POP QUIZ: MISCELLANY VIII OCTO-MISCELLANY (answers)

Hello! We’re back after a brief hiatus. I hope no one needed the answers too urgently… “Nurse, the patient is critical, but before I operate I need to know… what is Mortadella? WHAT IS MORTADELLA!?” Anyway, I took some time to work on an exciting new project that I hope to be able to share with you very soon. Stay tuned!

Congratulations for our most recent quiz go out to Dee Dee T, who got a perfect 10/10 in no time flat. Way to go Dee Dee!

1) The CBS Radio program “My Favourite Husband”, based on novels by Isabel Scott Rorick, started on radio in 1948, moved to television in 1950 (with a significant change in one character’s casting) and eventually became what classic sitcom?
2) G-Code in Japan and China, ShowView in mainland Europe and VideoPlus+ in UK & Ireland were all the same service, known as what in North America?
3) In the specialized slang of Eton college, a ‘wet bob’ is someone who participates in rowing. In which activity does a ‘dry bob’ usually engage?
4) Based on a Sean Connery movie quote, and referring to websites with repetitive images and audio, what does the internet initialism “YTMND” stand for?
5) What is the only river that passes through four current National Capital Cities?
6) Which 1985 Disney release is based on the “The Chronicles of Prydain” by Lloyd Alexander, which draw heavily on Welsh mythology?
7) By what ‘family’ nickname was country star and TV performer Louis Marshall Jones known?
8) Blood Tongue, Mortadella and Sopressata are all types of what?
9) Henderson’s model, the Roper-Logan-Tierney model and the Neuman Systems model are all popular theories on the practice of what profession?
10) What is the only country to share a border with both the only nation whose name begins with a Q, and the only nation whose name ends with a Q?

1) I LOVE LUCY
2) VCR+
3) CRICKET
4) YOU’RE THE MAN NOW, DOG
5) THE DANUBE (Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava, Belgrade)
6) THE BLACK CAULDRON
7) GRAMPA JONES
8) SAUSAGE/SALAMI
9) NURSING
10) SAUDI ARABIA (Iraq & Qatar)

Poor Richard Denning. He played George Cooper, husband to Lucy’s Liz Cooper on the radio series “My Favourite Husband”. The show was a big hit, the sponsors loved him, the network absolutely insisted he stay on board for TV… but Lucy was THE STAR, and refused to do the show without real-life husband Desi Arnaz. Denning was out, but his IMDb page lists 112 credits, starting with 1937’s ‘Hold ‘Em Navy’ and ending with 1980’s ‘The Ashphalt Cowboy’. So, I guess he did alright for himself.

VCR+ let you program your VCR to record by entering a single numerical code for a show. This was, for many people, easier than actually setting a recording time manually. Many TV listings, namely TV Guide, showed the numerical code for each program. We finally got a VCR capable of doing this just before the whole sytem was scrapped.

Captain Hook was at Eton. So were Bertie Wooster, Lord Peter Wimsey and James Bond, presumably in different years. I can’t find any information on the others, but Captain Hook was, perhaps ironically, a ‘dry bob’. Bond was removed in the first year due to shenanigans, so maybe he never got a chance to do either.

Thanks,
QM Bill

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