No. 493: "Opposites (and Topless Showgirls) Attract"

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Oct. 21 2000 12:00 AM

No. 493: "Opposites (and Topless Showgirls) Attract"

This spring something atypical will happen in Las Vegas. "It is an important step forward in the evolution of the city," says Robert Goldstein, president of the Venetian Hotel. "It will be a monumental attraction. If it isn't, then something is wrong." What is this new attraction?

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Wednesday's Question (No. 492)—"Mountain Pique":

A Globe and Mail poll shows that 64 percent of Canadians oppose Prime Minister Jean Chrétien's decision to rename Mount Logan, the nation's tallest, without consulting the federal names board or the region's Yukon Indians. What new name did Chrétien give the mountain?

"Mount Hitler."—Tim Carvell

"Owing to the sale of surrounding 'quality view' land, unemployed Canadian workers are now lifting the letters T, R, U, M, and P toward the peak."—Peter Lerangis

"Mount I Blow My Nose in Your General Direction, English-Speaking Pigs! Actually the Indians are OK with it, but the names board doesn't want to foot the bill for the new signs."—Steven Davis

"I don't know, but Chrétien answered his critics by saying, 'If my opponent is insinuating that I don't care about mountains, he is wrong.' "—Francis Heaney

"Who cares! The Yankees are in the Series! Bring on the Mets! Subway Series, baby! New Yorkers can now totally navel-gaze without even worrying about the rest of the country, forget about … Canada?"—Anthony Wright

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