[Happy Valentine's Day! I hope that you -- yes you, dear L&TM5K reader -- will be my Valentine! Void where prohibited by law. This V-Day, Give Her What She Really Wants is by occasional L&TM5K lurker Gigi. Used by permission.]
Why not challenge your sweetheart, or a potential sweetheart, or anybody, really, to:
The Thursday Quiz!
The Thursday Quiz is an "Is It or Isn't It" game. From the list of twelve items, your job is to determine whether each IS or ISN'T a true example of the week's category.
Remember always the Cornerstone of Democracy:
No research, Googling, Wikiing, or use of reference books. The ThursdayThis Week's Category will be doomed to eventual anonymity!
Quiz is a POP quiz. Violators will bow out after a lackluster showing in New Hampshire.
Also-Rans and Seconds in Command in the U.S. Executive Branch, 1960-2000.
What we have here is a list of two kinds of political figures: American Vice-Presidents, and losers of American Presidential elections. As you would expect, some items on this list are accurate, and some are not. Which is which?
1. Spiro Agnew. Loses to Jimmy Carter in '76.
2. George H.W. Bush. Loses to Bill Clinton in '92.
3. Jimmy Carter. Vice President to Gerald Ford.
4. Michael Dukakis. Loses to Ronald Reagan in '84.
5. Hubert Humphrey. Vice President to Lyndon B. Johnson.
6. John Kerry. Vice President to Bill Clinton.
7. Thurgood Marshall. Loses to Richard Nixon in '68.
8. George McGovern. Loses to Richard Nixon in '72.
9. Richard Nixon. Loses to John F. Kennedy in '60.
10. Richard Nixon. Vice President to Dwight D. Eisenhower.
11. Thomas "Tip" O'Neill. Vice President to Jimmy Carter.
12. J. Danforth Quayle. Vice President to George H. W. Bush.
Submit your answers to your state's delegation to the electoral college, by putting them in the comments.