Wednesday, 25 November 2015

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 25-11-2015: The Mousetrap

Right, hopefully, those photos show up!

I’ve got to confess to happily — and quickly — having meet Joe Sturdy: up at Café Nero, in case regular reader, Debbi Mack, remembers the place.

Mostly … ?

Well, mostly because there’s a few technical details I wanted to clear up, about the regular posts I do on the Gazette’s site.

Basically, I think the text clippings I do — something of a feature of OS X, ever since I first got a Mac — are causing a knock on problem.

But I ALSO wanted to show him the patch of ground in Saint James Road: one that developers have wanted to build on, ever since I moved in, in 2008.

The pictured ones.

I’ve objected for years: on the grounds that the overspill parking in Brunel House already causes problems getting from Warley Hill, TO Rollason Way.

As I feel the clip shows.

Hopefully … ?   That will get SOME form of attention.   Or cause an uproar, something like that … 


But that’s not QUITE why I’m posting, today.


It’s Wednesday: which means it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s Mousetrap themed questions: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 25th November saw the opening of the play, The Mousetrap. In which year?
Q2) The play opened at which theatre: The Ambassadors, Saint Martin’s or The Dominion?
Q3) The theatre is in which city’s theatre district: New York’s, London’s or Paris’s?
Q4) That district is called what?
Q5) The play is now being shown in which theatre: The Ambassadors, Saint Martin’s or The Dominion
Q6) The play is a murder mystery. Also known as a who … what?
Q7) Who wrote the play?
Q8) The play takes place in Monkswell Manor. Monkswell Manor is a fictional what: guest house, motel or hotel?
Q9) Monkswell Manor is owned by Mollie and Giles Ralston. Name any of the guests — or other characters — in the Manor.
Q10) Finally … The Mousetrap is based on a short radio play called Three … what?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th November was the date of the notorious Jonestown Massacre: who was this instigated by?
Q2) In which year of the 1970s did the deaths occur … ?
Q3) What was the name of the group he led to do his … ?
Q4) Leo Ryan was killed during the massacre: what was he?
Q5) In which country was Jonestown?
Q6) The country is on which continent?
Q7) The group had moved there from which US city … ?
Q8) The deaths were mostly caused by Flavor1 Aid laced with Valium, Chloral Hydrate, Phenergan and what else … ?
Q9) What WAS Flavor Aid?
Q10) Finally … What was the name of the 2013 film said to have been inspired by the Jonestown massacre?
A1) The (self declared) ‘Reverend’ Jim Jones.
A2) 1978.
A3) The People’s Temple.
A4) A congressman.
A5) Guyana.
A6) South America.
A7) San Francisco.
A8) Cyanide.
A9) A soft drink.
A10) The Sacrament.
As a final thought … ?

SOMEONE at Jonestown recorded events.

I, personally, couldn’t listen to something so sickening.

You might have a stronger stomach.

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