Thursday, 2 March 2017

And the Award Goes To!

above the radiator/top floor/triplex/yesterday

Isn’t it about time we announced the results of The Quiz of The Year?

Blimey, I’d completely forgotten! When was the deadline?

January 31st at midnight.

Then yes, it’s well time that we announced the winner.

There is one?

Yes – Mary.

She’s won before.

I think this is her third accolade.

Are you sure she won, I’m looking at her submission and at best it’s a mess.

She was the ONLY one to enter so she gets all the bonus points she needs for a stunning victory.

Not counting the bonus points, how many correct answers did she get? There were forty questions.

She got 25 right, a very respectable score considering that she missed one, answered one that wasn’t and constantly, constantly complained that it was too British.

Apparently not so well known in Canada.

A pity, it was the answer to three of the questions – 3rd Nov/2nd Nov and 21st July.

We sing it every summer/every time we are by the sea/ever ytime we want to be by the sea.

All the time then.

And there’s lots of girls beside, I would like to be beside, beside the seaside, beside the sea.

We sing it then too, then.

Not much time for anything else.

Should we list the answers?

What’s the point? Only Mary showed any interest, and she knows 25 of them.

Should we offer her the corrections then?

It might be worthwhile. Educative perhaps?

Certainly sweet.

Feb 14, she got that wrong, she thought it was Gilbert and Sullivan!

We’d never!

I know, we are both ignorant of stuff like that.

What was it then?


A classic.

Let’s have a listen.

Elvis or The French Guy?

What else?

Feb 21, but to be fair it may not be part of her culture. Here’s a link.

I can’t believe she got Feb 22nd wrong - Leonard Cohen is Canadian isn’t he?

He is, and she’s a fan!

I think she was confused, she was looking for a song and it’s a film.

Back to the Future?

I know, The Muppets!!

Why don’t we get this thing started!!

Etc, etc.

May 17 – Cliff Richards?

Summer Holiday – probably too British.

She missed the Dylan.

May 23, tangled up in Blue.

Love that song.

June 25 she guessed, always a mistake. Makes you think that maybe she’s not a muppets fan.

Difficult to believe, there WAS a link under the photo!.

Another classic!

July 5th she offered three question marks.

I guess she had no idea.



My shadow.

So gooooood.

September 12th is weird, because she had the answer for July 1O , which she forgot to answer.

Weird. And Sep 12th? Too British?

Probably. Here’s a link.

It’s a classic.

English Music hall great.

I did one today (window).



See clearly now?

The rain has gone.

No, don’t start. Where were we?


We need a big prize.

A GRAND prize.

Have we?

Hang on……


Mary said...

How could I have missed the Dylan, Cohen and, for that matter, Kermit???????? No excuse. But those British ditties and Cliff Richard -- How the heck could I know those. That would be like me talking about Canada's beloved, Stompin Tom, and the perennial favourite:



PS -- Yeah I won!!!!

popps said...

like talking about stamping tom
i don't think so!!

here is wikipedia on Tom
Charles Thomas "Stompin' Tom" Connors, OC (February 9, 1936 – March 6, 2013) was a Canadian country and folksinger-songwriter. Focusing his career exclusively on his native Canada, Connors is credited with writing more than 300 songs and has released four dozen albums, with total sales of nearly 4 million copies.[1]
His songs have become part of the Canadian cultural landscape. Three of his best-known songs, Sudbury Saturday Night, Bud the Spud and The Hockey Song, are played at various games throughout the National Hockey League;[2] the latter is played at every Toronto Maple Leafs home game.[3]

and here Cliff

Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb, 14 October 1940) is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist. Richard has sold more than 250 million records worldwide.[1] He has total sales of over 21 million singles in the United Kingdom and is the third-top-selling artist in UK Singles Chart history, behind the Beatles and Elvis Presley.[2]

and if you've never seen the film Summer Holiday!!!


ps well done!!