Tuesday, 29 May 2012

The Daily Teaser — 29-5-2012

You know, I THINK I’m going to get terribly British at you.

And complain … about the weather.

It’s too bloody hot!

Or, at least, FEELS that way!

Certainly too hot — and muggy — to sleep comfortably.

Or continuously, come to that.

Which is a bit of a pain in the proverbial: as I’ve actually got my first interview for some time, today, at 1pm.

Would you mind keeping you finger’s crossed for me … ?

I’m hoping to NOT fall asleep at it … !

Let’s move on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting her answers: and, along with bagging 7 out of 7, also giving us the Debbi Mack Indie Authors Manifesto*.

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) 29th May, 1660, saw who ascend the throne of Great Britain … ?
Q2) 253 years later, 29th May, 1913, saw whose ballet provoke a riot on it’s debut in Paris … ?
Q3) More to the point, what was the name of the ballet … ?
Q4) 29th May, 1953, saw Hillary and Tenzing reach the summit of  Mount Everest: which country are Tenzing Norgay’s people native to … ?
Q5) 29th May, 1999, saw Olusegun Obasanjo become his country’s first civilian president for 16 years: what is that country … ?
Q6) And finally … 29th May, 1999, saw the Space Shuttle Discovery  dock with what … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 28th May, 1937, saw President Roosevelt formally open the Golden Gate Bridge: in which Californian city is the Golden Gate Bridge … ?
A1) San Francisco.
Q2) 28th May, 1998, saw which country test its first nuclear weapon … ?
A2) Pakistan.
Q3) 28th May, 1951, saw the first broadcast of The Goon Show: which of the Goons was the main writer for the series … ?
A3) Sir Terence Arthur Spike Milligan.
Q4) More to the point, what was the title the show was originally broadcast under … ?
A4) Crazy People.
Q5) And more to the point, which Goon later went on to play Inspector Clouseau … ?
A5) Peter Sellers.  (“ENTEEEEEEER, BLUEBOTTLE … !   Waits for applause: as usual, not a sausage … !”)
Q6) Moving on … 28th May, 1987, saw amateur pilot, Mathias Rust, land where … ?
A6) Red Square in Moscow.
Q7) And finally … 28th May, 1999, saw which of Da Vinci’s works go back on display … ?
A7) The Last Supper.
Enjoy those, everyone: as it’s Status Quo co-frontman Francis Rossi’s birthday … ?

Here’s Gerdundula … 

Oh, here’s their definitive live version of Caroline … 

Oh … And from their 2009 Glastonbury gig … 

You can’t tell I’m a fan, can you … ?

*        You know, I}ve got to confess, Debbi, it put’s me in mind of the Punk movement of the 70s.   John Lydon — Johnny Rotten, as he was — put it best in a recent trailer for BBC 4’s documentary on Punk Britannia: words to the effect of “You have to Do-It-Yourself, because nobody else is gonna do it for ya …”.   Actually … ?   Kind of puts me in mind of blogging, fanzines and the old Russian tradition of Samizdat: it strikes me they’ve all got something of the same ethos … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Wow! Being compared to Johnny Rotten is so awesome. :)

Compared to a lot of today's indie authors, I'm really cutting edge, I think. I'm prepared to do things others aren't and see where it goes. There's nothing to lose and so much to gain. I hope. :)

1. Charles II
2. Igor Stravinsky
3. The Rite of Spring
4. Nepal
5. Nigeria
6. the International Space Station