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    To Seek, to Strive, to Find, to Yield, or Not to Do So: ToToToToT

    I'll just start with an unconnected entry.

    sand dollars
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    I'm sure Tennyson would be pleased to know that his work, or some variant of it, lives on in an internet figure skating forum in the 21st century.

    But I digress.

    Pearly nautilus, but a live one please.

    Bleak House
    Middlemarch
    The Mayor of Casterbridge
    Wuthering Heights
    Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!"

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    Wuthering Heights

    As was asked in the previous thread (after it had concluded ): "will the Eurovision Song Contest still be going in another 50 years - yes or no?"

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    Can we have, "I don't care" ?

    Ever read Eugene Onegin?

    Never tried
    Never tried
    Never tried
    Tried and failed
    Tried and failed
    Tried and failed
    Succeeded!
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    Quote Originally Posted by orientalplane View Post
    Can we have, "I don't care" ?
    From Sweden, it's ABBA with "Jag Bryr Mig Inte (I Don't Care)"...

    Never tried. Is there a translation you can recommend?

    Ralph Fiennes in

    Quiz Show
    Onegin

    or
    The Constant Gardener?

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    “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” William Shakespeare

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    Quote Originally Posted by falling_dance View Post
    From Sweden, it's ABBA with "Jag Bryr Mig Inte (I Don't Care)"...
    I love Lindisfarne's 'You Don't Care' - look it up on YouTube.

    Quote Originally Posted by falling_dance View Post
    Never tried. Is there a translation you can recommend?
    No.

    I can't choose. I love Ralph Fiennes in everything. I think he's brilliant.

    Schindler's List (though I didn't like the film) might be his best performance. 'The End of the Affair' is one of my favourite films of all time.

    (Why don't you just answer the question? )

    The Grapes of Wrath or Moby Dick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by orientalplane View Post
    (Why don't you just answer the question? )
    The partial credit and extra credit points add up to a respectable score of 96/100. :measured but warm applause:

    Moby Dick.

    chicken noodle soup
    chicken and rice soup
    I'm all for soup but hold the chicken.
    none of the above

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    The Grapes of Wrath

    Best John Steinbeck Novel/Novella?

    The Grapes of Wrath
    Of Mice and Men
    East of Eden
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    Of Mice and Men



    Lou Diamond Phillips works:

    La Bamba
    Young Guns
    Stand and Deliver
    The First Power
    Courage Under Fire
    Route 666
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    Young Guns

    Hotness that you don't get
    Gisele Bundchen
    Jake Gyllenhaal
    Liam Hemsworth
    Gwyneth Paltrow
    or ________________________

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    Jake Gyllenhaal


    Turkish coffee:

    YAY
    or
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    Urgh.


    Are you a mad swivel-eyed loon?

    Eys
    Non
    PurpleToryPartyComingApartAtTheSeams
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    Purple It would be entertaining to see a major UK parliamentary party collapse into third-place (or lower) status.

    Will Andy Murray compete at this year's French Open?

    oui
    non
    I'm not even going to guess.
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    Dear dear, not much of a choice, is there?

    I'll go for Hague, even though he has that terrible boring voice.

    A joke that was doing the Labour rounds just before WH was defeated in 2001:

    "Why are there two 'f's in Ffion?"

    "Because there's no effin leader."

    Said with the confidence of party workers who knew the GE would be a stroll.

    The crimson petal or the white?
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    1) "Why are there two 'f's in Ffion?"
    2) non to Mr. Murray


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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    1) "Why are there two 'f's in Ffion?"
    That's part of the joke. Goes off to sulk at f_d changing her question and mine being ignored.

    By the way, I know nothing about cars except that if one can get you from A to B, it is a good car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orientalplane View Post
    That's part of the joke. Goes off to sulk at f_d changing her question and mine being ignored.
    Sorry. I just felt that my whole entry was like William Hague's boring voice.

    By the way, I know nothing about cars except that if one can get you from A to B, it is a good car.
    :nods because we have that in common: I'll choose the Austin Mini because it sounds Diana Rigg-ish.

    The crimson petal.

    Things that really should've been claimed as expenses by MPs with a yen for opprobrium:

    a porphyry font
    a milkwhite peacock
    a ghost
    a silent meteor
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    The bosom of the lake, or perhaps the bosom of a barmaid

    Studying Old English at University should be:

    Mandatory
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