Questions for April 2014

April questions.  PLEASE HAVE A GO – by posting a comment, preferably sarcastic – as I know the answers anyway; I’ll put the real answers up in early May.

  1. What (plastic LP) record was banned by the Canadian Dept of Agriculture?
  2. For measuring cloth, the English yard was divided into half, quarter (“Quarter”), eighth (“finger”) and sixteenth (“nail”). What was the nickname for half a yard?
  3. The brothers in the 1954 film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers were named after Old Testament personalities starting A-G – Adam, Benjamin, Caleb, Daniel, Ephraim, and Gideon, but the 6th one was called Frank. Frank?? Why Frank?
  4. What, according to Peter Cook, was said by candidates wishing to become judges, as they came staggering out from the rigorous judging exams?
  5. And what was commonly said, down a coal mine?
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6 comments

  1. DR BOB RECKONS:

    1. The picture disc for Stevie Wonder’s LP – Journey through the Secret Life of Plants – featured a layer of blotting paper with alfalfa seeds, that would grow when the edge was dunked in water; alfalfa being a prohibited import in Canada

    2. Half a yard (- sorry)

    3. It was short for Frankincense – the Old Testament having no names beginning with F

    4. “Phew, what a rigorous examination”

    5. “I’ve found a piece of coal”

  2. 1. That first Monty Python album with the sketch about the flying sheep. Apparently staff couldn’t cope with local demand for imports of this breed of animal.
    2. A Ya.
    3. It was the director’s sly dig at the biblical overtones of the story: “Frank Lee? My dear, I couldn’t give a damn!”
    4. “I thought it would test our knowledge of law, not our capacity to assess wine. I think I failed when they asked me if a I wanted a Pinot.
    5. “I wish that f#&!ing canary would shut up. Doesn’t it realize we’re in trouble?”

  3. 1. “I want to live in America” – Westside story
    2. Twoquarters? Fourfingers?
    3. So the songs they had could rhyme with someone
    4. That was a rigorous exam
    5. Anything to do with their ‘sex and violence down the mines’?

  4. Well Roy, not knowing the answers does not prevent other people from having a go! Besides, what would be the point of my asking you stuff that you know already?

  5. Q: What (plastic LP) record was banned by the Canadian Dept of Agriculture?
    A: “Fuddle Duddle” (Pierre Trudeau)

    Q: For measuring cloth, the English yard was divided into half, quarter (“Quarter”), eighth (“finger”) and sixteenth (“nail”). What was the nickname for half a yard?
    A: 45.72 cm ?

    Q: The brothers in the 1954 film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers were named after Old Testament personalities starting A-G – Adam, Benjamin, Caleb, Daniel, Ephraim, and Gideon, but the 6th one was called Frank. Frank?? Why Frank?
    A: Larry, Moe and Curly had already been taken.

    Q: What, according to Peter Cook, was said by candidates wishing to become judges, as they came staggering out from the rigorous judging exams?
    A: Bloody hell. These funny handshakes are harder than they look.

    Q: And what was commonly said, down a coal mine?
    A: Two miners badly injured in a rockfall are waiting to be rescued….
    That’s me out of a job then. No-one wants a one-legged gold-digger.
    I don’t know mate – you could always try Sir Paul McCartney….

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