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YORE MAs pub quizz thread [NO CHAT!]

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,616 ✭✭✭✭ OldGoat


    latchyco wrote: »
    Assuming your correct to previous question old goat .

    Is it Rick Wakeman ? .

    Nope. But he is British. Famous for his writing rather then for his toe-dip into music. He wrote lyrics for Hawkwind and Blue oyster Cult.

    I'm older than Minecraft goats.



  • Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭✭ rojerdandry


    Correct!


  • Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭✭ rojerdandry


    Think you got the birth date wrong though...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 21,191 Latchy


    Halleujah by Leonard Cohen.

    Right song but always thought Leonard Cohen was Canadian ?

    ( havent looked on google to tell me otherwise )


  • Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭✭ rojerdandry


    The British guy is a new question (which I think I got also...)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,616 ✭✭✭✭ OldGoat


    The British guy is a new question (which I think I got also...)
    Yep you got Mr. Moorcock. Sorry about the date, typical OldGoat getting the question wrong just to make things more difficult. Michael Moorcocks actual birthdate is 18th Dec. 1939.
    Mia Culpa.

    I'm older than Minecraft goats.



  • Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭✭ rojerdandry


    A book that is divided into four parts - one was adapted for a film. First published in 1958, but written over a period of twenty years. Has been described as comical at the beginning but joyless by the finish. What is the title?


  • Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭✭ rojerdandry


    Film was made by Disney.


  • Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭✭ rojerdandry


    A Cartoon


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,616 ✭✭✭✭ OldGoat


    The only collection of books I can think off is the Winnie The Pooh stories but I don't know the publication dates and as I've never read the originals I don't know if it has a joyless ending, though I imagine Pooh running out of honey or Tigger loosing his spring...or Eeyore having a good day.
    [Cue Eeyore Ma joke] :)

    I'm older than Minecraft goats.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭✭ rojerdandry


    Main character's name is Wart and he becomes a famous leader. I want the name of the book and not the movie remember...


  • Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭✭ rojerdandry


    The Once and Future King by T. H. White.


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    And whose works did TS White copy base his stories on?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,015 ✭✭✭✭ trout


    The works of Sir Thomas Mallory ... L'Mort d'Arthur


  • Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭✭ rojerdandry


    So are you asking next Mr. Trout?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,015 ✭✭✭✭ trout


    So are you asking next Mr. Trout?

    OK ... in keeping with my habit of asking questions that google cannot answer.

    What is the oldest computer in my attic ... and how old is it ?

    I'll settle for manufacturer and within 5 years ... full marks and a jammy dodger for more detail.


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    I would guess that it is an Acer, from 1994


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,015 ✭✭✭✭ trout


    deswalsh wrote: »
    I would guess that it is an Acer, from 1994

    Not even close :cool:


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 47,069 ✭✭✭✭ Zaph


    A ZX81 from 1981?


  • Administrators, Sports Moderators Posts: 21,962 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ smashey


    Commodore 64, 1982?


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    Zaph wrote: »
    A ZX81 from 1981?

    pfft, he wasnt even out of nappies in 81!

    I'll guess again at an Amiga of 1989 vintage, a hand-me-down from a generous if nerdy uncle, still currently adorned with HeMan and Shera stickers, wagon wheel crumbs, and an unidentifed brown goo under the CTRL key.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,015 ✭✭✭✭ trout


    Zaph wrote: »
    A ZX81 from 1981?

    Nope ... I'd love one though.
    smashey wrote: »
    Commodore 64, 1982?

    Nope. Although I have one of those.

    Think older. More buttons. Less power.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,015 ✭✭✭✭ trout


    deswalsh wrote: »
    pfft, he wasnt even out of nappies in 81!

    I'll guess again at an Amiga of 1989 vintage, a hand-me-down from a generous if nerdy uncle, still currently adorned with HeMan and Shera stickers, wagon wheel crumbs, and an unidentifed brown goo under the CTRL key.

    Nope ... although I have several Amigas :)

    Don't forget ... I was a child of the 70's.


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 47,069 ✭✭✭✭ Zaph


    A VIC-20? 1980-ish.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,015 ✭✭✭✭ trout


    Zaph wrote: »
    A VIC-20? 1980-ish.

    Getting warmer ... but nope!


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 47,069 ✭✭✭✭ Zaph


    Can't think of anything else from around then. An Acorn of some description?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,015 ✭✭✭✭ trout


    Zaph wrote: »
    Can't think of anything else from around then. An Acorn of some description?

    Nope ... not the Acorn Electron, nor the BBC Model B ... wrong decade.


  • Registered Users Posts: 907 Rashers


    ZX80?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,967 mrmac


    An Apple II, with a "genuine" floppy still in the drive!
    Still works!!
    Has a program of "Pong" on it which you carefully programmed in, but must admit you copied it from a book/magazine about "Basic" ;)

    Circa: 1978


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,015 ✭✭✭✭ trout


    mrmac wrote: »
    An Apple II, with a "genuine" floppy still in the drive!
    Still works!!
    Has a program of "Pong" on it which you carefully programmed in, but must admit you copied it from a book/magazine about "Basic" ;)

    As it happens, I do have an Apple IIe, with TWO floppy drives. There is a version of Breakout written in Pascal ... which takes 14 minutes to compile. And yes, I copied if from a book/magazine.

    It's not the oldest computer in the attic though. :cool:


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