And the last two questions . . .

Questions 1 – 3 were:

1. How much does Winston Peters still owe the public coffers?

2. Who said “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.”

3. Who was the youth in Greek mythology who fell in love with is own image?

The internet ate questions 4 & 5 which are:

4. It’s babiole in French; gingillo in Italian and chuchería  in Spanish, what is it in English (I can’t find the word in Maori but there’s a bonus if you can).

5. Who wrote You’re so vain?

5 Responses to And the last two questions . . .

  1. Inventory2 says:

    4) Bauble, as in “baubles of office”. The maori equivalent is, of course, taonga

    5) It was sung by Carly Simon, and although she wrote it, it’s rumoured to have been a steal of a song by the name of “I’m so vain” written by one Peter Winston.

  2. 4 trinket or knick knack, plaything. The Maori word is Hone
    5 Carly Simon, no relation to Paul but the daughter of the playwright Neil, and once married to James Taylor, about Warren Beattie, brother of Shirley MacLaine. James Taylor who appeared with Carole King here last year, but no relation to pig promoter Mike.
    Not many people know that…

  3. adam2314 says:

    1. Nothing is my guess. His Party ?. Probably large amounts.
    ( But he does owe the Public !. An apology )
    2. Lord Acton.
    3. Narcissus.
    4. Bauble.
    5. Carly Simon.
    Now known to have been about David Geffen. Head of Elektra Records.

  4. pdm says:

    1. NZ First aka Winston First and Winston Peters still owe about $158,000 of the money they misappropriated in 2005.
    2. Mubarak being the latest example.
    3. Narcisuss
    4. Baubles – the Maori word is either Winston or Peters take your pick.
    5. Carly Simon sang it but I don’t know if she wrote it. I do know Gene Pitney wrote songs for others – could it be him.

  5. Bearhunter says:

    1. $158,000
    2. Lord Acton
    3. Narcissus (and Echo was the nymph who also fell in love with him, pining away until only her voice remained…)
    4. Honestly? I don’t know, so I’ll copy those more au fait with such things and say bauble.
    5. Carly Simon. Who it’s about is a rather more difficult question…

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