The Friday quiz 28.10.11

By Toby Manhire In The Internaut

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28th October, 2011 Leave a Comment

1. What is this (animated version here) a joke about?

2. Which newspaper ran the following correction?

[Our] review on Saturday, about “Steve Jobs,” by Walter Isaacson, described “Angry Birds,” a popular iPhone game, incorrectly. Slingshots are used to launch birds to destroy pigs and their fortresses, not to shoot down the birds.

3. Which new television commercial was lauded by US advertising blogger Copyranter this week as a rare example that “gets the tone right” by talking “to kids, not at them”, and according to petrol-head site Jalopnik “proves everyone in New Zealand is funnier than you”?

4. Whose Wikipedia entry for a short while on Sunday evening described him as having “slayed seven dragons” and being “solely responsible for preventing Nuclear War in the North Island of New Zealand”?

5. This is Mark Block, appearing in the campaign commercial for one of the would-be Republican presidential candidates, for whom he is chief of staff. He’s taking a drag on a cigarette, as the soundtrack blares “I am America, one voice, united we stand!” Who is the candidate?

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1. It’s about John Key’s unfortunate handshake effort at the end of the World Cup final.

2. The New York Times.

3. Copyranter and Jalopnik are talking about the “legend” ad, aka the “ghost chips one”:

4. The unlikely All Black hero Stephen Donald, who came on in the World Cup final as the side’s fourth- No 10 for the tournament.


5. Herman Cain


This will be the last Friday quiz until after the election, while I drive the Listener election liveblog of the campaign, which begins early next week. Perhaps a Friday election quiz, once or twice along the way.

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