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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Haven't seen any quizzes lately, so forgive me if I do another 007 question.

In Skyfall (2012 ), it is not stated directly, but implied by a feature shown in 007's ancestral home (pictured )in Scotland and the layout of the grounds, that the Bond family belonged to which of these denominations?

a. Presbyterian
b. Episcopalian
c. Roman Catholic
d. Methodist

   Yesterday at 00:52 EST .

   HopeandGlory  OK! . . . This is a guess . . . Presbyterian?
21 hours ago .

   Mike PHX  Sunni
17 hours ago .

   GO3  Not Presbyterian which was the official Scotland denomination. The Bond family home had a secret tunnel underneath the moor to the chapel known as a priest's hole. These were used to shelter Catholics and priests who continued to practice their religion during the period when the Church was outlawed and they refused to obey the authority of the Church of Scotland (Presbyterian ). So the answer is "c" but it would be difficult to answer if you haven't seen the movie.
12 hours ago .

   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  May 23 in military history:

1862 - Valley Campaign: Stonewall Jackson takes Front Royal, Virginia. The Valley Campaign was Jackson's famous spring 1862 campaign through the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Employing audacity and rapid, unpredictable movements on interior lines, Jackson's 17,000 men marched 646 miles in 48 days and won several minor battles as they successfully engaged three Union armies (52,000 men ), preventing them from reinforcing the Union offensive against Richmond. Concealing his movement in the Luray Valley, Jackson joined forces with Maj. Gen. Richard S. Ewell and captured the Federal garrison at Front Royal on May 23, causing Union General Banks to retreat to the north. Painting: Stonewall Jackson during the Valley Campaign.

1864 - Battle of North Anna River/Totopotamy River/Haw's Shop/Hanovertown, Va: Three day fight begins
1939 - USS 'Squalus" (SS-192 ) sinks off Portsmouth, NH; 26 die, but 33 are rescued next day
1945 - German island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to the Royal Navy
1945 - The Allies dissolve the "Dönitz Government," and abolish German sovereignty
1960 - Israel announces the capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina

   May 23 at 00:07 EST .

   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  This actor was born in St. Louis, MO, and earned a degree in art history from Yale University. He also wrote a syndicated art column in the 1960s, and founded an art gallery on the campus of East Los Angeles College. He was a menacing 6'4" and is considered a legend in the Gothic horror film genre. There were two remakes of one of movies with the leading men being Charlton Heston in 1971 and Will Smith in 2007. Converted to Catholicism shortly after marrying his third wife, a Catholic, while she became an American citizen for him.

Quote: "I sometimes feel that I'm impersonating the dark unconscious of the whole human race. I know this sounds sick, but I love it."

Who is he?
   May 22 at 03:18 EST .

   Mike PHX  Vincent Price
May 22 at 03:36 EST .

   GO3  Rapid fire correct answer!
May 22 at 05:09 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  May 21 in military history:

878 - Syracuse, the capital of Byzantine Sicily, surrenders after an eight month siege to Muslim invaders, who enslave all of the inhabitants that they do not massacre, and raze every church.
1856 - Lawrence, Kansas captured & sacked by pro-slavery forces
1917 - Leo Pinckney is the first American drafted during WW I
1942 - Philippines: Japanese troops occupy Samar and Leyte
1943 - China: Japanese open a new offensive across the Yangtze River
1956 - US explodes the first airdropped hydrogen bomb, Bikini Atoll
1964 - US begins intelligence flights above Laos
1968 - USS Scorpion (SSN-589 ) sinks off Azores, 99 die
1982 - British Forces land on the Falkland Islands. During the night, the British Amphibious Task Group under the command of Commodore Michael Clapp (Commodore, Amphibious Warfare – COMAW ) mounted Operation Sutton, the amphibious landing on beaches around San Carlos Water. The 4,000 men of 3 Commando Brigade were put ashore as were units from the Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, and armoured reconnaissance vehicles. By dawn the next day, they had established a secure beachhead from which to conduct offensive operations leading to ultimate victory on 14 June 1982. Photo: British troops land at San Carlos.

   May 20 at 23:39 EST .

   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Another quiz concerning Monty Python. The foot which comes crashing down during the opening sequence of the show was borrowed by animator Terry Gilliam from a painting of what fictional character?
   May 18 at 23:34 EST .

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   GO3  Hint: The character is mythological and is known to carry a bow and arrow.
May 19 at 23:23 EST .

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   Safetydude  Cupid ???
May 20 at 09:14 EST .

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   GO3  Safety, you got it! Gilliam took it from "An Allegory with Venus and Cupid" which hangs in the London National Gallery.
May 20 at 09:22 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  May 17 in military history:

1102 - Second Battle of Ramalah: Crusaders defeat the Fatimids
1756 - Seven Years' War: Britain declares war on France
1863 - Battle of Big Black River Bridge: Grant begins sealing off Vicksburg
1905 - Norway declares independence from Sweden
1940 - Germans capture Brussels
1943 - Operation Chastise: RAF 617 Squadron (The Dam Busters ) destroys the Ruhr Valley dams in the early morning hours

1944 - Burma: Merrill's Marauders initiate a long campaign to take Myitkina and its airfield. The Marauders led the way for a Chinese-American combined force to seize Myitkyina. However, after quickly seizing the airfield, lack of coordination between the Marauders and the stronger regulars behind them gave the Japanese an opportunity to reinforce the town, making the attack on Myitkyina a long campaign. The 14th Evacuation Hospital was moved forward with the primary duty of caring for the sick and wounded Marauders. The hospital staff recorded that: ..."many of them were seriously ill and they were so tired, dirty, and hungry that they looked more dead than alive. They suffered from exhaustion, malnutrition, typhus, malaria, amebic dysentery, jungle sores, and many other diseases resulting from months of hardship in the tropical jungle." Photo: Gen. Stilwell talks to some troops from Merrill’s Marauders at Myitkyina.

1945 - Last major surface naval battle of WW II: Japanese cruiser Haguro sunk by British destroyers in the Malacca Straits.
1974 - Protestant Ulster "Unionist" terrorists detonate four bombs in the Irish Republic, 33 die, including children.
1987 - USS 'Stark' (FFG-31 ) hit by Iraqi missiles, 37 sailors die

   May 17 at 01:24 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  May 15 in military history:

1033 - Moslem rioters initiate attacks on the Jews of Fez, Morocco: around 6000 die over the next few weeks
1525 - Frankenhausen: German "Peasants' War" ends as nobles slaughter 5,000
1718 - Brit James Puckle receives a patent for a repeating firearm - the first "machine gun"
1862 - Battle of Princeton Court House , West Virginia: Rebs win
1867 - Battle of Queretero: The Mexican Republicans defeat the Imperialists, and capture the "Emperor" Maximilian von Hapsburg
1904 - Japanese battleships 'Hatsuse' & 'Yashima' mined & sunk off Port Arthur
1941 - British attack Halfaya Pass & Fort Capuzzo in Egypt & Libya
1944 - Eisenhower and Montgomery brief George VI and Churchill on the D-Day plan
1948 - Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, and Saudi-Arabia attack Israel.

1957 - First British H-bomb (fusion ) device exploded, Christmas Island, the Pacific. The British fusion bomb program was started in 1954 and developed with limited resources in a remarkably short space of time. Scientists took two years to develop the weapon compared with their American counterparts who took seven years before exploding their first device. Photo: Detonation of Britain's first H-bomb over Christmas Island.

1972 - Ryukyu Islands return to Japan after 27 years of US control

   May 15 at 01:36 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Safety, this one's for you:
   May 13 at 23:56 EST .

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   Safetydude  Good Morning.

Right back at you:
May 14 at 10:19 EST .

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   GO3  Ah yes. A classic!
May 14 at 10:44 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  May 13 in military history:

1110 - Crusaders capture Beirut
1861 - Britain declares neutrality in the American Civil War
1865 - Battle of Palmeto Ranch, Tx: Rebs win the last battle of the Civil War
1940 - Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands flees to England to avoid capture by the Germans

1943 - Axis troops in Tunisia surrender, ending the African Campaign. Signal from General Sir Harold Alexander, CinC, Middle East to Prime Minister: "The end is very near. Von Arnim has been captured, and prisoners will most likely be over 150,000. All organised resistance has collapsed, and only pockets of enemy are still holding out. It appears that we have taken over 1,000 guns, of which 180 are 88-mm, 250 tanks, and many thousands of motor vehicles, many of which are serviceable." In reality, over 250,000 Germans were captured, marking the defeat on par with Stalingrad. Photo: British Stuart light tank crew accepts surrender of a German unit.

1945 - Kyushu: US carriers begin two day raid against Japanese airfields
1946 - US sentences 58 Mauthausen concentration camp guards to death
1964 - The first nuclear-powered task force puts to sea, Enterprise (CVN-65 ), Long Beach (CGN-9 ), and Bainbridge (DLGN-25/CGN-25 )

   May 13 at 04:18 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Announcer: "And now for something completely different."

What comedy troupe used this line in both movies and TV?
   May 13 at 03:56 EST .

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   Safetydude  'Iiiiit's Muntyy Python's Flyiiing Circus'.

I think this was the most brilliant cast of characters, comic actors, every assembled.
May 13 at 11:06 EST .

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   GO3  Correct answer and I completely agree with your opinion. But for pure slapstick and ribaldry it has to be Benny Hill.
May 13 at 11:15 EST .

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   Calvinesq  Ironically, that opening line in this British comedy classic series was followed by its theme song - John Philip Sousa's march "The Liberty Bell."
May 17 at 15:05 EST .

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