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There were only three unanswered...

3 - During the War of the Rebellion, a new and influential club was established in the city of Baltimore in the State of Maryland.
[Clue - There are big guns, bigger guns, zogging huge guns and then this one]
From the Earth to the Moon, by Jules Verne

6 - Mr. Hungerton, her father, really was the most tactless person upon earth,--a fluffy, feathery, untidy cockatoo of a man, perfectly good-natured, but absolutely centered upon his own silly self.
[Clue - It was definitely here a minute ago, I'll check down the back of that galaxy sized sofa]
The Lost World, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

9 - During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country;
[Clue - You probably want to get some scaffolding on that.]
The Fall of the House of Usher, by Edgar Allan Poe
 

 

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2 - I am forced into speech because men of science have refused to follow my advice without knowing why.
[Clue - It might be a bit chilly, I'd suggest a jumper.]
At the Mountains of Madness, got by belisarius_534

3 - During the War of the Rebellion, a new and influential club was established in the city of Baltimore in the State of Maryland.
[Clue - There are big guns, bigger guns, zogging huge guns and then this one]

6 - Mr. Hungerton, her father, really was the most tactless person upon earth,--a fluffy, feathery, untidy cockatoo of a man, perfectly good-natured, but absolutely centered upon his own silly self.
[Clue - It was definitely here a minute ago, I'll check down the back of that galaxy sized sofa]

7 - Since Aramis's singular transformation into a confessor of the order, Baisemeaux was no longer the same man.
[Clue - Just imagine if he caught a cold! Eew!]
The Man in the Iron Mask, got by sallyf

8 - 3 May. Bistritz.--Left Munich at 8:35 P.M., on 1st May, arriving at Vienna early next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but train was an hour late.
[Clue - "Merlot, sir?" "No thank you" "Riesling?" "No" "Cabernet Sauvignon, Chateau Neuf du Pap, Blue Nun, Thunderbird, Australian Chunderbucket Rose?" "Look! Just bog off!!"]
Dracula, got by endis_ni

9 - During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country;
[Clue - You probably want to get some scaffolding on that.]
 

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Just in case anyone is bored...

Here are the first lines of ten classic stories. Name the title...

1 - It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. - 1984, got by plucky_lass
2 - I am forced into speech because men of science have refused to follow my advice without knowing why.
3 - During the War of the Rebellion, a new and influential club was established in the city of Baltimore in the State of Maryland.
4 - As I sit down to write here amidst the shadows of vine-leaves under the blue sky of southern Italy, it comes to me with a certain quality of astonishment that my participation in these amazing adventures of Mr. Cavor was, after all, the outcome of the purest accident. - The First Men in the Moon, got by sack_boy
5 - In 1815, M. Charles-Francois-Bienvenu Myriel was Bishop of D---- He was an old man of about seventy-five years of age; he had occupied the see of D---- since 1806. - Les Miserables, got by plucky_lass
6 - Mr. Hungerton, her father, really was the most tactless person upon earth,--a fluffy, feathery, untidy cockatoo of a man, perfectly good-natured, but absolutely centered upon his own silly self.
7 - Since Aramis's singular transformation into a confessor of the order, Baisemeaux was no longer the same man.
8 - 3 May. Bistritz.--Left Munich at 8:35 P.M., on 1st May, arriving at Vienna early next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but train was an hour late.
9 - During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country;
10 - Hwät! we Gâr-Dena in geâr-dagum - Beowulf, got by sack_boy

Ian

 

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Something to get your brains in gear after lunch and the mind-numbing tedium of the work-a-day world...

1 - In Blake's 7, name Del Tarrant's twin brother?
2 - What were the occupations of the five trapped people in the Twilight Zone episode, Five Characters in Search of an Exit?
3 - In Gerry Anderson's series UFO, what did SID stand for? - Space Intruder Detector, got by Xavin
4 - In the Thunderbirds episode Trapped in the Sky, what was the surname of the man who attempted to remove the bomb from Fireflash before International Rescue arrived?
5 - In Terrahawks which actor provided the voice of Sergeany Major Zero? - Windsor Davies, got by Xavin
6 - In the film Wall-E, what was the name of the welding robot who got stuck outside the Axiom?  - Burn-E, got by Fuseblues
7 - What's the best way to get a drink out of a Vogon?  - Stick your fingers down his throat, got by Xavin 
8 - What did Bedford think had wiped out the Selenites in the film version of The First Men in the Moon? 
9 - What links Bradley Holden, Patrick Donaghue, Richard Fraser, Paul Metcalfe and Adam Svenson?

Have fun!

Ian
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Grab the nearest book.
Find the 5th sentence on page 23.
Append it to the paragraph below.
Append your name to the list below of people who have contributed to the paragraph.
Post the result to your LJ.

Huge Rambiling Paragraph... )


1) Ranger Rick - 2) Rialian - 3) Elenbarathi - 4) Starsandfishes - 5) Echthros - 6) Doltaghey - 7) Ebonhost - 8) Tibicina - 9) Browngirl - 10) ceo - 11) roozle - 12) quietann - 13) Dale (achinhibitor) - 14) tigerbright - 15) autographedcat - 16) kitanzi - xvii) annonyno - חי)thnidu - 19) smallship1 -20) thalinoviel - 21) Caddyman - 22) Sack_boy - 23) master_memphis - 24) ulyssesgold - 25) Raselhague - 26) Songofnewday
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The last three that weren't spotted...

10 - "I think that's probably it. It's over, Grandma." - Belleville Rendezvous
12 - "What's the matter, Alan? What's the matter, Alan. Don't tell me you're afraid." - Thunderbirds Are Go!
15 - "John, get ready to have some kids!"  - Wall-E
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10 - "I think that's probably it. It's over, Grandma."
11 - "We've fired nearly 1200 rounds sir. About one third of the arsenal only remaining." got by alan_wells
12 - "What's the matter, Alan? What's the matter, Alan. Don't tell me you're afraid."
15 - "John, get ready to have some kids!"

Film Meme

Sep. 10th, 2008 02:55 pm
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Yoinked from Marianne and Alan

you know the drill... )

Quotes Quiz

Aug. 5th, 2008 02:05 pm
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Probably quite an easy one, but it might cut back on the boredom this afternoon...

1 - "0118 999 881 999 119 725... 3" - The IT Crowd got by sack_boy

2 - "How's life in hippie heaven, you pregnant baboon bellied space cookie? What's the plan for the day then? Slobbing in the morning, followed by slobbing in the afternoon, then a bit of a snooze before the main evening's slob?"  - Red Dwarf got by badgersandjam

3 - "Rule one of playing it cool... only smile at her face." - Coupling got by sack_boy

4 - "Hi, I've come to apply for the doctor's job. I can assure you my credentials are top-notch, I've just graduated from Harvard College Yale. I aced every semester, and I got an 'A'."

5 - "That's just typical. Five minutes before the most important party of my life and the house is destroyed by a giant sandwich."  - The Young Ones got by spiraltower

6 - "I ate all your bees!"  - Black Books got by badgersandjam

7 - "I once punched a bloke out once for saying Hawk the Slayer was rubbish."  - Spaced got by endis_ni

8 - "Nuns! NUNS! Reverse! Reverse! Reverse!"  - Father Ted got by badgersandjam

9 - [Examining a plate] "See this? You could eat your dinner off this."

10 - "It's one of those irregularly declining words. I have an independent mind, you are an eccentric, he’s round the twist." - Yes Minister, got by darzil

Haiku Meme

May. 16th, 2008 09:46 am
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Give me a one word topic and I'll endeavour to write a haiku about it.

For these haiku that's a three line poem broken into 5-7-5 syllables. No worries about any other haiku rules.

Post this in your own journal! (If you feel like it)

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Usual stuff, usual rules...

1 - "Tricks? Gadzooks, Madam, these are not tricks! I do magic. I — I create, I transpose, I transubstantiate, I break up, I recombine — but I never trick!"

2 - "Reality? Your "reality", sir, is lies and balderdash, and I'm delighted to say that I have no grasp of it whatsoever."
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, got by Elani

3 - "Hello, Ops. This is Major Manchek, Scoop Control A-12. We need a fly-by over Piedmont, New Mexico. Infrared, a fluoroscan, all sectors, film to come direct to Scoop. Assign… Gunner Wilson. If he's not crocked some place."
The Andromeda Strain, got by Xavin

4 - "I say, does anyone want to play a game of Scrabble?"
Labyrinth, got by Elani

5 - "Do we have a plan? I mean, it doesn't have to be Wellington's at Waterloo, but some kind of plan would be nice."
Van Helsing, got by Elani

6 - "And for our sins, a hideous creature has been sent to punish us all! Repent! Repent!"

7 - "Up the airy mountain, down the rushy glen; We dare not go a-hunting, for fear of little men."
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, got by Spiraltower

8 - "If it's a miracle, Colour Sergeant, it's a short chamber Boxer-Henry point-four-five caliber miracle."
Zulu, got by Elani

 
**Bonus Line**   "Robert Smith! Use Robot-Punch!"
South Park, got by Raselhague (from the episode, Mech-Streisand)
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Lines plus clues..!

1 - "Mona, you're a brick!" - The only way out of this knotty problem is with habeus corpus.
6 - "I can't eat that, he used his hands. I think it's unsanitary."  - Some people are so sharp that they cut themselves Edward Scissorhands, got by [personal profile] sack_boy
7 - "Well, no offense, but if that is a woman it looks like she was beaten with an ugly stick!" - You can't get orange sherbert in boxes that big in this country.
9 - "No taction contact!"
"You mean, don't touch?"
- Very bad science fiction Frankenstein's monster film
11 - "Aarrghh! Potty poo!" - I got this on video, but I had to pay for it. Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit, got by [profile] mfl
15 - "My name is no jest, beanpole. It's all very well to have a short name when you're twenty feet tall, but small people need large names to give them weight."  - Fear my spinning whirly thing of doom! Krull got by [profile] psysquid
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Here are the lines that nobody has guessed yet...

1 - "Mona, you're a brick!"
6 - "I can't eat that, he used his hands. I think it's unsanitary."
7 - "Well, no offense, but if that is a woman it looks like she was beaten with an ugly stick!"
9 - "No taction contact!"
"You mean, don't touch?"
11 - "Aarrghh! Potty poo!"
13 - "Stay back, I've got a chain saw!" - The Simpsons Movie, got by [personal profile] sack_boy
15 - "My name is no jest, beanpole. It's all very well to have a short name when you're twenty feet tall, but small people need large names to give them weight."
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For anyone who's bored...

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Here are the answers for the few that were left over...

 - "Sauceeeeeeeeeeeeeer!" (The end theme was written by Beethoven with words added about an omelette) Dragon Half - an incredibly weird two part anime series from Japan

 - "You fools, this man is plotting our doom! We die at dawn! He is [..........]!" (These words were spoken in the film, but never heard) - The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, one of the most famous of the silent German impressionist films

 - "You're a brave man. Go and break through the lines. And remember, while you're out there risking your life and limb through shot and shell, we'll be in be in here thinking what a sucker you are." (No clue for this one, so there!) - Groucho Marx in Duck Soup, one amongst a huge number of great lines.

 - "A friend of mine took a fighting muffin in the chest; they sent him home in four Ziploc bags." (I watched this film for the carefully crafted script, honest!!) - Charlie's Angels

 - "I wonder where Guenter Wendt?" - Only one person at a time can wear a white waistcoat - Apollo 13, Guenter Wendt was Pad Leader at NASA and often the last person astronauts saw on the ground before take off.

 

Film Meme

Feb. 15th, 2008 10:01 am
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Here's the remaining quotes with a clue added...

 - "Sauceeeeeeeeeeeeeer!" (The end theme was written by Beethoven with words added about an omelette)

 - "He's dead. I'm crippled. You're lost. Do you suppose it's always like that? I mean war." (Some of the cast of this war film new the story all too well) from The Longest Day got by

[profile] talking_dog

 

 - "Put... the candle... back!" (The cast and director had so much fun making this film that they deliberately added extra scenes so that they could keep going) from Young Frankenstein, got by

[personal profile] sack_boy

 

 - "You fools, this man is plotting our doom! We die at dawn! He is [..........]!" (These words were spoken in the film, but never heard)

 - "You're a brave man. Go and break through the lines. And remember, while you're out there risking your life and limb through shot and shell, we'll be in be in here thinking what a sucker you are." (No clue for this one, so there!)

 - "Hey, I'm a man of substance. Dorky chicks like you turn me on, too." (Not many people can get away with a cravat these days) - Its Fred Jones from Scooby Doo, got by

[profile] dave2jones

 

   - "He says the sun came out last night. He says it sang to him" (Dah dee dah dee dah) Close Encounters of the Third King, spotted by 

[profile] spiraltower

 

  - "Did you see my underwear?"
"No Patrick."
"Did you want to?" (The world's smallest supervillain) - The Spongebob Squarepants movie, got by

[personal profile] sack_boy

 

 - "A friend of mine took a fighting muffin in the chest; they sent him home in four Ziploc bags." (I watched this film for the carefully crafted script, honest!!)

 - "I wonder where Guenter Wendt?" - Only one person at a time can wear a white waistcoat

 - "We have sat waiting like this many times before. Sometimes I tire... of the fighting and killing. At night, I can hear the call of my race. They wait for me. When I join them, we will be forgotten."  (My elf is better than your elf) Of course, its the magnificent Hawk the Slayer, got by

[profile] dave2jones, just pipping [profile] psysquid to the post.
 

 

 

Filme Meme

Feb. 14th, 2008 10:24 am
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 Rules - blah, blah, 15, blah blah IMDB, etc...

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