Famous Insults by ESB

Champion(s):

BarkerC
"We fight for better days."


Runner(s)-Up:

PerryS


Quiz Description

Full Results:

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1 BarkerC 430 98 15
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2 PerryS 429 96 15
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3 UllspergerA 372 93 15
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4 BanksL 347 91 15
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5 randalleng 346 88 15
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6 LuskT 337 86 15
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7 SheahanJ 314 83 15
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8 BarnesMRaff 309 80 15
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8 EmilyT 309 80 15
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10 CraneN 304 76 15
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11 ChrisRosenberg 299 73 15
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12 RoseM 294 71 15
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13 MercureT 292 68 15
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14 IngramB 279 66 15
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15 ParkerJ 278 63 15
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16 FryedBetaKappa 268 61 15
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17 BruceM 267 58 15
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18 Tablesaw 251 56 00
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19 BurgerM 249 53 00
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20 MeyerMM 244 51 15
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21 GoldsteinB 229 48 15
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22 quarterrican 227 46 15
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23 DaviesML 211 42 15
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23 MorrisB 211 42 15
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25 CoenM 204 38 15
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26 MatthewsP 194 35 15
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26 LairdM 194 35 00
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28 PolinskyL 184 31 15
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29 HoH 176 28 00
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30 JordanG 171 26 15
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31 BoyerA 169 23 15
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32 ConnorA 151 21 15
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33 RobinJRichards 145 18 15
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34 elfm 143 16 00
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35 DBrick 121 13 15
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36 RaiaB 103 11 15
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37 usuiw 88 8 00
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38 MoyseyC 73 6 15
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39 Gmoney 58 3 00
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40 musicguy595 33 1 15
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Questions:

In a July 2015 tweet, Five Thirty-Eight's Nate Silver called Donald Trump "the" what oft-reviled band "of the Republican presidential candidates"?

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Nickelback

In his review of the box-office disaster ~Heaven's Gate~, Roger Ebert described it as "the most scandalous cinematic waste I have ever seen--and remember, I've seen" what 1969 movie musical?

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Paint Your Wagon

Critic Vivian Mercier famously described what 1953 play as "Nothing happens. Twice."

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Waiting for Godot

Which TV figure's insults include "I don't know what cats being squashed in Lithuania sound like, but now I have a pretty good idea"?

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(Simon) Cowell

The New York Times' Julian Street described what ARTIST's seminal work as "resembling an explosion in a shingle factory?"

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(Marcel) Duchamp

A Washington Post review states "a million monkeys with a million crayons would be hard-pressed in a million years to create anything as cretinous as" which infamous box-office bomb, which Jon Stewart called "a cross between ~Star Wars~ and the smell of ass"?

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Battlefield Earth

Aaron Copland described listening to what British composer's Fifth Symphony as "like staring at a cow for 45 minutes"?

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(Ralph) Vaughan Williams

Charles Baudelaire remarked that he "grew bored in France because everybody here resembles" what other French author, "the king of nincompoops and the prince of the superficial"?

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Voltaire

Which British politician declared that "Americans always try to do the right thing--after they've tried everything else"?

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(Winston) Churchill

Speaking of British politicians, who said of his main rival: "If [he] fell into the Thames, that would be a misfortune, and if anybody pulled him out, that, I suppose, would be a calamity"?

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(Benjamin) Disraeli

After Gore Vidal disavowed what infamous film after his original screenplay was altered, director Tinto Brass (who also later disavowed the film) retaliated by saying "if I ever get really mad at Gore Vidal, I'll publish his script"?

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Caligula

Speaking of Gore Vidal, Vidal described what fellow author as "He's a full-fledged housewife from Kansas, with all the prejudices"?

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(Truman) Capote