Lunchtime Bonus Question
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.