I had asked two questions on Google Answers last Sept/Oct about a man I
believed to be an MI5 agent during the Thirties and Forties.
The Researcher (Answerfinder-ga) produced great answer including a name
but (understandably)not his date of death which I needed in order to
get a Death Certificate - which might have the effect of persuading the
Home Office to open his file under the FOI.
His daughter had seen my questions and contacted Google Answers who
refused to give her my details.
However, after Google Answers was 'retired' at the end of 2006, she
found 'the real me' through this site and she then contacted me earlier
this week via my own website.
Accordingly, I've now ordered a Death Certificate and she's also giving
me stacks of information about her Dad who's a really interesting guy.
More than I could ever have hoped for!
Now if only Pinkford (formerly Pinkfreud) would write a celebratory Po
my happiness would be complete.
Doesn't do it all for love;
Sometimes he works for dough.
Bryan, oft "Worried of Hove,
Has a penchant for MI5, 6, and so
He often writes books to prove
The Home Office doesn't really know
Diddley squat, by Jove.
On Jan 20, 10:55 am, "probonopublico" <bryanclough...@googlemail.com>
As well as not been an expert on anything, I am certainly no expert on
But, if I were you, I would start 'ring fencing' my assets.
Of course, it wouldn't take me anywhere near as long as it's going to
take you ...
For example, I don't own a fleet of boats ...
Just a thought!
Now Very Worried of Hove
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FOUR Pos, all brilliant although two of them were written in the same
style and used the same words in the same order.
Sheer coincidence, I am sure.
I cannot believe that anyone would stoop to plagiarism.
Well, not unless some financial reward was involved to provide the
I should like to congratulate and thank all four of you. You have made
my happiness complete.
> A fab British author named Bryan
> After very much research and tryin'
> Discovered a fact>From a hidden contactThat enhanced his great knowledge on spyin'.
A remarkable lady. The play had aged more than the actors.
For the benefit of those who are baffled by my comment, Honor Blackman
played the part of Pussy Galore in the 1964 Bond film 'Goldfinger'.
Previously, she had been John Steed's sidekick in 'The Avengers', a
On Jan 20, 9:55 am, "probonopublico" <bryanclough...@googlemail.com>
Very many thanks Katharine.
On Jan 21, 2:48 am, "Probonopublico" <bryanclough...@googlemail.com>
> Pinky's new 'signature' reminds me that I saw Honor Blackman in a play
> last November. She was almost 79 at the time and she still looked
> stunning: as slim and elegant as always....
> Previously, she had been John Steed's sidekick in 'The Avengers', a
> television series.
> On Jan 20, 8:35 pm, "pinkfreud" <researc...@intersite.com> wrote:
> > Huggery muggery,
> > Probonopublico
> > Asked when an agent's demise had occurred.
> > Lo! The man's daughter
> > Has cleared up the mystery:
> > MI5's secrecy's shaken, not stirred.
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Everything that you would expect from a Northern lass.
She was born in Doncaster, a place I know well.
A great pity that she 'disappeared':
*[on hitting middle age] "I am devastated at what has happened. I have
completely disappeared. I am totally invisible. I never really liked my
sexy label but on the other hand, to disappear so totally is quite
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Google Answers died
So Bryan could obtain a
Google Answers died
For a death certificate?
Now that's irony
If it had to be
Bryan's success is pleasing...
And poetry rocks!
I fail at haiku.
This line has six syllables.
Sorry, I'm incorrect.
i think the line "sorry, i'm incorrect" refers to the fact that the
second line actually has 7 syllables, which would be ok and mean that
he didn't fail at haiku after all. except now the last line has 6
syllables, which makes it not ok, and he did too fail at haiku after
all. so it's an almost-but-not-quite-haiku and a meta-joke, all rolled
we can wait to hear from markdvm to see if i am correct, and therefore,
to my own surprise, an expert poetry critic.
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--Dyspeptic Spitfire Mark (and I actually had a Spitfire that was
dyspeptic. It had a number of other problems, too.)
I also received one directly from the talented Knowitall22:
Old Bryan was sure in a bind
But good news came from Answerfind
That M15 guy
Just happened to die
It's sealed, delivered and signed
My thanks to one and all.
I shall now them all printed on parchment and framed.
My Joy is Complete!
I can't count above five while typing.
On Jan 23, 6:29 am, "Probonopublico" <bryanclough...@googlemail.com>
1: Our man's file has now been opened under the FOI;
2: I shall be visiting The National Archived on Saturday; and
3: His daughter is meeting me there!
All thanks to GA, the Magificent Answerfinder and, of course, this
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On Feb 27, 2:45 pm, "Probonopublico" <bryanclough...@googlemail.com>
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