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  • President_Weasel 23 Jul 2013 16:56:44 9,175 posts
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    I will also accept LB's fulsome answer, making this an ask the next question race between Deckard and LB.
  • Deckard1 23 Jul 2013 16:57:03 27,703 posts
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    LB you may go

    Hush you ponce

  • President_Weasel 23 Jul 2013 16:59:07 9,175 posts
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    Shameful.
  • LeoliansBro 23 Jul 2013 16:59:17 43,815 posts
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    I don't think Lancia made an Alfa. They did make an Appia though, which I missed.

    Anyway, two secs and i'll quiz y'all.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • LeoliansBro 23 Jul 2013 17:01:58 43,815 posts
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    OK, five of these are Italian automotive design houses and five are not.

    Giulietta
    Guigiaro
    Ghia
    Zagato
    Zetec
    Giannini
    Corse
    Pininfarina
    Vicario
    Forzabruta

    Edited by LeoliansBro at 17:18:35 23-07-2013

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • President_Weasel 23 Jul 2013 17:11:37 9,175 posts
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    Yeah they did - in 1907!

    You know you put Pininfarina twice? does it count for two points when I say it is one?

    Zagato is one too.
    Zetec is a kind of snazzy Ford engine, no?

    Edited by President_Weasel at 17:13:03 23-07-2013
  • LeoliansBro 23 Jul 2013 17:17:47 43,815 posts
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    Good spot - corrected (that was when I was shuffling).

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • LeoliansBro 23 Jul 2013 17:19:17 43,815 posts
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    And yeah, Zagato and Pininfarina are two (primarily known for Aston Martins and Ferraris respectively).

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • President_Weasel 23 Jul 2013 17:21:34 9,175 posts
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    I'm going to say that Guigiaro and Forzabruta are too. Let's go for Giannini as the last one.
  • LeoliansBro 23 Jul 2013 17:24:27 43,815 posts
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    You got one more P_W.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • LeoliansBro 23 Jul 2013 17:26:46 43,815 posts
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    Actually I'm going to have to give you ForzaBruta, despite having just made it up, as I now realise the second Pinin actually killed Vignale, which was the fifth.

    (Guigiaro most famous for Lotus in the 70s and 80s.) Giannini is the last name of that actor in Hannibal.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • President_Weasel 23 Jul 2013 17:32:48 9,175 posts
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    so there's one missing in that list? Hmm. Hey, google says some Giannini's are a design house - for kitchen thingummies though. So close!

    Ghia is a fancy trim level on Fords, is it also a design house?
  • LeoliansBro 23 Jul 2013 18:41:53 43,815 posts
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    Ghia is the last. Your go.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • President_Weasel 23 Jul 2013 19:59:34 9,175 posts
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    An overnighter - answers by 10am ish tomorrow.

    Name the books (authors too for bragging rights) from the closing lines:

    1. So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past

    2. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

    3. But you, O my brothers, remember sometimes thy little Alex that was. Amen. And all that cal

    4. It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known

    5. Max stepped into his private boat and waved goodbye and sailed back over a year and in and out of weeks and through a day and into the night of his very own room where he found his supper waiting for him—and it was still hot

    6. It was the devious-cruising Rachel, that in her retracing search after her missing children, only found another orphan.

    7. The knife came down, missing him by inches, and he took off

    8. .I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish Wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes

    9. He drew a deep breath. ‘Well, I’m back,’ he said

    10. "I'm not trying to make this a downer, understand. I mean, I really do think that love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops. But I also have to say, for the umpty-umpth time, that life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all."


    At least one of those is debatable, but if anyone fancies complaining maybe you can keep it until after you've gone to the trouble of making a ten part question to keep everyone else entertained. Bah.

    Edited by President_Weasel at 20:07:19 23-07-2013
  • Alastair 23 Jul 2013 20:17:20 15,603 posts
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    2. Animal Farm
    3 Catcher in the rye?
    5. Where the wild things are

    Not as nice as I used to be

  • Deleted user 23 July 2013 20:22:49
    1. Heart of Darkness (Conrad)
    2. Animal Farm (Orwell)
    4. Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
    5. Where the Wild Things Are (?)

    Don't think i recognise any others.

    Actually, isn't 10 - Hitchhikers...?

    Edited by Ironlungs76 at 20:24:47 23-07-2013
  • Trowel 23 Jul 2013 20:32:00 17,595 posts
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    1. is The Great Gatsby (Scotty)
  • Trowel 23 Jul 2013 20:33:56 17,595 posts
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    And 8 is Ulysses (Joyce) - "I'll just skip to the end... nope."

    I know 7, but had to Google to confirm.
  • President_Weasel 23 Jul 2013 20:56:21 9,175 posts
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    Good work so far, people.

    Alastair has two.
    Ironlungs has three.
    Trowel has three (since I believe him about 7)

    I saw Gatz last year and it was. Fucking. Amazing.
  • Deleted user 23 July 2013 20:59:34
    I felt so confident about 1 as well :(

    I recognise 10, I just can't think from where...
  • Deleted user 24 July 2013 08:18:05
    In a moment of clarity, I've just remembered where #10 is from!

    However, for fear of winning (although unlikely), I won't say where it's from, as the questions just piqued my interest more than I actually wanted to play along!

    Good luck :D
  • Mola_Ram 24 Jul 2013 08:30:41 7,230 posts
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    #10 is The Princess Bride

    Wouldn't have gotten many of the others though, except for Orwell and glorious, unpunctuated Joyce.
  • Deleted user 24 July 2013 08:43:10
    It'd been bothering me all night as well :(
  • Deckard1 24 Jul 2013 08:44:15 27,703 posts
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    Is 9 Lord of the Rings?

    Hush you ponce

  • LeoliansBro 24 Jul 2013 08:45:54 43,815 posts
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    7. is Catch 22.

    3. is Clockwork Orange,

    8. is Ulysses

    9. is Return of the King (Lord of the Rings)

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • President_Weasel 24 Jul 2013 09:29:59 9,175 posts
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    Deckard has one.

    Mola Ram has one.

    LB has four.

    None of them is Catcher in the Rye, by the way, because I never saw what all the fuss was about with that book.

    Half an hour to go.

    I think 6 is the only one nobody has yet, but don't let it become an obsessive quest that eventually leads to your destruction.
  • Deckard1 24 Jul 2013 09:41:18 27,703 posts
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    Number 6 is from the Twilight saga. Breaking Dawn I believe.

    Hush you ponce

  • neilka 24 Jul 2013 09:56:28 15,849 posts
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    McNab? Is it McNab?

    A map is like comparing velocity and speed.

  • Mola_Ram 24 Jul 2013 10:19:53 7,230 posts
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    Just looked up #6.

    Yeah, never had the patience to finish that one. Overrated "classic", imo.
  • LeoliansBro 24 Jul 2013 10:31:47 43,815 posts
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    Cloud Atlas? Never read it, just going on what M_R said.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

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