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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 31 Oct 2012, 08:52

Theme: Hurricane Sandy

Quote: "The storm is up, and all is on the hazard." (Julius Caesar Act V sc i)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 01 Nov 2012, 22:17

Theme: Gastric flu (winter vomiting bug)

Quote: "An untimely ague
Stay'd me a prisoner in my chamber"
(Henry VIII, Act I Scene I)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 02 Nov 2012, 12:05

Theme: All Souls Day

Quote: "That's your superstition."
(Pericles, ACT III, scene i)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 04 Nov 2012, 22:31

Theme: Danny Baker

"Stand not upon the order of your going.

But go at once."

(Macbeth)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 29 Nov 2012, 16:33

Theme: Super markets.

“Put money in thy purse”

Othello Act 1, Scene 3.


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 29 Nov 2012, 17:07

Theme: The stock exchange

Quote: And what makes robbers bold but too much lenity? (King Henry VI, part III, Act II, scene VI)


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 30 Nov 2012, 14:25

Theme: call centers.

Quote: By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.... (Macbeth Act 4, scene 1, 44–49)


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 21 Dec 2012, 07:58

Theme: Bad Christmas cracker jokes

Quote: "This jest shall cost me some expense." (The Comedy of Errors Act III scene i)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 21 Dec 2012, 13:49

Theme: Christmas Tree Syndrome

Quote: "Mine eyes did sicken at the sight, and could not endure a further view." (Antony and Cleopatra, ACT III, scene x)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 22 Dec 2012, 20:41

Theme: Knitted jumpers with christmas themed designs

Quote: "What comes the wool to?" (Winter's Tale, Act IV Scene III)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 03 Jan 2013, 22:19

Theme: The Mayan Prophecy

Quote: All:
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Second Witch:
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg, and howlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. …"MACBETH", Act IV, Scene I…

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 03 Jan 2013, 23:33

Theme: New years resolutions

Quote: "What promise, chuck?" (Othello, ACT III, Scene iv)



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 04 Jan 2013, 15:36

Theme:The price of truffles

Quote: No care, no stop! so senseless of expense (Timon of Athens, Act II, scene II)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 05 Jan 2013, 12:31

Theme: panto

Quote: "brawn shall play dame" (Henry IV Part I, Act II Scene IV)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 13 Jan 2013, 17:27

Theme: hydraulic fracturing or fracking

Quote: "What raging of the seas! shaking of earth!

Commotion in the winds! frights, changes, horrors,

Divert and crack, rend and deracinate

The unity and married calm of states

Quite from their fixture!"

(Troilus and Cressida Act I sc iii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 13 Jan 2013, 18:17

Theme: Paul Emsley's portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge

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"I have heard of your paintings too, well enough. God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another.
You jig, you amble, and you lisp; you nickname God's creatures and make your wantonness your ignorance.
Go to, I'll no more on't! it hath made me mad.
I say, we will have no more marriages. Those that are married already - all but one - shall live; the rest shall keep as they are. To a nunnery, go. Exit!"

(Hamlet, ACT III, scene i)


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 19 Jan 2013, 10:07

Theme: Country brought to a halt after 10 centimetres of snow

Quote: "winter's tyranny" (Henry IV Part II, Act I Scene III)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 23 Jan 2013, 12:57

Performance Enhancing Drugs

" have seen a medicine
That's able to breathe life into a stone,
Quicken a rock, and make you dance canary
With spritely fire and motion;"

All's Well that Ends Well, II, 1



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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 30 Jan 2013, 18:40

Theme: Michael Winner

Quote: "Thou shalt not die for lack of a dinner."
(As You Like It, ACT II, scene vi)


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 12 Feb 2013, 22:51

Theme: Harrison Ford
Quote: Oft have I digg'd up dead men from their graves, (Titus Andronicus, Act V, scene I)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 16 Feb 2013, 17:00

Theme: Donkey burgers

Quote: "to an ox, were nothing; he is both ox and ass" (Troilus and Cressida, Act V Scene I)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 16 Feb 2013, 19:52

Theme: Russian meteor strike filmed on car dashboard cameras

Quote: "Yon light is not day-light, I know it, I:
It is some meteor... (Romeo and Juliet Act III sc v)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 16 Feb 2013, 21:27

Theme: Windows 8

Quote: "Brazen Gates"
(Henry VI, Part III, ACT II, scene iii)


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 16 Feb 2013, 22:15

Theme: Scottish independence

Quote: "any time these three hundred years." (Merry Wives of Windsor, Act I Scene I)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 21 Feb 2013, 09:51

Theme: Francois Mitterand

Quote "You came, I think, from France?
Alls Well that Ends Well, III, 5

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 06 May 2013, 14:16

Theme: Shergar

Quote: "Dogs must eat."
(Coriolanus, Act I, scene i)


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 09 May 2013, 07:23

Nice to see this thread resurrected. I will get to it in the next few days. At least I understand what rainy bank holidays are (not that any holidays here are referred to as 'bank' holidays. We only have holidays for a reason - Christmas, Waitangi Day, Anzac, Queen's Birthday (held on some king's birthday), Labour Day, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 09 May 2013, 08:03

Theme: Rainy bank holidays

Quote: "Hence! Home you idle creatures, get you home!
Is this a holiday?" (Julius Caesar Act I sc I)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 09 May 2013, 10:05

Theme: Grockles

Quote:
"I understand a fury in your words.
But not the words."

(Othello, ACT IV, scene ii)


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sun 02 Jun 2013, 17:11

Operation Yewtree
"On Lammas Eve at night shall she be fourteen;(25)
That
shall she, marry; "
Romeo and Juliet, Act 1 Scene III

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 18 Jun 2013, 20:37

Theme: The Derby

Quote: "o'er the downs,

And on thy well-breath'd horse" (Venus and Adonis)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 18 Jun 2013, 21:05

Theme: G8 Summit

Quote: "Here's eight that must take hands..." (As You Like It Act V scene iv)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 24 Jun 2013, 19:56

A musical interlude while we're thinking ...

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Mon 24 Jun 2013, 20:18

Theme: Alternative medicine
Quote: Work on, my medicine, work! Thus credulous fools are caught; (Othello, Act IV, scene 1).

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 25 Jun 2013, 08:09

Theme: Midsummer


Quote: "Short night to-night, and length thyself tomorrow." (The Passionate Pilgrim)




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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 26 Jun 2013, 21:23

Theme: Justin Bieber 

Quote: "Come, warble, come." (As You Like It, Act II Scene V)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 10 Apr 2014, 12:29

Theme: "St John's Night"

Quote: "Hero had turn'd nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night!"
(As You Like It, ACT IV, scene i)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 10 Apr 2014, 12:53

Theme: Oscar Pistorius

Quote:"Four legs and two voices; a most delicate monster"
(The Tempest; Act 2, Scene2)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 10 Apr 2014, 16:45

Theme: The Heartbleed Bug

Quote: “The robb'd that smiles, steals something from the thief; He robs himself that spends a bootless grief.”
(Othello, ACT III, scene iii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 10 Apr 2014, 17:55

Theme: David Moyes

Quote:

Am I so round with you as you with me,
That like a football you do spurn me thus?
You spurn me hence, and he will spurn me hither:
If I last in this service, you must case me in leather.

(The Comedy of Errors Act II sc i)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Thu 10 Apr 2014, 20:25

Theme: Being driven mad by bloody clarihews (or even Clerihews).


Quote: "Marry, I cannot show it in rhyme; I have tried: I can find out no rhyme to 'lady' but 'baby,' an innocent rhyme; for 'scorn,' 'horn,' a hard rhyme; for 'school,' 'fool,' a babbling rhyme; very ominous endings: no, I WAS NOT BORN UNDER A RHYMING PLANET!"
(Much Ado About Nothing, ACT V, scene ii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 11 Apr 2014, 09:42

Theme: ABBA

Quote: "I have a reasonable good ear in music"
A Midsummer Nights Dream; Act 4, Scene1.

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 11 Apr 2014, 10:07

Theme: The Oscars

Quote: "He would drown the stage with tears and cleave the general ear with horrid speech"
(Hamlet, ACT II, scene ii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 11 Apr 2014, 10:21

Theme: Scottish Independence

Quote: "Stands Scotland where it did?"
Macbeth; Act IV, Scene III


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 11 Apr 2014, 10:36

Theme: Vladimir Putin

Quote: "This tyrant, whole sole name blisters our tongues, was once thought honest; you have loved him well, though He hath not touched you yet!"
(Macbeth, ACT IV, scene iii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 11 Apr 2014, 11:44

Theme:The 2014 FIFA World Cup

Quote:"I will no longer endure it, though yet I know no wise remedy how to avoid it."
(As You Like It, ACT 1, scene 1)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Fri 11 Apr 2014, 16:36

Give me an egg, nuncle, and I'll give thee two crowns.


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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Sat 12 Apr 2014, 13:53

Theme: Retirement

Quote:
"Fear no more the heat o' the sun,
Nor the furious winter's rages;
Thou thy worldly task hast done,
Home art gone, and ta'en thy wages:
Golden lads and girls all must,
As chimney-sweepers, come to dust."

(Cymbeline, ACT IV, scene ii)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Tue 15 Apr 2014, 21:45

Theme: Badger culling

Quote: "a red murrain" (Troilus and Cressida, Act II Scene I)

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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 16 Apr 2014, 14:19

Theme: Trolls (folklore variety)

Quote: "By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes"

(Macbeth; Act 4 Scene 1)

Next Theme: posting on messageboards when you're supposed to be working.
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PostSubject: Re: The Shakespeare Challenge!   Wed 16 Apr 2014, 14:39

Theme: posting on messageboards when you're supposed to be working

Quote: "If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly!"
(Macbeth, ACT I, scene vii)


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