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King William’s Quiz 2008 – answers! February 17, 2009

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The Guardian has now put King William’s College quiz fans out of their misery by publishing the answers to this year’s brain squeezer.

If you’re interested, the answer to 17.6 (In which town did la Baronne de la Chalonnière encounter Alexander Duggan at the Hôtel du Cerf?) is Gap.  This is allegedly a reference to Frederick Forsyth’s Day of the Jackal, a book which I have read – retaining, it would seem, absolutely nothing.

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Watch “The Prisoner” online – legally February 12, 2009

Posted by Peter Hornby in Britain, pop culture.
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Neil Gaiman is delighted to find that the whole of “The Prisoner” is  online at the American Movie Channel’s website here.

So am I.

I just watched the first couple of minutes of Episode 1, the bit where John Drake (or at least, someone we assume to be John Drake)  decides to turn in his badge, with rather serious consequences.

I remember wanting that Lotus Seven so badly…

Superthunderstingcar is GO February 12, 2009

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As Raymond Chen says, you’ll either find this totally hysterical, or it will make no sense whatever.  The requirement would seem to be that that you watched TV as a child in early Sixties Britain. 

So, this being so, I don’t propose to explain it.  Let’s just leave it at this – if you remember Thunderbirds and you know who Peter Cook and Dudley Moore are, watch this now.

Thanks to Raymond for the tip