Thursday, July 1, 2010

Top Chef DC Quiz


Since they decided to pimp the Hilton Washington in the latest episode, let's see if my smart bloggy buds know their history. Without googling, what infamous event happened here?

15 comments:

DebbyT said...

Drove me crazy that it wasn't mentioned during the show...gotta be the Watergate Hotel. The shape looked soooooooooooo familiar!

froggy said...

I was thinking that some congressman frolicked in a fountain?

Big Shamu said...

OK Debby T, just a hint, NOT the Watergate.

Froggy, what fountain hasn't been frolicked in by a congressman....I'm pretty sure they have to do that before they get to choose their offices.

froggy said...

Well, this is true.
So many scandals to choose from... could be where a certain mayor snorted cocaine, could be any number of affairs, spies from the suburbs, crazed sex poodles...

Looked it up - *not* a scandal. Now I feel sort of cynical.

It's one of those moments when you remember where you were when it happened... I was in my kitchen when we lived in Southern Idaho.

Making Space said...

Watergate?

I jumped down to the comments form real quick-like so as to not be swayed, promise.

The only other things I can think of would be the Clarence Thomas hearings (ew) or the Kagan confirmation hearings (ew for a very different reason).

So I'm goin' with Watergate.

What does the winner get? I ask, sticking out my grubby paw...

Making Space said...

oh bummer.

NOW I'm gonna google.

Making Space said...

Woah! Had no idea that's where it was....

Big Shamu said...

Yes, let me repeat, it's NOT THE WATERGATE. Nor did I say it was a scandal, I said infamous.

We also now know how long folks can go without googling.


Not long.

Buzz Kill said...

I don't know for sure (and I didn't google) but I'll throw out there the John Edwards Liason, Navy tailhook party and the RFK assination. Now I'm going to go look it up.

Big Shamu said...

Wrong on all three but one of those was getting close.

Anonymous said...

where reagan (and jim brady) were shot

Big Shamu said...

Anony. 10:24 got it (as well she should have) right. It was outside this hotel that John Hinckley, Jr attempted to assassinate Ronald Reagan. No one was killed but James Brady was most seriously injured and it was the first time in American history that a President survived an assassination attempt.

LaDivaCucina said...
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LaDivaCucina said...

Sorry wrong comment section!

Milk River Madman said...

I got here late but had it nailed. Nice work Anon.