Wednesday, 17 October 2012

The Brentwood Gazette Weekly Teaser — 17-10-2012: Al Capone’s Guns Don’t Argue … !

I have to admit, I THINK my regular readers are possibly getting used to seeing me in the Gazette.

After all, it’s only been three weeks, now!

At any rate … ?

At any rate, going on what Neville the Editor’s told me, this morning, the Gazette’s Crew are certainly enjoying them, as is Sylvie, who’s the QuizMaster at the Essex Arms.

Here’s hoping you as, as well.

But let’s get to the point, shall we?

Let’s have this week’s questions: as I’ve said on the Gazette’s version of this post, today in 1931, saw Al Capone sentenced.

That’s a cue!

Here’s the questions … 

Q1) 17th September, 1931, saw Al Capone sentenced: for what crime … ?
Q2) More to the point, what was the name on Al’s birth certificate … ?
Q3) Equally to the point, what was the name of the 1987 film about Al Capone … ?
Q4) Who played Capone in that film … ?
Q5) Which city’s Mafia group did Capone lead, at the height of his fame … ?
Q6) Talking of Mafia … What’s the name of the Japanese equivalent of the Mafia?
Q7) Name either of the two types of Chinese criminal organizations.
Q8) While we’re at it: the American Mafia occasionally calls itself Cosa Nostra.   What does this mean in English … ?
Q9) Which US city — famously — has Five Mafia Families … ?
Q10) And finally … name one of those Five Families …
And here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) Manic Depression is now better known as what condition … ?
Q2) More to the point, who — in 1967 — wrote a song called Manic Depression … ?
Q3) Which star of Jaws suffers with Manic Depression: Roy Schneider, Robert Shaw or Richard Dreyfus … ?
Q4) That star admitted he had the condition after being interviewed by which celebrity fellow sufferer and comedian … ?
Q5) Which birdwatcher — and former Goody — suffers with Depression … ?
Q6) He famously shares that condition with Ian Curtis, the late lead singer of Joy Division: what was the name of the 2007 film about Ian Curtis’ life … ?
Q7) How did former British PM, Winston Churchill, refer to his depression … ?
Q8) Which British businessman — and former balloonist and record company owner — has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder … ?
Q9) More to the point, which famously naked TV chef has ALSO been diagnosed with the condition … ?
Q10) And finally … Gary Numan, the singer behind Cars, and Our Friends Electric, suffers from what … ?

A1) Bipolar Disorder: and occasionally as Bipolar Affective Disorder.
A2) Jimi Hendrix.
A3) Richard Dreyfus.
A4) Mac fan, director, and Norwich City FC director, Stephen Fry.
A5) Bill Oddie.
A6) Control.
A7) His Black Dog.   (Sources differ as to whether he did suffer with Depression: some say he suffered with with Bipolarity … )
A8) Richard Branson.
A9) Jamie Oliver.
A10) Asperger’s Syndrome.
Enjoy that lot.

I’ll leave you with an appropriate tune, shall I … ?

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