No. 494: "Get Carter?"

Testing your knowledge of what happened this week
Oct. 25 2000 3:00 AM

No. 494: "Get Carter?"

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Lauren Hutton was hospitalized Sunday with multiple leg fractures suffered in a motorcycle crash during a celebrity ride in Nevada.

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The 100-mile ride, which included actors Dennis Hopper and Jeremy Irons, was held to promote the Hermitage-Guggenheim's Vegas plan. The inaugural exhibition will be "The Art of the Motorcycle."

Before the ride, Hutton told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, "I love the feeling of being a naked egg atop that throbbing steel," she said. "You feel vulnerable but so alive." During the ride, Hutton was wearing clothes and a helmet.

Matt Heimer's Vegas Tip-Sheet Extra

Did you know, by the way, that Siegfried performs using his last name (Fischbacher), while Roy (né Roy Uwe Horn) appears only as "Roy"? What's he trying to hide? Or is Roy actually one of the tigers? In which case, why the last name? Is it lunch time yet?

Monday's Question No. 493A, Survey Results Extra

Participants were invited to submit the name of the presidential candidate they thought would win the election—not who should win, but who will win. (Question courtesy of Katha Pollitt.)

The Commentary

I meant this as a straightforward question, thinking it would be interesting to see who participants predicted. But after 493 quizzes that discouraged uninflected replies—as I recall, in the early days of the quiz we'd dish out a sound thrashing to anyone who insisted he knew the "right" answer—it was foolish of me to think you would suddenly react as if you were responding to some tedious CNN survey (i.e., by making rude remarks about Bernard Shaw). I've seldom felt more thwarted. Or more proud.

For what it's worth, here's the tally of those who seemed to be offering a good-faith opinion:

GORE: 16