Sunday, 12 May 2013

The Daily Teaser — 12-5-2013: Hancock

Hmmm … 

Well, that’s a relief!

I don’t know if you’d heard, but a small group in the US, had recently become the first people to produce — and and fired — a plastic gun made with a three-d printer.

Thankfully … ?

The US government has, quite sensibly, I think, insisted the group take the designs down: granted, only after those designs been downloaded quite a few times, but none-the-less, insisted.

The genie is out of the bottle.   So let’s hope it’s not got TOO far out of it … … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Mr Strict getting in their answers: with Debbi* reminding us (and running it past Mr S, as well), it also saw both scoring ten out of ten.

Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 12 May, 1924, saw the birth of comic, Tony Hancock.   What was the name of his radio show … ?
Q2) More to the point, what was the show renamed as, during the last year of its TV run … ?
Q3) Name either of the show’s script writers.
Q4) Terry Nation, one of Hancock’s later writers, eventually went on to create which Dr Who creature?
Q5) Who — in the radio version of the show — played Hancock’s Australian lodger … ?
Q6) Which South African born actor moved on to become a star of the Carry On films, after being sacked from Hancock’s show … ?
Q7) In which episode of the TV series did Hancock famously cut his hand with a bread knife … ?
Q8) And finally … in which Australian city did Hancock die … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th May, 1927, saw the founding of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.   Which studio head’s idea was it … ?
A1) Louis B Meyer’s.
Q2) Which studio did he head … ?
A2) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer: also known as MGM.
Q3) Which actor was the organization’s first president … ?
A3) Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.
Q4) Who’s the current Academy President … ?
A4) Howard Winchel‘Hawk’ Koch Jr.
Q5) The Academy’s Board of Governors is made up of members of the sixteen Academy branches: name one of them.
A5) Actors, art directors, cinematographers, costume designers, directors, documentary, executives, film editors, make-up artists and hairstylist, music, producers, PR, shorts films and animated features (that’s one branch, I should add), sound, visual effects and writers.
Q6) What nickname is given to the Academy Awards statuette … ?
A6) The Oscars.
Q7) In which year were those awards first handed out … ?
A7) 1929.
Q8) What film won the Best Picture gong, at those first awards … ?
A8) Wings: with Clara Bow as its star.
Q9) As of 2012, how many Academy members voted for those awards: 4,783, 5,783 or 6,783 … ?
A9) 5,783.
Q10) And FINALLY … Which film — in February of this year — won the Best Picture award … ?
A10) Argo.   (Step forward, Bill Bailey … )
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this thought from the late Tony Hancock …
“It’s red hot, mate. I hate to think of this sort of book getting in the wrong hands. As soon as I've finished this, I shall recommend they ban it.”
Tony Hancock (As far as I can tell, this quote is from ‘The Missing Page’)
And instead of a soundtrack … ?   I’ll leave you with Twelve Angry Men … 

Have a good Sunday

*        Of course not, Debbi!   Although wouldn’t things be fair more easy to repair, if we all were … ?   It’d be like changing a part.   (Actually, talking of which, Debbi, you wait ’til you see what they’ve done with the Cybermen†: it’s WAY cool!!!!!!)

†        I’ve got to admit, it’s only NOW that the new series Dr Who has picked up on the Cybermen and thought, ‘Right … What can we do with them … ?’


Terrence Myles said...

Hello Paul. I hope that all is well.
These are my responses. : ) Have a great week!!

1 Hancock's Half Hour
2 The television show was renamed "Hancock" in the last year of its TV run
3 Ray Galton
4 Dalek(s)
5 Bill Kerr
6 Sid James
7 "The Blood Donor"
8 Sydney, Australia

Debbi said...

Yes, indeed, Paul! If only. :-/

1. Hancock's Half Hour
2. Hancock
3. Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
4. the Daleks
5. Bill Kerr
6. Moira Lister
7. The Blood Donor
8. Sydney

By the way, have you read my blog today? I hope you liked it? :)