Thursday, 7 June 2012

The Daily Teaser — 7-6-2012

Hmmm … 

You know, I KNOW that the Middle east is a bit … incendiary … at the moment.

You don’t need me to tell you that.

But the news in, today, that Syria has seen another massacre — in the villages of Qubair and Maarsaf — is … 

Well, I’d’ve called it disturbing.

But I’ve a funny idea that the Houla massacre, only a few days ago, now … ?

Only marks the start of Syria going seriously downhill.

Hmmm … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Before I depress you and me even further with the news about Ray Bradbury … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with agreeing we should mention a certain post to Karen Chilvers*, AND suggesting we mention this blog to her as well, and — in the middle of all this — also bagging 5 out of 6.

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) 7th June, 1977, saw crowds line the streets of the UK, as the Queen marked the start of what … ?
Q2) 7th June, 2000, saw Prime Minister Tony Blair heckled by the WI: what does WI stand for … ?
Q3) 7th June, 1929, saw the ratification of the Lateran Treaty: between Vatican City, and who … ?
Q4) 7th June, 1892, saw President Benjamin Harrison become the first US president to attend what … ?
Q5) And finally … during the first Crusade, 7th June, 1099, saw the start of the Siege of where … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th June, 1944, saw the start of Operation Neptune: the D-Day invasion of which part of France … ?   A1) Normandy.
Q2) More to the point, at which time — GMT — did the operation start: 4·30 am, 5·30 am or 6·30 am … ?   A2) 4·30 am: equivalent to 6·30 am, in Double British Summer Time, used that that point in 1944.
Q3) 6th June saw the French National Guard put down the Paris Rebellion: in which year … ?   A3) 1832.
Q4) 6th June, 2005, saw the US Supreme Court uphold a federal ban on which drug … ?   A4) Cannabis.
Q5) 6th June, 1844, saw the founding of the YMCA: in which European city … ?   A5) London.
Q6) And finally … 6th June, 1975, saw UK voters vote to remain part of what … ?   A6) The European Economic Community.
Enjoy those, everyone: as it’s his birthday, let’s have a tune from the man formerly known as the artist formerly known as Prince … 

Oh, and as Debbi’s given her a mention, let’s have more Grace Jonesª … 

*        Karen, I’ve left it on your FB wall.

ª        Oh, Debbi, you DO know she had Sly and Robbie working as her rhythm section at the time: they of Boops fame … ?   The pair of them were, and still are, one of the best on the planet.   They got brought in by her producer: former Buggle, and Art of Noise/ZTT lynchpin Trevor Horn … ?   Amazing what I can remember form the 80s … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Awesome! :) I love 80s music. Grace Jones is brilliant.

I realized the most horrible thing today. It's on the blog you embedded, and mentioned on the Midlist blog.

Two words: Don't panic. :)

1. The Silver Jubilee
2. the Women's Institute
3. Italy
4. baseball games
5. Jerusalem