Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Que? Une Clue? Join the queue.

At that moment, with everyone poised to devour the food with their bare hands if need be, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers swept into the middle of the dancefloor to treat the starving customers to a cultural feast that left their souls brimming over yet their stomachs growling.
Alleyn announced to the table at large,
" I've long felt the urge to strap that insufferable Max Headroom who debuted on this day into Richard Pearse's aircraft he flew today 9 months ahead of the Wright brothers but I fear the return of Sherlock today in 1905 would upset the apple cart somewhat although this good gentleman dancing by could share the thrill of racing a car in the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island, which began today in 1928."
This last was flung at Fred Astaire who leaned in closer to the table dipping Ginger backwards over the scallops as he replied,
"Why certainly! When I was filming On The Beach that was the best part of the whole work for me; giving up all pretence of being an adult and letting the wind remove the days starchy tension from my gut and shoulders. Ahhh, it was a beautiful track to race on."
Unbeknown to the chattering men Joan Hickson had begun to thread the salt and pepper squid onto her crochet hook and was managing to also siphon off quite a large amount of the cheap house red into her thermos in her trusty straw bag.
Margaret was stuffing dinner rolls and butter pats into Stanley Holloway's Gladstone bag while her former co-star was mesmerised by the  innuendo-laden performance by Mae West when they all quite clearly heard it.
The first clue.
Yellow = New Zealand
Orange = Canada
Green = Australia
Red = usually British or other nationality
Anything in bold, italics and coloured blue is a link to another site with more info.
Anything outrageous is usually humour and/or sarcasm.


  1. Oh Jayne, my brain hurts this early in the morning!!! Que?

  2. LOL Jeanie, Paris will understand perfectly, just read it to her and see if she doesn't belch in satisfaction ;)

  3. Point of order! The American adaption of Max Headroom started on 31/3/87, but Max originally debuted in the UK in 1985.

  4. So, the UK was slightly more than 20 mins into the future?! :P