The Friday quiz, 09.11.12

by Toby Manhire / 09 November, 2012
Hopey-changey.


1. Who wrote on Twitter that the US election was "a total sham and a travesty", that "our nation is a once great nation divided" and that "the world is laughing at us", calling for a "revolution in this country”?

2. This map illustrates the central idea of a new book by Stuart Laycock. Which is what?




3. What special day, inspired by the New Zealand prime minister, is being held today?

4. Which New Zealander wrote the analysis below?

Obamarx libeled Mitt Romney as a murderer, a felon, a sociopath who didn't hug his garbage-collector ... Obamullah directed operatives charged with protecting Americans from Islamosavages in Libya to "stand down," leading to the deaths of several Americans, including an ambassador, and the trashing of an American consulate ... Obama is "The Anti-American President" ... Ayn Rand is the antithesis of such evil irrationality. When VP nominee Paul Ryan's earlier enthusiasm for Rand was raised by the shills for socialism in the mainstream media, Romney made him disavow it. Republicans, liberty-lovers are tired of your respectable wimps. We are tired of your pandering to filth.


5. This tweet sparked a rather funny series of followup jokes, all beginning with the same three words that are here redacted. Which are what?








-

-

-

-

-

-

-

A N S W E R S

-

1. Donald Trump.

2. The countries that have been invaded by Britain, ie almost 90% of the world’s nations.

3. Gay Red Shirt Day. (Strictly it should be Gay Red Top Day, but let's not split hairs.)



4. Lindsay Perigo.

5. Drunk Nate Silver.
MostReadArticlesCollectionWidget - Most Read - Used in articles
AdvertModule - Advert - M-Rec / Halfpage

Latest

Auckland needs 10,000 park and ride spaces in 10 years - AA
78452 2017-08-22 09:10:35Z Economy

Auckland needs 10,000 park and ride spaces in 10 y…

by Todd Niall

The Automobile Association wants a faster rollout of 10,000 new park and ride spaces planned for Auckland.

Read more
National loses key ally with shock departure of Dunne
78449 2017-08-22 08:40:34Z Politics

National loses key ally with shock departure of Du…

by Jane Patterson

With Peter Dunne stepping down, National has lost a key ally in Parliament.

Read more
Is there a method to Trump's madness over nuclear North Korea?
78445 2017-08-22 00:00:00Z World

Is there a method to Trump's madness over nuclear …

by Paul Thomas

With many asking whether either protagonist in the US-North Korea nuclear stand-off is in his right mind, the world is on the brink.

Read more
Kokako's Bukonzo Joint beans and how they're helping Ugandan mums
78090 2017-08-22 00:00:00Z Small business

Kokako's Bukonzo Joint beans and how they're helpi…

by Luke Jackson

The coffee roaster has joined forces with an Auckland obstetrician on a special initiative to help fund crucial childbirth care for women in Uganda.

Read more
After the EY fiasco, is it time to rethink journalism awards?
78373 2017-08-22 00:00:00Z Business

After the EY fiasco, is it time to rethink journal…

by Rebecca Macfie

The Listener journalist and judge who resigned from the EY Business Journalism Awards reflects on the future of corporate-sponsored media awards.

Read more
Had a gutsful? How to make your digestive system work harder
76480 2017-08-22 00:00:00Z Nutrition

Had a gutsful? How to make your digestive system w…

by Sarah Lang

There really is a second brain in your gut – and you can make it work smarter, says Dr Michael Mosley.

Read more
The art studios helping people rebuild their lives through creativity
78432 2017-08-21 16:18:53Z Health

The art studios helping people rebuild their lives…

by Ruth Nichol

Pablos Art Studios and Room 5 are tapping in to the connection between creativity and well-being.

Read more
United Future leader Peter Dunne to quit Parliament
78408 2017-08-21 13:55:26Z Politics

United Future leader Peter Dunne to quit Parliamen…

by RNZ

Peter Dunne is standing down after 33 years as Ōhāriu's MP, saying voter sentiment in the electorate has shifted and there is a mood for change.

Read more