Wednesday, 6 January 2016

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 6-1-20156: You’re Fired

Right … 

One or two bits have been delivered by Amazon.

Which is nice!

And no: these ARN’T one’s I’m going to tell you about, thanking you!

But, at any rate?

Stuff’s starting to come in.

At ANY rate, it’s Wednesday: which mean’s, of course, it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s Pistol packing set: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 6th January, 1977, saw EMI fire the Sex Pistols.   After the band behave badly, where: the London Hilton, Heathrow Airport or a TV studio?
Q2) ‘EMI’ stand for ‘Electric and Musical’ … what: Instruments, Industries or Indecisives?
Q3) What was the name of the resultant Pistols song about the incident?
Q4) More to the point, what was the name of the album … ?
Q5) Name any one of the band’s members: at the time of the incident.
Q6) Which band member was replaced by Sid Vicious?
Q7) Sid and his predecessor played what: the drums, the guitar or the bass guitar?
Q8) Which of the Pistols went under the stage name, Johnny Rotten?
Q9) What was the only Pistols song released by EMI?
Q10) Finally … after getting sacked by EMI, and by A&M Records, the Sex Pistols eventually signed to which chaste record label?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30 December saw the formal foundation — and declaration of — the USSR.   In which year of the 1920s?
Q2) What does ‘USSR’ stand for … ?
Q3) The Revolutionaries that set up the USSR — and who were led by Vladimir Lenin — were whom: the Mensheviks, Bolsheviks or Milosheviks … ?
Q4) Following the death of Vladimir Lenin, in 1924, three men assumed power in the newly founded USSR.   Which of them, in one of his last letters, did Lenin warn the Soviet government about?
Q5) What — from 1924 onwards — was the highest law-making body of the USSR: the Presidium, the Council of Ministers or Supreme Soviet … ?
Q6) Which Moscow landmark housed the USSR’s government for many years … ?
Q7) How original founding member republics formed the USSR: three, four or five?
Q8) Name one of them.
Q9) What — in Russian — is the acronym — or initials — for the ‘USSR’?
Q10) In which year of the 1990s did the USSR formally dissolve … ?
A1) 1922.
A2) Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
A3) The Bolsheviks.   (The word means — roughly — ‘majority’, with the group tracing its roots to the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party.)
A4) Joseph Stalin.
A5) The Supreme Soviet of the USSR.
A6) The Moscow Kremlin.
A7) Four.
A8) The Russian SFSR, the Transcaucasian SFSR, the Ukrainian SSR and the Byelorussian SSR.   (‘SSR,’ in this case, stood for ‘Soviet Socialist Republic’: SFSR stood for Soviet Federalist Socialist Republic.)
A9) CCCP.   (‘CCCP’ is a direct Latin alphabet rendering of the Cyrillic initials: a contraction of Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́бли, or ‘Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik.’)
A10) 1991.   (On Christmas Day: in the morning, apparently …)
Have a good week!

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1 comment:

Debbi said...

I just had to do this one! Oh, my goodness ... what a mouth John had/has! LOL!

1. Heathrow Airport
2. Industries
3. EMI
4. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
5. John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten
6. Glen Matlock
7. bass guitar
8. John Lydon
9. Anarchy in the UK
10. Virgin Records