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OT- Old Goat quiz
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a425couple
2017-02-06 17:07:08 UTC
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Old Goat Quiz
Great mental exercise for the over-60 crowd.
Which of the following names are you familiar with?

1. Monica Lewinsky
2. Spiro Agnew
3. Benito Mussolini
4. Adolf Hitler
5. Jorge Bergoglio
6. Alfonse Capone
7. Vladimir Putin
8. Linda Lovelace
9. Saddam Hussein
10. Tiger Woods

You had trouble with #5, didn't you?

You know all the liars, criminals, adulterers, murderers,
thieves, sluts and cheaters, but you don't know the Pope??

Lovely, just lovely....

sometimes I worry about you...........
Bruce Hoult
2017-02-06 17:47:53 UTC
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Old Goat Quiz
Great mental exercise for the over-60 crowd.
Which of the following names are you familiar with?
1. Monica Lewinsky
2. Spiro Agnew
3. Benito Mussolini
4. Adolf Hitler
5. Jorge Bergoglio
6. Alfonse Capone
7. Vladimir Putin
8. Linda Lovelace
9. Saddam Hussein
10. Tiger Woods
You had trouble with #5, didn't you?
You know all the liars, criminals, adulterers, murderers,
thieves, sluts and cheaters, but you don't know the Pope??
Lovely, just lovely....
sometimes I worry about you...........
Of course I knew all the rest. I don't know why anyone outside the Catholic church would care what the civilian name of the current pope is. It's not like it's mentioned very often.

You probably don't know who "Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili" is without looking it up.
brafield
2017-02-06 21:22:53 UTC
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You probably don't know who "Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili" is without looking it up.
I'd always written him Dzugashvili.
Favourite quote:
"The USSR needs writers; writers are the engineers of the human soul."

Not so good for writers who chose not to engineer Russian souls, though.

In Czechoslovakia, Cernic advised "when socialism falters, shoot more intellectuals."
Sir Tim
2017-02-06 18:10:53 UTC
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Old Goat Quiz
Great mental exercise for the over-60 crowd.
Which of the following names are you familiar with?
1. Monica Lewinsky
2. Spiro Agnew
3. Benito Mussolini
4. Adolf Hitler
5. Jorge Bergoglio
6. Alfonse Capone
7. Vladimir Putin
8. Linda Lovelace
9. Saddam Hussein
10. Tiger Woods
You had trouble with #5, didn't you?
You know all the liars, criminals, adulterers, murderers,
thieves, sluts and cheaters, but you don't know the Pope??
Lovely, just lovely....
sometimes I worry about you...........
Why on earth should we bother to remember the real name of the leader
whose organization has, over the centuries, probably caused more misery
and suffering than all of the rest on your list put together?
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Sir Tim

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t***@gmail.com
2017-02-06 18:19:45 UTC
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Why on earth should we bother to remember the real name of the leader
whose organization has, over the centuries, probably caused more misery
and suffering than all of the rest on your list put together?
Oh give it rest. Things change, unlike you. Senile bitch.
Confer with misfart. He has a sore cunt too.
Bruce Hoult
2017-02-06 18:55:44 UTC
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Old Goat Quiz
Great mental exercise for the over-60 crowd.
Which of the following names are you familiar with?
1. Monica Lewinsky
2. Spiro Agnew
3. Benito Mussolini
4. Adolf Hitler
5. Jorge Bergoglio
6. Alfonse Capone
7. Vladimir Putin
8. Linda Lovelace
9. Saddam Hussein
10. Tiger Woods
You had trouble with #5, didn't you?
You know all the liars, criminals, adulterers, murderers,
thieves, sluts and cheaters, but you don't know the Pope??
Lovely, just lovely....
sometimes I worry about you...........
Why on earth should we bother to remember the real name of the leader
whose organization has, over the centuries, probably caused more misery
and suffering than all of the rest on your list put together?
According to a book I just happen to be reading (in translation) at the moment "during the eighty years of the Inquisition's peak effort (1420 to 1498), in all of Spain ten thousand persons were condemned to be burned to death at the stake".

The author goes on to estimate that in 1937 and 1938 alone the chap I mentioned presided over the execution of half a million "political prisoners", plus 480000 "common criminals". Various modern sources put the total deaths caused by his rule at between 15 million and 60 million (mostly in labour camps or by deliberate starvation, rather than shooting).

Definitely the total eclipses by far the efforts of Hitler, the worst on that list.
Naked Fame
2017-02-06 22:16:32 UTC
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5. Jorge Bergoglio
You had trouble with #5, didn't you?
You know all the liars, criminals, adulterers, murderers,
thieves, sluts and cheaters, but you don't know the Pope??
Lovely, just lovely....
sometimes I worry about you...........
Why would anyone need to know the name of one of the official
protectors of Catholic child molesters?

Example:
http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/what-pope-benedict-knew-about-abuse-in-the-catholic-church

On the other hand, here's a name to recognize:
Norman Borlaugh

Don't know him? He is very likely the greatest benefactor of all,
credited with of saving over a BILLION lives. Nobody else comes even
close to that.
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