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A connections game. Post the name of a person and the connection (no matter how tenuous or contrived) to the person in the previous post.

e.g. Gandhi

Gandalf because they both wore long, white frocks. Get it?

OK, first name is...

Pocohontas
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« Reply #1 on: 24/05/2008 18:24:34 »
And to make sure you all understand what this game is about...

David Beckham

Connection:-
Pocohontas had her name changed to Lady Rebecca Rolfe, David Beckham had an affair with Rebecca Loos. The connection is the name Rebecca.

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« Reply #2 on: 24/05/2008 21:37:49 »
Neil ep

Samuel Peyps

Neil address we of the forum as peeps - "peeps" is one of the pronunciations often given for "Peyps"
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« Reply #3 on: 24/05/2008 21:44:33 »
No no no. This is obviously too complicated for you. You have to post a name with a connection to the name in the previous post. In this instance that would be David Beckham.
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« Reply #4 on: 24/05/2008 21:45:45 »
Neil ep

Samuel Peyps

Neil address we of the forum as peeps - "peeps" is one of the pronunciations often given for "Peyps"

In any case, it's Samual Pepys & yes, pronounced peeps.
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« Reply #5 on: 24/05/2008 22:28:34 »
Huckleberry Finn. 

connection: His adventure was written by Mark Twain, who's real name is samuel clemens, connection in the first name.

edit: yay! first correct post [:)]
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« Reply #6 on: 24/05/2008 22:36:51 »
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« Reply #7 on: 25/05/2008 03:22:50 »
JimBob

Texas Geologist who is a moderator of this forum.

JimBob is the second cousin twice removed to Samuel Clemens.

My grandmother's maiden name was "Clemens"
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« Reply #8 on: 25/05/2008 04:48:51 »
George Bush

JimBob is a resident of the United States of America.  the connection is his president.
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« Reply #9 on: 25/05/2008 11:47:02 »
ALAN Amos.

This ex-MP was arrested in 1992 for lurking nefariously in bushes behind a pub on London's Hampstead Heath - a well-known gay pick-up spot. He resigned as a result.

Connection is BUSH.
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« Reply #10 on: 25/05/2008 11:53:53 »
Hugh Franklin was my great uncle also he was a Male Suffragist.

Also both of his 2 wifes first names were (1) Elsie Diederichs Duval who died from the Spanish Flu in 1st January 1919.

(2) Was Elsie Constance Tukes.

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« Reply #11 on: 25/05/2008 20:33:37 »
Rosalind - what is the connection to Alan Amos?
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« Reply #12 on: 26/05/2008 00:09:53 »
Uranus.

Connection...Rosalind is a satallite of Uranus.
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« Reply #13 on: 26/05/2008 06:23:39 »
science_guy

connection: has an anus (he hopes)
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« Reply #14 on: 26/05/2008 11:06:44 »
Margeret Thatcher

She gave permission to attack a retreating ship during the Faulklands war. The science guy has 'attack the unarmed' in his biography page. sort of similar.
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« Reply #15 on: 27/05/2008 00:05:47 »
I wouldn't say the Belgrano was unarmed. It was a fekin battlecruiser!
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« Reply #16 on: 27/05/2008 00:07:06 »
I wouldn't say the Belgrano was unarmed. It was a fekin battlecruiser!

BUT... William Shakespeare. He was married to Anne Hathaway, and Anne Hathaway's cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon is thatched.
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« Reply #17 on: 27/05/2008 11:02:19 »
I wouldn't say the Belgrano was unarmed. It was a fekin battlecruiser!

The Belgrano was sailing back to Argentina and out of the 200 miles
zone as far as I remember.
Something that is really ironic, The Belgrano was formerly a USS ship which survived the Pearl Harbour attack.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARA_General_Belgrano
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« Reply #18 on: 27/05/2008 18:05:48 »
It wasnt a 2 mile zone, more like a 200 mile zone -- link now

200 miles is the standard distance of the exclusive economic zone of maritime countries (including uk and the us).

(btw -  the belgarano was not a battle cruiser but a heavy cruiser - not being picky or owt).

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« Reply #19 on: 27/05/2008 19:59:20 »
It wasnt a 2 mile zone, more like a 200 mile zone -- link now

200 miles is the standard distance of the exclusive economic zone of maritime countries (including uk and the us).

Ok I remembered it wrongly and it is something that I've tried to sort/edit.

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« Reply #20 on: 27/05/2008 20:20:04 »
Freema Agyeman who plays Martha Jones in Dr Who. She met William Shakespeare when she did her stint as the assistant.
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« Reply #21 on: 27/05/2008 20:20:23 »
It wasnt a 2 mile zone, more like a 200 mile zone -- link now

200 miles is the standard distance of the exclusive economic zone of maritime countries (including uk and the us).

(btw -  the belgarano was not a battle cruiser but a heavy cruiser - not being picky or owt).

Battle bruisers are bloody heavy too. Could you lift 1?
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« Reply #22 on: 28/05/2008 12:20:06 »
Nelson Mandela

Freema has the word free at the front of her name and Nelson is Free and had a song written about him. "Free, Nelson Mandela."

What, is no one playing the game anymore or did I open a can of worms that will crawl all over this thread until they all become thread worms and then it will be the end of the world as we know it??
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« Reply #23 on: 28/05/2008 12:22:50 »
It wasnt a 2 mile zone, more like a 200 mile zone -- link now

200 miles is the standard distance of the exclusive economic zone of maritime countries (including uk and the us).

(btw -  the belgarano was not a battle cruiser but a heavy cruiser - not being picky or owt).

Battle bruisers are bloody heavy too. Could you lift 1?
Send the bruiser around here, I'll deal with him.
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« Reply #24 on: 28/05/2008 19:09:07 »
Nelson Mandela -> Nile Rodgers

Rear Admiral Horation Nelson commanded the British fleet at the battle of The Nile. Nile Rodgers was the guitarist with Chic & a record producer of great talent working with artistes such as Diana Ross, Sister Sledge & Duran Duran.
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« Reply #25 on: 28/05/2008 23:04:27 »
I think you'll find he was a 'Vice Admiral'. I'm decended from his first wife you know.
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« Reply #26 on: 29/05/2008 12:52:51 »
I think you'll find he was a 'Vice Admiral'. I'm decended from his first wife you know.

I think you'll find he was Rear Admiral Nelson at the time of the Battle of The Nile.

From Wiki...

The Battle of the Nile or Aboukir Bay (August 1-2, 1798) saw a British fleet under Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson defeat a French fleet, stranding Napoleon's army in Egypt. French losses have been estimated to have been as high as 1,700 dead (including Vice-Admiral Brueys) and 3,000 captured. British losses were 218 dead.
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« Reply #27 on: 29/05/2008 17:22:31 »
Is the post of Rear Admiral something to do with sailors being gay.
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« Reply #28 on: 29/05/2008 17:29:46 »
Not sure there but I think that a Rear Admiral is the least senior
post to the Admiral that Nelson died.
But Turnipsock was talking about being descended from Nelson as
we don't know his real life surname. Which is what matters.
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« Reply #29 on: 29/05/2008 17:35:18 »
I ignore root vegetables, even if they are related to Nelson. He probably thinks that because he has one eye, he must be related to him. (Vegetables, eyes...get it.)
I will stop ignoring him if he either apologises or posts another picture of himself wearing the lycra.
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« Reply #30 on: 30/05/2008 07:43:35 »
I ignore root vegetables, even if they are related to Nelson. He probably thinks that because he has one eye, he must be related to him. (Vegetables, eyes...get it.)

Oh dear. Nelson did not have only 1 eye.
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« Reply #31 on: 30/05/2008 07:44:43 »
I ignore root vegetables, ...

Is that why you never supported Bjorn Borg? Because he's a Swede?
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« Reply #32 on: 30/05/2008 19:39:25 »
I have stumbled into the Twilight Zone.
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« Reply #33 on: 30/05/2008 21:11:30 »
I have stumbled into the Twilight Zone.

No, Jimbob, Because Sharon's thread started to see how many people could pair up well-known people in different coincidences to others.
But as Turnipsock told us all on TNS that he's descended from Nelson then we all started to take the mickey out of him.
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« Reply #34 on: 30/05/2008 23:42:40 »
Whose thread?  [:(!]
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« Reply #35 on: 30/05/2008 23:44:04 »
Whose thread?  [:(!]

oops sorry  LOL

correction a TNS member's thread LOL LOL
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« Reply #36 on: 30/05/2008 23:45:25 »
hmmmph!
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« Reply #37 on: 31/05/2008 00:56:42 »
Nelson had a great send off.

He seems to have been soaked in alchol for weeks.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nelson/gallery8/

That is the way I would like to go, along with the Bonaza theme tune.
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« Reply #38 on: 31/05/2008 17:15:24 »
Nelson had a great send off.

He seems to have been soaked in alchol for weeks.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nelson/gallery8/

That is the way I would like to go, along with the Bonaza theme tune.

Yes. He was pickled in a brandy barrel.
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« Reply #39 on: 31/05/2008 22:56:21 »
I had always thought that Nelson had been "pickled" in rum. oh
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« Reply #40 on: 31/05/2008 23:07:45 »
Did anyone sing the Nelson Musical at school? It had a song in it called Hip hip Horatio. It was around the time of Jonah Man Jazz and all those music festival type musicals for schools.

Did the sailors still keep drinking the alcohol on the way back even with a dead rear admiral in it?
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« Reply #41 on: 01/06/2008 00:44:58 »
Quote from: a website somewhere
To preserve his body, it was submerged and pickled in a cask of Brandy. Nelson was much loved, and his courage, skill and gallantry so admired by his crew, that during the dark hours they would creep out and drink from the cask containing his body, praying they would inherit some of his traits.

what like loosing an eye, a leg and an arm?

wait a sec, I worked on the Mk 24 that sank the Belgrano, we used to write funny things on them like "Dear Juan"



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« Reply #42 on: 01/06/2008 10:52:21 »
I worked on the Mk24 too! And the Stingray torpedo, and Rapier missle system.

I was at Marconi Underwater Systems (part of MSDS) for a while after leaving Lucas Defence Systems. We made the passive radar & guidance systems.
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« Reply #43 on: 01/06/2008 19:37:06 »
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« Reply #44 on: 01/06/2008 19:56:31 »
I worked on the Mk24 too! And the Stingray torpedo, and Rapier missle system.

I was at Marconi Underwater Systems (part of MSDS) for a while after leaving Lucas Defence Systems. We made the passive radar & guidance systems.
Did you have to work underwater at Marconi? Did you develop Gills?

As for Turnipsock well he has been everywhere and done everything and he is related to everyone!!!!!
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« Reply #45 on: 01/06/2008 20:37:47 »
I worked on the Mk24 too! And the Stingray torpedo, and Rapier missle system.

I was at Marconi Underwater Systems (part of MSDS) for a while after leaving Lucas Defence Systems. We made the passive radar & guidance systems.
Did you have to work underwater at Marconi?


No, but a couple of Navy divers had to submerge thanks to my efforts at Holy Loch lol
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« Reply #46 on: 03/06/2008 20:36:02 »
Navy, such a dull colour. I prefer my divers electric blue.

Why did you make these divers swim in a holy loch? was it a baptism?
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« Reply #47 on: 03/06/2008 20:48:04 »
No. The torpedo we were testing sank  [:I]
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« Reply #48 on: 03/06/2008 20:53:54 »
You should have employed the thorpedo, then the rescue would have been very speedy.
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« Reply #49 on: 03/06/2008 20:57:30 »
Why?
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