Wednesday, 12 December 2012

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 12-12-12: Radio Daze

You know, I have to admit, I’ve just been reading through this week’s Gazette.

And someone — a reader called Richard Enever, if I’ve got the name right — has sent in a letter complaining about the 351 bus service.

I can’t say I blame him: I was supposed to have an interview, yesterday, and the 351 — that was supposed to turn up at 8·30, going by the timetable — frankly didn’t.

I think that’s cost me a job.

But I’m not sure … If I hear anything, I’ll let you know … !


At ANY rate … ?

At any rate, today is Wednesday: which obviously means it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

So, without much further ado, here’s this week’s questions.
Q1) 12th December, 1901, saw Guglielmo Marconi make his first transatlantic radio transatlantic radio broadcast.   Which Canadian province received that signal: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia or Newfoundland & Labrador … ?   
Q2) More to the point, which English county received that signal … ?   
Q3) More to the point, in which Essex town did Marconi set up his famed Marconi Company … ?   
Q4) Equally to the point: which ship famously carried two of Marconi’s employees, as wireless operators … ?   
Q5) Radio Caroline, Laser 558 and Dread Broadcasting Corporation were all what … ?   
Q6) In which year did the BBC start broadcasting radio: 1921, 1922 or 1923 … ?   
Q7) Who had a 1978 hit with Radio, Radio: Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Elvis Costello and the Attractions or Jonah Lewis … ?   
Q8) Which member of Queen, wrote their hit, Radio Gaga … ?   
Q9) Set in the 1960s The Boat That Rocked was a 2009 film about a pirate radio station in the North Sea.   Who play’s ‘The Count’, the station’s rather loud resident American DJ … ?   
Q10) And FINALLY … !   What’s the name of the 2009 film about a small Canadian radio station, besieged by zombie like attackers … ?
And here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 5th December saw the first recorded disappearance over the Bermuda Triangle… What was the name of the vanished squad of bombers: Flight 19, Flight 20 or Flight 21 … ?   
Q2) More to the point, in which year of the 1940s was this … ?   
Q3) What was the name of the writer who wrote the standard book about the Bermuda Triangle … ?   
Q4) More to the point, what was the name of the book … ?   
Q5) That same writer wrote The Philadelphia Experiment, about a vanishing what: tank, battleship or plane … ?   
Q6) Back to where we started, now: the northern-most point of the Bermuda Triangle is just off the coast of Bermuda.   Where’s it’s most southerly point: Cuba, Haiti or Puerto Rico … ?
Q7) Equally to the point, the Triangle’s most westerly point is on the coast of which US state … ?
Q8) In which bit of sea is the Bermuda Triangle: the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico or the Caribbean … ?
Q9) According to the old Barry Manilow song, The Bermuda Triangle makes people  disappear.   Between 1976 and 1983, which South American country saw many people ‘disappear’ … ?
Q10) And finally … The Bermuda Triangle is off Bermuda.   What’s the name of the equivalent, roughly 100 kilometers south of Tokyo … ?   
A1) Flight 19.   
A2) 1945.   
A3) Charles Berlitz.   
A4) The Bermuda Triangle.   (Well … ?   What would you have called it … ?)   
A5) Battleship.   
A6) Puerto Rico.   
A7) Florida.   (Just off the Florida Keys, if I’ve read the map correctly … )   
A8) The Atlantic Ocean.   
A9) Argentina.  (The usage comes from the Argentine Spanish phrase ‘los desaparecidos’, used by the ‘Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo’ movement.)   
A10) The Devil’s Sea.   (It’s ALSO referred to as the Dragon’s Triangle.)
Enjoy those, everyone: links, as ever, are on the Gazette’s copy of the Teaser.


trev-v said...

all i can say is

Nik Nak said...

It’s a good question, Trevor … 

Do they … ?

I’m not convinced they do … !

On the OTHER hand …