Four Bi-co Professors Face Pop-Culture Quiz!

Professor Face-off

Yeah, we know. By definition, professors are nerds. It’s just one of those laws of nature. But do they really just sit in their offices all day reading academic journals and the New York Times while listening to classical music? Or are they secretly flipping through Us Weekly while shopping on the internet and listening to “Candy Shop” by Nelly? We put two Bryn Mawr and two Haverford profs to the test to see if they’re “with it” or whether they fell off of the cool bus loooong ago.



Julien Bourg

Visiting Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Bryn Mawr History Department

Specializes in Modern European History

11. Who is Manolo Blahnik? She is a character on the O.C. whose convertible was towed and she happened to be in it. She is now missing.

12. Name 3 Philadelphia sports teams. Phillies, Sixers, Eagles

13. What is the name of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s baby? Ivan

14. Name 3 rappers who have produced music in the last 5 years. Eminem, Snoop, and Nelly

Bonus: What beverage is the subject of one of rapper Kelis’s songs? Gatorade

15. What is the tri-co name for the nighttime weekend bus that goes to Swarthmore? Electric Kool-Aid Acid Bus

a. Bonus: what is the tri-co name for Swarthmore? Swat

16. Name two bars in the area frequented by bi-co students. Erin’s Pub and the Grog

17. What is the name of Paris Hilton’s chihuahua? Mouse

a. What is Paris Hilton’s catchphrase? "Oh My God"

18. What is the term used for a hot/attractive mother popularized by the American Pie trilogy? Soccer mom??

19. What is the name of the female singer who stars in the MTV reality show “Newlyweds?" Celine Dion

a. Bonus: Is chicken of the sea really chicken? No, it's tuna

20. What is the name of the teenage star of the movie Mean Girls? Mercedes Sosa

Maud Burnett McInerney

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Haverford English Department

Self-described “Medievalist”

21. Who is Manolo Blahnik? Maker of shoes born on "Sex in the City"

22. Name 3 Philadelphia sports teams. Flyers, Eagles, and the Phillies

23. What is the name of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s baby? Apple

24. Name 3 rappers who have produced music in the last 5 years. Eminem, Queen Latifah, Mos Def

a. Bonus: What beverage is the subject of one of rapper Kelis’s songs? Gin, I can’t remember which brand. Either that or Captain Morgan’s Rum.

25. What is the tri-co name for the nighttime weekend bus that goes to Swarthmore? Erratic Bus, I didn’t know there was a weekend nighttime bus to Swat

a. Bonus: what is the tri-co name for Swarthmore? Swat or Swat Sucks

26. Name two bars in the area frequented by bi-co students. The Grog and one on Cricket Avenue, Malloney’s?

27. What is the name of Paris Hilton’s chihuahua? Small Annoying Rat

a. What is Paris Hilton’s catchphrase? "Are my fifteen minutes up yet?"

28. What is the term used for a hot/attractive mother popularized by the American Pie trilogy? Sexy soccer moms

29. What is the name of the female singer who stars in the MTV reality show “Newlyweds?" Jessica Simpson, but calling her a singer is stretching it

a. Bonus: Is chicken of the sea really chicken? No, it's tuna fish!

30. What is the name of the teenage star of the movie Mean Girls? Lindsay Lohan

Sidney R. Waldman

Professor

Haverford Political Science Department

Specializes in American Politics

31. Who is Manolo Blahnik? Makes shoes, the woman from "Sex in the City" likes to buy shoes there. I don’t own any, by the way.

32. Name 3 Philadelphia sports teams. Sixers, Flyers, Eagles

33. What is the name of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s baby? Sidney Ronald

34. Name 3 rappers who have produced music in the last 5 years. “Somebody” Diddy, “Somebody” Ice, Bill O’Reilly

a. Bonus: What beverage is the subject of one of rapper Kelis’s songs? Rum

35. What is the tri-co name for the nighttime weekend bus that goes to Swarthmore? Ten P.M. Express

a. Bonus: what is the tri-co name for Swarthmore? Swat

36. Name two bars in the area frequented by bi-co students. Roache and O’Brien’s and Kelly’s

37. What is the name of Paris Hilton’s chihuahua? Tolstoy

a. What is Paris Hilton’s catchphrase? "Drag"

38. What is the term used for a hot/attractive mother popularized by the American Pie trilogy? Hot Mama

39. What is the name of the female singer who stars in the MTV reality show “Newlyweds?" Swoop

a. Bonus: Is chicken of the sea really chicken? No, it's tuna

40. What is the name of the teenage star of the movie Mean Girls? Harumph

Professor Kasius

Bryn Mawr Math Department

41. Who is Manolo Blahnik? A fashion designer.

42. Name 3 Philadelphia sports teams. The Eagles, The Cheesesteaks, The Corrupt Politicians, The Slow Trains

43. What is the name of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s baby? Baby

44. Name 3 rappers who have produced music in the last 5 years. Tic, Tac, and Toe.

a. Bonus: What beverage is the subject of one of rapper Kelis’s songs? Coke

45. What is the tri-co name for the nighttime weekend bus that goes to Swarthmore? The Darko

a. Bonus: what is the tri-co name for Swarthmore? The Nerds

46. Name two bars in the area frequented by bi-co students. O'Maley's, Erin's Pub

47. What is the name of Paris Hilton’s chihuahua? Dog

a. What is Paris Hilton’s catchphrase? "Boring"

48. What is the term used for a hot/attractive mother popularized by the American Pie trilogy? Mommy

49. What is the name of the female singer who stars in the MTV reality show “Newlyweds?” Paris Hilton

a. Bonus: Is chicken of the sea really chicken? Well, I guess based on the question the answer is no, so I say no.

50. What is the name of the teenage star of the movie Mean Girls? I don’t know any teenage stars.

Question/Answer Key

1. Who is Manolo Blahnik? He makes designer shoes.

2. Name 3 Philadelphia sports teams. Sixers, Flyers, Eagles, Philly Soul, Phillies

3. What is the name of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s baby? Apple

4. Name 3 rappers who have produced music in the last 5 years. There are so many: Nelly, Li’l Jon, Jay-Z, Eminem, 50 Cent, Kanye West, Missy Elliot…

a. Bonus: What beverage is the subject of one of rapper Kelis’s songs? Milkshake

5. What is the tri-co slang name for the nighttime weekend bus that goes to Swarthmore? The “Fuck Truck”

a. Bonus: what is the tri-co name for Swarthmore? Swat

6. Name two bars in the area frequented by bi-co students. Roache and O’Brien’s, Kelly’s, Brownie’s, the Grog

7. What is the name of Paris Hilton’s chihuahua? Tinkerbell

a. What is Paris Hilton’s catchphrase? “That’s hot!”

8. What is the term used for a hot/attractive mother popularized by the American Pie trilogy? M.I.L.F.

9. What is the name of the female singer who stars in the MTV reality show “Newlyweds?” Jessica Simpson

a. Bonus: Is chicken of the sea really chicken? No, it’s tuna. Duh

10. What is the name of the teenage star of the movie Mean Girls? Lindsay Lohan




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