Monday, 16 January 2012

The Daily Teaser - 16-1-2012

You know, I’ve got to admit, that’s not a stunning photo, is it … ?

Mind you … ?

Saying that, I’ve GOT to admit, me and Jude managed to catch some Sunday night children’s TV.

I think I can safely say In The Night Garden

Is definitely a bit strange, unless you’re one!

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’sº Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with posting up this post — always nice to see a tune I’ve told her about, getting a mention*ª — AND mentioning War and Peace, also bagging 6 out of 6.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) 16th January, 1920, saw the first council meeting of the League of Nations: in which city … ?

Q2) 16th January, 1412, saw which family named as the official bankers to the Papacy … ?

Q3) 16th January, 1547, saw who become the Tsar of Russia … ?

Q4) 16th January, 1970, saw who become Premiere of Libya?

Q5) And finally … 16th January, 2006, saw Ellen Johnson Sirleaf become Africa’s first elected head of state: which African country was she president of … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th January, 2011, saw the death of actress, Susannah York: for which 1969 film did she receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination … ?
A1) They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

Q2) 15th January, 1991, saw the Queen saw laws to let Australia hand out it’s own what: MBEs, Knighthoods or Victoria Crosses?
A2) Victoria Crosses.

Q3) 15th January, 1967, saw the first Super Bowl: in which US city … ?
A3) Los Angeles.

Q4) More to the point, name either of the teams that played …
A4) The Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. (The Packers won, 35-10.)

Q5) 15th January, 1984, saw which former peer named as Labour party candidate for the Chesterfield by-election?
A5) Tony Benn.

Q6) Finally — and during the American Revolutionary War — 15th January, 1777, saw New Connecticut proclaiming its independence. How is New Connecticut now known … ?
A6) Vermont.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with a tune or two …

* I’ve got to admit, Debbi, Down in the Park is one of Gary Numan’s best, whatever form it’s in!

ª Actually, just as a though … ? GIMP is a rather powerful piece of free software … !

º You’re not wrong about the Job’s bio, Debbi … ! (Tina Redse, one of his former lovers, and a mental health professional, felt he met all of the diagnostic criteria for Narcisstic Personality Disorder.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Wow! That's quite an insight into Jobs. I don't think I'd have wanted him as a boss. Genius or not. :)

1. Paris
2. the Medici family
3. Ivan the Terrible, aka, Ivan IV Vasilyevich
4. Muammar Gaddafi
5. Liberia