Wednesday, 23 March 2016

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 23-3-2016: Football Crazy

Right … 

I’ve actually got a Wednesday off!

Wouldn’t you know it … ?

And, on top of everything else … ?   I’ve got phone calls to make!

I’ve just had a letter, telling me exactly how much housing benefit I’m getting: and therefore, how much rent I have to pay.

All good.

Bar the feeling of being rushed.

It’s Wednesday.

What else is new?


At any rate, it’s Wednesday: which means it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here it is, covered, as ever, by the Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 23rd March, saw the founding of the Football League.   In which year of the 1880s?
Q2) The meeting was held in Anderton’s Hotel.   The hotel was in which city: Birmingham, London or Liverpool?
Q3) The man who came up with the idea was a director of which club: Aston Villa, Everton or Bolton Wanderers?
Q4) The meeting was held on the eve of what: the World Cup final, the Superbowl or the FA Cup Final?
Q5) Name any one of the twelve teams in that first League.
Q6) When founded, the League awarded 2 points for a win.   How many did it award for a draw: zero, one or two?
Q7) How many do points do the various Leagues NOW award for a win: one, two or three?
Q8) The teams in the league play football.   The game is ALSO know as what football?
Q9) In the US, and other parts of the world, the game’s known as what S: soccer, softball or rugby?
Q10) Finally … The Premiership split off from the Football League, when: 1991, 1992 or 1993?
Here’s last weeks …
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?
A1) 1926.   (He was 90, last week: assuming he’s not died between then, and now.)
A2) New Jersey: in Newark, to be precise.
A3) Dean Martin.
A4) 1956.
A5) DC.   (That’s added a new terror to Gotham … )
A6) The Delicate Delinquent.
A7) The Bellboy.   (GI Blues was an Elvis film.  Sex Kittens go to College … makes your eyes water … )
A8) The Nutty Professor or The Nutty Professor.
A9) Martin Scorcese.
A10) Steven Spielberg.
Enjoy those.

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