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    "A still tongue makes a happy life."

    "Questions are a burden to others, answers a prison for oneself."

    These were on signs in the "labour exchange," in a most idyllic place, "your village."

    From the pilot episode. No more hints.
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    The Prisoner?nnnn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cipher View Post
    The Prisoner?nnnn
    Bingo! Give that man a cigar.

    For extra points, what was the car that Patrick McGoohan drove in the opening sequence?
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    A lotus sum thin

    Weird af series with an appalling finale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob S. View Post
    Bingo! Give that man a cigar.

    For extra points, what was the car that Patrick McGoohan drove in the opening sequence?
    Lotus 7. The real thing, and not a copy, as far as I'm aware.
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    Not from a movie but someone I worked with and he repeated it often. A simple straight talking guy his way of saying enjoy your life to the fullest because..."When you're dead you're dead for a F*** of a long time!"

    He died 20 some years ago but those words to live by have stuck with me ever since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyly View Post
    Not from a movie but someone I worked with and he repeated it often. A simple straight talking guy his way of saying enjoy your life to the fullest because..."When you're dead you're dead for a F*** of a long time!"

    He died 20 some years ago but those words to live by have stuck with me ever since.
    Still dead or raised incorruptible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimly View Post
    Lotus 7. The real thing, and not a copy, as far as I'm aware.
    Wasn't it a car you assemble yourself?
    Iirc the lead owned one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimly View Post
    Lotus 7. The real thing, and not a copy, as far as I'm aware.

    Back in the day, I was driving a Turner and looking for a replacement. I had it narrowed down to two, a Lotus 7 and a MGA. Two quite different cars, but I found the lines of the A irresistible and got the MG. I was living in Tampa, Fl at the time and the only good sports car garage was owned and run by a retired Stirling Moss mechanic. He certainly knew how to tune a car. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cipher View Post
    Wasn't it a car you assemble yourself?
    Iirc the lead owned one
    Iirc, the early 7s were available as a kit, and perhaps only as a kit.
    Chapman probably didn't have the garage space to make some kind of assembly line or even area at that point.
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