Quiz Answers

Shawn is a bad man! .. These are old but very funny!

Bamber Gascoigne: What was Ghandi’s first name?
Contestant: Goosey, Goosey?

Anne Robinson: In traffic, what “J” is where two roads meet?
Contestant: Jool carriageway.

Anne Robinson : Which Italian city is overlooked by Vesuvius?
Contestant: Bombay.

Anne Robinson: What insect is commonly found hovering above lakes?
Contestant: Crocodiles.
Anne Robinson : Wh…?
Contestant (interrupting) : Pass!

Anne Robinson : In olden times, what were minstrels, travelling entertainers or chocolate salesmen?
Contestant: Chocolate salesmen.

Anne Robinson : The Bible, the New Testament. The Four Gospels were written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and…?
Contestant: (long pause) Joe?

Anne Robinson : Who was a famous Indian leader, whose name begins with G, revered by millions, who was assassinated and received a state funeral?
Contestant: Geronimo!

Eamonn Holmes: What’s the name of the playwright commonly known by the initials G.B.S.?
Contestant: William Shakespeare.

Searle : In which European country is Mount Etna?
Caller : Japan .
Searle : I did say which European country, so in case you didn’t hear that, I can let you try again.
Caller : Er… Mexico ?

1) Something a blind man might use? – A Sword
2 ) A song with the word Moon in the title? – Blue Suede Moon
3) Name the capital of France? – F
4) Name a bird with a long Neck? – Naomi Campbell
5) Name an occupation where you might need a torch? – A burglar
6 ) Where is the Taj Mahal? – Opposite the Dental Hospital
7) What is Hitler’s first name? – Heil
8) A famous Scotsman? – Jock
9) Some famous brothers? – Bonnie and Clyde
10) A dangerous race? – The Arabs
11) Something that floats in a bath? – Water
12) An item of clothing worn by the Three Musketeers? – A horse
13 ) Something you wear on a beach? – A deckchair
14) A famous Royal? – Mail
15) Something that flies that doesn’t have an engine? – A bicycle with wings
16 ) A famous bridge? – The Bridge Over Troubled Waters
17) Something a cat does? – Goes to the toilet
18) Something you do in the bathroom? – Decorate
19 ) A method of securing your home? – Put the kettle on
20) Something associated with pigs? – The Police
21) A sign of the Zodiac? – April
22) Something people might be allergic to? – Skiing
23 ) Something you do before you go to bed? – Sleep
24) Something you put on walls? – A roof
25) Something slippery? – A conman
26) A kind of ache? – A fillet of fish
27 ) A jacket potato topping? – Jam
28 ) A food that can be brown or white? – A potato
29) Something sold by gypsies? – Bananas
30) Something red? – My sweater

Presenter: Which is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world?
Contestant: Barcelona .
Presenter: I was really after the name of a country.
Contestant : I’m sorry, I don’t know the names of any countries in Spain.

Wright: On which continent would you find the River Danube?
Contestant: India.

Wright: What is the Italian word for motorway?
Contestant: Espresso.

Wright: What is the capital of Australia ? And it’s not Sydney .
Contestant: Sydney.

Judy Finnegan : The American TV show ‘The Sopranos is about opera. True or false?
Contestant: True?
Judy Finnegan: No, actually, it’s about the Mafia. But it is an American TV show,so I’ll give you that.

Paul Wappat : How long did the Six Day War between Egypt and Israel last?
Contestant (after long pause): Fourteen days.

Presenter: Bob Hope was the fifth of how many sons?
Contestant: Four

Wood: What “K” could be described as the Islamic Bible?
Contestant: Er…
Wood: It’s got two syllables… Kor…
Contestant: Blimey?
Wood: Ha ha ha ha no. The past participle of run…
Contestant: (Silence)
Wood: OK, try it another way. Today I run, yesterday I…
Contestant: Walked?

Daryl Denham: In which country would you spend shekels?
Contestant: Holland?
Daryl Denham: Try the next letter of the alphabet.
Contestant: Iceland? Ireland?
Daryl Denham (helpfully): It’s a bad line. Did you say Israel?
Contestant: No.

Lovers Tiff (BSkyB vs Virgin Media)

What is going on.  BSkyB and the newly created Virgin Media (formerly NTL, Telewest & Virgin Mobile) are fighting over Sky’s Basic Channels.  exNTL & Telewest customers used to get Sky One, Sky Two, Sky News, Sky Sports News, Sky Travel and Sky Travel Extra, but as off Midnight last night that stopped.

It looks like it’s all about cost, and Sky wants to charge Virgin Media 90p  for it’s channels (In addition, Sky has offered Sky Arts (formerly Artsworld), Sky Three, Sky Travel+1 and Sky Travel Shop)

Virgin Media are saying that Sky had demanded that the fees for these channels be nearly doubled, despite the fact that the popularity of their basic channels has declined by 20 per cent in the last three years … The money saved due to Sky’s withdrawal of its basic channels will be used to build on a series of major programming acquisitions over recent months. This includes a wide range of hit movies and shows, ranging from The Sopranos and Nip/Tuck to Lost and the OC

So the question is, do Virgin Media customers get a discount now they have lost the Sky Basic Channels?  You should!

Its interesting Virgin Media stock is up on Nasdaq, while BSkyB went down and is now on the up again ..

This is what they both have to say:

Sky basic channels carriage on Virgin Media <http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=104016&p=irol-newsArticle_Print&ID=966886&highlight=>

Jeremy Darroch, CFO said: ‘We are disappointed that Virgin Media appear to have walked away from negotiations. Sky offered more channels to Virgin Media than ever before. We have invested in developing our channel offering and sought a fair price which reflects that fact. With three days still to go before the deadline, we hope that Virgin Media will focus on getting a deal done rather than on their PR offensive.’

Sky Rejects All Virgin Media Efforts to Find a Solution and Withdraws its Basic Channels <http://pressoffice.virginmedia.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=205406&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=968799&highlight=>

LONDON, March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Sky’s basic channels stopped airing on Virgin Media at midnight on the 28th of February following Sky’s failure to renew its carriage agreement. Sky had demanded that the fees for these channels be nearly doubled, despite the fact that the popularity of their basic channels has declined by 20 per cent in the last three years.

Sky Tries to Double Price of Under-Performing Basic Channels <http://pressoffice.virginmedia.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=205406&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=966509&highlight=>

As Virgin Media Builds Market Leading Portfolio of Programming, Sky Tries to Stifle Competition by Engineering Withdrawal of Basic Channels From Competitor’s Service


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