Questions for January 2015

This is Dr Bob’s quiz for January 2015 – Life is as usual frantic so no pictures this month, sorry. Please post yor witty/sarcastic answers as comments, in the box at bottom. I’ll try to moderate them quickly.

  1. In London, what is between 237 and 241 Baker Street?
  2. What early Beatles song did John Lennon write while staying in Stoke-on-Trent?
  3. What was the last commercial movie that President J.F.Kennedy saw?
  4. For Monty Python’s Farewell Concert, at London’s O2 Arena – how long did it take for the tickets to sell out?
  5. When Albert Speer overstayed his welcome in Germany as World War Two drew to a close, where did he try to flee to?

For cut & paste:
(1) Baker St (2) Song (3) Movie (4) Sell-out (5) Where to?

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7 comments

  1. Dr Bob’s real but belated answers –

    (1) Baker St – between 237 and 241 is number 221b, the Sherlock Holmes Museum. They couldn’t get it any closer than that.

    (2) Song – MISERY (on their first LP)

    (3) Movie – From Russia With Love – JFK saw it in a private viewing two days before his tragic assassination.

    (4) Sell-out – in this electronic age, the Monty Python Farewell Concert sold out in 44 seconds.

    (5) Where to? – Greenland

  2. 1. Baker Street. Sherlock Holmes pub, the nearest to 221b they could get.
    2. Song: Baker street, or was that someone else? If I listed all the songs John Lennon wrote, would one be correct?
    3. Movie: Lincoln
    4. Sell-out: Monty Python did not sell out, unlike Bob Dylan.
    5. Where to? He joined the von Trapp family for a short excursion but left because of the singing; at least that’s what General Ackbar said: we cannot repel voices of that magnitude..

  3. – In London, what is between 237 and 241 Baker Street?
    An infinite series that converges between 237 and 241.

    – What early Beatles song did John Lennon write while staying in Stoke-on-Trent?
    When I read this question out to a colleague he said heard it as “What early Beatles song did John Lennon write while stoned in Trent?” I feel that this is a much better question and would certainly be a more interesting answer.

    – What was the last commercial movie that President J.F.Kennedy saw?
    I thought a “commercial movie” is what passes for Hollywood output today, I wasn’t aware that product placement was so insidious back in Jack’s day.

    – For Monty Python’s Farewell Concert, at London’s O2 Arena – how long did it take for the tickets to sell out?
    Burma!
    ….sorry. I panicked.

    – When Albert Speer overstayed his welcome in Germany as World War Two drew to a close, where did he try to flee to?
    If it is anything like our Uncle Benny, when he overstays his welcome we just head down to the pub and hopefully he is gone by the time we go back.

  4. In London, what is between 237 and 241 Baker Street?
    237 AND THREE QUARTERS BAKERS STREET

    What early Beatles song did John Lennon write while staying in Stoke-on-Trent?
    WE GOTTA GET OUTTA THIS PLACE !

    What was the last commercial movie that President J.F.Kennedy saw?
    BULLITT !

    For Monty Python’s Farewell Concert, at London’s O2 Arena – how long did it take for the tickets to sell out?
    THEY’RE NOT SOLD OUT – THEY’RE PINING FOR THE FJORDS !

    When Albert Speer overstayed his welcome in Germany as World War Two drew to a close, where did he try to flee to?
    YOU STUPID PEOPLE SMUGGLERS. I SAID AUSTRIA – NOT AUSTRALIA !

  5. 1. Gerry Rafferty.

    2. Being fond of wordplay ( he was a pundamentalist) his Stoke-on-Trent canon mis-fired and failed to ignite his fan base. His A side “Tokens Rotten” with the flip side “Knee Snot Tort” went off like a damp squib.

    3. I was on my second shiraz when I read the Coaster’s answer “Debbie Does Dallas”. It did me ‘ead in when I realised I didn’t have the brains to compete. So I decided to Jack it all in and go to bed in my Little Blue Jammies (LBJ’s).

    4. Well, that was just the sort of blinkered philistine pig-ignorance I’ve come to expect from you non-creative garbage. You sit there on your loathsome spotty behinds, squeezing blackheads…( well you know the rest.)

    5. He started looking for places that had a giant aquarium where even Mossad is not allowed to go Speer-Fishing.

  6. (1) Baker St
    Bakerloo Station, a place that only Sherlock was privy to.

    (2) Song
    I forget its name but it was a song about marijuana – Lennon thought he was staying at Toke-on-Trent.

    (3) Movie
    Debbie Does Dallas.

    (4) Sell-out
    Quicker than for a Justin Bieber concert, that’s for sure.

    (5) Where to?
    Paraguay? Argentina? Stoke-on-Trent?

  7. (1) Baker St : Probably an opium den in Sherlock’s time, now a trendy pub run by someone who changed their name to Mrs Hudson.

    (2) Song: Ask Me Why. Lennon was originally trying to turn the sentence ‘Ask me why I came to Stoke-on-Trent’ into a song lyric, but instead kept only the first three words and ended up with my vote as the worst song recorded by the Beatles

    (3) Movie; 7 Days in May, the John Frankenheimer classic about an abortive attempt at a military coup in the USA

    (4) Sell-out: Monty Python sell-out! Never! Nail my head to the floor!

    (5) Where to?: Argentina, hoping to hide among all the other Germans there. Or Australia. I had a German-born girlfriend whose father never said a word to me in nine years. My guess is that he was concealing his true identity, and he could have been Albert Speer.

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