No Apostrophes by DreyfusB

Champion(s):

KreitzerJ


Runner(s)-Up:

akambour
Full price for gum? That dog won't hunt, monsignor!

WeinbergD


Quiz Description

Hint: There are no apostrophes in any of the correct answers.

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Questions:

R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck once said "We all hate apostrophes. Michael [Stipe] insisted and I agreed that there’s never been a good rock album that’s had an apostrophe in the title." WHAT GOOD ROCK ALBUM was he talking about, which included such songs as "Fall on Me," "Swan Swan H," and "Superman"?

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Lifes Rich Pageant

The image shows an excerpt from "Bob's Quick Guide to the Apostrophe, You Idiots", from the webcomic Bob the Angry Flower. What is the CORRECT WORD that belongs in the space covered by the yellow box (NOT the word that Bob says is "totally wrong")?

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cats

(Only one answer required) Give a four-letter English word that means "language peculiar to a specified group or profession", OR a four-letter English word that means "in the habit of doing something".

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cant, wont

George Zweig named a set of subatomic particles "aces", but Murray Gell-Mann gave them a different name (which stuck) that derived from WHAT 1939 NOVEL?

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Finnegans Wake

WHAT LONDON-BASED BANK is known for the world's first cash machine, a role in the dissolution of Lehman Brothers, and a stadium on the other side of the Atlantic?

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Barclays

The band Hardy Drew and the Nancy Boys wrote the song "There's No One as Irish as [REDACTED]" in honor of WHAT US PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE with Irish ancestry?

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Barack Obama (that's his name, but the song title says "Barack O'Bama")

On the topic of presidential candidates, the following quote was taken from what (now-defunct) website? (Give the DOMAIN NAME.) "I was treated to a segment from the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, during which John Kerry, clad in leather and denim, rode a Harley Davidson motorcycle onto the set and parked it right in the middle of the stage, in lieu of the traditional 'enter stage left'. My initial reaction, as should be the reaction of any card-carrying member of the Common Sense Club, was 'Oh my God. What an ass.' [...] Despite this and several other occurrences, Kerry has gone on to secure himself a spot on the ballot in November. Now, the challenge at hand is to get George W. Bush out of office and retired permanently to his beloved ranch in Crawford. In order to accomplish this, Kerry will need absolutely every single vote he can get."

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johnkerryisadouchebagbutimvotingforhimanyway.com

WHAT NEIGHBORHOOD, in the suburbs of Washington DC, is home to the largest shopping mall in Virginia, the world's first Apple Store, and the corporate headquarters of Capital One, Hilton, and Freddie Mac (not to be confused with Little Mac)?

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Tysons (Corner)

Name the PHARMACY CHAIN, founded in Chicago, that claims credit for the invention of the malted milkshake.

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Walgreens

WHAT CNN DOCUMENTARY MINISERIES told the story of a decade through episodes such as "The Assassination of President Kennedy," "The Space Race," and "Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'N' Roll"?

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The Sixties

Give the ORIGINAL FIRST NAME of the actress pictured here several times, best known for playing Janet on "The Good Place".

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Darcy (current spelling is D'Arcy)

On the Jewish calendar, Monday, January 21, 2019 is the New Year of the Trees. What is the name of this holiday in Hebrew?

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Tu Bishvat (NOT Tu B'Shvat or Tu B'Shevat)