Go Back   AFA Forums > News and Social > Off Topic

Off Topic For anything that doesn't fit anywhere above.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #4491  
Old 12th May 2017, 05:36 PM
Voltairine's Avatar
Voltairine Voltairine is offline
Goal: 3,000 posts before GAC, without playing Mafia
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: A pale blue dot
Posts: 2,401
Default Re: Pub trivia

Quote:
nutmeg said View Post
actinium?
Yes! It's all yours!
__________________
...
What, indeed, is an atheist? He is one who destroys delusions which are harmful to humanity in order to lead men back to nature, to reality, to reason. He is a thinker who, having reflected on the nature of matter, its energy, properties and ways of acting, has no need of idealised powers or imaginary intelligences to explain the phenomena of the universe and the operations of nature. Baron d'Holbach

_____

If we go back to the beginnings of things, we shall always find that ignorance and fear created the gods; that imagination, rapture and deception embellished them; that weakness worships them; that custom spares them; and that tyranny favours them in order to profit from the blindness of men. Baron d'Holbach
Reply With Quote
  #4492  
Old 12th May 2017, 05:47 PM
nutmeg nutmeg is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth WA
Posts: 119
Default Re: Pub trivia

who travelled to the hills of the Chankly Bore?
For extra credit, what mode of transport did they use?
Reply With Quote
  #4493  
Old 12th May 2017, 05:58 PM
The Irreverent Mr Black's Avatar
The Irreverent Mr Black The Irreverent Mr Black is offline
Face Value
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: In the milk-churn of Grandmotherly Kindness
Posts: 778
Default Re: Pub trivia

I'm Leary of answering that one, because I borked the system before.
__________________

The world's got everything in it,
It's got variety without limit:
It's got trees, and plains and asphalt chicanes,
It's got a game, and you might win it...
Reply With Quote
  #4494  
Old 12th May 2017, 06:23 PM
Voltairine's Avatar
Voltairine Voltairine is offline
Goal: 3,000 posts before GAC, without playing Mafia
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: A pale blue dot
Posts: 2,401
Default Re: Pub trivia

I get Seņor Black's reference, and I recall the mode of transport. It's the darn "who" I'm failing to recall.
__________________
...
What, indeed, is an atheist? He is one who destroys delusions which are harmful to humanity in order to lead men back to nature, to reality, to reason. He is a thinker who, having reflected on the nature of matter, its energy, properties and ways of acting, has no need of idealised powers or imaginary intelligences to explain the phenomena of the universe and the operations of nature. Baron d'Holbach

_____

If we go back to the beginnings of things, we shall always find that ignorance and fear created the gods; that imagination, rapture and deception embellished them; that weakness worships them; that custom spares them; and that tyranny favours them in order to profit from the blindness of men. Baron d'Holbach
Reply With Quote
  #4495  
Old 15th May 2017, 08:30 PM
Voltairine's Avatar
Voltairine Voltairine is offline
Goal: 3,000 posts before GAC, without playing Mafia
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: A pale blue dot
Posts: 2,401
Default Re: Pub trivia

This is bugging me.

"They went to sea in a sieve, they did."

And then my brain flips to The Owl and the Pussycat.
__________________
...
What, indeed, is an atheist? He is one who destroys delusions which are harmful to humanity in order to lead men back to nature, to reality, to reason. He is a thinker who, having reflected on the nature of matter, its energy, properties and ways of acting, has no need of idealised powers or imaginary intelligences to explain the phenomena of the universe and the operations of nature. Baron d'Holbach

_____

If we go back to the beginnings of things, we shall always find that ignorance and fear created the gods; that imagination, rapture and deception embellished them; that weakness worships them; that custom spares them; and that tyranny favours them in order to profit from the blindness of men. Baron d'Holbach
Reply With Quote
  #4496  
Old 15th May 2017, 08:35 PM
The Irreverent Mr Black's Avatar
The Irreverent Mr Black The Irreverent Mr Black is offline
Face Value
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: In the milk-churn of Grandmotherly Kindness
Posts: 778
Default Re: Pub trivia

Quote:
Voltairine said View Post
This is bugging me.

"They went to sea in a sieve, they did."

And then my brain flips to The Owl and the Pussycat.
Valid clues are far and few, then?
__________________

The world's got everything in it,
It's got variety without limit:
It's got trees, and plains and asphalt chicanes,
It's got a game, and you might win it...
Reply With Quote
  #4497  
Old 16th May 2017, 11:46 AM
nutmeg nutmeg is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth WA
Posts: 119
Default Re: Pub trivia

Your clues are better than anything I can think of Mr Black. I'm in a confused mess at the moment.

If nobody comes up with the answer to the main question soon I will hand over to Voltarine, for the correct answer to the supplementary question.

Last edited by nutmeg; 16th May 2017 at 11:47 AM. Reason: fixed typo
Reply With Quote
Like The Irreverent Mr Black liked this post
  #4498  
Old 16th May 2017, 01:01 PM
Voltairine's Avatar
Voltairine Voltairine is offline
Goal: 3,000 posts before GAC, without playing Mafia
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: A pale blue dot
Posts: 2,401
Default Re: Pub trivia

Nooooo, I don't want it by default again.
__________________
...
What, indeed, is an atheist? He is one who destroys delusions which are harmful to humanity in order to lead men back to nature, to reality, to reason. He is a thinker who, having reflected on the nature of matter, its energy, properties and ways of acting, has no need of idealised powers or imaginary intelligences to explain the phenomena of the universe and the operations of nature. Baron d'Holbach

_____

If we go back to the beginnings of things, we shall always find that ignorance and fear created the gods; that imagination, rapture and deception embellished them; that weakness worships them; that custom spares them; and that tyranny favours them in order to profit from the blindness of men. Baron d'Holbach
Reply With Quote
  #4499  
Old 16th May 2017, 03:02 PM
Sieveboy's Avatar
Sieveboy Sieveboy is offline
Being a bigot makes me sick.
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Not in bible land, Perth
Posts: 5,409
Default

Quote:
Voltairine said View Post
Nooooo, I don't want it by default again.
Too bad, so sad. You need to offer us a question.
__________________
I do not fear death, in view of the fact that I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
Mark Twain
Reply With Quote
  #4500  
Old 19th May 2017, 03:58 PM
nutmeg nutmeg is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth WA
Posts: 119
Default Re: Pub trivia

I think it's time to bring this question to a close. The answer is the Jumblies by Edward Lear
Far and few, far and few,
Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
And they went to sea in a Sieve.

My not very helpful clue was meant to suggest I in jumble

So over to anyone who would like to ask the next question
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +11. The time now is 03:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.