Pop quiz

1. True or false, social networking division:

(a) Hollywood is making a movie about Facebook, starring Justin Timberlake.

(b) Ashton Kutcher wrote the following in Time magazine about the founders of Twitter: “Years from now, when historians reflect on the time we are currently living in, the names Biz Stone and Evan Williams will be referenced side by side with the likes of Samuel Morse, Alexander Graham Bell, Guglielmo Marconi, Philo Farnsworth, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.”

(c) Kutcher later threatened to quit using Twitter if they became a partner on a reality TV show, telling Larry King, “It’s all fun and games until somebody gets stalked.”

(d) Twitter was recently valued at $1 billion, despite the fact that the it has never made a penny and has no viable existing business plan to do so.


2. True or false, Sarah Palin division:

(a) Her new book is titled “Going Rogue.”

(b) A new website posting purports to show photo sof her, looking decidedly un-pregnant, 10 days before Trig’s birth.

(c) A woman who looks like Granny from the Beverly Hillbillies recently paid $63,500 in a charity auction to have dinner with Palin.


3. True or false, miscellaneous division:

(a) Barack Obama received financial aid at Occidental College as a “foreign student from Indonesia.”

(b) Ingestion of hand sanitizer by children can result in alcohol poisoning.

(c) Pyrex cookware sometimes explodes.

(d) A woman recently gave birth to a 19-pound baby.


4. Extra credit: How many of the 100 top viral videos, excerpted below, can you name?



All are true except for 3a.

5 responses to “Pop quiz”

  1. swells says:

    I think we were listening to All Things Considered at the same time yesterday! Thanks to that I knew many of these answers . . . but I’ve obviously got some YouTube cramming to do. “It really hutts, Challie! And it’s still . . . hutting!”

  2. Jaymann says:

    Hey – what about links? You’re holding out on us, Parrish.

  3. Dave says:

    “Going Rogue.” Amazing.

    That YouTube mashup should play at the Oscars.

  4. Challie says:

    He provoked me. I’m not usually like that.

  5. LP says:

    1: You know, I actually haven’t listened to NPR in ages. I’ve been tuning into sports talk radio instead, as the patented NPR lilt finally got too much for me. Though I will probably swing back at some point.

    2: Well, I figured if I included links, people would know the answers too easily! But here’s one for you: Granny!