Wednesday, 4 September 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 4-9-2013: I Am A Camera

Hmmm … 

I think we can safely say that today, bar a visit from my landlady, has been relatively quiet.

Well … 


I think, in-between writing letters to the Gazette, posting this and watching some old episodes of Dr Who — Tom Baker in Revenge of the Cybermen, so you know — I’ll be … 

Well … twiddling my thumbs is the best way of putting it.

Still: at least I’ve one thing to do.


You’ve probably worked out that that’s this week’s Brentwood Gazette Teaser: today’s has a Kodak them, in case you didn’t notice.

Here’s the questions: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 4th September, 1888, saw George Eastman patent his camera.   That camera used what sort of film: Roll or Cartridge … ?
Q2) He also registered the name Kodak.   But what was the name of the company he founded, that used the name, Kodak … ?
Q3) In which year did the company introduce their famous Box Brownie camera: 1899, 1900 or 1901 … ?
Q4) More to the point, it was advertised with the phrase ‘You Push The Button, We’ll Do’ … what …?
Q5) George Eastman’s old house — in Rochester, New York — is now a what: restaurant, museum or pub … ?
Q6) The company’s had a rough time of it in recent years.  In 2004, it announced it would stop making what, in the US, Canada and Western Europe … ?
Q7) Many of its troubles have been blamed on the rise of what: camera phones, computers or digital photography … ?
Q8) Which Beatles wife — and photographer — was rumoured, for many years, to be a relative of George Eastman … ?
Q9) What’s the name of the play — and film — that provided inspiration for ‘Cabaret’ … ?
Q10) Finally — and very geekily — who had a 1973 US hit with ‘Kodachrome’ … ?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 28th August, 1963, saw Dr Martin Luther King make one of his most famous speeches: in which he said he had a … what … ?
Q2) Dr King gave the speech on the steps of which memorial?
Q3) In which US city is that Memorial?
Q4) Dr King famously opened the speech with a reference to which US president … ?
Q5) In the speech, Dr King said that “Every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain be made” … what … ?
Q6) Martin Luther King was — obviously — a doctor.   Of what … ?
Q7) Which Indian leader was an inspiration for Dr King … ?
Q8) The American Civil Rights Movement, in which Dr King was prominent, got kickstarted when who famously refused to sit at the back of a bus … ?
Q9) The day before his assassination, Dr King delivered his equally famed ‘I Have Been To The Mountaintop’ sermon, the last speech of any kind he made.   In which US city did he make deliver it?
Q10) Finally … Dr King closed the ‘I Have A’ speech with the line ‘Thank God Almighty, we are’ … what … ?
A1) Dream.
A2) The Lincoln Memorial.
A3) Washington DC.
A4) Abraham Lincoln.
A5) Low.
A6) Theology: Systematic Theology, from Boston University, to be precise.
A7) Mohandas Karamchand Gandi.
A8) Mrs Rosa Parks.
A9) Memphis, Tennessee.
A10) Free At Last’.
Enjoy those.

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