Saturday, 14 July 2012

The Bastille Day Teaser — 14-07-2012

Hmmm … 

Well, THAT’S something.

I’ve got to admit, I was at my doctor’s yesterday.

Seemingly … ?

Seemingly, I’ve something of a dicky liver.

Which frankly, could well have been worse: too many years of drinking — and bad eating — got it into the state it’s in.

Frankly, though … ?

It looks like it mean’s I’m going to have to go for lots of healthy eating.


There goes the chips … !

Possible a good thing, that, but I think I’m going to miss them … 

Let’s move on, shall we?    BEFORE I get a knock on the door … 


Yesterday’s Friday 13th Teaser was nicely attended: it saw both Old Peculiar regulars, Mr Strict and Trevor V putting in their answers, with Trevor bagging nine out of 10, and Mr S bagging the complete 10!

Let’s how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video

Q1) 14th July is, obviously, Bastille Day: traditionally, the French President hosts a garden party, where … ?
Q2) More to the point, who’s the current president of France … ?
Q3) EQUALLY to the point, what’s the French President’s title … in French … ?
Q4) True or False: the President of France is a monarch.
Q5) As a final Bastille Day question: name any of the three colours worn in their hats, by French revolutionaries … 
Q6) Moving on … 14th July, 1223, saw Louis 8th become king of France, on his fathers death.   What was his father’s name: Phillip 1st, Phillip 2nd or Phillip 3rd … ?
Q7) 14th July, 1958, saw a coup in which Middle-Eastern country … ?
Q8) 14th July, 1993, saw the release of an operating system called 386BSD: what does the B stand for in BSD … ?
Q9) 14th July, 1965, saw the Mariner 4 probe flypast which planet … ?
Q10) And finally … 14th July, 2002, saw the death of Joaquín Balaguer: the 41st, 45th and 49th president of which Caribbean nation … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Exactly how many films are there, in the Friday the 13th franchise … ?
A1) Ironically … Twelve … 
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the killer, in the original Friday 13th … ?
A2) Mrs Pamela Voorhees.
Q3) Instead of Friday 13th, many Spanish speaking countries consider which day to be unlucky … ?
A3) Tuesday 13th.   (Which would’ve made dubbing the films interesting … )
Q4) When’s the next Friday the 13th … ?
A4) Friday 13th September, 2013.
Q5) As a FINAL Friday 13th question … Which hard rock group famously released their first album on Friday 13th … ?
A5) Black Sabbath.   (All together, now: “SHARON!”)
Q6) 13th July, 1977, saw which US city suffer a 24-hour power-cut … ?
A6) New York.
Q7) 13th July, 1814, saw Italy found what: its parliament, its gendarmerie or its army … ?
A7) Its gendarmerie: the Italian name for them is  Carabineiri.
Q8) 13th July, 1971, saw the execution of ten army officers: after an attempted coup in which North African country … ?
A8) Morocco.
Q9) 13th July, 2011, saw which Indian city attacked by terrorists … ?
A9) Mumbai.   (Or Bombay as it was formerly known.   There’s possibly a very bad taste joke, there … )
Q10) And finally … 13th July, 1985, saw Prince Charles and Princess Diana open which concert … ?
A10) Live Aid.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with a tune from the Throwing Muses, shall I?   As it’s co-founder, Tanya Donnelly’s, birthday … 

And a quote from Jerry Rubin …

“By the end, everybody had a label - pig, liberal, radical, revolutionary... If you had everything but a gun, you were a radical but not a revolutionary.”    Jerry Rubin. (July 14, 1938 – November 28, 1994.)

1 comment:

trev-v said...

A1 Palais de l'Élysée (Élysée Palace)
A2 François Gérard Georges Nicolas Hollande
A3 Président de la République française
A4 True he is co-prince of Andora
A5 Red White and Blue
A6 Phillip 2nd
A7 Iraq
A8 Berkeley
A9 Mars
A10 Dominican Republic