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Rick-Thunder Posted on 22/11/2016 12:10
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New thread.

Hawke's question on Rumania....
Hawke, in Rumania, has this question set by Gunny Highway....
NOW HEAR THIS, NOW HEAR THIS, Hawke, you are looking for a former member of the US Marine Corps who assists Julia and friends. Being an ex marine, he is unfazed by the sight of an inflatable. Your question, Mister, Where the Sam Hill is he exactly?
J*s*s H. Chr*st, Hawke, ain't you got it yet? Inflatables are used by the U S Marine Corps, Mister, so don't that tell yer something? And you're in Rumania. Direct your attention to adapting, improvising - I ain't spinning you no line, Mister.

donnylad's Croatia question from Gunny Highway....
Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Highway: NOW HEAR THIS, NOW HEAR THIS TWICE.
Michael "Guns" Donovan: NOW HEAR THIS, NOW HEAR THIS TWICE.
Link below.

Bigfoz's Slovenia question......A part of this Cunarder is in Slovenia.

Capybara and byased are in the Czech Republic and have this question....
.What event took place on the 18th July, 2016, in the city near to the place where Jim Ellis was shot? Jim Ellis was the codename of a fictional intelligence officer.
The intelligence officer is Jim Prideaux.
The battle of Austerlitz was fought near to the same city. Once Capybara has determined the city he will find that the event which took place on the 18th July was also a contest, between two sides, both of which wore clothing of the same colour as those of one of the countries that contested Austerlitz. The question is about cricket.Specifically a match between two Czech teams. The city is Brno.

The leppard remains at the Headingley chip van with this question....
Precisely where were a group of women en route to Marcia's hen party hit by two wise guys? What do you hit a golf ball with, Leppard?

Link: donny's clue
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donnylad Posted on 22/11/2016 17:38
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....rrerrr at the risk of annoying the self repetitive Gunnery Sergeant ....I see a reference to Cotatia; statements, a name and a nickname, a repeat of the statements and a link to a piece of doggerell.

My dear old English master - JD 'Grizzly' Gresswell would find this a strange exposition that would fully fail his six-column analysis of the linguistics.

In short - what is the question??

PS TA for the new link!

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Rick-Thunder Posted on 22/11/2016 18:41
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An apoplectic Gunny Highway responds.....

Gunny Highway: J*s*s H. Chr*st, donnylad, is everyone from Don-castuh born without a brain? G*dd*mn it man, you've gotta adapt, improvise, kick *ss.....Mister, where the Sam Hill are you? Yer in Croatsville, and that ain't Croatsville, Tennessee, its Croatsville, Croatland, where the G*dd*mn Croats live.
So yer lookin' fer a G*dd*mn Croat or some guy with a Croat connection and don't yer think as how the G*dd*mn link to the finest song ever written is a G*dd*mn giveaway, mister. Its the MARINE CORPS HYMN, mister.
And who the Sam Hill d'ya think Mike "Guns" Donovan is, mister? Father Christmas in disguise? The H*ll he is.
So if you got me, a US Marine, and Mike Donovan telling you something TWICE, that means two times, mister, what the Sam Hill do you think we're doing that for? IMPROVISE, ADAPT AND....KICK ASS. And look for them blue ribbons.
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hawke Posted on 22/11/2016 20:59
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Is this something to do with the U.S. Marine Rotational Forces who are on manoeuvres in Rumania with local forces? Is there a Julia Hunt involved in the management of this?
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 22/11/2016 21:27
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Gunny Highway: Holy Cow, Hawke, its got diddly squat to do with manoeuvres in Rumania. There's other broads involved, not just Julia; Marcia, for example. Now IMPROVISE, ADAPT. Direct your brain, if you got one, to line up a correct answer and KICK *SS.
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donnylad Posted on 23/11/2016 15:57
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Just improvising Gunny - would those ribbons be attached to a very special sort of medal that a certain Mar - ine was awarded 2 of ... one from the Corps and one from the Brown jobs?
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 23/11/2016 21:44
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Gunny Highway responds....

Gunny Highway: Nope, but you're warm, mister, very warm. Not the Brown Jobs. Was Mike "Guns" Donovan ever a Brown Job? The H*ll he was.
Now IMPROVISE, ADAPT AND LETS KICK ASS....
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donnylad Posted on 23/11/2016 22:01
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Sgt (later retiring rank of Major) Louis Cukela, born in Split, Croatia. Awarded Congressional Medal of Honour for bravery in the Battle of Soissons in WW1 whilst serving as Gunnery Sergeant in the 66th Company, 5th Marines.

Gunny Cukela received two citations for the same action and hence 2 Medals of Honour - hence two awards, 2 blue ribbons with white stars - hence two repeated clues from Gunny and Guns - everything twice.
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 24/11/2016 11:03
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Gunny Highway responds: Mister, we might just make U.S. Marines outa you and yer G*dd*mn much vaunted Boolean Device yet. Too d*mned right it was Sergeant Cukela, U.S.M.C. who received two Medals of Honor - note the spellin' yer G*dd*mn Limey - for his bravery. Not bad for a G*dd*mn Croat. Now, yer question on Rumania, which His G*dd*mn Lordship is also tryin' to answer....
NOW HEAR THIS, NOW HEAR THIS, Hawke, you are looking for a former member of the US Marine Corps who assists Julia and friends. Being an ex marine, he is unfazed by the sight of an inflatable. Your question, Mister, Where the Sam Hill is he exactly?
J*s*s H. Chr*st, Hawke, ain't you got it yet? Inflatables are used by the U S Marine Corps, Mister, so don't that tell yer something? And you're in Rumania. Direct your attention to adapting, improvising - I ain't spinning you no line, Mister.
Holy Cow, Hawke, its got diddly squat to do with manoeuvres in Rumania. There's other broads involved, not just Julia; Marcia, for example. Now IMPROVISE, ADAPT. Direct your brain, if you got one, to line up a correct answer and KICK *SS.
Marine Corps Gunnies say, "GO, GO, GO
Find yerself a nice big Ho".
Sound off one, two...THREE FOUR.

Link: Kick *ss
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Capybara Posted on 24/11/2016 18:32
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Yes, I'd got as far as Brno. Hadn't realised there was any cricket in the Czech Republic, but that fact makes it even more attractive. I can't find anything on the day in question, but the day before it seems Brno played and beat Prague Barbarians 2nds. Prague had only 9 men and scored only 22 in their innings.
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donnylad Posted on 24/11/2016 18:39
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Point of infor Gunny Highway;

in my first partial answer (light reconnaissance) I referred to Gunny Cukela being cited twice - once by the USMC and once by the brown jobs.

The brown jobs are the US Army who did indeed give a citation for the same action - their versions of the medal are differently shaped but the ribbon is the same.

Just getting the intel straght Gunny!!
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 25/11/2016 12:42
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I think that's close enough, Capy. On the 18t July 2016 Brno CC entertained Prague Stiffs in a 40 over match. See link, which is on the Prague CC website.
You now advance to Poland and are invited to advise me which Pole had a direct line to a duellist, please.

Gunny Highway responds to donnylad.....
Gunny Highway: J*s*s H. Chr*st, mister, are you livin' permanently in the G*dd*mn past? ADAPT, IMPROVISE and concentrate on the current G*dd*mn question and KICK ASS. If you wus i/c the USMC we'd still be fightin' with muskets an' swords, mister!

Link: Brno V. Prague stiffs
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donnylad Posted on 26/11/2016 14:46
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It is Harvey Keitel (aka Winston Wolf) formerly of the USMC in his advert for Direct Line insurance where he ‘rescues’ a hen party after a minor car crash with a party ofr golfers. He is outside the 'Frant Hill Golf Club' according to the notice on the wall byt the gate. Frant Hill is near Tunbridge Wells. His USMC service included action in Lebanon in 1958 for which he was decorated.
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 26/11/2016 17:08
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Gunny Highway: You bet yer ass its the Frant Hill Golf Club, where Julia and her friends took a hit by a couple of wise guys while on their way to Marcia's hen party. Luckily for them Winston Wolfe, played by Harvey Keitel, ex USMC, was on hand to advise them a replacement vehicle was available under the terms of their policy with Direct Line. Mr. Wolfe was unfazed by the sight of an inflatable doll in their boot.
Next questions soon.
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 27/11/2016 16:37
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Gunny Highway: NOW HEAR THIS, NOW HEAR THIS, donny's Serbian question.... this guy wus a real life hero, savin' the G*dd*mn life of a chemist's friend, as you Limies would say. Clue attached.

Hawke's question on Rumania, posed by Mike "Guns" Donovan: This guy liked shootin' turkeys, mister, and worked for Wells Fargo. What's he got in common with Gunny Highway?


Note: Once we have cleared the Balkans, Holmes and Watson will be returning to host the quiz.

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZqBFDxL97Y&t=127s
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donnylad Posted on 27/11/2016 20:05
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I think the person is John Henry Bradley, aka ‘Doc’ and ‘Jack’, US Marine Corpsman (Medic)
involved in the assault of Iwo Jima and the ‘flag raising’, well one of the flag raisings - they did it 3 times for a variety of reasons.

Bradley distinguished himself in rescuing a wounded US serviceman and was decorated for his bravery.

On Iwo Jima, Bradley was accompanied by two US Navy Pharmacist's Mates (2nd Class) - the second one replacing the first who had been wounded the day before.

So Pharamcist's Mate = chemist's friend.

What is not clear .... in the fog of war .... is if the wounded serviceman rescued was a Pharmacist's Mate or even a frirned of a Pharmacist!

I will look further but I think this may be the right track. Compared to the furore over who raised actually raised which flag, when and where, and how long it took the USMC to identify / change identity / remodel the memorial sculpture of the flag raising incident - not knowing exactly who was rescued pales into insignificance!

Semper Fi Gunny!
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 28/11/2016 10:50
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Gunny Highway responds.....
Gunny Highway: J*s*s H. Chr*st, donnylad, that's one h*lluva answer, packed with details - and all completely wrong.
It ain't nothin' to do with no flag raisin' or Iwo Jima, mister. The action took place in the G*dd*mn Hawaiian islands an' the guy yer lookin' fer got a G*d*mn medal - an' he spoke Serbian, or whatever it is those guys speak.
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donnylad Posted on 28/11/2016 18:13
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OK - but you have got to admit it is an interesting story - obviously a smikescreen for the real event. I did wonder why all attempts to link any of it to Serbia came to nothing!

Semper Fi Gunny, Semper Fi.

PS .... so was the link to all that USMC corps action just a cover story then?
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 28/11/2016 21:08
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Gunny Highway responds...

Gunny Highway: The Sam Hill its a cover story, Mister. We're talkin' United States Marines here, Mister. We're talkin' the war in the Pacific, G*dd*m*t. And we're talkin' about a guy frm North-Hampton- shire.
The chemist's friend's G*dd*mn life wus saved at sea.

Semper Fi, donny, now ADAPT, IMPROVISE AND KICK ASS.
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hawke Posted on 05/12/2016 08:54
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Are there any more clues to be offered??? No idea about this!!
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 05/12/2016 13:09
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Gunny Highway offers further assistance to Hawke.....

Gunny Highway: G*dd*mnit, Hawke, how the Sam Hill many Turkey Shoots you know? Mister, we're talkin' about a guy of Rumanian descent who figured in the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot. The war in the Pacific, mister, an' he won the same decoration as I won at Heartbreak Ridge.

Link: More clues
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hawke Posted on 06/12/2016 11:15
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Alexander Vraciu
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 06/12/2016 17:22
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Gunny Highway responds......Yes siree, Commander Alexander Vraciu, born to Rumanian immigants he was nominated for the medal of Honor and those G*dd*mn mother******* who fly desks downgraded it to the Navy Cross, but in this Gunny's book any guy who shoots down 6 Japs in one mission deserves the highest award.
Hawke now joins donnylad for this Serbian question.... NOW HEAR THIS, NOW HEAR THIS, donny's Serbian question.... this guy wus a real life hero, savin' the G*dd*mn life of a chemist's friend, as you Limies would say. It ain't nothin' to do with no flag raisin' or Iwo Jima, mister. The action took place in the G*dd*mn Hawaiian islands an' the guy yer lookin' fer got a G*d*mn medal - an' he spoke Serbian, or whatever it is those guys speak.We're talkin' United States Marines here, Mister. We're talkin' the war in the Pacific, G*dd*m*t. And we're talkin' about a guy from North-Hampton- shire.
The chemist's friend's G*dd*mn life wus saved at sea. NOW ADAPT, IMPROVISE AN' DO IT YER WAY, MISTER.
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hawke Posted on 10/12/2016 07:55
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Mitchell Paige??
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 10/12/2016 12:41
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Gunny Highway responds......

Gunny Highway: So where the Sam Hill does the chemist's friend fit it, mister? Nope, I keep tellin ya, you gotta ADAPT, IMPROVISE, KICK ASS AN'...DO IT YOUR WAY.

Link: Massive clue
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donnylad Posted on 11/12/2016 15:08
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In a desperate attempt to find an answer I have taken the 'massive clue' and would up the Device - despite it being on its winter break.

I submit the the real life hero ... is actor Brad Dexter who saved the life of a chemist's friend in Hawaii.

Dexter was filming 'None but the Brave' and during a swimming accident Sinatra and the wife of the film's producer were swept out to see. Dexter resuced them (with other's help) and he received an award.

What about the 'chemist's friend'? Well I think I had that bit before in an earlier attempt. In the film Sinatra plays a Chief Pharmacist's Mate a.k.a a chemist's friend in English speak!

So Brad Dexter rescued the Chemist's friend and received a medal from the International red Corss Organisation.

The Device has now gone into hibernation and refuses to operate again unless fed significant quantities of best Barnsley Main nutty slack for Christmas lunch.
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 11/12/2016 15:51
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Watson: By George, Holmes, its a bally disgrace that we are seemingly abandoned as hosts of the Corridor quiz, while countless American oiks ask question after question about the bally United States Marine Corps. I can state quite clearly that I should now decline to act as a host for the quiz even if that Thunder bounder asked me on bended knee to take over from that bally Highway fellow.

Holmes: Indeed, Watson. I couldn't agree more.

Watson: Aha, here's that Thunder johnny now...

RT: Good morning, Gentlemen, I'm glad I've run in to you as I was hoping to invite you to replace Gunny Highway as quiz host. He's been posted back to the Second Recon. Battalion, Second Marine Division, you know.

Watson: Oh, rather, old chap. I was just saying to Holmes, here, how much we were looking forward to our next stint, was I not, Holmes?

Holmes: Indeed, Watson.

RT: Excellent. I'll leave you to it, Gentlemen.

Watson: donnylad has given the perfect answer to the Rumanian question. Mr. Brad Dexter was the son of Rumanian immigrants and acted precisely as donnylad has explained so clearly in his answer.

Holmes: Indeed, Watson.
Thus donnylad proceeds to the cradle of civilisation, Greece and has the following question.

Watson: Pray be so good as to inform me, donnylad, what heartless act the Greek Goverment performed following an incident on 12:8:12.

Holmes: Hawke now has this Rumanian question....What was the name of the Rumanian political party founded in 1933 and disolved in 1953?
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hawke Posted on 12/12/2016 07:16
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Well done donnnylad!!!!

Why the Ploughmen's Front of course, that well known left wing agrarian movement which had over a million members at its peak in 1946.
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donnylad Posted on 12/12/2016 08:01
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Thank you M'Lud - the Device has just about been knackered by the last question.

Frontul Plugarilor! Much nicer name than some of our present political parties - shades of Jethro Tull and the Luddites!

Nothing like a bit of left wing agricultural political slogans; More ploughs for the ploughmen! Better horses for the massess! Down with tractors!

BTW Mr Holmes - the Greek Government did a lot of unpleasant and 'heartless' things in 2012 but does the one in question concern an immigrant by any chance?
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 12/12/2016 12:51
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Watson: I fear, Holmes that we have blundered. Mr. Brad Dexter was, of course of Sebian extraction and his Lordship should hae received a Serbian question, as he had already had a Rumanian question.

Holmes: Indeed, Watson. We shall omit his Bulgarian question in due course and now ask him his Serbian question, which is.......Name this mythological Egyptian animal who had dirty digits.

Watson: donnylad's subject was not an immigrant in the normal sense of the word, but he was not Greek.
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hawke Posted on 13/12/2016 07:03
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a Sphinx??
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 13/12/2016 10:37
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Watson: I regret not, My Lord.
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donnylad Posted on 18/12/2016 16:08
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The device is suffering from S.A.D. - a bit like its operator. However it has rumbled briefly this afternoon and suggested that the heartless thing might be to do with not allowing children born to non-Greek residents to have Greek citizenship?

Otherwise a clue would be useful!
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bigfoz Posted on 18/12/2016 16:35
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Back from a month in the sun; where am I? What's my question?? Am I too far behind to catch up? Can I please have a few clues to get back in the mix?

Could you please summarise R-T so we all know where we stand etc?
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 18/12/2016 21:14
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Watson: By George, Holmes, Mr. Bigfoz has spent a month somewhere in the hot climes of the Empire and seeks a summary of the present positions in the quiz.

Holmes: Indeed, Watson.
This where all stand and their current questions.

In last position and still at the Headingley chip van - The Leppard, whose question is....
Precisely where were a group of women en route to Marcia's hen party hit by two wise guys? What do you hit a golf ball with, Leppard?

In next to last place - byased, who is in The Czech Republic. His question is....Which football club attempted to profit by the sum of £1.2M for a convicted cocaine user?

Capybara is in Poland and is invited to advise me which Pole had a direct line to a duellist, please. Or, perhaps a Duellist.

Bigfoz has reached the Balkans, Slovenia, to be exact, where his question is.....A part of this Cunarder is in Slovenia.

Hawke is in Serbia, where his question is....Name this mythological Egyptian animal who had dirty digits.

Gunny Highway intervenes.....
Gunny Highway: Hey, Hawke, its G*dd*mn bull mister.

Watson: Yes, thank you, Highway, that will be enough from you my good man.
Now, donnylad has a slight lead, having reached Greece, where his question is.... Pray be so good as to inform me, donnylad, what heartless act the Greek Goverment performed following an incident on 12:8:12.

Gunny Highway intervenes again....
Gunny Highway: For what them G*dd*mn b*st*rds did to a fellow marine, I'd invade their G*dd*mn country and I'm hopin' President elect Donald J.Trump will do just that.
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byased Posted on 18/12/2016 21:59
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I don't think this question has actually been asked of me . My last bit seemed to be in Brno with Capybara, who answered the question before me. You will no doubt correct me if I am wrong.

Another WBA is the answer now that I have been asked it.

Roman Bednar the player in question.

Nowt wrong with a bit of cannabis, as they say in the HCV.




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hawke Posted on 18/12/2016 22:30
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Apis?
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bigfoz Posted on 18/12/2016 22:32
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Thanks for the update R-T, looks to me like there has been little activity on the quiz of late.

Have the questions been too hard or is everyone, like me, outraged that Gunny Highway or whatever he is called is still getting publicity on this gentleman's forum?

With regards to my Slovenia question; whilst Carinthia is better known as a part of Austria there is also a district of that name in Slovenia. There was an old Cunard vessel called RMS 'Carinthia'. Is that the answer?
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 19/12/2016 12:58
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Watson: By George, Holmes, Mr. byased is now not only supporting West Racist Albion, but substance abuse as well!

Holmes: ...Er...ahem...er...

Watson: In addition, he attempts to minimise Roman Whatshisname's offence by referring only to canabis, whereas the bounder's police caution - a drastically lower punishment than was deserved - was for possession of canabis and cocaine. What an example for a professional sportsman to set to the youth of the West Midlands. WRA then attempted to sell the bounder for £1.2M, instead of sacking the Czech rotter with immediate effect. Regrettably, Mr. byased's question was overlooked earlier.

Holmes: ..Er, indeed, Watson, ahem.
Now Hawke is correct with Apis, a bull in Egyptian mythology and the secret name of Colonel Dimitrijevic, head of Serbian Military Intelligence and The Black Hand [dirty digit], who armed the assassins of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

Watson: Indeed, Holmes: And Bigfoz is correct with RMS Caronia.
New questions in a few minutes.
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 19/12/2016 13:37
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Watson: Mr. byased now joins Mr. Capybara in Poland and is invited to advise me which Pole had a direct line to a duellist, please. Or, perhaps a Duellist.


Watson: His Lordship joins Mr. donnylad and his much vaunted Boolean Device in Greece Pray be so good as to inform me, My Lord and Mr.donnylad, what heartless act the Greek Goverment performed following an incident on 12:8:12. Gunnery Sergeant Highway suggest the act was performed on a member of the United States marine Corps.

Holmes: Indeed, Watson. Mr. Bigfoz is now in Rumania and is asked to advise me who this is. A resident of a castle incorrectly identified as being in Transylvania, our subject was depicted by a Pole, noted as a writer about ghosts who was married three times.
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byased Posted on 20/12/2016 00:59
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Joseph Conrad?
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hawke Posted on 20/12/2016 08:29
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Is this to do with the Greek navy torpedoing Turkish boats? Oh its not. Think again.
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bigfoz Posted on 20/12/2016 09:57
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Castles and Rumania eh, is this Count Dracula (Vlad)? And perhaps Roman Polanski, he had/has three wives.
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 20/12/2016 16:40
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Watson: By thunder, Holmes, Mr. byased has it.

Holmes Indeed, Watson, Mr. Joseph Conrad, a Pole, was the author of the short story, The Duellists. Mr. byased now proceeds to Lihuania,where he is asked to advise me of membership of which interational body qualified one for a discount to attendance at the Nordic Baltic Bioenergy conference held in 2016 at the Radissin Blu Hotel in Vilnius/

Watson: Meanwhile, Mr. donnylad is correct that he and his much vaunted Boolean Device are incorrect.

Holmes: And Mr. Bigfoz is on the right lines with his answer, but needs to change, er...ahem..gender.
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bigfoz Posted on 20/12/2016 17:22
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So how about Countess Dracula (Elizabeth Bathory) depicted by Ingrid Pitt, also married three times?
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byased Posted on 20/12/2016 22:18
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could this be the World Bioenergy Association? a forward thinking organisation like others with the same initials.
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hawke Posted on 20/12/2016 22:40
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A U.S. Marine killed himself. His heart was removed by the Greek authorities as part of an autopsy. The heart was destroyed and the family not informed.
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 21/12/2016 19:21
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Gunny Highway responds....

Gunny Highway: The Marine had a G*dd*mn name, mister. United States Marine Corps Sergeant Brian LaLoup.
byased, yer right that the World Bioenergy Association is the answer, and they are certainly forward looking, unlike a West Midlands organisation with the same initials. Mister, they got their heads stuck so far up their asses thy're looking outa their mouths, yeah, looking for the next black guy to abuse racially, or the next innocent motorist to kill while they're under the influence of alcohol.
Yep, Bigfoz, you gottit with Countess Dracula.
Next questions up soon.
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 21/12/2016 19:58
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Watson: Now, Hawke is in Turkey. Pray advise me, My lord which social reformer's onetime handiwork is now based in Poland?

Holes: donnylad remains in Greece, together with Bigfoz. Advise me if you would be so good, Gentlemen, what important event featured the Royal Navy on Saint george's day 1823?

byased in now in Latvia and is asked to identify a person who fought at Everton and Millwall and also for a particular world title.

Capybara is still in Poland is asked to name the name of the headwear worn by Lancers.
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bigfoz Posted on 21/12/2016 22:43
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The Greek question has to be the first game of cricket played on the island of Corfu. The local garrison entertained a team of officers from the Royal Navy.
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 21/12/2016 23:14
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Watson: By George, Holmes, Mr. Bigfoz has it and now joins His Lordship in Turkey, where his question is which social reformer's onetime handiwork is now based in Poland?
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byased Posted on 21/12/2016 23:43
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Elvis Mihailenko , a boxer who fought for the WBA Intercontinental title.
One of the few titles not won by another organisation of the same initials.
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bigfoz Posted on 22/12/2016 18:00
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So, my Turkish question. Well, Fry the chocolate man was a social reformer, his company make 'Turkish Delight' and said chocolate comestible is now manufactured in Poland.
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Hello Questionmasters
If you are there and well, Big Foz put in what seems to be a pretty good answer a week ago which has not been replied to.
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hawke Posted on 04/01/2017 06:46
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Not sure what has happened here. Has the quiz finished at Xmas? To repeat, bigfoz posted an answer some time ago which has not been acknowledged.
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bigfoz Posted on 04/01/2017 09:31
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Perhaps Rick is catching some rays as I did myself a few weeks ago! He does not seem to have posted on any of the other threads.

A pity as I was just getting back into the quiz and enjoying the challenge it posed.

I do hope Gunny Highway has not shot him lol.
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Capybara Posted on 04/01/2017 09:44
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He posted on 'Association football' as recently as two days ago.
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bigfoz Posted on 04/01/2017 11:10
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So he did, I missed that. My phone doesn't show which threads are still active or have recent replies
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byased Posted on 04/01/2017 13:01
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His son reckons he is heavily involved with the Joey Barton betting syndicate these days, so is struggling for time.
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 04/01/2017 17:20
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Have no fear, Thunder is here.
byased, of course, has had no such information from Thunderson and, yet again, submits a West Racist Albion version of the truth. I have been with Thunderson most of the Christmas and New Year breaks, where I was commisioned by Adrian Chiles to compile a dossier on the history of racism at the Artimage Shanks Hawthorns - a work comparable with the cleansing of the Augean Stables, in more ways than one, together with wring a History of the motoring offences of Tony Pullis, a task as time consuming as writing War and Peace.
The only connection that I have with the Blessed Joseph's betting syndicate is laughing at it, byased.
The quiz returns later today and apologies for the break.
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 04/01/2017 20:00
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Yes, Bigfoz is correct with Joseph Fry. Frys made the delicious Turkish delight, actually now made by Cadburys in their Polish factory. . BigFoz now enters darkest Russia and is asked to identify what was resurrected 76 years after it ended and sounds like an author.

byased moves to Hungary where he is given the simple task of stating what an ECRI report said of Hungary that is also rife in and around the Armitage Shanks Hawthorns.
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hawke Posted on 05/01/2017 10:40
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I had the same question as big foz so need another on please.
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 05/01/2017 11:34
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Apologies, My Lord. Here is your Turkish question.....A Serb links the largest city in Turkey and the county town of Yorkshire. How?

Does everyone else who is participating have a question?
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byased Posted on 05/01/2017 22:17
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The report indicates continued issues with racism, particularly against the Roma minority. Hungary needs to clean up its act, although I can't find an incidence of them sacking a black manager.
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 05/01/2017 22:58
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Of course, byased, you will no more find black managers to be sacked in Hungary than you will at the home of racism and xenophobia in British sport, ie at the Armitage Shanks Hawthorns, simply because none is ever appointed in the first place, unlike as is the case at the home of multi-culturalism in British sport, Rangers Stadium, Loftus Road, where all colours, creeds and races can be found working in harmony.
Thus byased goosesteps his way from Germany's great ally in both world wars to the home of racism in south eastern Europe, where he is asked to identify the footballer who was racially abused by Serbian supporters during an England U. 21 European Championships match and who played subsequently for the team for which another player at that club was subjected to the foulest racist abuse by home supporters in a Premier League match in 2012 every time he touched the ball, a crime which certain people - they know who they are - still refuse to acknowledge.
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byased Posted on 05/01/2017 23:19
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Danny Rose would be the man. Good player.
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bigfoz Posted on 05/01/2017 23:55
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For my Russian question I was thinking of the Russian Orthodox Church or perhaps the National Anthem. But in 1917 Russia ended 'Trial by Jury' and resurrected it again in 1993, that's 76 years. But I don't know the author connection. Am I in the right area?
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OldSethManversMain Posted on 06/01/2017 10:55
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Both byased and Bigfoz are incorrect. Danny Rose was the subject of racial abuse by Serbian fans in a European U21 qualifier, but no team mate from his club fulfils the other part of the question.
byased needs to look closer to home for the answer.
Bigfoz has provided an excellent answer but an incorrect one, as there is no author connection, as he says. He has the correct time frame.
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byased Posted on 06/01/2017 11:16
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I think Rose played for Sunderland as did the donkey Anton Ferdinand.
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OldSethManversMain Posted on 06/01/2017 13:05
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Rose certainly played for perennial relegation candidates Wor Sunderland on loan. Indeed he was on loan to Wor Sunderlad when he was racially abused.
However, byased, you should reread the question, which states that he SUBSEQUENTLY played for a team for which a clubmate was racially abused in what were the vilest scenes of racism on a sports field that I have ever witnessed, or, I suspect, that you have ever witnessed. Ferdinand had left Wor Sunderland for a superior club when Rose joined them on loan
The answer, as you well know, is not Danny Rose.
Might I add that it is sad that you place yourself into the Big Ron Atkinson gratuitous abuse club by adding to the insults heaped upon the talented Ferdinand by other West racist Albion supporters.
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byased Posted on 07/01/2017 10:08
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Well I googled racism at under 21 levels and came up with plenty of options. I then googled racism at the Hawthorns and found absolutely nothing other than praise for what the club has done over the years and the pioneering work of Cyrille, Laurie and Brendan.

The only reference I can find to racist chanting at the ground is from some nutter who keeps changing his name on a Yorkshire fans site.

Can you send me some links to news items relating to this apparent incident that no one else seems to have been aware of please? Strange in these days of 24 hour media if something so serious has been overlooked by the entire world with the exception of one man.

My answer on the basis of the under 21 googling would be Nedum Onuoha, but Joet Barton would only offer evens on this being correct.





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bigfoz Posted on 07/01/2017 13:51
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Whilst you two are arguing, what about the tricolor russian flag? Used 1880s to 1917 and then again from 1993. Author connection Ms Flagg or Tolstoy whose recommendation to Alexander III saw it incorporated.
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OldSethManversMain Posted on 07/01/2017 16:00
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Another very good try, Bigfoz, but incorrect. The tricolour is a connection, but not a Ruskie tricolour. Look to a French author.

byased now moves on to Ukraine, where he is asked to advise how many racially motivated murders took place in that cos for byased!!!
Yes, as you knew all along but were determined not to make any admission about the disgraceful booing of Nedum Onuoha's team mate, Anton Ferdinand by racist fans of West Racist Albion and, byased, I congratulate you for plumbing new depths with your risible assertion that such booing did not take place and has no mention anywhere on the internet!!
Look closer to home, mate!!
Auntry between 2006 and 2008.

Link: WRA shame
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bigfoz Posted on 08/01/2017 07:27
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Well Rick/Seth, whatever your name is, your answer must be referring to the Duma (Dumas). Flag (Flagg) should be credited as a correct answer though, it's not the students fault if the question has more than one answer. 5G on a Friday afternoon would have rebelled I think.
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No idea about a link between York, Istanbul and a Serbian. Googling keeps taking me to New York.
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bigfoz Posted on 08/01/2017 08:05
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Hawke, check where Constantine was born.
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donnylad Posted on 08/01/2017 10:18
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The Boolean Device has had a winter break .... enforced? It seems to have been stuck in Greece since it was pipped at the post over the cricket on Corfu question, somewhere back in the day before racism became a theme.

Polished and shiny for the new year it awaits a new question .......... perhaps ....?
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OldSethManversMain Posted on 08/01/2017 16:02
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Sorry Donny, I overlooked both you and your much vaunted Boolean device. A new Greek question for you....Which relative of a Yorkshire and England cricketer batted one place below a former England Test player in the team named after a soldier who fought for Greece?

Bigfoz is correct with the Duma, the Russian legislative assembly abolished between the years 1917 and 1993. The connection with the answer that sounds like an author is Alexander Dumas ( Duma/Dumas, pronounced the same), whereas neither Tolstoy nor Ms. Flagg sounds like Russian Tricolour.
Bigfoz now moves to Georgia and finds a Churi there. What is it?
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bigfoz Posted on 08/01/2017 16:45
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In some parts of Georgia wine is fermented in underground jars called kvevri. Local dialects call these churi (especially in West Georgia according to Google)!
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OldSethManversMain Posted on 08/01/2017 17:26
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Bigfoz is correct and now moves on the the world's greatest exporter of potassium, Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan's best known TV journalist is Borat Sagdiyev. He attends a function in the Deep South. Whom does he ask has escaped?
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bigfoz Posted on 08/01/2017 19:00
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I watched this cringeworthy film once with bigfoz jnr, doesn't Borat invite a black prostitute to the southern dinner party and then when it all kicks off says 'has the retard escaped?'. Horrible, didn't really want to be reminded of that.
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OldSethManversMain Posted on 08/01/2017 21:00
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Well, the good news is that there was no "retard", Borat had been misled by the retired Southern Gentleman's pronunciation and made his enquiry when he heard that the police had been called to eject his from the Magnolia Fine Dining Society, or something.
Bigfoz moves to Armenia and is asked to name the Iranian citizen who received two pounds in damages when he sued the BBC.
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donnylad Posted on 15/01/2017 09:12
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Donnylad calling ....

the device has been running for some days now chasing this Greek question;
Which relative of a Yorkshire and England cricketer batted one place below a former England Test player in the team named after a soldier who fought for Greece?

There is steam emerging from its gaskets .... there are too many variables to compute.

In short - can I have a clue please?
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bigfoz Posted on 15/01/2017 09:55
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Yes, I think I need a clue as well. If I'm in Armenia why am I looking for an Iranian? None of my devices can link the two. Can we please have a resumé of runners and positions?
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 15/01/2017 10:24
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Resume of positions coming up later, when the ODI is over, probably.
donny's clue - the soldier was an aristocrat and the cricketer's relative was his father in law.

Bigfoz's clue - you are looking for an Iranian because your subject was a citizen of more than one country, including Armenia and the UK.
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 15/01/2017 10:26
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Resume of positions coming up later, when the ODI is over, probably.
donny's clue - the soldier was an aristocrat and the cricketer's relative was his father in law.

Bigfoz's clue - you are looking for an Iranian because your subject was a citizen of more than one country, including Armenia and the UK.
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 15/01/2017 10:38
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OK, positions....
In first place at present and in Armenia - Bigfoz
2nd place in Turkey, two places behind Bigfoz is His Lordship.
Third place in Greece - donnylad, one place behind His Lordship
In 4th place and in disgrace ... er Serbia, is byased.
In 5th place in the Czech Republic - Capybara.
Last, still at the Headingly chip van, Wendyball enthusiast The Leppard.
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Ah!

I had surmised the possibility of The Lord Byron but the device failed to locate the cricket team! I didn't ask the correct question I think.

But I did remember cricket in Corfu from previous question so ....

The player is Ben Brocklehurst who was father-in-law to Richard Hutton and the batter he followed was WJ "Bill" Edrich for The Lord Byron XI v Dorset Rangers in Corfu!
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 15/01/2017 11:44
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Exactly right in all respects, donny. You now advance to Turkey, joining His Lordship, and have this question.....A Serb links the largest city in Turkey and the county town of Yorkshire. How?
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bigfoz Posted on 15/01/2017 11:48
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Is my man Nubar Sarkis Gulbenkian who sued the BBC over an incident following an appearance on 'Face to Face'?
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 15/01/2017 12:52
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Yes, the Orchid Kid with the Rolls Royce taxi, Nubar Gulbenkian, who was awarded two quid in damages when he sued the BBC, who had refused him a copy of the transcript of the programme.

Bigfoz now proceeds to...OH NO...IRAN! Watch your back, squire....Your question...Who is Mac?
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bigfoz Posted on 15/01/2017 13:34
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An army question surely. 'Mac' McAleese led the SAS response to the Iranian Embassy siege 1980ish.
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 15/01/2017 14:57
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Correct. The late John McAleese was the first man into the Iranian Embassy when the S.A.S stormed the Embassy.
Bigfoz now advances to Pakistan, where he is asked to state who gave what to whom at the Shalimar Hotel.
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Am assuming my Pakistan question is fictional; Hannay, Flashman, Holmes and Watson. Am I on the right track?
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 16/01/2017 20:16
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No. Its not fictional.
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That's a pity, I was working on a nice scenario where Hannay or Flashman had stolen the Koh-i-Noor. I have no idea now.

Incidentally R-T, I seem to be the only active quizzer here despite giving a clue for his Lordship. Should we call the whole thing off, it has been excellent but must take up a lot of your time.
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Ta for the kind remarks, Bigfoz. I suspect His Lordship is in a huff because of byased's provocative banter, but donnylad is still involved. byased has probably been banned - not before time, either.

Your question about Pakistan is about cricket, rather than the great heroes of English literature.

Extra clue for donny and His Lordship. Your subject had a famous punch up at Milvian Bridge.
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Thanks for that, if it's cricket then it must be corruption. The Shalimar was the venue for the shady transaction where Mushtaq Ahmed trousered the 100000 dollars passed to him by Salim Pervez (allegedly of course).
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Rick-Thunder Posted on 17/01/2017 19:41
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Correct. Pervez handed $100,000 to arch match fixer Mushtaq Ahmed to be shared with Essex's alim Malik. The ECB considered Ahmed suitable to be employed by them subsequently.

Bigfoz now enters the Star of India restaurant in deepest Bradford, where he is offered popadoms and onion salad prior to selecting his meal and invited to participate the the restaurant's quiz night.....

Virat Kohli ( waiter): Hello, please, innit (under breath) DVD?...DVD?

Bigfoz: Er... are they legit? They're not knocked off are they?

Virat: The knockedofffullness of the DVDs is terrific, innit, please.

Bigfoz: I'll just stick to the food.

Virat: Please be informing me, innit, of the name of the author of a single Latin word which communicated a wrongful deed, innit, please. Any more popadoms innit, please?

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Surely Virat is not that well up on General Napier? Peccavi, I have sinned (Sind). I will be annoyed if that is wrong as I have not looked it up.
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Thanks for your assist bigfoz which of course I saw.
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Well, Bigfoz, I regret that it is wrong. Sir Charles Napier is frequently quoted as the author, but there is no evidence for that attribution and it makes a good story. There is evidence, though, for the real author. I'm sure you will find it, as did Virat in between his waiting duties and hammering the England bowling.
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Caught out there; is nothing we learned at school correct? Virat has obviously purchased back copies of Punch magazine in the khazi and believed the Catherine Winkworth story. Or has that already been disproved? You'll be telling me next that Jupiter has more than twelve moons!
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Spot on, Bigfoz. History and especially military history has many myths!
Now, Big Foz moves to a country where you would definitely see something with which a British postman is equipped. What is the country you are in and what would you see? A particular answer is required for this question, not simply a letter, or a bag, etc.....
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The only thing my postman seems equipped with is a supply of red rubber bands which he throws liberally around the village streets.
However I doubt that rubber and Burma is the answer you are looking for!
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Red rubber bands are not the answer, nor any other sort of rubber band. The streets around here are also knee deep in rubber bands. No wonder a second class stamp costs ten bob to post.
Clue: Look for a country that is an anagram of a geometrical term.....
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A little more help for Bigfoz..The item is made up of a medical condition and an anagram of a word indicating a relationship with a father.

Assistance for donnylad....A Serb links the largest city in Turkey and the county town of Yorkshire. How?
The subject also had a famous punch up at the Milvian Bridge and his mother has an island in the Atlantic named after her.
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With thanks for the clue - I needed it because I thought my question was the same as someone else's, lost as I was in a welter of exchanges about football and racism and .... whatever else.

The machine may have found the answer in a cloud of former Roman provinces and Roman family names of great similarity.

Constantine The Great, born in Naissus - called today Nis - in Serbia. He came to York with his father - the then Emperor Constantius who died there. He founded the city of Constantinople - the Eastern Empire lasting long after Rome was over-run. He was a strong Christian. His mother was Saint Helena - hence the Atlantic Island.

My little football mention, Rovers are still top of the heap!!

PS It is a long way to scroll down - can we have a new thread ... and so leave the unwanted exchanges behind?
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A Triumph for donnylad and the much vaunted Boolean device, with a perfect answer to the question. Yes, the county town of Yorkshire and the largest city in Turkey are linked by the Serb Constantine.
He, too, triumphed, in his case at the battle of Milvium Bridge, after which he was said to have had a conversion to Christianity. However, he didn't found Constantinople, the city already existed and was called Byzantium. Constantine changed its name to Nova Roma, but, by popular demand it became known as Constantinople, now Istanbul.
As the disgraceful subject of f**tb*ll has been mentioned yet again, a new thread will appear shortly with donny's new question
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