oddballs, crazies and contrarians


researchok
#31
Im watching

Feel like a voyeur....(DONT SAY IT!)

have been-- and enjoy the thread. I promise, I will post o this tomorrow.....
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#32
Quote: Originally Posted by peapod

Haggis what are your eating? you better make sure you go a few extra miles on that bike tomarrow :D Love the donkey post galianomama, sounds just like you. For anyone interested galianomama is my edward sissorhands 8) Well haggis I am off for a little bike ride and check out the doings in my neighbourhood. Catch you on the moro. Loved your post diamond sun. Later gater :D

Hope your bike ride was fun, Pea. I did not get my strawberry Kit Kat, and feel very sorry for myself about that. The Hitchhiker's Guide is three hours long, I cannot sit in front of the television for that long unless it is Kenneth Branagh on the screen. We're going to watch the show in segments over the next few nights (they're 1/2 hour segments anyway, it's a BBC television series, turns out).

Who the heck is Edward Scissorhands?
 
researchok
#33
STRAWBWERRY KIT KAT?

Whats that? We dont have that here...!!

Ive been gypped!!!

Rent the movie, Edward Scissorhands-- youll love it-- dry, witty poignant..excellent flick!

If you like English TV, youll appreciate it-- very nuanced.
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#34
Say, I will check it out this weekend, then. Thanks for the tip. Yes, I very much like English TV.

This isn't the question thread, but what is your favourite Fawlty Tower episode, everybody? It fits here, for if we're talking about oddballs et al, Basil Fawlty has to be mentioned.

I have two favourite scenes:

1. The moose head scene(s)

2. The end of The Psychiatrist, when Fawlty gets down on his haunches, puts his hands over his head, and hops around while moaning.

MMMMmmmmm, strawberry Kit Kats, MMMMMmmmmm, mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, yum yum.
 
researchok
#35
I want strawberry kit kats!

My favorite episodes were when the dining room got boarded up and the scenes where he wont register what he thinks are the unmarrieds.

Also, when the Lord came to visit and he wanted to impress him....I was in stitches..!
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#36
Quote: Originally Posted by researchok

I want strawberry kit kats!

My favorite episodes were when the dining room got boarded up and the scenes where he wont register what he thinks are the unmarrieds.

Also, when the Lord came to visit and he wanted to impress him....I was in stitches..!

Dear god yes, and the German episode... just DON'T MENTION THE WAR. I think I might have mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it....

I have seen all twelve episodes so many times that I can pretty much run them all in my head without having to turn on the television. 8-)

Oh god, another one of my very most favourite HAS to be when he trashes his car. Takes a stick off a tree and beats it.

The man is a genius, the show truly amazing.
 
researchok
#37
Dont YOU get me started now....!
 
Lisa
#38
Quote: Originally Posted by Haggis McBagpipe

Quote: Originally Posted by researchok

I want strawberry kit kats!

Also, when the Lord came to visit and he wanted to impress him....I was in stitches..!

Dear god yes, and the German episode... just DON'T MENTION THE WAR. I think I might have mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it....

Haha! I did not yet read the rest of this threat, but I can already guess that this part is about Fawelty Towers, right?

That German episode is brilliant. My parents live in Germany and are going on a holiday in Scotland, so they take a German car with them. My father wants to stick a text ont he bumper sayingL "Don't mention the war". A great joke if he really dares to, but I doubt it.
 
researchok
#39
That episode was brilliant! I cant watch that show and not end up on ROFLMAO!
 
peapod
#40
Haggis I cannot believe you have not seen edward sissorhands! You must rent it, it will appeal to your oddballness. Its a very sweet movie without all the sticky syrup, about the differences in people and how people are threatened by it. Its done in a way only Tim Burton can do. Here is a little quizz for ya. I will provide the answers later



Fawlty Towers quiz
General
Which of these is the correct fictional address of Fawlty Towers?

14 Redwood Lane
16 Elwood Avenue
10 Seaview Crescent
16 Wellington Place
Polly is supposed to be an art student in Fawlty Towers, but what was she in the pilot episode?

History Student
Drama Student
Philosophy Student
Journalism Student
What are the first names of the elderly ladies (Miss Gatsby and Miss Tibbs) who are permanent residents at Fawlty Towers?

Ursula and Abitha
Abigail and Victoria
Edith and Ursula
Abigail and Agatha
What is the very final line in Fawlty Towers (at the close of Basil The Rat)?

“I knew that veal was off!”
“Papers here yet Fawlty?”
“I’m sorry he’s from Barcelona”
“I’m afraid it’s started to rain again.”
A Touch of Class
Lord Melbury intends to con Basil out of his collection of what?

Stamps
Cigarette Cards
Coins
Victorian Postcards
The Builders
At the very end of this episode, Basil announces he is fleeing to which country?

Canada
Australia
The USA
Brazil
The Wedding Party
Manuel tells us about his family back in Barcelona, but which is correct?

6 brothers, 1 sister
4 brothers, 5 sisters
3 brothers, 4 sisters
5 brothers, 4 sisters
The Hotel Inspectors
Why is Mr Walt in Torquay?

For the exhibition
As a witness in a court case
To view the total eclipse
For the summer
Gourmet Night
What is the name of the Greek chef who ends up drunk and incapable?

Nikolaos
Kurt
Nikos
Kostas
What day of the week does Basil say is best to hold his Gourmet Night?

Sunday
Thursday
Tuesday
Friday
Why is Polly asking the rest of the staff to join her in a celebration drink?

She is pregnant
She is leaving Fawlty Towers
She has a big win at the bingo
She has sold a sketch
Which guest is served raw mullet?

Mrs Hall
Colonel Hall
Mr Twitchen
Mrs Twitchen
The Germans
How many eggs mayonnaise did the Germans order?

One
Two
Three
Four
Communication Problems
How much does Mrs Richards say she paid for her room (not including Value Added Tax)? Remember, this was 1979.

£7.20
£3.40
£12.50
£39.99
What is Mrs Richards’ (the deaf old bat) first name?

Alice
Alison
Anne
Angela
In this episode, Manuel tells Mrs Richards that Basil is from?

Swanage
Swansea
Swindon
Southampton
On what notable day does Communication Problems take place on?

VE Day
St George’s Day
Remembrance Sunday
St David’s Day
What is the name of the horse that Basil has a win on?

Fishwife
Flying Tart
Dragonfly
Bird Brain
Mrs Richards gets a telephone call about the house she is trying to sell, where is her house located?

Blackpool
Brighton
Basildon
Bournemouth
What great sight is not mentioned by Basil Fawlty when he talks to Mrs Richards?

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Great Pyramid of Kheops
Herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically
Sydney Opera House
The Psychiatrist
What is the name of the Welsh restaurant recommended to Raylene Miles by Basil?

Taste of the Valleys
Café Caerphilly
Delilah's
Leek House
How old is Mr Johnson's mother in The Psychiatrist?

68
73
77
79
In the opening scene, Basil is complaining to the telephone operator that he can't get through to which of the following?

The Samaratins
His Doctor
The Speaking Clock
The Police
Waldorf Salad
What is Mr Hamilton's (who wants a Waldorf Salad) first name?

Chuck
Bill
Clark
Harry
How much does Basil get offered to keep the chef back to cook for the American guests?

£20
£10
£25
£30
What Harold Robbins novel is Sybil Fawlty reading in the dining room?

The Carpetbaggers
The Secret
The Adventurers
Never Love a Stranger
For how many years does Basil say the Major has been a resident for?

6
7
8
9
Which motorway does Mr Hamilton refer to as a "backstreet"?

The M1
The M4
The M5
The M25
When Basil asks him to work overtime to cook dinner for Mr & Mrs Hamilton, where does Terry the Chef say he is just about to go to?

A football match
His karate class
A nightclub
To visit his girlfriend
How long does Mrs Hamilton say she has lived in the USA for?

Ten years
Twelve years
Eight years
Twenty years
The Kipper and the Corpse
What is the name of the dog that bites Manuel and Polly?

Patch
Prince
Winston
Arthur
What newspaper does Mr Leeman request along with his breakfast in bed?

The Times
The Guardian
The Telegraph
The Daily Mail
The Anniversary
What is the date of the Fawlty’s wedding anniversary?

22 June
29 July
1 August
17 April
How many turn up for Basil and Sybil’s party?

Two couples and Sybil’s friend Audrey
Four couples
Two couples and Basil’s mother
Three couples
Basil the Rat
What colour of cage is Manuel’s pet “hamster” kept in?

Lime Green
Black
Red and White
Light Blue
What was Major Gowen supposed to be shooting outside the window?

A rat
A tiger
A dragon
A starling
According to Sybil’s mother, how did Basil and Sybil get together?

Through a dating agency
Black Magic
Through Blind Date with Cilla Black
Sheer bad luck
What does Basil say Sybil’s specialist subject on Mastermind should be?

“Gossiping on the phone”
“Worrying about nothing”
“The bleedin’ obvious”
“The books of Harold Robbins
 
researchok
#41
Wow, peapod- what a collection of trivia!

Either youre brilliant or have way too much time on your hands!

(of course, Im trying answer as many as I can without having to look up the answers....)
 
peapod
#42
I will have to say B, because I am very humble and I have a job that would rival the maytag repairman/women. Here are the answers.




www.fawltysite.net/quiz-answers.htm (external - login to view)
 
researchok
#43
TY.

Now I can claim I got all the answers right.

I guess our jobs are similiar-- my time is my own.

Ah, multiple open windows.

Ain't life grand?
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#44
Good morning kids,

I refrained from taking the quiz 'cause I have seen that site and taken the quiz before. Ne'er a cheater, I. Unless the prize had been chocolate, that would have been different, but Pea didn't say anything about a chocolate prize.

Pea, what is your favourite Fawlty Tower scene or episode?

Lisa, your dad just has to have that sticker on the car, that would be very, very funny.
 
researchok
#45
Mornin', haggis!

How was the milkshake and strawberry kit kat?

Lets just say I dreamt about the worlds largest Dairy Queen.....
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#46
Quote: Originally Posted by researchok

Mornin', haggis!

How was the milkshake and strawberry kit kat?

Lets just say I dreamt about the worlds largest Dairy Queen.....

'Twas quite loverly, am ready for rerun of same. 8-) Kidding, but did get breakie out this morning, the power was off when we woke up, so it was off to White Spot for breakie. I would like to eat out every morning. WAIT a minute. I might be onto something here... now, hmm, where the heck is that electrical control panel??
 
researchok
#47
The control panel is a new word for what used to be the fuse box.

So what was on this AM's menu?

And whats on tomorrows menu?

And whats on the day AFTER tomorrows menu.....
 
galianomama
#48
Howdy. Yup, I am also know as ol' Eddie Scissorhands. Cut Pea's hair off the other night. First picked up a pair of wire snippers, just to add to the mix. Good fun AND she let me finish! Whooeee! Anyone watch Ab Fab? loved that show. I think it is on re-runs??? dunno. with Patsy and Eddie...too good.
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#49
Fuse box! Yes, I had computers on the brain this morning, in fact first I put 'energy control panel' but knew that didn't sound right. 'Fuse box' was right out of range to recall. The power, having gone out, blinked out the computer at, apparently, a bad time in its little computer life. As a result, I came back from breakie to power but also to a computer with the Dreaded Blinking Question Mark. As I told a PC friend, it is a Mac thing and means "Operating system? Why no, I haven't seen one of those lately, hang on, let me check... no, I've look all around inside of me, and I don't see a single thing that will start me up. Sorry! Oh, and NEXT time, don't f**k with the power when I'm on, okay? Have a nice day."

All is well now.

As for breakie, I had my favourite White Spot breakie, two poached eggs on multi-grain toast, and a side of fruit salad. White Spot does perfect eggs, really perfect, and their fruit salad is just fresh big chunks of fruit (melons, strawberries, grapes) in a bowl. Yum yum. I could eat that every single morning and die happy. Probably die pretty quick, with eggs every day, but happy.
 
researchok
#50
havent you heard????

This month, eggs are GOOD for you!

As for me, over easy, rye toast and coffee.

Im a purist...
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#51
Quote: Originally Posted by researchok

havent you heard????

This month, eggs are GOOD for you!

As for me, over easy, rye toast and coffee.

Im a purist...

The coffee is a given, for sure. Then home to have real coffee, 10x the strength of restaurant coffee. Are you a REAL purist or do you put milk and/or sugar in your coffee? And, for that matter, when you eat your Smarties, do you eat the red ones last?
 
researchok
#52
Nope-- I take mine black.

As fro smarties. I eat the brown ones last.

Like all civilized people.
 
peapod
#53
And how is your fine self this morning haggis Go check outside you might find something stuck in the trees. Last night when I was putting my bike away, you know the one with the great streamers. A ballon with a long purple string floated down from the heavens, probally some escapee from a birthday party over at the evil clowns place (do not eat his food!) I had this brilliant So I got a big felt pen, a special felt pen tho, one with shimmering gold highlights and wrote on it "Hey Hag" and sent it on its way. Did you get it? I really should be getting paid for this stuff
Speaking of pay, I actually have some work to do for awhile..uh haggis the only chocolate I would be able to provide would be the kind purchased at the
Tattooed Lesbian Vegetarian Health Food Store, you might not like the chocolate but a tour of the store is definately up there with oddballs, crazies, and contrarians. Far more interesting than the baby gap store.
 
researchok
#54
Quote:

Tattooed Lesbian Vegetarian Health Food Store

You mean the braided armpit Birkenstock crowd?

Im sorry-- Im just a heathenistic, barbarian, insensitive oaf.

But my mom says Im nice.[/quote]
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#55
Quote: Originally Posted by peapod

Far more interesting than the baby gap store. :lol:

I have never had the misfortune of finding myself in a baby gap store. In fact, I wasn't aware of the existence of such a thing, and certainly would have preferred to live in ignorance of this gapped baby thing. I suspect it caters to the dress-your-kids-in-designer-clothes-cause-you're-too-dumb-to-realize-that-rug-rats-grow-out-of-stuff-two-days-after-you-buy-it crowd. I suspect I will never enter Gap d'Brat.

Didn't get your banner, no, but will keep an eye out for it. WAIT a minute, now I know why the power was out this morning! There was a blinkin' banner stuck in the works! Well, at least now I know where to find it.

Research, CIVILIZED people carefully dispose of brown Smarties by tossing 'em to the dog. Sheesh. You can't eat the brown ones, that ain't even right. Sounds communist to me.
 
researchok
#56
Baby Gap-- better referred to as a North Korean 'reeducation camp' redux.

I hate the place-- talk about breeding conformity!

Starbucks has NOTHING on Baby Gap...!

As for smarties, please. I grew up enjoying the finest cuisine in Canada-- les restaurants de Montreal.

Brown smarties are like caviar-- an acquired taste perhaps....but, formidable, merveilleux!

Someday, your palate will reach that hightened level of sophistication.
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#57
Quote: Originally Posted by researchok

Baby Gap-- better referred to as a North Korean 'reeducation camp' redux.

I hate the place-- talk about breeding conformity!

Starbucks has NOTHING on Baby Gap...!

As for smarties, please. I grew up enjoying the finest cuisine in Canada-- les restaurants de Montreal.

Brown smarties are like caviar-- an acquired taste perhaps....but, formidable, merveilleux!

Someday, your palate will reach that hightened level of sophistication.

Pfft. You know, in the deep south you can get fried bits of dough called 'hush puppies'. People eat 'em, but you know why they're called 'hush puppies'? 'Cause they were tossed to the dawgs, with the admonishment, 'hush, puppy!'. Well brown smarties are the Canadian version of hush puppies, and any heightened level of sophistication required is of the canine variety. For example, a mangy mutt might shun brown smarties, but a savvy urbane Irish Wolfhound will eat them almost as quickly as he will eat other little round brown things. 8-)

Brown smarties. You'd've gotten if for sure, had mom known you were eating brown smarties all those years.
 
researchok
#58
deflect, deflect deflect.

brown smarties=caviar.

I didnt know that about hush puppies-- is that true? Theyre everywhere here-- I hate em. Ill take fries anyday.
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#59
Quote: Originally Posted by researchok

deflect, deflect deflect.

brown smarties=caviar.

I didnt know that about hush puppies-- is that true? Theyre everywhere here-- I hate em. Ill take fries anyday.

The only decent thing to do with brown smarties other than feeding 'em to your dog: javascript:emoticon(':violent2:')

Hush puppies are little bitty bits of cholesterol, and I agree, they aren't particularly good. Probably because they're meant to be thrown to the hounds. They wouldn't have been made up especially for the dogs, after all, this IS the deep south we're talking about, but I suspect they started out as bits of leftover dough that just got tossed in the deep-fryer along with the chicken or whatever, then tossed to the dogs.

... and then people actually eat 'em. Then again, SOME unsuspecting people eat brown smarties, too, not realizing they were never meant for human consumption. I won't even tell you what they put in the brown ones.
 
researchok
#60
Heresy!!

Brown smarties=CHOCOLATE

OK, off to Runch (chinese)

Yes, I know, tacky, thoughtless and insensitive.

But you DID smile!
 
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