179: Captain Benjamin L. Willard, from Apocalypse Now is based on Charles Marlow from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, supposedly named after the playwright Christopher Marlowe.

180: Tie them all up.

4 thoughts on “180

  1. Le Cordon Bleu culinary school gets its name from the group of French Knights by name L’Ordre des Chevaliers du Saint Esprit and they are called as Les Cordon Bleus and it also refers to the Blue riband sporting events for which you get the Hales Trophy.

  2. 1. Order of the Holy Spirit
    2. Le Cordon Bleu School
    3. Blue Riband – Hales Trophy

    Connection Blue Ribbon

    Each member of the Order of the Holy Spirit was awarded the Cross of the Holy Spirit which hung from a blue ribbon.

    Le Cordon Bleu – French for Blue Ribbon

    Blue Riband – Hales Trophy – Award received by the ship with the record for the fastest transatlantic crossing. Blue Riband variation of Blue Ribbon

  3. The visual shows the Order of the Knights of the Holy Spirit – the blue sash of the order gives rise to the phrases Cordon Bleu, and the derived phrase Blue Riband. The other visuals show the Le Cordon Bleu school in Ottawa, and the Hales Trophy that was awarded for the Blue Riband prize, the fastest crossing of the Atlantic.

  4. Connect is Blue Riband.

    First image shows a dude wearing the Order of the Holy Spirit, which was worn on a blue ribbon. Since this was a pretty high honour, eventually Blue Riband came to be associated with excellence. Hence

    *Le Cordon Bleu (Blue ribbon) restaurant/catering school in image 2, which is supposed to be pretty much tops in its line
    *The prize for the fastest transatlantic crossing also called the Blue Riband; The Hales trophy in image 3 is given for this.

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