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  • #1676947
    homersimpson
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    1. False
    2. False
    3. True
    4. True
    5. False
    6. True
    7. False
    8. False
    9. True
    10. True

    #1676949
    Avatar photoIanDavies
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    Thank you for your entries, MrWJones and homersimpson.

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    #1676969
    Avatar photoEx RubyLight
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    6. False
    1. False
    4. True
    9. True
    2. True
    10. False
    7. False
    8. False
    3. True
    5. True

    #1677098
    Avatar photoIanDavies
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    Nine entries and, as edited above, I have now decided to end the quiz at 6pm today (Saturday 13/1/24) and will give the results soon thereafter.

    Just a bit of fun in a cold week in January, but hopefully with the winner going next it can keep me and my fellow Lounge dwellers going through the winter.

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    #1677257
    Avatar photoIanDavies
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    1. The first race meeting I ever attended was at Haydock Park. FALSE – Though born in Manchester, I didn’t go racing until
    my Dad took me to Beverley in April 1977 after we moved to Hull

    2. The first Grand National winner I ever backed was Rag Trade. FALSE – My first bet on the Grand National was a whole pound on Lucius at the morning odds of 20/1 in 1978

    3. The comedian Mel Smith once trod on my foot at the races – he was a heavy fella, it hurt! TRUE – He was walking up steps at Cheltenham in 1983, head down and it was a pure accident. Christ, it hurt, but he gave me a big dopey apologetic grin and I burst out laughing despite the pain

    4. As a journalist I once interviewed former Chess World Champion Gary Kasparov. TRUE – In 2001, it’s still online somewhere

    5. My father taught subsequent Moors Murderer Myra Hindley Geography when she was at school. TRUE – Unlike others teachers who made up all sorts to sell to prying Sunday tabloids after her trial, my honest Dad said he taught a lot of kids, there was nothing remarkable about her and he barely remembered her

    6. Robert Smith of The Cure was an investor in a former website project of mine. FALSE – I had an associate by that name and the Devil in me kept silent, thus declining to disabuse a few at Punters Lounge, who had put two and two together and got something other than four, of the absurd notion it might be the pop goth icon

    7. I once met Ian Kilmister (Lemmy) out of Motörhead and when I asked him if his name was “Iain” with two “i”s, he took one look at my then girlfriend and replied: “I don’t need two eyes to see her.” FALSE – But all the best lies have a grain of truth. My best friend Iain and his stunning and uber cute gf Hilary had that experience at a merchandise-signing after a gig in 1981. There was nothing wrong with Lemmy’s eye sight, she was a little Goddess and I was very sad to hear a few years ago that she had died all too young at 49

    8. I backed 100/1 Grand National winner Mon Mome win only. FALSE – Come on, this is me, if I had, don’t you think you would have all been told about it (repeatedly) here by now? Didn’t have a penny on it

    9. I have never been to Chester racecourse on an actual raceday. TRUE – And I must rectify this one day. My Dad told me so me so many stories about it from his Chester Grammar school youth

    10. I last went abroad (outside the UK) in 1994. TRUE – Travelling never did it for me, I stopped half a lifetime ago and I don’t miss it

    THE SCORES*
    ERL 8
    homersimpson 8
    CAS 8
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    MrWJones 6
    Neil 6
    Richard 6
    Nathan 4
    Ghost 4
    Landafar 4

    We have a tie-break and we move to sudden death in a 24-hour (closes 6pm, Sunday, non runners eliminated: Two are true, two are false.

    For ERL, homer and CAS only please –

    – I once met Jilly Cooper at Newbury races and after telling her how my Dad took her book “Class” literally, she laughed out loud and hugged me

    – John Prescott once accidentally picked up my pint and took a swig of it in a Beverley pub in 1981

    – I once shared a train carriage with Charlotte Church and I have had an impossible crush on the lady ever since

    – I was at university with later Tory politician Andrea Leadsom

    (*If I’ve got them right – apologies in advance for any errors)

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    #1677268
    Avatar photoCork All Star
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    True
    False
    False
    True

    #1677278
    Richard88
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    I imagine Kasparov to be an interesting chap Ian.

    #1677282
    Avatar photoIanDavies
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    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/garry-kasparov-king-without-a-crown-9206901.html

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    #1677286
    Richard88
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    Many thanks Ian, I find chess fascinating despite not having a clue about it beyond how the pieces move.

    #1677290
    Avatar photoEx RubyLight
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    This is a tough one, Ian. I fully agree with Cork’s selections.
    I wouldn’t necessarily expect John Prescott in a Beverley pub and the story about Charlotte Church sounds made up.

    That’s why I have to go
    1. TRUE
    2. FALSE
    3. FALSE
    4. TRUE

    By the way, that interview with Kasparov is an excellent read.

    #1677293
    homersimpson
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    I will go exact opposite of CAS

    FALSE
    TRUE
    TRUE
    FALSE

    #1677295
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    – I once met Jilly Cooper at Newbury races and after telling her how my Dad took her book “Class” literally, she laughed out loud and hugged me TRUE – And what a lovely lady she was.

    – John Prescott once accidentally picked up my pint and took a swig of it in a Beverley pub in 1981 FALSE – though I did see him in a pub in Beverley once

    – I once shared a train carriage with Charlotte Church and I have had an impossible crush on the lady ever since FALSE – My idea of the perfect woman, but I’ve never set eyes on her and it’s probably just as well

    – I was at university with later Tory politician Andrea Leadsom TRUE – And I’ve got a feeling I shared a car with her to Towcester races to see a mutual friend ride in a Hunters’ Chase. Our friend pulled up and was a bit put out to later find we’d hardly watched him as I’d suggested to La Leadsom and the other posh girl in our group that we all back the favourite Rockin Berry, who won comfortably at 7/4.

    Homer is eliminated, so it’s down to CAS and ERL, who both got four out of four.

    I declare a dead-heat, both of you have done magnificently hence both of you are invited to take a turn now with first dibs going to CAS as he got his answers in first.

    Many congratulations, gentlemen, and I hope everyone enjoyed taking part.

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    #1677298
    Landafar
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    Thanks for the insights Ian, it was a good laugh.

    #1677299
    Avatar photoCork All Star
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    Oh dear, I fear my 10 statements are not anywhere near as good as ID’s – but here they are anyway. As per the rules, 5 are true and 5 are false:

    1. The first race meeting I attended was at the July Course in Newmarket.

    2. I have attended race meetings at every racecourse in the UK, including at the defunct tracks of Towcester and Folkestone.

    3. I have completed the Coast to Coast walk from St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay.

    4. Graeme Souness and his wife Karen (she used to put up the letters on “Countdown”) used to be my next door neighbours.

    5. I was in New York on 11th September 2001.

    6. I once met Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones at Windsor and tipped him the winner of the next race.

    7. I was at school with Rick Astley.

    8. I once sat next to snooker referee Jan Verhaas on a flight to Amsterdam.

    9. I once interviewed Jane Asher for a position on the Board of the National Portrait Gallery.

    10. I won a quiz at a Grand National preview night and my prize was presented by Clare Balding.

    Let’s give it until Thursday, when the answers will be revealed.

    #1677321
    Avatar photoNathan Hughes
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    Good questions Corky, I’ll have a bash a bit later on

    Blackbeard to conquer the World

    #1677323
    Avatar photoEx RubyLight
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    Ian, it shouldn’t be a dead-heat as Cork was the first one to post the correct answers. I’ll settle for second and will give it another try.

    A great list Cork, but I’ll need at least a day to come up with any answers.

    #1677325
    Avatar photoIanDavies
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    That’s very sporting of you, ERL.

    And thank you also for your kind words about my Kasparov interview back in the day.

    Cracking set of statements from CAS – they’ve got me totally flummoxed.

    I’ll also have a crack at them in due course.

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