Wednesday, 9 October 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 9-10-2013: Imagine … 

Yep, it’s official, again: I’m off to sign on, again.

And, BOY, I think I’m … … 

Well, not in trouble.

But I’m going to take a touch more paperwork along, just to show I’ve been job hunting.

Don’t you just LOVE that sort of thing … !


Moving on … ?

Moving on, today is Wednesday: which means it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s, covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 9th October saw the birth of John Lennon.   In which year … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which city … ?
Q3) His Aunty Mimi — famously sceptical about his childhood musical ambitions — told Lennon that “The guitar’s all very well, John, but you’ll never make a … ” what … ?
Q4) What was the name of the skiffle band Lennon formed, in 1956 … ?
Q5) Lennon’s better known, second band, The Beatles, were formed in 1960.   The name was suggested by the band’s original bassist: what was his name … ?
Q6) More to the point, the name was a nod to which classic US rock and roll band … ?
Q7) The Beatles early gigs were played in clubs in and around which German city … ?
Q8) Moving on … What was the name of Lennon’s debut solo album … ?
Q9) In an interview three days before his death, Lennon was quoted as saying that he’d “I’ve selected to work with only two people.”   Name either of those people.
Q10) Finally … released three weeks before his murder in New York, what was the name of the last album John Lennon released, during his lifetime?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd October, 1925, saw the first test of a working television set: by whom … ?
Q2) Those first test images were the head of a ventriloquist dummy called ‘Stooky … ’ who: Bill, Ben or Bert … ?
Q3) The first public demonstration of TV was to a group from which royal institution … ?
Q4) Also at that demonstration was a reporter from which thundering newspaper … ?
Q5) When did the BBC start its original, experimental broadcasts: 1932, 1933 or 1934 … ?
Q6) More to the point, in which year did Aunty start regular broadcasts from Alexandra Palace … ?
Q7) Britain’s first commercial station — ITV — started broadcasting in which year of the 1950s … ?
Q8) Equally to the point … in which year did Channel Four start broadcasting …?
Q9) What was the name of the satellite that first broadcast TV signals from Europe … ?
Q10) Finally … TV shows broadcast on the internet are sometimes called ‘VoD’ services: standing for ‘Video on’ … what … ?
A1) John Logie Baird.
A2) Bill.
A3) The Royal Institute.
A4) ‘The Times’.
A5) 1932.
A6) 1936.
A7) 1955.
A8) 1982.
A9) Telstar.
A10) Demand.
Enjoy those.

I’ll catch you later … 

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