Saturday, 12 May 2012

The Daily Teaser — 12-5-2012

Oh …

You learn something new every day.

I’got Radio Four on: as you’ve probably guessed.

And Radio Four’s Today programme has just announced that it’s the 200th anniversary of the birth of Edward Lear!

You’d think I’d’ve spotted that one, wouldn’t you, but no … !

Oh, well … !

I’ll leave the quote at the end of the video to Tony Hancock.

And get moving on …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with scoring 5 out of 5, she’s ALSO admitted being able to drive, in spite of the fact her famously dicky left was playing up*, AND that she’d had a proof copyº arrive.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Teaser, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and Teaser … 

Q1) 12th May, 1924, saw the birth of comedian, Tony Hancock: what was the name of his successful TV and radio series … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which episode of the TV series did he famously read his lines from cue cards and tele-prompters … ?
Q3) 12th May, 2002, saw Jimmy Carter become the first US president — former or current — to visit which country … ?
Q4) 12th May, 1937, saw whose coronation as King of the UK … ?
Q5) 12th May, 1881, saw which North African country become a French protectorate … ?
Q6) And finally … 12th May, 1935, saw the two founder members of Alcoholics Anonymous meet for the first time: in which US state … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th May, 1997, saw chess player Gary Kasparov beaten by the supercomputer, Deep Blue: who built Deep Blue … ?
A1) IBM.
Q2) 11th May, 1987, saw the world’s first heart and lung transplant take place: in which US city … ?
A2) Baltimore.
Q3) 11th May, 330 AD, saw which city renamed Nova Roma … ?
A3) Byzantium: better known now, of course, as Istanbul.   (Not Constantinople.)
Q4) 11th May, 1950, saw the birth of quizmaster, TV presenter and journalist, Jeremy Paxman: which quiz show does he host … ?
A4) University Challenge.
Q5) And finally … 11th May saw Nazi war-criminal, Adolf Eichmann, captured.   By agents from which country … ?
A5) Israel.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with this tune from Ian Dury and the Blockheads: as it’s the late great Ian Dury’s birtrhday … 

Oh, and this clip from Tony Hancock’s The Radio Ham … 

Oh … 

And we can’t forget Mr Lear, can we … ?

*        Always good to know, Debbi!    Hmmm … How do you think you’d do with a UK model car, though … ?   Considering the gear stick and handbrake are on the other side … 

º         Oh, for Riptide, Debbi … ?   I think I missed the relevant post: wouldn’t you know it … !


Mr Strict said...

1> Hancock's Half Hour.
2> The Blood Donor.
3> Cuba.
4> George VI
5> Tunisia.
6> Akron, Ohio.

Debbi said...

I think driving a UK car would be a challenge, but probably doable, if need be. :)

It's amazing what you can do, if you must.

I haven't had a chance to post about the proof copy on Midlist yet. I posted about it on Random and Sundry Things. I will put something up on the other blog soon. There's so much to blog about, too little time. :)

Ian Drury's song should be the happy fool's anthem. :)

1. Hancock's Half Hour
2. "The Blood Donor" (is that ironic?)
3. Cuba
4. George VI
5. Tunisia
6. Ohio