Friday, November 16, 2007

Caption Quiz

This is a picture of Tudor England. It is a little known fact that Tudor peasants had Nikon D200s - they didn't like Canons, believing them possessed by demons - and drove white Ford Transits. The quiz is: what does this house have to do with frozen chicken?

25 comments:

  1. is it bootiful? (I'm a bit worried that might be urban slang for anal sex - or constipation - I'm so out of touch)
    Am I right to infer a connection between white van man and Nikons? I drive a Canon!

    oh yes, the caption....

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  2. Nice try, guys, but no cigar. A more learned connection is involved. Nige will doubtless know

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  3. Bryan, I'm really sorry to lower the tone, but I googled frozen chicken and found this: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article142359.ece
    It's not an image that will quickly fade.

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  4. Thanks for that, Sophie, and I was aiming so high. Why didn't he at least defrost it in the microwave? It's called foreplay

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  5. Twas here in 1590 that Sir Francis, whilst eating a Bacon butty, first contemplated the preservation of meat by a process of freezing. The development of this idea later killed him.

    The caption is: 'Tesco buys Tudor house to create the most historic frozen food counter in England'

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  6. Darn, Johntyh got there first. My guess would have been the same Cambridge graduate. In desperation he ate the bird that had caused all the trouble, but to no avail. Unless ... was it from this house that Ebenezer Sanders set forth with a secrete receipt for most chunkie nuggetts of golden fowle that his descendants would turn into an instrument of world domination.

    Yes, it's frequently claimed that he was indeed a butty-man.

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  7. Well done. The house was built by Nathaniel Bacon, brother of Sir Francis, who had an idea that meat could be preserved by freezing. He leapt out of his coach to stuff a chicken full of snow and died of the ensuing chill. But he was right.

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  8. it is claimed he was the secret son of HRH Liz One and that he wrote all of Shakespeare's plays - but he lived and died in Gorehambury, and that's a different place I suspect.

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  9. I don't think this house in Norfolk has any connection with his death, just his brother.

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  10. look at that house, if you can call it a house, looks like the builder went out for a packet of fags and decided to stay in Virginia! Look at those ridiculous chimneys. And who in their right mind would build it right on top of a church?! the bells, the bells... good god almighty!

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  11. ''...either we need more horsepower or we'll just have to go out and buy a bloody caravan!''

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  12. ''well, the builder only wants an extra 200 for the up-and-over door but, as it's Grade I listed, we have to give the man from the council five grand more.''

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  13. ''have you seen the secuteurs, love? I don't think this back garden's been touched in 400 years...''

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  14. ''I'm back, love!....I've just found 3 whole new species, two thought-to-be extinct ones, a lost patrol of japanese soldiers and this frozen chicken!''

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  15. ''see, we had a choice of being near the church or the pub and, even though it's only once a week, it's easier to walk pissed than hungover.''

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  16. ''there's good news and bad news about the house, Vicar. The good news is the Saudi prince was outbid at auction, the bad news is you're going to have Richard Dawkins as a neighbour.''

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  17. Was the chicken dead already when he began stuffing it full of snow?

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  18. It is a nice quiz problem. But, I can not imagine what I should guess.
    .................
    Nishantha
    Trivia Game Challenge

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