The Philip Price Challenge - Find the Torquemada

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The Philip Price Challenge - Find the Torquemada

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So, as many of you know, Philip goes by the alias of Torquemada in some places (Nonathlon for example).

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to find a song with "Torquemada" in the lyrics.
Preferably without just using Google.

I'm raising this challenge having accidentally discovered one such song during a recent long row!

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very niche Mike :-)
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I know. And quite probably impossible. I was just so surprised to hear such a weird coincidence when rowing.
I'm not even sure how easy it is if you do use Google.
Feel free to ignore. ;-)
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Oddly, this is niggling me as I think I've heard this - but the old grey matter isn't playing ball re recalling it
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Wow, thanks for the Challenge.
Learned something new over the weekend.

What a perfect name to chose for someone using the RowErg as well as Mr. Price does, and doing all the challenges out there.

I confess that I had to use Google to find a song, hence consider myself disqualified from the challenge.
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I had no idea what "Torquemada" was and had to look it up. Here is a Q&A I found on google, which seems to sum up most of what I found.

"What was Tomas de Torquemada known for?

Tomás de Torquemada, (born 1420, Valladolid, Castile [Spain]—died September 16, 1498, Ávila, Castile), first grand inquisitor in Spain, whose name has become synonymous with the Christian Inquisition's horror, religious bigotry, and cruel fanaticism."


So, my question now, why choose this alias, was Hitler taken?
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Peter_S wrote: Mon May 16, 2022 3:01 pm I had no idea what "Torquemada" was and had to look it up
So, my question now, why choose this alias ?
I chose the name for the totally trivial reason that the first five letters matched the ones of Torquay, my home town in Victoria.
There were no sinister underlying political or religious motives at work :evil: :fsbgrin:
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You could also say that sometimes the erg is a torture device fitting of the Inquisition... :D
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No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!

I confess that I thought the name was a cunning play on Torque, as in turning force, as a reference to the flywheel of the beloved ergo - our choice of torture...
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