May 03, 2012|
In honor of our annual quiz issue (all-new “Pub Quiz” format!), we kick it off with a quick Hong Kong quiz filled with hilarious make-em-ups.
1. The names “Henry,” “Donald” and “Fanny” are all important to Hong Kong for what reason?
a) They’re second-tier mascots at Hong Kong Disneyland.
b) If you go to Volar and scream “HENRYDONALDFANNY!” into the bouncer’s face, he’ll immediately take you to the secret V.V.V.I.P area.
c) They’re the names of chief executive-elect CY Leung’s pet hamsters.
2. Which of these Hong Kong conspiracy theories is actually true?
a) All the food in SoHo comes out of the same gigantic subterranean kitchen! There’s an entire chamber filled just with hummus!
b) Mainland moms are deliberately creating our bad air pollution in order to make all Hong Kong women go give birth in Canada!
c) Wan Chai landlords are sending drunkards to Lan Kwai Fong to spill beer, puke, and generally make it as smelly and disgusting as possible to make people stop going there!
3. Which of the following dubious marketing tactics have Hong Kong property developers been under fire for?
a) Distracting innocent consumer with sparkling images while army of cheap suit ninjas nab wallet right out of his pocket, with not a sound but the gentle zwip of nylon pant legs zwipping into the shadows.
b) Ruining a perfectly classy name like “Platinium” with gauche “Les” prefix.
c) Systematically and repeatedly lying directly to consumer’s face.
4. Why are the “Mid-Levels” referred to as such?
a) Preponderance of middle-aged mid-sized soft-in-the-middle middle managers.
b) Because properties here are affordable for “mid”-range high net worth individuals.
c) In honor of Jeffrey Eugenides’ “Middlesex,” an epic tale of complex fealty and gender dynamics, much like the area of Central itself.
5. Which of the following are time-honored Legco traditions?
a) “Hazing” process by which inductees are chased naked through the chamber while Longhair throws bananas at them.
b) Stealing the mascot of the Macau Legislative Assembly.
c) They have to pledge a solemn oath to the sacred Rubber Stamp, kept behind glass, that bestows on them all their power.