If Only They Were This Good at Brexit

NEWS FLASH FROM ENGLAND: In an atmosphere of revelry rivaling that of both VE Day and anytime Kenneth Branagh leaves the country, the people of Beetley are celebrating the success of local Ollie owner and the only resident of the town to have personally flashed a rude gesture at Benjamin Disraeli, Grouchy Pete. in his landmark victory in cracking the Enigma Code that is the Classic Film Images Photo Quiz.

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In a move that has stunned NATO and forced an admission from French President Emmanuel Macron that Parisians are indeed “annoying”, an ancient Beetley native known only by the alias Pete (which in the Welsh dialect means either “angry Rainman” or “Ollie’s burden” depending on how many whiskey shots you have consumed), has solved what has been called by prominent scholars at the ivy covered institution of academic shell games, Smarterin U., the modern day version of the Gordian Knot, by correctly identifying all twenty five films in the November 2019 edition of the Classic Film Images Photo Quiz. “Pete” (pictured, right) responded in classic style by calling for insurrection against those who control the weather and a large moose who he claims has been stalking his home during the evening. Locals are thrilled with the sudden notoriety, though when pressed to convey good tidings toward the now-famous curmudgeon neighbor, still wish for a well placed sinkhole.

Instructions to the winner:  to receive your well deserved CSR Culture shock Award, you may either (in a democracy, we give you a choice) download it by using the following link: https://chandlerswainreviews.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/csrcultureshockaward.gif    or by simply downloading the actual award and transferring it to your site. Interlopers and wannabe winners may be reminded that the award is registered and copyrighted (except in China where every intellectual property is fair game), and if found on an undeserving site, we will pursue and prosecute to the fullest extent of our prosecutorial energies (which means you’re in no danger). Congrats to Pete and to all a good night.

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I've been a puppet, a pirate, a pauper, a poet, a pawn and a king, not necessarily in that order. My first major movie memory was being at the drive-in at about 1 1/2 yrs. old seeing "Sayonara" so I suppose an interest in film was inevitable. (For those scoring at home- good for you- I wasn't driving that evening, so no need to alert authorities.)Writer, critic and confessed spoiler of women, as I have a tendency to forget to put them back in the refrigerator. My apologies.
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8 Responses to If Only They Were This Good at Brexit

  1. I see the spell I put on the moose got it to leave me. Sorry that it is now bothering you (It likes marshmallows, really bid ones). Warmest regards, Theo

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I can’t believe that you are now being haunted by a moose. Remember I still haven’t seen one outside the wildlife park. Now I know why. They have moved to Norfolk!

  3. beetleypete says:

    Reblogged this on beetleypete and commented:
    This is the post that announced my quiz award on Chandler Swain’s blog.

  4. beetleypete says:

    Unfortunately, Pete is too shocked to receive his award. The doctors have described his reaction as ‘Euphoric Catatonia’. They added that this was brought on by consuming a bottle of Shiraz in under ten minutes, upon hearing the news. (Apparently this was discovered in his garden shed, long hidden away)
    When he saw this post, he is believed to have uttered the words, “All correct? Surely not? That is impossible, from such a renowned quiz master as Bishop Tutu”. With that, he slipped away, much to the consternation of the crowds waiting to celebrate in the rain.
    His wife was unimpressed however, and went off to enjoy an Indian meal, in the company of her work colleagues. It was left to me to reply to this, as I was waiting for the ambulance to take him to hospital.
    Sincerely, a concerned neighbour. Very concerned, I might add.

    • Concerned neighbor-
      It is with great relief (if not total disbelief) that a kind soul has come forward to administer to our good friend Pete (nee Romulus and/or Remus, Alexander Hamilton, Jeanne Becu, Comtesse du Barry, Laika) in his time of crisis. However, this display of fraternal charity does not quite jibe with what we have uncovered here at Swain News Service concerning what has been designated as the Beetley Containment Project, which appears to be (correct me if the facts are incorrect) a community project involving the construction of a deep moat around Pete’s property but without the requisite drawbridge. Any additional information would be helpful.
      -Charles Foster Kane

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