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Friday, July 14, 2006


So I’ve told everybody about my win on The Weakest Link. (C’mon, if you won wouldn’t you tell everyone?) But sadly, no one has seen it. The first time it was supposed to air, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan and NBC switched to 24-hour news, The second time it was supposed to air they cut it at the last minute in favor of “SuperCroc.” At that point, the entire show got cancelled. Finally, the Game Show Network bought the entire run, and TWL now runs in syndication, over and over, and over and over, and over and… well, you get the picture.

But it’s impossible to know exactly when it’s going to appear, so unless you’ve been to my house and been lashed to the sofa and forced to watch it, you probably haven’t seen me in all my glory. So I’m giving you the next best thing. Herewith, all the questions I was asked on the show. I’ll post the answers (and let you know which ones I got wrong) at the end of the day.

See how you measure up!

Which US President won a Pulitzer Prize for his essay, “Profiles in Courage?”

In transportation, what British automaker manufactures the Silver Seraph and Corniche?

What country singer recorded the album Trio with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris?

In geography, what British territory do Argentines call Islas Malvinas?

What US coin is currently being minted with 50 different designs, one for each state?

Which maker of “brisk tea” introduced the flow-through bag in 1953?

What former partner of Don Simpson produced the movie Pearl Harbor?

The green card allowing foreigners to work in the US is issued by which agency?

In the United States Army, what is the rank immediately below major?

In geology, sapphire and what red gemstone are derived from the mineral corundum?

What line of adoptable plush dog dolls did Tonka introduce in 1985?

What ancient Roman city destroyed by a volcanic eruption was rediscovered in 1748?

What renaissance artist painted The Virgin of the Rocks and also designed an early version of the helicopter?

What is the name of the relic at the cathedral of San Giovanni Baptista believed to be Christ’s burial cloth?

What bouncing device invented by George Nissen became a gymnastic event at the Sydney Olympics?

In geography, Addis Ababa is both the capital and largest city of what country?

In fashion, the name of which sheer transparent fabric is the French word for “rag?”

In the 1988 presidential debate, George Bush called Michael Dukakis a card carrying member of which organization?

What actor from the film The Empire Strikes Back is a spokesperson for Colt 45?

Which bird is depicted in the logo of the National Broadcasting Company?

Which ALW musical features roller skating actors singing the song Pumping Iron?

What country is the birthplace of the thick, brown, salty paste known as Vegemite?

Yokozuna is the top rank in what Japanese sport?

In television, which BBC cooking show is hosted by Jamie Oliver?

In geography, Lhasa is the capital of which region between Nepal and China?

In transportation, what car manufacturer recently unveiled its first convertible model, the SC430?

In December 1777, what Pennsylvania village became the main camp of George Washington and the Continental Army?

A poem that is written in iambic pentameter normally contains a total of how many syllables in each line?

What documentary filmmaker and author of Downsize This also had a prime time series called TV Nation?

In geography, what is the southernmost U.S. state capital?

Before becoming a U.S. president, George W. Bush was a co-owner of what major league baseball team?

What name for a type of single-story cottage surrounded by verandas is derived from the Hindi for “a house in the Bengali style?”

Cue the dramatic lights and music. I won!
Christina Dodd, 1:56 AM