Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The Daily Teaser — 1-4-2014: April Fooools … !

Right, now … It’s a Tuesday … 

OK, you’ve worked that out: and the fact it’s April Fool’s Day.

As has Neville the Editor of the Brentwood Gazette.

He’s just announced that reality ‘star’, Joey Essex, is to get a great big bronze statue in his honour: in the middle of Brentwood High Street.

Very believable.

After all, Brentwood’s councillors would never agree on which way it’s supposed to be pointing … !


At ANY rate, let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* Put in her answers: and scoring eight out of ten.

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

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

Q1) In 2007, sculptor and illusion designer, Dan Baines, came up with a fake, dead what, for April Fools Day … ?
Q2) 2005 saw Google announce a fake drink, as an April Fool’s day joke: called Google what … ?
Q3) 31st March, 1989, saw an APPARENT UFO land in a field in Surrey.   It was, in fact, a balloon built by which British millionaire … ?
Q4) April 1st, 2008, saw the definitive BBC report … on flying what … ?
Q5) Finally … 1st April, 1972, saw claims the dead body of what, had been found … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
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?
A1) Movies.
Q2) The Code famously had a number of ‘Don’ts’: including a ban on ‘licentious or suggestive … ’ what … ?
A2) Nudity.
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 … 
A5) G, PG, PG13, R, and NC17.
Q6) Name any of their equivalents: in the UK.
A6) Uc, which is now retired, U, PG, 12a, 12 15, 18 and R18usually only found in licensed sex shops.
Q7) Who regulates video games in the UK … ?
A7) The VSG, or Video Standards Council.
Q8) The equivalent in the US is the ESRB: what dies the S stand for in ESRB … ?
A8) Software.
Q9) Cleanfeed is used by BT, and others, as a content monitoring system in the UK.   Monitoring content accessed through what … ?
A9) The internet.
Q10) Finally … in what year of the 1960s did the Hays Code stop being used … ?
A10) 1968.
I’ll leave you with this song from the artist formerly known as ‘Squiggle’ … 

And this quote …
“As soon as you realize everything's a joke, being the Comedian is the only thing that makes sense.”
Alan Moore, writing as The Comedian, in The Watchmen.
Have a good day: remember, don’t be too fooled.

*        Got to admit, Debbi, I came off Pinterest, quite some time ago: too many social sites, not enough time!   (And not enough silly games, like Zuma: I’m getting WAY too fond of Zuma … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yeah, Pinterest has limited uses, but I've found a few.

1. fairy
2. Gulp
3. Richard Branson
4. penguins
5. the Loch Ness Monster