Tuesday, 7 February 2012

The Daily Teaser - 07-2-2012

You know, THAT’S a thought …

I should really have done a themed teaser, today, shouldn’t I … ?

Considering that today is the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens*.

Although I’ve GOT to admit that I was over old friends, Gwen and Stef’s over the weekend: given they’re in Kent — and not far from Rochester, Dickens’s home town — I did try and persuade them to change their names to Mr and Mrs Fuzzipeg.

But I don’t think I impressed them.

Still, if nothing else … ?

I can suggest you try out this Dickensian name generator.

Just to see what you can come up with.

I think I’ve managed Wat Spangston, already.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Mr Strict, Trevor AND Debbi putting in their answers: with Mr S being the strong and silent type, Trevor admitting to being something of a royalist, and Debbi admitting she was fine after that fallª, it ALSO saw all three of our regulars bagging 6 out of 6°.

Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, license and video
Q1) 7th February, 1991, saw Haiti swear in it’s first democratically elected President: who was he … ?

Q2) More to the point, who was his predecessor as head of government … ?

Q3) 7th February, 1974, saw who claim to have kidnapped heiress, Patty Hearst … ?

Q4) 7th February, 1301, saw Edward of Cærnavon become the first English what … ?

Q5) 7th February, 1999, saw who become the King Of Jordan … ?

Q6) And finally … 7th February, 1964, saw The Beatles arrive in New York: on which TV show did they make their first scheduled US appearance … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th February, 2011, saw the death of which Belfast born guitarist … ?
A1) Gary Moore.

Q2) More to the point, which which singer did that guitarist record Parisienne Walkways … ?
A2) Phil Lynott.

Q3) 6th February, 1959, saw Jack Kilby patent what … ?
A3) The integrated circuit.

Q4) 6th February, 2005, saw who become the Labour Party’s longest serving Prime Minister … ?
A4) Tony Blair.

Q5) 6th February, 1819, saw the city of Singapore founded: by whom … ?
A5) Sir Stamford Raffles … ?

Q6) And finally … 6th February, 1958, saw the death of 21 people — including 7 members of Manchester United — in an air-crash in which city … ?
A6) Munich.
Enjoy those, everyone.

And honouring a couple of birthday’s today?

I’ll leave you with King Curtis’s Memphis Soul Stew

And with something from Oliver

* Apparently, he and his wife became estranged in 1858: after the birth of their ten children. Can’t say I blame her … !

ª Well, that’s SOMETHING, Debbi: but do you mind me keeping my fingers crossed, just in case … ?

° Hmmm … Three sixes … That’s POSSIBLY the cue for a song …


Debbi said...

Feel free to keep your fingers crossed, Paul. I can use all the good mojo there is to be had. :)

I'll do the same for you, with respect to your job hunt. How's that?

1. Jean-Bertrand Aristide
2. Ertha Pascal-Trouillot
3. the Symbionese Liberation Army
4. Prince of Wales
5. Hussein bin Talal
6. The Ed Sullivan Show

Nik Nak said...

Well … 

It’s going slowly, yo be frank.

Hopefully this Work Programme thing the Job Centre’s insisted I go will help.

But I have to admit to being deeply cynical …