 to pump a barrel of oil, now selling for $39 a barrel. Some business.
Ariel Gilbert-Knight's Delightfully Discursive Extra
Am I the only one who was shocked by the total absence of Britney Spears' breasts from the last quiz?
Sunday's announcement that Chevron will purchase Texaco is predicted to have the following effects: Suburban families' dreams will be shattered as escalating gas prices force them to purchase only the second-largest SUV they can find and they face the painful possibility of no longer being able to keep up with the Joneses. 4,000 Texaco and Chevron employees will be laid off and forced to face the painful realization that they may no longer be able to continue feeding, housing, and clothing their families. My local news will inevitably elect to cover the suburbanites' woes and, without a trace of mockery, will feature a series of SUV drivers unselfconsciously complaining about how much they spend on gas these days.
Penis-Free Zone Extra
Fill in the blanks on this observation from New York Knicks coach, Jeff Van Gundy.
"You don't have to be huge huge, but size does matter, particularly in a ________________."
Penis-Free Zone Answer
"… particularly in a playoff series." He was looking ahead apprehensively to playing the Charlotte Hornets. The Knicks, now without Patrick Ewing, start a particularly small group of front court players, some no bigger than your thumb. It's the cutest thing you've ever seen.
Randy Cohen used to write Slate's "News Quiz." His most recent book—oh, like you don't know.