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Lunchtime Bonus Question

12:24 UK time, Friday, 17 August 2007

The fifth in our series of one-off, never-to-be-repeated revivals of the veteran Lunchtime Bonus Question, in which we give you an answer and you try to be funny by suggesting what the question might have been.

Could there be a more auspicious date in the calendar to honour on the LBQ comeback tour, than 17 August?

In the covert world of annerversaria it is widely acknowledged to be the anniversary's anniversary. The date that marks the births of Mr Last Theorem himself, Pierre de Fermat (1601); American frontiersman Davy Crockett (1786); recently deceased boho-in-chief George Melly (1926); the chanteuse behind that existential epiphany "oooh baby do you know what that's worth, ohh heaven is a place on earth" (Belinda Carlisle (1958))... to say nothing of the birth and trial commencement of US pilot Gary Powers (1929 and 1960 respectively).

But all these dates pale into insignificance alongside the anniversary of the birth of perhaps Hollywood's most misquoted artiste: Mae "why don't you come up sometime, and see me?" West. The LBQ knows a thing or two about being misquoted – for each of the past four days its facilitators have billed it as running "for one final time" – when the LBQ had always planned to spread its return over a full working week.

So, today's answer is "A BIT TOEY". Send your questions using the comments box below. The most wrong will be published. The least wrong will be quietly forgotten.

Comments

  1. At 12:33 PM on 17 Aug 2007, John, Sevenoaks wrote:

    David, what did your first goal for the Galaxy feel like?

  2. At 12:34 PM on 17 Aug 2007, Kip wrote:

    Foot fetishist's fantasy?

  3. At 12:36 PM on 17 Aug 2007, Richard wrote:

    How did Sandie Shaw describe her feet before surgery?

  4. At 12:36 PM on 17 Aug 2007, Stig wrote:

    Sandals in the workplace are what?

  5. At 12:37 PM on 17 Aug 2007, David Dee wrote:

    Slightly beyond decimal?

  6. At 12:38 PM on 17 Aug 2007, John, Sevenoaks wrote:

    Is it all right to BITE A TOY from China?

  7. At 12:39 PM on 17 Aug 2007, Phil, Cardiff wrote:

    How's your sandwich?

  8. At 12:40 PM on 17 Aug 2007, Mel wrote:

    What is the foot being replaced by the metre as a unit of measurement?

  9. At 12:40 PM on 17 Aug 2007, Helene Parry wrote:

    The Guardian's assessment of Tony Blair's policies?

  10. At 12:42 PM on 17 Aug 2007, Kip wrote:

    So what did you think of Darcey Bussell's performance?

  11. At 12:48 PM on 17 Aug 2007, Martin Ruck wrote:

    Centipede on a hot tin roof?

  12. At 12:55 PM on 17 Aug 2007, Christina wrote:

    What do you get if you tangle with Feargal Sharkey?

  13. At 12:56 PM on 17 Aug 2007, Kip wrote:

    Toed in the Hole?

  14. At 01:00 PM on 17 Aug 2007, David Dee wrote:

    Come on, children, enunciate! This is Rabbit Toby. Who is it?

  15. At 01:01 PM on 17 Aug 2007, dave godfrey wrote:

    Describe toes in three words.

  16. At 01:01 PM on 17 Aug 2007, Simon Rooke wrote:

    That's the problem with Mrs Lovett's pies.

  17. At 01:02 PM on 17 Aug 2007, Sam wrote:

    How are you finding that toffee?

  18. At 01:06 PM on 17 Aug 2007, Helene Parry wrote:

    You know you need a new cauldron when your eye of frog starts tasting...

  19. At 01:08 PM on 17 Aug 2007, Kip wrote:

    Well Mr. Smith, I’ve carefully considered your claim that Essex County Council was culpably negligent in placing the kerbstone in such a way that you tripped over it and I do not find in your favour. In fact with size fourteen feet I think the problem may be that your are… how can I put this?

  20. At 01:13 PM on 17 Aug 2007, Kip wrote:

    What attribute made David Walliams so good at swimming the Channel.

  21. At 01:16 PM on 17 Aug 2007, Helene Parry wrote:

    When something isn't quite fro-ey enough?

  22. At 01:18 PM on 17 Aug 2007, Jay La Roche wrote:

    6 for the price of 5 could be deemed what?

  23. At 01:20 PM on 17 Aug 2007, David Dee wrote:

    How's the eleventh Little Piggy?

  24. At 01:25 PM on 17 Aug 2007, Jay La Roche wrote:

    "What happened?" asked Ross as Chandler nursed a fat lip....
    "Itsh becosh.....

  25. At 01:47 PM on 17 Aug 2007, Helene Parry wrote:

    Two footnotes for two days?

  26. At 01:50 PM on 17 Aug 2007, Stephen Turner wrote:

    What's wrong with our game of footy?

  27. At 01:52 PM on 17 Aug 2007, Candace wrote:

    What Carrie never said about her Manolo Blahnik's?

  28. At 01:53 PM on 17 Aug 2007, trina wrote:

    The diminutive of footie

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