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Radio Shack

-Started in 1921
-Was international in scope
-Known by everybody
-The first major chain store to closed

Quintessential talk show host
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Johnny Carson was THE quintessential talk show host.

- hosted the Tonight Show for 30 years
- many of the fixtures with the format were introduced on his show, (e.g. opening monologue, sidekicks, studio orchestras)
- anyone that was ever anybody appeared at least once on his show
- he is the benchmark by which every subsequent late night talk show host is measured
- made the job look effortless
- other talk show hosts cut their teeth as guest hosts on his show, (e.g. Dave Letterman and Joan Rivers)

Quintessential African nation

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Quintessential African nation
Ethiopia

Below is from memory, so might be wrong(ish)

- Oldest country in Africa
- One of the largest countries in Africa
- One of the locations of our oldest ancestors remains
- Central Africa(sort of), not way north or south

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Bottled water

- same price as soda for something that's normally free
- it's not collected from virgin spring water; maybe it did come from the same river further downstream after runoff and sewage are mixed in with it, but that's as close as it gets
- empty bottles are less likely to be thrown away because of buyer's remorse

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Marilyn Monroe.

* She was the go-to choice to get across the idea of PLAYBOY right at #1.
* And, repeatedly, the cover of TIME (and LIFE; and VANITY FAIR; and so on).
* But never mind ‘then’; folks still put her on the cover to sell magazines ‘now’.

Quintessential SNL castmember.
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Jon Lovitz

- was cast member for 5 seasons. A comparable stint to other SNL alumni such as Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray and Laraine Newman
- created a host of memorable and hilarious characters that routinely make the 'best of SNL' compilations
- like other SNL cast members, he went on to pursue a career in film and tv, however, his subsequent body of work never eclipsed his accomplishments on SNL

Quintessential sports-related injury
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Joe Theismann, Washington Redskins QB, 1985

- got sacked by 4 of the NY Giants defense, resulting in a career-ending compound fracture of his leg
- voted the NFL's "Most Shocking Moment in History" by viewers in an ESPN poll
- tackle was dubbed "The Hit That No One Who Saw It Can Ever Forget" by The Washington Post.
- exactly 33 years later on the same date, the same injury happened to Alex Smith, current Washington Redskins QB

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The Morris Worm

-Considered one of the first worms ever released and the inspiration for many that followed
-Unlike viruses designed to infect boot sectors/drivers/etc., which usually require direct action by a person to copy the virus, worms spread on their own, both creating multiple instances of themselves on the same computer and spreading to any other connected computers, frequently bypassing security measures
-Most viruses up to that point infected isolated systems within a machine which with care could be scrubbed clean, rather than basically overloading all functionality and turning the computer into a paperweight as worms would.
-Wasn't actually intended to be malicious, but the graduate student who created it to "benignly" show security flaws misprogrammed the reproduction rate
-Total economic impact hard to quantify, but was placed somewhere between $100,000 and $10,000,000 in 1988 terms.
-First case prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
-Probably the first major exploit of security weaknesses inherent in the Internet
-Prompted DARPA to fund the establishment of the CERT/CC at Carnegie Mellon University, the first government funded organization dedicated to holistic internet security

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World of Warcraft

- has the most registered players of any MMORPG
- been around since 2004 and has won numerous awards
- parodied by South Park
- inspired the Warcraft movie
- gold farming and account trading makes for high real money transactions
- a bug in a new release resulted in a DOT plague that infected all the players and killed the newbies. After the bug was fixed, scientists started looking at using the WoW engine to predict the effects of real-life outbreaks.

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Charlie Chaplin*

- certainly the most famous star from the era
- used the silent medium to convey emotions
- directed his own movies
- eventually became a "talky" star as well(Great Dictator may be his greatest)
- lived long enough to see his own fame become iconic
- just the image of him in the hat and the mustache is enough to be recognized world-wide

*Buster Keaton is obviously his equal and almost everything could be said about him and he also did insane stunts. I just think Chaplin has remained even more famous for some reason.

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FDR.

* Stood up to the Nazis.
* While confined to a wheelchair.

That’s beyond iconic. I mean, that’s some comic-book stuff right there.

* He spearheaded the creation of the United Nations.
* Also spearheaded the creation of the Manhattan Project.

His handpicked successor had to carry those out; but, still, that’s, what, the only time such horrifying weapons have been used in war — promptly followed by a peace that redefined the international system in terms of that organization?

Quintessential Bond Girl.
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Pussy Galore.

Just the name. It's not even subtle enough to be a double entendre, and she's probably the only Bond Girl who casual Bond fans could name. Plus, her name was spoofed in the original Austin Powers film with "Alotta Fagina."

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Candyland

- still in production
- the most basic of all boardgames
- kids learn the basics of how boardgames work from it
- goes back to 1949

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Quintessential movie death
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The Melting of the Wicked Witch

Because The Wizard of Oz is a kids' movie, that's probably one of the first movie death many see and really pay attention to
Been melting since the 1930s, still oozing on
It's a big culminating point in the movie
Procuring the death is the penultimate accomplishment of a hero's journey ( "There's no place like home" being the ultimate)
Met with compassionate regret ( rather than distasteful gloating or vengefulness) by said hero

Quintessential movie birth
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I could go with the birth of Jesus because it's Christmas, but instead I'm going with ALIEN!

- first look at the H.R. Giger-inspired movie monster that spawned nearly 40 years of franchises
- one of the scariest scenes in cinema
- proud papa John Hurt went on to a stellar TV & movie career
- parodied in Spaceballs

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Hammer

- oldest known tool
- tool and weapon
- responsible for the invention of the nail

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Gotta be Bozo

Created 70+ years ago, still clowning around
Character adopted and played by actors in TV markets all over tje nation and in numerous foreign countries, including Mississippi
Basic appearance has become the standard for a clown
Became a franchise appearing in many different formats
The name Bozo has become a word in many languages

Quintessential piece of advice passed from parent to child that always goes unheeded
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Alcohol in moderation. I don't know anyone who hasn't been drop dead drunk at least once.

Quintessential Beatles song?
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A Day in the Life

- Considered by many as the "ultimate" Lennon-McCartney collaboration
- Final track on the iconic album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
- Memorable and catchy tune crescendos at the end with a 40 piece orchestra


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Sheena is a Punk Rocker

- one of the most recognizable Ramones songs
- the word 'punk' is specifically mentioned in both the lyrics and song title
- written by Joey Ramone and clearly reveals underlying surf rock and bubblegum pop influences

Quintessential book in the New Testament
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Matthew

- first book in order, though not first written
- one of the gospels, which have many more commentaries than the epistles
- basis of Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar and other literary works

Quintessential Psalm
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Psalm 23:4 "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." (and for the record, it must be the KJV)

- one of the most quoted passages in the Bible
- even non-believers are familiar with it
- it sounds kinda bad ass

Quintessential Bruce Willis movie

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Die Hard

- Elevated Willis from TV actor to movie lead
- Movie featured Willis in action and comedic scenes, displaying his range
- His character seemed mostly in over his head and vulnerable, counter to what action stars were at time.
- Spawned numerous sequels


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Pittsburgh Steelers

- winner of the most Superbowls with 6
- Steel Curtain defense of the 70's is what any NFL franchise aspires to
- perennial thread for them in The Game Room
- all their head coaches have had lengthy tenures
- appeal to the everyman - not snooty like Patriots, not douchebags like the Dolphins, not entitled rednecks like the Cowboys, not liberal pansies like the 49ers, etc

Quintessential MLB franchise
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New York Yankees

- Most championships of any team in any major sport in North America
- More legendary players than you can count on both hands
- In the biggest sports market in America

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As much as it pains me to say it...the New York Yankees.

- They've won 27 World Series titles (the next highest is the Cardinals, with 11), and 40 American League pennants
- Some of the biggest stars in the sport have played for the Yankees, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, and Derek Jeter.
- Forty-four former Yankee players, and eleven former Yankee managers, are in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
- Their logo and cap are instantly recognizable, and known even in countries where baseball isn't really known.
- Their uniform, as well, is a classic, and has remained largely unchanged for decades.

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Popcorn

- Traces of popped corn have been found in archeological digs in Mexico dating to 3600 BC.
- Fairly simple to make, and can be made at home, as well as purchased pre-popped.
- A staple of snack foods at movie theaters, sporting events, and circuses.
- For many people, popping popcorn is a primary use for their microwave ovens.

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John Denver

- While his career began slightly before the 1970's and he continued to perform and remain in America's consciousness throughout the 1980's, his most memorable and biggest hits were all recorded during the 1970's
- Being a successful singer-songwriter his work embodies the zeitgeist of the shag carpet, back to nature, folky, 1970's
- he probably ate Grape Nuts for breakfast (the quintessential breakfast cereal associated with that decade)

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Quintessential British television mystery show
Sherlock

- Famous all around the world
- launched two stars (Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman*)
- created IMHO the best version of Sherlock Holmes, the quintessential detective
- created IMHO the best version of Watson
- has one of the best visual examples of "making connections" in any mystery show/movie

*I knew Martin Freeman as well, but I think between Office and Hobbit, this really helped restore his career and get it going again.

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Lion King

-Retelling of a classic tale (Hamlet)
-Done extremely well
-Great voice work
-Tim Rice/Elton John score
-Spawned a great Broadway musical

Quintessential Bob Dylan song
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Disney's Fantasia

- Disney has always been the standard bearer for high-quality animation
- Introduced mature content, very controversial at the time
- First commercial film to use stereophonic sound
- Set pieces conducted by Leopold Stokowski, a megastar of that time period
- Influential to future animated films that went beyond young audiences

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Quintessential Bob Dylan song: Hurricane

- iconic protest song
- Dylan had to re-record the song to protect Columbia against lawsuits
- led to retrials for Carter, and charges against him were dismissed in 1985
- covered by multiple artists

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Abbott & Costello

-Who's on First?
-Played so very well off each other
-Famous on stage, radio. film and television
-Set the tone for future comedy teams

Quintessential TV nerd
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Steve Urkel
- one might be tempted to name The Professor (Russell Johnson) on Gilligan's Island as an early contender on television because the character exhibited erudition and emotional aloofness. However, his character largely lacked the requisite social awkwardness to qualify for the top spot. A later contender, Arnold Horshack, certainly displayed social awkwardness but was not brainy. Steve Urkel, however, is an archetypal nerd because he was not only was brainy and dressed uncool, but also exhibited social awkwardness/cluelessness in spades. There might arguably never been a Sheldon without there first being an Urkel.
- he wore thick framed plastic glasses and 'flood' pants.
- had an annoying nerd laugh.

Quintessential female political figure

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Hillary Rodham Clinton

-Known by everyone in the world
-US Senator
-First first lady with an advanced college degree
-First woman to rule for President under a major political party (Democrat
-Has a solid, loving, long lasting marriage
-Good mother

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Watergate

- Gold standard in political scandals
- 48 government officials were found guilty
- Forced Nixon to be the only US president to resign from office
- Almost all other scandals get the "gate" name because of Watergate
- Showed the importance of the media as a check to the government

Quintessential Trump bankruptcy
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Trump Entertainment Resorts (2009)

- 3rd tier bankruptcy: Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts was renamed Trump Entertainment Resorts after declaring bankruptcy in 2004. Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts was a consolidation of his three Atlantic City casinos: Trump Taj Mahal, which declared bankruptcy in 1991, and Trump’s Castle and Trump Plaza Casinos, which declared bankruptcy in 1992.
- he went down to 10% ownership and resigned as chairman of the board.
- sued to keep TER from using his name on those structures, and they went bankrupt again afterward.
- Make America Bankrupt Again

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The Trump Taj Mahal Atlantic City

- A casino, prompting the "how do you bankrupt a CASINO?" quips
- Perfect symbol of Trump ostetentation
- Involved in money laundering
- Has since been bought by someone else, and is making a profit under a new name where Trump failed

Quintissential nonfatal childhood illness
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George Clooney

- is very handsome
- has been lead man in lots of films
- most of those films enjoyed success at the box office
- is very handsome

pass on next submission (for RickJay's childhood illness ninja)

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Quintissential nonfatal childhood illness
Chicken Pox
  • Everyone used to get it
  • Was considered right of passage to get it
  • Happened frequently in children and was famous for doing so
  • Moms literally wanted their kids to get it over with
  • Very rarely turned serious or fatal

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The United Kingdom
- Being an island(s) nation with entirely natural feature boundaries provides a measure of geographic logic behind it's claims to nationhood
- it is a constitutional monarchy meaning the government has ties to both the the past and modernity
- Even though it is an island nation, it possesses the requisite number of social ills and separatist impulses resulting from cultural diversity within its borders that one expects to find with modern nations
- has fought in lots and LOTS of wars
- for good or bad has influenced and affected the history of more countries than probably any other nation.

Quintessential reason for getting a divorce
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China

- Yellow River civilization began in 2700 BC
- All of China came under Xan Dynasty rule starting 2070 BC
- Invented gunpowder, paper, printing, the compass, and cannons
- Still a world power, and is projected to be the most influential country this century

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Poop, waited 16 hours and still got ninja'ed!

Re: Reason for getting a divorce

Infidelity

- 20% of divorce cases
- reasons include anger, resentment, having varied interests, growing apart, or unequal sexual appetites
- war, more common in early years, called many husbands away from their wives, giving both parties reasons to fill their love life voids

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Katherine Hepburn

Career spanned 60+ years
Acted in all kinds of roles, from screwball to serious
Teamed with all tje huge male stars of her era
4 academy awards for leading roles
Always maintained a dignified bearing
Respected by everyone

Quintessential job interview question
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"What would you say is your greatest personal weakness?"
- ("wow, I don't know...maybe how I constantly lie...or it could be my tendency to procrastinate and blame others for failures...give me a minute...") forces you to do the opposite of what one is ostensibly trying to accomplish during an interview, which is sell how great you are.
- it is, however, completely predictable and most candidates walk in with a canned response ("I'm such a perfectionist. Oh, and a workaholic too...")
- your actual answer is of course far less important than the manner with how you choose to respond to it

Quintessential New Years resolution
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Quintessential movie based on a Stephen King work
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The Shining

- 2nd highest box office
- Jack Nicholson's face grinning through a freshly-axed door hole is an iconic horror scene
- Scatman Crother's fearful expression is also iconic
- King himself hated it, but his remake was barely noticed, so points for irony

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Hamlet

- Everybody wants to say "To be..."
- The standard for centuries for comparing actors to each other
- Most quoted
- Considered by many to be Will's best play


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Gonna go with Oliver Twist

- is most representative of his body of work because the characters and story are firmly set in and among the conditions of poverty and all the attendant ills associated with an urbanizing Victorian England during the early industrial revolution
- while "Tale of Two Cities" is probably Dickens best and most critically acclaimed work, the social commentary was more blatant and less subtle than his more typical works (such as Oliver Twist)
- The story is heavily adapted even to this day. Second only to Christmas Carol (which is removed from consideration as being his quintessential work as it is a short story, as opposed to a novel).

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