Monday, 31 March 2014

The Daily Teaser — 31-3-2014: Censorship

Oh, now, HANG ON … !

I’ve got last night episode’s of The Musketeers on: playing it’s way to the exciting series conclusion.

And … ?

Well, I have to admit, I’m glad it’s been commissioned for  a second series.

For starters, I’d like to see how they deal with the loss of Peter Capaldi as Cardinal Richelieu.   He has, after, bagged a BIT of a big job.

And, as a second point … ?

Something that’s that much fun can’t stop yet.

Now when it’s starting to be this much fun … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging five out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s rather censorious questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 31st March, 1930, saw the institution of what’s informally called the Hays Code: effectively, a form of censorship in the US.   Over what: radio programmes, movies or TV shows?
Q2) The Code famously had a number of ‘Don’ts’: including a ban on ‘licentious or suggestive … ’ what … ?
Q3) The Code also warned those it governed about airing what it called ‘Third Degree’ methods.   In other words, severe forms of what: murder, masonic ritual or interrogation … ?
Q4) Which Marlene Dietrich vehicle was the first to be passed — with no edits, I should add — under the Hays Code … ?
Q5) Name any of the movie ratings used: in the US
Q6) Name any of their equivalents: in the UK.
Q7) Who regulates video games in the UK … ?
Q8) The equivalent in the US is the ESRB: what dies the S stand for in ESRB … ?
Q9) Cleanfeed is used by BT, and others, as a content monitoring system in the UK.   Monitoring content accessed through what … ?
Q10) Finally … in what year of the 1960s did the Hays Code stop being used … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th March, 1842, saw the first use of an anaesthetic, during surgery: by Crawford Williamson Long.   Which anaesthetic was it: nitrous oxide, ether or  chloroform?
A1) Diethyl ether.
Q2) 30th March, 1981, saw the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan.   In hospital, afternoon, he famously said to his wife, Nancy, “Honey, I forgot to … ” … what … ?
A2) Duck!!
Q3) 30th March, 1909, saw the opening of the Queensborough Bridge.   In which US city?
A3) New York.   (It links Queensboro and Manhattan.)
Q4) 30th March, 1867, saw US Secretary of State, William H. Seward, purchase Alaska, on behalf of the USA.   From which country … ?
A4) Russia: or the Russian Empire, as it than was.
Q5) Finally … during fierce wars between England and Scotland, 30th March, 1296, saw Edward 1st sack which town … ?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear.”
Judy Blume.
And with a tune that got itself banned, when I was a teenager … 

Have a good day … !

*        Debbi, you and rick have seriously got to get copies of The Musketeers! It’s great fun … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Perhaps I'll check it out!

1. movies
2. nudity
3. interrogation
4. R
5. The Blue Angel
6. PG
7. the Entertainment Software Rating Board
8. Entertainment
9. the Internet
10. 1967

I see Trevor is no longer on Pinterest. I'll miss his train pics and Doctor Who pins.