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EEB May Day

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May Day?

Poll ended at Wed May 11, 2011 11:36 pm

May 14
2
40%
May 28
3
60%
 
Total votes : 5

EEB May Day

Postby phalarope » Fri May 06, 2011 11:36 pm

While strolling in the park one day
in the merry merry month of May
I was taken by surprise by a pair of EEB eyes
While strolling in the park one day

Your moderator will be aboard a rather big boat on May 21, filtering the Atlantic Ocean 500 ml at a time, so your choices are May 14 and May 28
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Re: EEB May Day

Postby Mazzie » Sat May 07, 2011 10:30 am

I voted 14th... but easy with either :)
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Re: EEB May Day

Postby bogieman » Sat May 07, 2011 11:50 am

Ether for me as well :thumbl:
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Re: EEB May Day

Postby Squigglyx » Sat May 07, 2011 08:06 pm

I voted 28th, to give me more time to write quiz and also will hopefully be celebrating after last home game for the season.
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Re: EEB May Day

Postby phalarope » Fri May 13, 2011 01:03 am

Ack - it's the 12th already - almost the 13th.

EEB Tyrant declares the 28th May Meet Day.

That is all.
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Re: EEB May Day

Postby Squigglyx » Wed May 25, 2011 08:06 pm

I am not going to be able to make Saturday :( , off visiting family for the long weekend. I can knock a quiz up and pass to someone else to deliver or keep mine for next month. What do you think?
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Re: EEB May Day

Postby Mazzie » Fri May 27, 2011 09:30 pm

Hey I have a suggestion I've been mulling over. How many of us have Skype, and would be willing to have an EEB meeting (maybe a one-off) on voice chat?
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Re: EEB May Day

Postby phalarope » Fri May 27, 2011 11:26 pm

Oh dear - I get out of internet range for a week and chaos ensues. Peter, if you email me the quiz I can run it, otherwise I'll punt.
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Re: EEB May Day

Postby phalarope » Fri May 27, 2011 11:27 pm

Mazzie wrote:Hey I have a suggestion I've been mulling over. How many of us have Skype, and would be willing to have an EEB meeting (maybe a one-off) on voice chat?

I haven't got Skype, but have been contemplating trying it. If others are willing, maybe we could do June
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Re: EEB May Day

Postby bogieman » Sat May 28, 2011 10:15 am

phalarope wrote:
Mazzie wrote:Hey I have a suggestion I've been mulling over. How many of us have Skype, and would be willing to have an EEB meeting (maybe a one-off) on voice chat?

I haven't got Skype, but have been contemplating trying it. If others are willing, maybe we could do June

I have Skype and always willing to try new things so I am up for it.
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Re: EEB May Day

Postby Mazzie » Sat May 28, 2011 10:42 am

I was thinking last night that quizzes could be difficult to do on voice... but then I wondered if we could do a quiz by asking everyone to 'bring along' their own noise-making object as a buzzer :P
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Re: EEB May Day

Postby phalarope » Sat May 28, 2011 07:57 pm

We are commencing in 4 minutes! Quiz in 1 hour.
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Re: EEB May Day

Postby phalarope » Sat May 28, 2011 10:23 pm

Had a nice intimate gathering, with Anilore joining us for the first time. She demonstrated great prowess at the quiz, winning handily and taking the prize of drafting next month's quiz. Mazzie took home Venezuela in the country raffle, and is implementing an agricultural improvement program of planting Pat Harkin variety coconuts.

Quiz questions and answers follow.

Given Names on Discworld

1. Captain xxxx Swing
2. Miss xxxx Wiggs
3. Lord xxxx Venturi
4. Captain xxxx Wrangle
5. “Snouty”
6. Dr. xxxx Lawn
7. Mr. xxxx Rutherford
8. xxxx Dun
9. Lord xxxx Granville-Pipe
10. Prof. xxxx Collabone
11. Hon. xxxx Rust
12. Constable xxxx Nancyball
13. Sgt. xxxx Knock
14. Major xxxx Mountjoy-Steadfast
15. Lord xxxx Selachii
16. Bonus – which character in the above list does not fit and why?

1. Findthee
2. Jocasta
3. Charles
4. Tom
5. Cecil
6. John
7. Sidney
8. Carcer
9. Winstanleigh
10. Devious
11. Ronald
12. Horace
13. Winsborough
14. Clive
15. Albert
16. Prof. Collabone not in Night Watch; also Jocasta Wiggs is only female in the list
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Re: EEB May Day

Postby annebn » Sun May 29, 2011 09:59 am

I forgot! Sorry guys.
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