Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 30-10-2013

You like music, don’t you … ?

I can tell, you know.

I’m going on the assumption you do, any way: happily tapping a foot along to whatever tunes happen to be on the iPod/walkman/jukebox/what-have-you.

Personally … ?

I’ve got the suitably strange Canyons Of Your Mind on, by the Bonzo Dog Do-Dah Band.

But the playlist started — appropriately enough, as it’s Halloween, tomorrow — with White Noise’s An Electric Storm In Hell.

Which reminds me: as it’s ALMOST Halloween, I’ll offer you this week’s Brentwood Gazette Teaser: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* … 
Q1) The ‘Day of The Dead,’ is the Halloween celebration: in which central American country?
Q2) According to the saying, what is “…nine parts of the law’?
Q3) Which district of London did Jack the Ripper terrorise?
Q4) In which area of the US is Steven King resident; New England, the Deep South, or the Mid-west?
Q5) Which former president is said to haunt the White House?
Q6) Mary Shelley was on holiday, when she wrote her most famous gruesome story:   In which European country?
Q7) What was it called?
Q8) Which band had a hit with ‘Grimly Fiendish’?
Q9) Loup Garou is an old French term for what: vampires, werewolves or ghosts?
Q10) In ‘The Munsters’: who was the hideously deformed member of the family … ?
And here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd October saw the first meeting of the Parliament of Great Britain.   In which year of the 1700s … ?
Q2) More to the point, name either of the Parliaments it replaced … ?
Q3) Those parliaments were replaced by laws called the Acts of what: onion, bunion or union … ?
Q4) In which Royal Palace did the Parliament of Great Britain meet … ?
Q5) More to the point, the House Of Commons meets in what was Saint Stephens’ … what … ?
Q6) The Parliament of Great Britain was eventually replaced by the Parliament of where … ?
Q7) More to the point, in which year was this … ?
Q8) The latter parliament was formed when which Kingdom’s Parliament joined up … ?
Q9) The House Of Commons is the Lower House of Parliament, in all its various forms: what’s the upper house called … ?
Q10) Finally … What’s the emblem of Parliament … ?
A1) 1707.
A2) Those of England and Scotland.
A3) Union.
A4) The Palace of Westminster.
A5) Chapel.   (All that’s left of the original Chapel is Saint Stephen’s Entrance.   Careful … !)
A6) The Parliament of the United Kingdom.
A7) 1800.
A8) The Parliament of the Kingdom of Ireland.
A9) The House Of Lords.
A10) A crowned, heraldic, portcullis.
Enjoy those: links are on the Gazette’s own site.

I’ll catch you AFTER the little blighters have scared me to death … 

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