I’ve got to admit, I had a day off, yesterday.
Which is always nice to have!
Teaser writing, laundry, nattering, occasionally, with folks …
And catching another episode of Stranger Things.
I’ve got to admit, that show’s looking rather good.
The cast are great, the writing on a par with the cast …
And I’m betting that those of us playing ‘Spot the Reference’ will be having a field day.
I mean … the younger members of the cast are straight out of The Goonies, the fact the really young members are all one choppers is an ET reference.
Parents going bonkers, as Winona Rider’s does? Close Encounters … !
Heck of a lot of Steven Spielberg, there!
And the fact main character, Eleven, has nosebleeds, whenever she uses her psychic powers?
That’s just the ones I’ve noticed …
See … ?
‘Spot the Reference’ … !
But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Trevor* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s themed questions, shall we?
Q1) 16th March saw the birth of actor and comedian, Jerry Lewis. In which year of the 1920s?
Q2) Which US state was he born in: New York, New Jersey or California?
Q3) 1946 saw Lewis made his debut: as half of a comedy duo with Dino Paul Crocetti. Crocetti was better known as which singer: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, or Dean Martin?
Q4) The duo lasted until which year of the 1950s: 1953, 1956 or 1959?
Q5) The pair had their own comic book adventures published. By whom: DC, Fleetway or Marvel?
Q6) Lewis’s first solo film, in 1957, was called The Delicate what: Drunk, Delinquent or Dishcloth?
Q7) Lewis made his directing debut with which 1960 film: The Bellboy, GI Blues or Sex Kittens go to College?
Q8) One Lewis film was remade: with Eddie Murphy in the starring role. Name either film.
Q9) In 1983, Lewis appeared in The King of Comedy: as a talk show host stalked by Robert De Niro. Who directed The King of Comedy?
Q10) Finally … In his film studies lectures for UCLA, Lewis described one student’s efforts with the words, “That’s what filmmaking is all about.” Who was that student: George Lucas, Steven Spielberg or Francis Ford Coppola?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th March, 1976, saw the death of Julius Stephen: shot whilst chasing a suspected bomber. Mr Stephen drove what: a bus, a tube train or a tram?
Q2) The first major international cricket match between England and Australia started: on 15th March, 1877. These matches are called what: exams, tests or trails?A2) Tests: or test matches.
Q3) A truce was signed on 15th March, 1978. Between Somalia: and where?A3) Ethiopia.
Q4) 15th March, 2011, saw a civil war start: in which Middle Eastern country?A4) Syria.
Q5) Finally … who abdicated on 15th March, 1917?
I’ll leave you with a thought …
“I don’t want to be remembered. I want the nice words when I can hear them.”Jerry Lewis.
And this …
HAve a good day!
* I think that one’s come up for auction, before, Trevor: but don’t quote me. (Wouldn’t mind: but I THINK I’d like one of 27” iMacs, instead …)
† I know exactly where you’re coming from, Debbi! It’s all about the rhythm!