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EEB September

Postby phalarope » Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:00 pm

OK folks - head slightly above water - figuratively - no I didn't get washed away in Irene or Lee, just having too many irons in the fire.

How about the 24th? After all, it's the only real choice left. Hmmmm, see a new strategy for choosing EEB dates here.......

Don't forget; it's LBE month.
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Re: EEB September

Postby annebn » Tue Sep 13, 2011 08:52 am

24th sounds good.
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Re: EEB September

Postby Squigglyx » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:58 am

I'll be there :)
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Re: EEB September

Postby Mazzie » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:39 pm

I won't be able to make the 24th unless I have internet access - I'm down in Wincanton for Kris's birthday party.
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Re: EEB September

Postby rentawitch » Wed Sep 21, 2011 03:44 pm

and you will be AT the party... unless they changed the time dramatically.
I mean the EEB time.
Course, you can always go back to the house if you prefer :twisted:
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Re: EEB September

Postby Mazzie » Wed Sep 21, 2011 03:53 pm

I know <.< Originally I thought the party was Friday.

Sorry guys - should I write up the quiz and drop it on someone? I believe it was my turn.
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Re: EEB September

Postby phalarope » Fri Sep 23, 2011 03:08 am

You can drop it on me, but if it is raining as forecast I will be once again sans internet, as thee satellite dish HATES rain (snow, sleet, glom of nit, you name it, wretched thing...)
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Re: EEB September

Postby Anilori » Fri Sep 23, 2011 09:54 am

You can give it to me, I'll be there unless there is some unexpected problem :)
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Re: EEB September

Postby Mazzie » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:14 pm

Quiz coming your way Ani!
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Re: EEB September

Postby phalarope » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:25 pm

Rather quiet group tonight, only 5 of us, with a vicious quiz from Mazzie (who was parting elsewhere!), won by Mrs. Cake. Ani won South Korea AND the LBE raffle - her karma must be very good right about now. :wink:
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Re: EEB September

Postby Anilori » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:33 pm

I'd have sworn I posted a message with the quiz questions and the minutes of the meeting - I must have been very sleepy :o Anyway, here is the quiz (my first message might turn up somewhere, I'm too tired to check right now)

The theme was "cameos in TV and movies" and the quiz was won by Jane :D

. a) Which famous director would you find drunk and eating a carrot in a dark, rainy street in the Middle-earth town of Bree?

Peter Jackson

b) Bonus question: Name one of the other appearances this gentleman made in the same trilogy.

As a Rohan warrior in The Two Towers, or
As a pirate/mercenary in The Return of the King

2. In which 2001 film did both David Bowie and Billy Zane briefly appear?

Zoolander

3. Which Rolling Stone appeared in the 2007 film Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End?

Keith Richards

4. Which comic radio and TV personality, known for both his part in The Goon Show and his poetry appeared for a split second in Monty Python's Life of Brian?

Spike Milligan

5.Which rather elvish actress, also known for playing regal roles, appeared as a biohazard worker in the 2007 film Hot Fuzz?

Cate Blanchett

6. a) Name the author who recently starred in the film adaptation of her own wildly popular first novel, sitting eating in a diner?

Stephenie Meyer

b) Bonus question: Name the book/film in question.

Twilight

7. Which comedy legend directed and briefly appeared in the cult comedy favourite Robin Hood: Men in Tights as the character Rabbi Tuckman?

Mel Brooks

8.a) Which 'mother of all gothdom' was seen on the silver screen reading The Cat in the Hat to her young baby?

Morticia Addams

b) Bonus quesition: Name the film.

Addams Family Values

9. Which animated TV series counts Aerosmith, J. K. Rowling and Elton John among the many celebrity cameos to have featured in its episodes?

The Simpsons

10. a) Ending on a Discworld note... one particular resident of Ankh-Morpork is infamous for their alter-egoes found in cities all over the Disc. Name the character.

Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler

10. b) Bonus question: Name one of these alter-egoes.

Fair Go Dibbler
Disembowel-Meself-Honourably Dibhala
Cut-Me-Own-Hand-Off Dhblah
Al-Jiblah
May-I-Never-Reach-Enlightenment Dhiblang
Dib Diblossonson
May-I-Be-Kicked-In-My-Own-Ice-Hole Dibooki
Swallow-Me-Own-Blow-Dart Dlang-Dlang
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Re: EEB September

Postby Squigglyx » Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:37 pm

Sorry for being absent tonight, despite the current situation at home, I was still hoping to be able to join in, but everything went against me. I will be there for next months and raring to go.
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