Jan. 9th, 2017 05:01 pm
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i: 1 What provided exemption for eight in 1825?
ii: Who appeared for a moment at a window as Pippa passed?
iii: What might have made a bishop vandalise a stained glass window?<
iv: What might have enabled Mackay to observe the activities of Fletcher in his cell?
v: Where does the constant sound of flushing run from windows during airing of the toothbrush?
vi: Who wrote of the pleasure of batting baseballs through the windows of the building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza?
vii: Who looked out through a window and bewailed the delay in the chariots’ arrival?
viii: Who waited at the window, wearing the face that she kept in a jar by the door?
ix: Who regarded a window opening of more than six inches vulgar?
x: What did George earn when cleaning windows?

ii: references a poem by Robert Browning, Pippa Passes (known by [livejournal.com profile] thebopkids): more needed
iii: is a LADY'S FACE in Raymond Chandler's Farewell My Lovely (misguessed by [livejournal.com profile] belecrivain, corrected by [livejournal.com profile] alextiefling): we should probably identify the lady
iv: Boringly enough these devices seem to be called CELL DOOR WINDOWS (a PORRIDGE-related question known by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee)
viii: ELEANOR RIGBY, from the Beatles song of the same name (known by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee)
x: GEORGE FORMBY "earned an honest bob" in his song "When I'm Cleaning Windows" (tagteam effort by by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee and [livejournal.com profile] jauntyalan)

Date: 2017-01-09 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
iv: is clearly related to the TV show PORRIDGE, but unless the answer is a "peephole" i don't know what they're driving at
viii: is ELEANOR RIGBY, from the Beatles song of the same name
x: is GEORGE FORMBY related, from his song "When I'm Cleaning Windows" , but I don't have the words off by heart

Date: 2017-01-09 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jauntyalan.livejournal.com
x he "earned an honest bob"

Date: 2017-01-09 05:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jauntyalan.livejournal.com
oh and i) is going to be the window tax

Date: 2017-01-09 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] belecrivain.livejournal.com
FINALLY I can be useful! I believe the line "she had a face to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained glass window" is from The Maltese Falcon.

Date: 2017-01-09 09:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alextiefling.livejournal.com
Surely it's Raymond Chandler's "Farewell My Lovely"?

Date: 2017-01-10 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sbp.livejournal.com

"It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained glass window. She was wearing street clothes that looked black and white, and a hat to match and she was a little haughty, but not too much. Whatever you needed, wherever you happened to be-she had it. About thirty years old."


Date: 2017-01-09 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thebopkids.livejournal.com
"Pippa Passes" is a work by Robert Browning I've never read, which may or mayn't be relevant.

Date: 2017-01-10 11:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] belecrivain.livejournal.com
you are much more likely right. still counting myself as potentially useful tho

Date: 2017-01-10 12:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] belecrivain.livejournal.com
sorry, that was meant for Alex above

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