Friday, 7 September 2012

The Daily Teaser — 07-09-2012

Right … 

It’s FRIDAY … !

Although I’m assuming you’ve already looked at your calendar and worked that bit out, haven’t you … 

But at any rate, that means I’m going to mention at least one thing.

For starters, tonight sees the DropKixx show that Kevin Dº’s helping to organise is tonight.

Just in case you hadn’t managed to book tickets, as yet, you’ll be able to get them either by phoning the theatre on 01277 200 305, in person from the theatre, itself — the address is Brentwood Theatre, 15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood, CM15 8AG — or through the theatre’s website: here.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with bagging 6 out of 6, it also sees the official start of her Indiegogo project to release the Sam MacRae series under her own publishing imprint.   (More details here).

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 September, 1571, saw the arrest of Thomas Howard for plotting against Queen Elizabeth: Howard was the 4th duke of where … ?
Q2) More to the point, who played him in the film, Elizabeth … ?
Q3) 7th September, 1940, saw which UK city bombed by the Germans … ?
Q4) 7th September, 1936, saw the death of Benjamin, the last surviving Thylacine, in a Tasmanian zoo: how were Thylacines also know … ?
Q5) 7th September, 1986, saw who named as the first black Anglican Bishop in South Africa … ?
Q6) And finally … 7th September, 1978, saw Prime Minister James Callaghan announce he would not be calling a … what … ?

And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th September, 1968, saw Swaziland become independent: from which colonial power … ?
A1) The UK.
Q2) More to the point, which star of Withnail and I was born in Swaziland … ?
A2) Richard E. Grant.
Q3) 6th September is a national holiday in Pakistan, in memory of those killed in its war with India: in which year was that war… ?
A3) 1965.
Q4) 6th September, 1972, saw nine athletes from Israel killed: those athletes had been killed during the Summer Olympics in which German city … ?
A4) Munich.
Q5) 6th September, 1522, saw the only surviving ship from Ferdinand Magellan’s circumnavigation of the world arrive home: what was that ship’s name … ?
A5) The Victoria.   (Also known as the Nao Victoria and the Vittoria)
Q6) And finally … 6th September, 1991, saw a well known Russian city change its name back to Saint Petersburg: what was its name between 1924 and 1991?
A6) Leningrad.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with a quote from the late Rat Pack member, Peter Lawford …
“Metro was really a star-builder, no doubt about that. You were wrapped in cotton wool. ... I was encouraged to emulate Robert Taylor, who came to the studio every day of his life in a pinstripe suit and pressed shirt with a pin through the collar. They were very high on pins through the collar.”
Peter Lawford 7 September 1923  – 24 December 1984
And Stop Your Sobbing, by The Pretenders: see if you can’t guess which of the bands female, vegetarian, former rock journalist, members’ birthday it is, todayª … 

*        Here’s hoping that helps, Debbi … !

º        Here’s hoping … Yeah, you get the point, Kevin … !!

ª        Yeah … Like I’m not a telegraph … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thank you, Paul! :D Every little bit helps. I'm going to be tweeting the campaign link from time to time, so if you can lend a RT, that would be awesome! :)

1. Norfolk
2. Christopher Eccleston
3. London
4. The Tasmanian Tiger
5. Desmond Tutu
6. an election