Friday, 22 June 2012

The Daily Teaser — 22-06-2012

Hmmm … That’s a thing … 

I’ve got to admit, I’ve just caught a piece over on the BBC’s news site, about business use of open source software helps it improve its costs.

Helpful stuff.

Although I’ve an unfortunate feeling that there’s one thing stopping greater business uptake of Linux: the simple fact that things like Sage accounting software isn’t available on Linux.

Same with iTunes, for the domestic user.

I think once those are done, we’ll see a lot more Linux around.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with admitting she think’s Sunny Afternoon is a happy fool’s themeº, and that she’s fallen in love with the word ‘knackered’ª, also bagging 5 out of 5.

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) 22nd June, 1911, saw which George crowned as King of the UK: George 5th, George 6th or Edward 8th … ?
Q2) More to the point, who was his queen … ?
Q3) 22nd June, 2003, saw the world’s largest hailstone hit WHICH Nebraska town … ?
Q4) 22nd June, 1984, saw which airline make its first commercial flight … ?
Q5) 22nd June, 1978, saw the discovery of Charon, the moon of Pluto.   The Greek mythological figure it’s named after is what: a three headed dog, a ferryman or a river … ?
Q6) And finally … 22nd June, 2009, saw Eastman Kodak announce they were to stops selling what: cameras, film or printers.
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st June, 1749, saw the founding of which Canadian city … ?
A1) Halifax.
Q2) 21st June, 2006, saw Pluto’s newly discovered moons named as Nix and Hydra: Pluto, Nix, Charon and Hydra are all taken from which Ancient mythology … ?
A2) Greek.
Q3) 21st June, 2009, saw which country assume self rule … ?
A3) Greenland.
Q4) 21st June, 1887, saw whom celebrate their Diamond Jubilee … ?
A4) Queen Victoria.
Q5) And finally … 21st June, 1948, saw Columbia Records introduce what … ?
A5) The LP.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

Once I’ve left you with The Communards version of Don’t Leave Me This Way*, so we can say Happy Birthday Jimmy Somerville.

*        I’ve said it before, and I’ll probably say it again: it really doesn’t matter WHAT way you bend in bed, if you’ve got the voice, THAT’S all that matters … !   What’s more … ?   The Communards version of the disco classic is one HELL of an improvement on the Harold Melvin cut: it’s FAR more joyous … !

º        Actually, Debbi, did you know it’s all about a rich playboy complaining about the fact he’s been raided by the taxman … ?

ª        Now that’s a strange thought, from where I’m sitting, Debbi!  It’s like having a thing about the word ‘pooped’ … !   Mind you … I think I’d happily take the word antidisestablishmentarism out for dinner … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

See, that's exactly why it's a happy fool's theme song. He's trying so hard to be happy in that song. Singing about summer, with all that snow all around him. Ha ha ha ...

I just think knackered is awesome, because it's British slang. No one says knackered here. So ... it just sounds cool. Of course, if I actually used the word, people would look at me funny. Ha ha ha ...

1. George 5th
2. Queen Mary
3. Aurora
4. Virgin Atlantic
5. a ferryman
6. film

Man, I was sure knackered this morning. Oh, boy.