Thursday, 23 February 2012

The Daily Teaser - 23-2-2012

OK, scary family photos, part 2.

And I’ve GOT to admit, I’m pretty convinced that’s me.

At least, going by the eyebrows, that’s me!

(Not in the dress, before anyone says anything: that’s my mother.)

But at any rate … ?

At ANY rate, this really is getting rather … um …

Yes, ‘um’ seems to be the best word to use, at the moment.

Trust me, it’s definitely scary seeing some of my old shirts.

You never know your luck.

I might just post one here.

That’s if you’re REALLY lucky …

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — feeling contentious, and asserting that wars are a Bad Thing* — putting her answers: and bagging 6 out of 6º.

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) 23rd February, 1966, saw Salah Jadid lead a military coup: in which country … ?

Q2) 23rd February saw the US flag raised over the island of Iwo Jima: in which year … ?

Q3) More to the point, in which war … ?

Q4) 23rd February, 1963, saw farmer Peter Hicks waiting to see if he’d be charged with assault, after electrifying his what … ?

Q5) 23rd February, 1455, saw the printing of the Gutenberg Bible, the first book printed with movable type: which language is it in … ?

Q6) And finally … 23rd February, 1836, saw the start of the Battle of the Alamo: in which US state is the Alamo … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd February, 1983, saw the opening — and closing — of Moose Murders, Broadway’s worst play: in which theatre … ?
A1) Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

Q2) More to the point, who wrote Moose Murders?

Q3) 22nd February, 1959, saw Lee Petty win the debut what … ?
A3) Daytona 500.

Q4) 22nd February, 1879, saw Frank Woolworth open the first of his Woolworths store: these were what’s called a what store … ?
A4) 5 and Dime.

Q5) 22nd February, 2006, saw six men stage Britain’s biggest robbery: in which Kentish town … ?
A5) Tonbridge.

Q6) And finally … 22nd February saw the death of actor Nicholas Courtney: which character did he famously play in Dr Who … ?
A6) Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, generally referred to simply as the Brigadier.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with Ghosts, by Japan: as it’s David Sylvian’s birthday, today …

* Don’t think that worked, Debbi: how about ‘Wars are Bad … If no-one is tap-dancing’ … ? No … ?

º I should add Debbi has just confirmed her Über-geek status, by getting the Brigadier’s full nameª.

ª This is possibly going to sound sad … But I still get the urge to salute, whenever I see photos of Nicholas Courtney …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Über-geek status. That's awesome! :)

So is "Wars are bad ... if no one is tap dancing." Brilliant! :)

1. Syria
2. 1945
3. World War II
4. car
5. German
6. Texas

"Wars are bad, especially if they aren't catered." Hmmm?