Saturday, 10 May 2014

The Daily Teaser — 10-5-2014: I Spy For The FBI …

Hmmm … 

It has to be said, I have the radio on, at the moment: Radio 4 is — in my humble opinion — possibly the most civilised thing to have on in the morning.

They’ve just had Thought For The Day on: five minutes of a … well, a thought, from a religious personage.

Fascinating one, this morning, from a journalist from The Tablet, talking about about how the believers amongst focus on God — obviously — and forgetting or ignoring the devil.

And using both The Exorcist and The Godfather, as metaphors.

I think I got her point: without managing to catch the speaker’s name.

And also walking away thinking it’s been an age since I’ve seen The Godfather.

I might just see if I have a copy.   It means I can avoid the dread event that is … Eurovision … !

But let’s move on, shall we … ?

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

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 10th May, 1924, saw J. Edgar Hoover named as the head of the FBI.   FBI stands for Federal Bureau of … what … ?
Q2) J. Edgar finally left office, on his death: in which year of the 1970s … ?
Q3) J. Edgar was — allegedly — gay: who have many named as his lover … ?
Q4) The Bureau’s headquarters is named after J. Edgar.   In which US city is that HQ … ?
Q5) Hoover famously denied that there was any such thing as the Mafia, operating in the USA.   Until a famously raided meeting of Mafia Dons, in which US state … ?
Q6) Hoover declared war on the gangster many knew as Public Enemy Number 1: organizing the task-force that killed the gangster — outside the Biograph Theatre, in Chicago — in 1934.   Who was that gangster?
Q7) The FBI is responsible to which US government department … ?
Q8) Trainee FBI agents are called New Agent Trainees.   What are they called, after they complete their training … ?
Q9) According to The Silence Of The Lambs, the FBI department that studied serial killers was the Behavioral Sciences Unit.   What’s that Unit NOW called … ?
Q10) Finally … who’s the current Director of the FBI … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th May is the first date someone recorded seeing Mr Punch: in which green part of London … ?
Q2) More to the point, which diarist spotted Punch … ?
Q3) In which year of the 1660s was this … ?
A3) 1662.
Q4) Who’s Mr Punch’s wife?
A4) Judy.
Q5) Mr Punch’s distinctive voice is produced by the puppeteer talking through a what … ?
A5) Swazzle: or swatchel.
Q6) That puppeteer is usually referred to as what … ?
A6) The Professor.
Q7) Mr Punch’s hat is pointy … and known as what kind of hat … ?
A7) A sugarloaf hat.
Q8) There’s no one fixed script for a Mr Punch show.   But many include a string of what … ?
A8) Sausages.
Q9) Mr Codlin and Short Trotters — a pair who run a Mr Punch show — feature in which Charles Dickens novel … ?
Q10) Finally … Mr Punch has his roots in a commedia dell’arte character: which commedia dell’arte character … ?
A10) Pulcinella.
I’ll leave you with this song …

And this thought from a well known cross dressing Freemason …

“We are a fact-gathering organization only. We don’t clear anybody. We don’t condemn anybody.”
J. Edgar Hoover, writing in 1956.
Have a good day … 

*        Oh, Debbi, the email I sent should be with you, by now: I hope it helps … !


Debbi said...

Thanks! I will check it out.

1. Investigation
2. 1972
3. Clyde Tolson
4. Washington, DC
5. New York
6. John Dillinger
7. Dept. of Justice
8. Special Agents
9. the Behavioral Research and Instruction Unit
10. James B. Comey

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