Weekly Blog wk01 – Mel Gibson turns 65


Features a Mel Gibson Quiz as the Hollywood great turns 65. Happy New Year! and welcome to the WEEKLY BLOG. The first of the new year and fingers crossed 2021 will be a lot better than 2020. This week blog has this week’s birthdays, mid-week sport, this week in history, one-liners, the cutting room floor. Mel Gibson is 65 years old this week, and to mark the occasion a ten question Mel Gibson quiz.

MID-WEEK SPORT… taking place this week

Monday 4th Jan 2021 Premier League
                                                Southampton v Liverpool

 Tuesday 5th Jan 2021 Carabao Cup
                                                Tottenham Hotspur v Brentford         

 Wednesday 5th Jan Carabao Cup
                                                Manchester United v Manchester City

This week’s featured quiz is ten of the best from Hollywood great Mel Gibson as he turns 65 years old this week. The answers are on the PDF download version of this page (see below)

1     For which film did Mel Gibson win an Oscar for ‘Best Director’?

   In which film, loosely based on  ‘The Great Escape’, did Mel Gibson voice the character Rocky?

3     In which film did Mel Gibson wax his legs?

4     Who introduced Mel Gibson on stage to present an award at the 2010 Golden Globes with the line “ I like a drink as much as the next man, unless the next man… Mel Gibson”?

5     Mel Gibson played Martin Riggs in how many ‘Lethal Weapon’ films?

6     In which film did Mel Gibson only have 16 lines of dialogue in the entire film and two of them were, ‘I only came for the gasoline’?

7     In which year did Mel Gibson star opposite Danny Glover in the first ‘Lethal Weapon’ film?

8     Mel Gibson says which scene from the film ‘Braveheart almost killed him? Was it the beheading scene, the hanging scene, the scene he was dragged from a horse or the scene his clothing caught fire?

9     ‘The Man With A… what’ was Mel Gibson’s first film in the director’s chair?

10    In a 1995 film Mel Gibson voiced the love interest of which Disney princess?

one liners

Here’s a few one-liners I picked up this week. Please feel free to dazzle your teams with them.

Don’t you hate it when people answer their own questions? I know I do.

Sad news! My girlfriend Lorraine has dumped me because I was seeing another girl, Claire Lee. Good News! I can see Claire Lee now Lorraine has gone!

I told my gran she drew her eyebrows too high. She seemed surprised.

This week in History

1929 Mother Teresa arrived in Calcutta to begin her work among India’s poorest and sick people.
1930 Bonnie Parker met Clyde Barrow for the first time at Clarence Clay’s house.
1931 Thomas Edison submitted his last patent application.
1933 Construction on the Golden Gate Bridge began in San Francisco Bay.
1957 Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden resigned his post.
1958 Gibson was issued a US patent for the Flying V Guitar.
1959 Alaska is admitted as the 49th US state.
1959 Buddy Holly released his last record ‘It Doesn’t Matter’.
1968 The Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ album went to No.1 and stayed there for 8 weeks.
1969 First trial flight of Concorde took place.

1974 The UK began a three-day working week due to the energy crisis.
1977 EMI records dropped the punk band the Sex Pistols.
1979 YMCA became the Village People’s only UK chart topper.
1987 Aretha Franklin became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
1992 Wigan paid Widnes a world record rugby league transfer fee of £440,000 for Martin Offiah.
1993 Bill Wyman announced he is leaving the Rolling Stones.
1994 Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked by Tonya Harding’s bodyguard.
2001 A report revealed former GP Harold Shipman had potentially killed hundreds of patients.
2007 Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the original iPhone

WHO’S CELEBRATING? This week’s birthdays

Mel Gibson 65
Michael Schumacher 52
John Paul Jones 75
Craig Revel Horwood 56
James Milner 35
Bradley Cooper 46
Marilyn Manson 52
Rowan Atkinson 66
Alex Turner 35

Eddie Redmayne 39
Nigella Lawson 61
Lewis Hamilton 36
Nicolas Cage 57
Eden Hazard 30
Kenny Loggins 73
Ben Haenow 36
David Silva 35
Dame Shirley Bassey 84

Princess Catherine 39
Jimmy Page 77
Michael Stipe 61
Robert Duvall 90
Vinnie Jones 56
Terry Venables 78
Bernard Sumner 65
Andy Burnham 51


Every week I have the pleasure of putting the quizzes together for the Quiz On Demand website. Here are a few that made me laugh but didn’t  make it on to this week’s quizzes and were left on the cutting room floor.

What S is full of holes but still holds water?

Where does today come before yesterday?

What can travel all around the world without leaving its corner?

Click below to download a pdf of this page.

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