Wednesday, 7 November 2012

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 7=11-201

Good lord …

I was going to start this piece off by tell you that the Government — and its COBRA committee — were trying to solve the current Ash Dieback virus — or President Obama’s re-election — by consulting the Ancient Tree Forum.

Then, in between various stuff happening … ?

The rather sad news that Clive Dunn had died came rolling in.

OK, I was never a huge fan.

But Dad’s Army is STILL one of the most loved comedies of its era: and STILL one that’s being watched, today.

So that’s sad to see.

I think before anything else, I think we’d better have this set of scenes up from the man, himself.


Now, let’s move on, shall we … ?

As you’ve possibly noticed, today is Wednesday: which means — obviously — that the Weekly Teaser I write for the Brentwood Gazette, has been published, today.

Here’s those questions, along with the link to them on the Gazette s own site
Q1) 7th November, 1996, saw NASA launch its Mars Global Surveyor: NASA stands for National Aeronautics and Space … what … ?
Q2) More to the point … the Mars Global Surveyor was launched from NASA’s Cape Canaveral Airbase: in which US state is Cape Canaveral … ?
Q3) Moving on, slightly … in which year did the Mars Global Surveyor reach Mars: 1997, 1998, or 1999 … ?
Q4) Mars, of course is known as the what planet: red, white or blue … ?
Q5) More to point, name either of Mars’ moons … 
Q6) The highest known mountain on any planet in the Solar System is on Mars.   What’s its name: Tartarus Mons, Chronus Mons or Olympus Mons … ?
Q7) More to the point … Is that mountain a volcano: yes or no … ?
Q8) While we’re being Martian … science fiction classic, War Of The Worlds, was all about a Martian invasion of Earth.   Which English wirter wrote that novel… ?
Q9) Which recent film told us all about the adventure of John Carter of Mars … ?
Q10) And finally … Bugs Bunny cartoon, ‘Haredevil Hare’ saw the first appearance of which cartoon character: Martin the Martian, Marvin the Martian or Michelle the Martian … ?
And here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) Which country celebrates ‘The Day of The Dead’, instead of Halloween?
Q2) What vegetable, in Scotland, is a Jack O’Lantern traditionally made from?
Q3) According to the saying, what is “…9 parts of the law”?
Q4) Parts of which hit album was used as a theme for ‘The Exorcist’ … ?
Q5) Which iconic British rock star appeared in vampire movie, ‘The Hunger’?
Q6) Which of that artist’s album’s featured a song called ‘Scary Monsters’?
Q7) What — in Jewish folklore — is the name of the monstrous creature made of clay … ?
Q8) What is the name of the ghost ship, doomed to sail the seven seas forever?
Q9) Which former president is said to haunt the White House?
Q10) And finally … what name is given to an apprentice printer … ?
A1) Mexico.
A2) A Turnip.
A3) Possession.
A4) ‘Tubular Bells’
A5) David Bowie.
A6) ‘Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)’.
A7) A Golem.
A8) The Flying Dutchman
A9) Abraham Lincoln. 
A10) A printer’s devil.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this song by M|A|R|R|S … 

And this tune, in memory of Mr Dunn.

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