Jan 20

King William’s College Kwizz 2019. FT Round 10

FT21 comments • 136 views

 1 whose opera was inspired by Virgil?
 2 who honoured Queen Anne’s consort with a stimulating voluntary?
 3 who wrote music for the attendant to Prospero as he donned his ducal robes?
 4 who wrote music forever patriotically associated with our green and pleasant land?
 5 who named a composition after a mighty biblical hunter in honour of his editor and friend?

Jan 20

The Freaky Trigger Movie Poll 2019: #30 – #21

FT2 comments • 156 views

Here’s the next batch of ten films. Some big studio productions and some tiny indie films too. Again it is notable how many of these films centre on women’s stories (perhaps with the exception of the big studio hits  – though even our number 30 has more interesting female characters than the rest of its series). 


Jan 20

King William’s College Kwizz 2019. FT Round 9

FT9 comments • 94 views

 1 who started in the Justinian?
 2 as what is the black trumpet also known?
 3 upon what is the Lord laughing in the sun?
 4 where did Dulcibella run aground, lured by Dollmann?
 5 which oxymoronic engagement resulted in the humiliation of the 7th?

Jan 20

King William’s College Kwizz 2019. FT Round 8

FT9 comments • 107 views

 1 Who fell to Pardiñaz in Madrid?
 2 And who fell to Bailaor in Talavera de la Reina?
 3 Who initiated the vindication of the Maid of Orleans?
 4  Which avenging monarch succumbed to plague in La Linea?
 5 Which king was assassinated with his own sword while besieging his sister’s inherited city?


Jan 20

King William’s College Kwizz 2019. FT Round 7

FT7 comments • 110 views

 1 were we 76 for 7?
2 did the Donkey kick off northward?
3 did Gurney reward Lightborn by stabbing him?
4 does Monti’s Father Thames overlook the first lock?
5 did Simpkin confiscate the twist of cherry-coloured silk?


Jan 20

The Freaky Trigger Movie Poll 2019: #40 – #31

FT5 comments • 234 views

Welcome to the FreakyTrigger Top 40 Films of 2019. Quick catch up on the rules, the vote is open to as many people who submit a ballot. Voters submit up to 20 films in order, which are ranked. To qualify for the final list a film must get more than one vote.

This year, probably because we didn’t do a music ballot and music is the main bread and butter of FT, we got about five less voters. This also meant that we only had 42 films to get more than one vote. I could tell you what they were – but I will leave that to the end. In particular, quite a lot of really good films didn’t qualify (he said bitterly having binned much of his list). To qualify a film had to have been released in 2019 in the UK, either in cinemas or straight to streaming / VOD. This meant quite a few of our international ballots had Parasite on it – which hasn’t been released in the UK yet. I can’t wait….


Jan 20

King William’s College Kwizz 2019. FT Round 6

FT7 comments • 107 views

 1 in whose garden can we both gather nosegays?
 2 where was the lofty location of Aritomo’s garden?
 3 who is invited into the garden to share the musk of the rose?
 4 which Garden was developed on the site of the Bishop of Ely’s town house?
 5 which town’s development was based on plans inspired by Howard and holds his grave?

Jan 20

King William’s College Kwizz 2019. FT Round 5

FT6 comments • 132 views

 1 what was Best and Goes Farthest?
 2 which product held the fifth Golden Ticket?
 3 what did Vianne open in Lansquenet-sous-Tannes?
 4 which Gammel Strand grøntsager put marzipan to good use?
 5 Desperation, Pacification, Expectation, Acclamation and finally Realization – what was it?

Jan 20

King William’s College Kwizz 2019. FT Round 4

FT7 comments • 128 views

1 who was Ashie, the leader of Juventus?
2 which Veronese nobleman was rejected by a tallow-faced baggage?
3 which regicide was represented as Samuel in a Boston operatic setting?
4 which diplomat received an 11-gun salute on disembarking Nonsuch near Rügen?
5 who arrived from the continent with a cockatoo, a pair of canaries and a family of white rodents?


Jan 20

King William’s College Kwizz 2019. FT Round 3

FT3 comments • 124 views

 1 who suggested a profile of the Dorset Street murderer?
 2 to whom was a Perry Mason story involving dual identity dedicated?
 3 which Professor used photographic superimposition to identify remains found near the A701?
 4 who concluded that the dead man found hanged below Blackfriars Bridge was the victim of foul play?
 5 whose development of genetic fingerprinting exonerated a kitchen porter and led to a life sentence for a bakery worker?
 6 whose ground-breaking test, distinguishing human blood from wood stain and sheep’s blood, led to an execution at Greifswald?