Friday, 17 August 2012

Hola !

Buenos dias. Yes, I did warn you that I would be flying out to Spain earlier this week, and I´m sitting here in the frontroom of mi suegra - which if I´m right means my mother in law, and if I´m wrong then it doesn´t, rather bored during siesta time, tapping away on her netbook. Not that I really have much to tell you. As I´ve said in previous years, the quiz scene here is understandably moribund, so it seems, and so last Sunday was the last time I played. I wouldn´t say I´m exactly suffering from withdrawal symptoms. Although it was decided last night that we´d go out to eat again tonight - and don´t get me wrong, that´s lovely - but it does mean that I won´t get to watch tonight´s Mastermind, and if you don´t watch a particular show, then it becomes difficult to actually review it ( although I do know people who´ve done this. Come to think of it I haven´t reviewed a show I didn´t watch, but when I was a student I did write a couple of assignments about books I hadn´t yet read, but that was a long time ago, and we´ve all passed a lot of water since then. ). I´m not keeping up with the news really either - so sorry, but no news questions till I get back at the end of the month. I keep watching the news though, and all the time the cogs are turning and I´m thinking - hmm, that´ll make a good question, someone´s going to ask that in a quiz soon - you know the kind of thing, I´m sure. Quiz Affective Disorder. But by the time I start to think of writing it down safely, it´s gone.

Well, anyway, enough of my problems. Just to keep my hand in, here´s a couple of questions which came to me earlier

When the Blue Angel,the hereditary Imam of the Nizari Ismaili community, the widow of Roland Petit, and the petit boisson du petit caporal come together, what is the question ?

The Bayuda and the Nubian, places where the bonsais grow, the world´s 4th largest cathedral, and the hear how they talk peninsula. What is the order in these four places and others ?

I´ll give you the answers in a couple of days - sure that you´ll get them yourselves anyway.


LisaH said...

You've just reminded me of one of my favourite songs!

Unknown said...

The first one would make a good "Only Connect" (a week to go!) question (with some tweaking). There's already been one based on an Ian Dury song though. They like "list" songs; I remember them doing ones based on Billy Joel's "We Didn't Light the Fire" and Sam Cooke's "Wonderful World", and quite a few others.

Londinius said...

Hi Lisa

Which song ( I´m guessing Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick , but maybe it´s Where do You Go To My Lovely, which is more of an acquired taste, but not without its admirers too.

Hi Watergrass Jon

Thanks ! That´s praise indeed ! I´ll be honest, I wasn´t sure whether "Where do you go etc." had been used in a previous series of OC.

dxdtdemon said...

I thought that the one used on Only Connect was, "The Hammersmith Palais, the Bolshoi Ballet, jump back in the alley, and nanny goats" from the episode where the Epicureans set the record for scoring against the Courtiers.

Unknown said...

Yes, that's the one they used. That makes another one based on an Ian Dury song unlikely (although sequence questions are always at a premium, so who knows?). When they decide to stop doing "Only Connect" it will be because they can't concoct enough sequence questions - original ones are really hard to come up with.