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Old 2015-05-31, 03:29   #1
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Default Jeopardy! categories we'd like to see

Post a humorous proposal for a Jeopardy! category title, along with a sample answer (which need not be risible) from same. Example:

The Ancient Geeks

A: This Apple cofounder and philanthropist has a street in front of the Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose named in his honor.

Q: Who is Steve Wozniak? (Street = Woz Way.)
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Old 2015-05-31, 14:51   #2
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Armenian Genocide

A: This former teacher, wrestling coach, lobbyist and old white Republican politician is known for having "no skeletons in his closet".

[STRIKE]Q: Who is Dennis Hastert?[/STRIKE]
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Old 2015-05-31, 21:38   #3
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Famous (de)Composers

A: After this Triple Crown winning horse died at age 19 in late 1989, it was given the rare honor of being buried whole.

Q: Who is Secretariat?
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Armenian Genocide

A: This former teacher, wrestling coach, lobbyist and old white Republican politician is known for having "no skeletons in his closet".

[STRIKE]Q: Who is Dennis Hastert?[/STRIKE]
Armenian Genocide? Hastert doesn't sound Armenian to me. I guess I am missing something.
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Armenian Genocide? Hastert doesn't sound Armenian to me. I guess I am missing something.
His Wikipedia article notes that he once put forward a resolution acknowledging the Armenian Genocide, and later withdrew it because, so he says, Bill Clinton asked him to "because it would harm U.S. interests".

And I think the "skeletons in the closet" jib is a reference to what seems to be a case (many details not yet public) where he sexually abused a boy and then paid him to cover it up. http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/denn...on-gay-rights/ (making him closeted with skeletons in there with him)

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His Wikipedia article notes that he once put forward a resolution acknowledging the Armenian Genocide, and later withdrew it because, so he says, Bill Clinton asked him to "because it would harm U.S. interests".

And I think the "skeletons in the closet" jib is a reference to what seems to be a case (many details not yet public) where he sexually abused a boy and then paid him to cover it up. http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/denn...on-gay-rights/ (making him closeted with skeletons in there with him)
Thanks! That makes sense.
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His Wikipedia article notes that he once put forward a resolution acknowledging the Armenian Genocide, and later withdrew it because, so he says, Bill Clinton asked him to "because it would harm U.S. interests".
http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbyi...bby-for-turkey

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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) and others at his firm, Dickstein Shapiro, are working on a $35,000-per-month contract for Turkey, according to records on file with the Justice Department.
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Belief systems

A: Most.

Q: Who assumes everyone else is wrong,
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A: This former teacher, wrestling coach, lobbyist and old white Republican politician is known for having "no skeletons in his closet".
OT: It's not his closet (nor whether he's an 'innie' or an 'outie' w.r.to it) that concerns me - how many skeletons might he be hiding in his neck?
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The Eunuchs Operating System

A: This Chinese imperial dynasty renowned for its porcelain had as many as 70,000 eunuchs in the employ of the emperor.

Q: What is the Ming?

(Puts a rather painful spin on the expression "getting sacked", in this case as a requirement to get hired.)
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And I think the "skeletons in the closet" jib is a reference to what seems to be a case (many details not yet public) where he sexually abused a boy and then paid him to cover it up.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/w...406-story.html
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