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  1. barb

    May 16, 2020 at 12:57 am

    You’ve outdone yourself here, Tim. These clues make zero sense! The postage stamp appears to be a British stamp that started being used during World War II in Africa. What that has to do with the other images is beyond me.

    • Gentleman Tim

      May 16, 2020 at 2:00 am

      Hi Barb. Florida has “reopened” and I was on the road (driving to see a relative) when I wrote this 测验 (quiz), so it’s even more imperfect than usual. I apologize for that and so will clarify the clues.

      The Chinese dessert is intended as a homophone for something Errol wrote about in My Wicked, Wicked Ways.

      The postage stamp was intended to be a circa 1933 British postage stamp, but NOT one used in Africa. My mistake! Africa has absolutely no connection to this quiz. This is a quiz involving China, not Africa. (You’re amazing that you were able to identify the stamp as African! I had no idea/I was just intending a circa 1933 British stamp.)

      Following this incident, Errol left the East, heading more or less west – voluntarily, but not as a Volunteer.

  2. barb

    May 16, 2020 at 2:32 am

    A quiz should be challenging, Tim, which means that yours – and certainly this one – are perfect, *not* imperfect! FYI, I found out about the stamp by searching “M.E.F” and postage stamp. I actually thought MEF might stand for Manchurian Expeditionary Force (I’m making that up, of course, I was just trying to come up with words that fit the letters), but not surprisingly, there’s no such thing!

    And I still have absolutely no idea.

    • Gentleman Tim

      May 16, 2020 at 4:20 am

      I didn’t know what the M.E.F.stood for barb, but I liked the possibility (for creative quiz purposes) that it could be for Mr. Errol Flynn.

      May I recommend the following dish as a clue (followed by desert, of course.)


      As Errol implored up in freezing-cold Shanghai:

      “Look, Sport, get us out of this Egg Foo Yong.”

  3. barb

    May 17, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    OK, Tim, I looked in My Wicked, Wicked Ways to reread his Shanghai escapades when he referenced “egg foo yong.” That was when it *finally* dawned on me that maybe the homophone isn’t tied in with the particular dessert in the photo, maybe your homophone is dessert/desert. If so, then the photos represent how he was able to desert from the Volunteers and leave Shanghai. In descending order, the photos would be: (1) Dessert/desert. (2) I’m guessing here, but is the second photo a laundry receipt? (3) I like your idea of MEF being Mr. Errol Flynn, but does the stamp represent the British sixpence stamp that he used to cover up some English text on the laundry receipt? (4) His sealing wax where he placed his thumbprint. (5) the money he paid to get on a boat.
    Verrrrry good, Tim!

    • Gentleman Tim

      May 18, 2020 at 8:31 am

      很好,倒钩!您是Errol Flynn测验的女王! ! ! *

      您将在中国与Errol赢得虚拟约会! ! ! **


      * Wicked good, barb! Yu are the Empress of Errol Flynn quizzes!!!

      ** Yu win an online date in China with Errol!!!