Wednesday, 21 November 2012

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 21-11-2012

Hmmm … 

That’s something … 

Seemingly, there’s a ceasefire, being bruited about.

Oh, GRANTED, Israel and Palestine have just signed one over Gaza.

Which isn’t the one I had in mind.

No … 

It LOOKS the Church of England’s going to need one after the  vote on women bishops … !

Cie La Vie … !

Let’s move on, shall we?


Yes, let’s.

You are, after all, here because it’s Wednesday.   Which means, of course, you’ve bought this week’s Brentwood Gazette, and would like to see this’s weeks edition of the Teaser I write for them.

Well, here it is, along with the usual Creative Commons license …
Q1) 21st November is World Hello Day.   It was created to encourage peace, during the Yom Kippur War: which three countries fought the Yom Kippur War … ? 
Q2) How many people is one supposed to say ‘Hello’ to: 10, 20 or 30 … ?
Q3) According to the relevant website, people in how many countries observe World Hello Day: 180, 190 or 200 … ?
Q4) Which veteran rockers released a 1973 album, called ‘Hello’: Kiss, Status Quo or Canned Heat?
Q5) More to the point, what was the only single from that album to chart in the UK … ?
Q6) Willkommen is the German word for ‘welcome’: in which Liza Minelli musical is ‘Willkommen’ the opening song … ?
Q7) More to the point … which character sings the song … ?
Q8) Hello Magazine started in 1988: what’s the name of its Spanish parent magazine … ?
Q9) Who — in 1984 — had a UK No 1 with ‘Hello’ … ?
Q10) Finally … Hello AG is a charter airline operating from which European country … ?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th November is World Diabetes Day.   Diabetes is caused by a shortage of which hormone … ?
Q2) More to the point, that hormone is usually produced by what: the liver, the pancreas or the kidneys … ?
Q3) The shortage of that hormone leads to too much what: sucrose, glucose or fructose … ?
Q4) The full name of Diabetes, is what … ?
Q5) Noted 80s singer, Mari Wilson famously suffers with Type 1 Diabetes: in spite of that, she clocked up a UK № 8, with what song … ?
Q6) Fellow sufferer, Halle Berry famously won her Best Actress Oscar for which 2001 film … ?
Q7) Actress and diabetes sufferer, Mary Tyler Moore, does a lot of work for diabetes charities in the US: during the 1960s, she famously played the wife of which actor … ?
Q8) Author, H. G. Wells also suffered with the condition: which of his novels was turned into an album by Jeff Wayne … ?
Q9) Wells, Wilson, Berry and Moore all shared their condition with the Godfather Of Soul.   Who was the Godfather Of Soul … ?
Q10) And finally … Author and Merry Prankster, Ken Kesey, suffered with diabetes: his one well known novel was turned into which Jack Nicholson film … ?
A1) Insulin.
A2) The Pancreas.
A3) Glucose.
A4) Diabetes Mellitus.
A5) Just What I Always Wanted.
A6) Monster’s Ball.
A7) Dick Van Dyke, in the ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’.
A8) War of the Worlds.   (Altogether now: “Oooooooohh-lllaaaaaaaa”)
A9) The hardest working singer in the USA: Mr James Brown.
A10) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I think I’ll leave you with something of a tune … 

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