Question of the Day

Last Friday, we asked: Before he won the Nobel Prize for Economics this year, Bengt Holmström once had his car stolen. What very important item was in there?

Answer: An early copy (written in longhand!) of a dissertation later included in the body of work that won Holmström the Nobel Prize.

Congrats to John Wall (not the NBA phenom, but the one who works in PR at Juniata College) for answering first. Honorable mention goes to Craig Pittman, an environmental reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, who came in 2nd overall but deserves recognition for including the technically unnecessary but extremely interesting detail about the stolen dissertation being written in longhand.

Your question for today is...

A number of writers, most notably Maureen O'Connor writing for New York Magazine's The Cut, have drawn prescient - and, to be honest, rather dispiriting - parallels between the 2016 presidential election and the fictional election depicted in Alexander Payne's brilliant, brutal, and biting 1999 comedy film, Election. If you've never seen it, watch it. Like, now. If you have seen it, then try to answer the following question: What is the campaign slogan used by Reese Witherspoon's character in the film? (Hint: it's most memorably seen written in tiny letters made out of icing on Witherspoon's campaign cupcakes).

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