No. 494: "Get Carter?"

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

No. 494: "Get Carter?"

In a letter sent to 75,000 people, Jimmy Carter announced that he has given up something he's been doing since he was 11 years old. What?

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(The wanking-free zone is invoked, or whatever zone you kids need to protect you from the temptations of hackery.)

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Friday's Question (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?

" 'And I suggest you don't look back as you flee the city,' he did not add, 'or you might turn into a pillar of salt!' "—John Tyrrell

"Haley Joel Osment will devise an ingenious, pyramid-scheme-like system of charity, then be stabbed to death."—Tim "… and If I Ruined the Ending for Anyone, I'm Not the Least Bit Sorry" Carvell

"The city of Las Vegas itself. But on fire."—Francis Heaney

"Sen. Harry Reid will explain the intricacies of health-care reform to the audience at a Siegfried and Roy show, and everyone will disappear. Because who cares about that stuff when we can have leaders with warm, engaging personalities?"—Greg Diamond

"Monumental? That's a Washington term."—Charlie Glassenberg

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