Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Nik Nak’s Weekly Teaser — 6-7-2016: Sly Stallone

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Sylvester Stallone
For the first time in a few weeks, I’m actually working on a Wednesday.

But starting at five o’clock, tonight.

So that’s all good.

As that gives me room to manoeuvre: AND get a few posts up!

Yep: it’s Wednesday … 

Which means … 

Well, lots of things.

But right here and now?

It means it’s time for the teaser I write for the Brentwood Gazette.

Here’s this week’s themed questions: covered, as ever, by the Creative Commons License* …
Q1) Sylvester Stallone was born: on 6th July, 1946.   What’s his middle name: Francesco, Gardenzio or Ignazio?
Q2) He owns a company called Tiger Eye Productions.   Which promotes what: boxing, rock concerts or plays?
Q3) Stallone lives in a city in LA County, California.   Which city: Hollywood, Beverly Hills or Pasadena?
Q4) His first starring — ahem — role was in a soft-core film called The Party at Kitty and Stud’s.   The film has since been retitled The Italian … what: Job, Lover or Stallion?
Q5) One of Sly’s early roles was Machine Joe Viterbo: in Death Race 2000.   Which English actor starred in the 2008 version, Death Race?
Q6) 1976, saw Sly hit the proverbial jackpot: with a hugely successful about a boxer.   What was the film called?
Q7) More to the point, what was the boxer called?   (First and last name, please: half a point for just the first name.)
Q8) Escape to Victory saw Sly break his finger: when his character saved a penalty kick.   The ball was kicked by a character played by who: Ossie Ardiles, Pele or Bobby Moore?
Q9) Sly Stallone and Karl Urban have both played a well-known comic book character.   Which comic book character: Batman, Judge Dredd or Sid the Sexist?
Q10) Finally … Sly has made a number of films about Vietnam veteran, John Rambo.   What’s the first Rambo film called?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) The BBC officially opened its HQ and recording studios: Television Centre.   In which year of the 1960s?
Q2) BBC, in this context, stands for British Broadcasting … what?
Q3) The Centre’s in which part of the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham: Brook Green, Fulham or Shepard’s Bush?
Q4) Name either of the two nearest tube stations.
Q5) At its height, how many studios did Television Centre have: six, seven or eight?
Q6) Which studio was Match of the Day filmed in: Four, Five or Six?
Q7) A famous children’s TV show — including a notorious episode with Lulu the elephant — was broadcast from Television Centre.   Which Children’s TV show?
Q8) Back in 1988, one program broadcast from the Centre was interrupted by gay rights protestors.   Which program?
Q9) The Horns of NimonThe Claws of Axos and The War Games were recorded at Television Centre.   They were all episodes of which series?
Q10) Finally … 1964, 2000 and 2003, all saw what happen at Television Centre: power cuts, strikes or bomb threats?
A1) 1960.
A2) British Broadcasting Corporation.
A3) Shepard’s Bush.   (Why the bush was notable enough to have part of London named after it, no-one knows.   Answers on the back of a postcard to …)
A4) Wood Lane or White City.
A5) Eight.
A6) Five.
A7) Blue Peter.
A8) The Six O’Clock News.
A9) Dr Who.
A10) Power cuts.   Indeed, the 1964 cut delayed BBC2’s first broadcasts.
Enjoy those: I hope they help …

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