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Old 02-13-2013, 08:11 AM   #10846
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What links funky apes with philatelists?
Gibbons.

The Goodies Funky Gibbon and Gibbons the stamp vendors.

Either that or a really weird party you went to.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:53 AM   #10847
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Gibbons.

The Goodies Funky Gibbon and Gibbons the stamp vendors.

Either that or a really weird party you went to.
For the sake of my reputation I'll let it go with Gibbons!
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Stanley Gibbons?

EDIT: Damn, next page syndrome strikes again...
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:39 PM   #10849
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The poem is "Parlement of Foules" or "Parlement of Birddes" by Geoffrey Chaucer.

Edit: Forgot to say it was for Richard II and his engagement to Anne of Bohemia.

Just thought I'd toss it up there even though it's 3 quizzes ago

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Old 02-14-2013, 04:34 AM   #10850
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The poem is "Parlement of Foules" or "Parlement of Birddes" by Geoffrey Chaucer.

Edit: Forgot to say it was for Richard II and his engagement to Anne of Bohemia.

Just thought I'd toss it up there even though it's 3 quizzes ago
You're right in every respect - even getting the name of the poem, which I thought was too difficult to ask for!

I think that TGS won that quiz, so over to him. Or I'll put up another later after getting the Gibbons one.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:23 AM   #10851
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Which Japanese writer might well have called one of his novels "This Bird Has Flown"...and why?
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:16 AM   #10852
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That would be Murakami Haruki's Norwegian Wood.
Part of the lyrics in the Beatles song.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:38 AM   #10853
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That would be Murakami Haruki's Norwegian Wood.
Part of the lyrics in the Beatles song.
Almost right - the actual title of the song that everyone thinks of as Norwegian Wood is actually "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)".
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:43 AM   #10854
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I wonder how many people realize that he burned down the house...
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:53 AM   #10855
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Well, if we are on the topic of Japanese author's and their titles. Which author wrote a book with a title that could have been "Gentle Snow Fall"? What is the English title instead?
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:11 AM   #10856
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Well, if we are on the topic of Japanese author's and their titles. Which author wrote a book with a title that could have been "Gentle Snow Fall"? What is the English title instead?
I think you may have stumped us
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:19 AM   #10857
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I think you may have stumped us
Sorry, I forgot I posed a question.
The title in English is The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki and the original title is Sasameyuki which means gentle snow fall.
It always struck me as a tad odd how the title was changed.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:17 PM   #10858
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To get us restarted here's a simple riddle:

She awakes, I touch her and she spreads her legs apart. We are both nervous but I continue. Finally the white liquid comes.

What happened?
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:52 PM   #10859
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Sounds to me like you were opening a Swedish milk carton, but I doubt that is what you are asking about.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:10 PM   #10860
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To get us restarted here's a simple riddle:

She awakes, I touch her and she spreads her legs apart. We are both nervous but I continue. Finally the white liquid comes.

What happened?
Sounds to me like someone new to milking a cow learning how to do it.
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