“The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter, they are an entire banquet.” — Mark Twain
I like to check in with British news sources like The Guardian and The Financial Times because sometimes they actually do a smarter job of figuring us out than we do.Â FT content is behind a subscription firewall, alas, but sometimes I get lucky and find a usable link.
Anyway, because we’re all burned out, or at least I am, and to lighten the mood, see how well you do on this Pub Quiz created by the Brits at FT. I only got a couple of them right.
I’ll add some more questions. Eventually I’ll put the answers in a comment.
1. Which Republican candidate said “Net neutrality is Obamacare for the Internet”?
(a) Ted Cruz (b) Ben Carson (c) Rand Paul (d) Carly Fiorina
2. Bonus: What the hell does “Obamacare for the Internet” even mean?
3. At one point Jeb Bush was criticized for saying “Look, stuff happens.” What was he referring to?
(a) Global warming (b) Gun violence (c) That his brother George endorsed him (d) That his mother didn’t
4. Ben Carson recently was un-appointed from Trump’s vice president search committee. According to rumors reported at The Daily Beast, this was because …
(a) He nominated himself. (b) He nominated Sarah Palin. (c) He nominated Jesus. (d) He was vetting candidates by examining “the fruit salad of their life.”