Friday’s answers

Andrei and J Bloggs provided the questions and both win an electronic batch of shortbread for stumping us all.

It can be collected by leaving the answers here.

Robert gets a deletion for abusing the spirit of the quiz and a warning – you gave your word you’d stick by my rules of no spam or off-topic comments, if you want to stay off moderation that includes adhering to the spirit of posts.

9 Responses to Friday’s answers

  1. “adhering to the spirit of posts”

    Crikey! The rules are getting complicated now. Soon, I’ll have to declare my love for John Key at the start of every comment I make.
    Still, if that’s what it takes to be allowed to comment here, I’ll just swallow my pride…


  2. J Bloggs says:

    The answers to my quiz:

    1) Ross McMillan AKA Blue Jeans – an Otago bush poet of some note, or so I’ve been told
    2) Phil Garland
    3) Queens Service Medal, for services to NZ Folk music
    4) The fastest shearer in the gang
    5) I hope so

    And here is Phil performing the song:


  3. Andrei says:

    Oh Robert, you just can’t help yourself can you?

    There is more to life than politics, and thank goodness for that.

    I did not win the shortbread – J Bloggs answered my questions though for number four the answer I had in mind was not what he responded. But that was my phrasing of the question….

    The answers

    (1) Voltaire

    (2) Dance

    (3) Waltz

    (4) J Bloggs correctly answered “Ballerina”, I had in mind her performances of “the Dying Swan” something she was still performing until well into her sixties

    (5) The image of Peter Dunne, Russel Norman, Colin Craig and Hone Harawira dressed in tutus doing the Dance of the Cygnets fills me with joy – never happen alas

    A blast from the past the Ländler, one of the dances from Q2


  4. pdm says:

    RG said – `I’ll just swallow my pride…’

    Or you could do the decent thing and vanish.


  5. pdm – you are a very frightened man.
    Always have been.


  6. Mr E says:

    Robert breaks his promise?

    Is this a breach of his Council Code of Conduct?

    I’m imagining the next political book. ‘Dishonest politics’


  7. Mr E, your constant harping about the “Council Code of Conduct” is empty. Feeble, vague, ineffectual and weak. If you believe there is opportunity to invoke the Code, DO IT. Don’t be a flake, a feeble fuss-pot. A dithering old goose. A ditzy, hand-wringing Chicken Little.
    Back yourself. Have courage. Harden up. Grow a spine. Cease your dish-water-weak yabber, and LODGE A COMPLAINT.
    Meanwhile, I’ll sleep easy in my bed, knowing that you are as much a threat to me as a flaccid, soggy bus ticket.
    Good night.


  8. TraceyS says:

    While swallowing your pride, Robert, perhaps you could also gulp down “feeble”, “vague”, “ineffectual”, “weak”, “flake”, “feeble fuss-pot”, “dithering old goose”, “ditzy”, “hand-writing Chicken Little”, and “dish-water-weak”. And remember to let us know how the veges do in the compost.


  9. 9:10am Saturday, Tracey, RadioLive.


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