Tuesday, May 02, 2006

New Game: Tom Cruise or Henry Jordan?

On the heels of the highly successful “Who said it - Federal Agency or Sanford Appointee?”, Barbecue & Politics presents a fun new brainbuster: "Who said it – Tom Cruise or candidate for Lt. Governor Henry Jordan? "

The rules? Well, they’re simple. Given a quote, you the reader must ascertain whether the remark should be attributed to actor Tom Cruise or candidate for Lt. Governor Henry Jordan. Remember to keep track of your score…Here goes!

Who said it…Henry Jordan or Tom Cruise?

1. "Some people, well, if they don't like Scientology, well, then, f--- you. Really. F--- you. Period."

2. "Screw the Buddhists and kill the Muslims."

3. "When you talk about emotional, chemical imbalances in people, there is no science behind that."

4. “There is no science to support trans-species changes, in other words a monkey becoming a man.”

5. "SAT scores have gone right down the toilet. The parents are blaming the teachers, the teachers are blaming the parents and the psychs are putting everyone on drugs."

6. "It is painfully obvious that our state's public school system is failing our children. The reason: it is being run for the benefit of a centralized education bureaucracy and its hidden social agenda."

7. "I have a need…a need for speed."


1. Tom Cruise
2. Henry Jordan
3. Tom Cruise
4. Henry Jordan
5. Tom Cruise
6. Henry Jordan
7. Trick question - Andre Bauer

How did you do?

6-7 correct: Super job -- but don’t get a big head, Maverick. Tom Cruise is crazy, so naturally his quotes will differ greatly from someone like Henry Jordan, who is not.

4-5 correct: Show me the money… you have a knack for distinguishing between the narrow, suspicious perspective of actor Tom Cruise and the mainstream worldview of candidate Henry Jordan.

2-3 correct: You could have done better with your eyes wide shut. Remember: if the quote is a little crazy, it was Tom Cruise who said it; if the quote is normal, it was Jordan.

0-1 correct: Tying your shoes must be a mission impossible. How can you not tell the quotes of ordinary Henry Jordan and wacky Tom Cruise apart? Tom Cruise is clearly nuts - unlike Henry Jordan, who isn't.


smokinQ72 said...

Love the Blog, especially the game. I really love the name of your blog. Growin' up attending many a political rally in North Alabama, I have swilled many a gallon of sauce on the side. But, nothing can start a fight as quickly as politics, except for Barbecue.
After living in 'cue hell in VA for three long years and subject to smokin' my own, I have moved back to the deep south near Memphis and MIM is just around the corner. So the fires are heating up and the hickory is smokin', I can almost smell it when the wind is right.
Which leads to another point, our guv in MS has just been mentioned in the indictment regarding the phone jamming in in NH.
And Katrina, Bless her heart, taught Thad Cochran the meaning of baseless lawsuits, when his home on the coast was blown away and the insurance company said, "too bad, so sad". Ironic since, he led the charge on tort reform, huh?
So while yer' out have some 'cue and think of me.

"Senator, when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You did not place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible." ~ Professor Jamie Raskin replied to Senator Nancy Jacobs

"We have met the enemy, and he is us." ~ Pogo Possum


Anonymous said...

I got them all correct-even the trick question! I have been paying attention!!!

Notverybright said...

Made me laugh.