April 21, 2024

XKCD Web Comic #1044: Romney Quiz(described)

A web comic of romance,
sarcasm, math, and language.




Quiz: Who Said It–Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, or Wonka Contest Winner Charlie Bucket?

Is There Even a Difference?

On either side of the title, in the upper corners of the panel, is a small square with drawing of a stick figure. The one on the left has dark hair and is in front of an American flag, and the one on the right has blond hair and is running and waving a golden ticket.

1. —”I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country.”

2.—”Returning Medicare to solid footing represents our greatest entitlement challenge.”

3.—”Look, everyone, look, I’ve got it! The fifth Golden Ticket is mine!”

4.—”We have lost faith in government. Not in just one party, not in just one house, but in government.”

5.—”This banana’s fantastic! It tastes so real.”

6.—”Grandpa…on the way home today, I ran into Mr. Slugworth.”

7.—”I’m not happy exporting jobs, but we must move ahead in technology and patents.”

8.—”Hey, the room is getting smaller.”

9.—”It would be impossible to reach unanimity on every aspect of our budget.”

10.—”Grandpa, look over there. Across the river! They’re little men!”

11.—”I’m…going too high! Hey, Grandpa, I can’t get down! Grandpa, the fan!”

12.—”Barack Obama has failed America.”

Upside down along the bottom of the panel reads–Answers: Mitt Romney: 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 12; Charlie Bucket: 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11.

Hover text: Charlie actually delivered the Medicare line almost verbatim in the 1971 movie’s Fizzy Lifting Drink scene, but it was ultimately cut from the final release.


Warning: This comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors). Comic by xkcd.com. Described by BlindGadget under the Creative Commons license.

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