Oh, now that’s …
Strange … !
Yes, I think strange is definitely the word.
You’ve probably realised I like having Radio 4’s Today programme on, of a morning.
Usually, it does weighty stuff about weighty subjects: they’re talking about the potential takeover of one huge company by another at the moment.
But earlier, while I was prepping this post up … ?
Did a quick post about the latest in internet memes.
The sudden urge people get, to dance like a horse, whenever South Korea’s wünderkïnd, Psy, latest hit goes past.
Yes, quite …
Let’s move on, shall we … ? Before we add to OVER 122 million viewers, or forget to mention the DropKixx show that JKevin D was involved with.
@brentwoodtheat @dropkixx show went down a storm tonight. Well done everybody!
— Kevin Dewhurst (@Kevin_Dewhurst) September 7, 2012
Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome — putting in her answers: and, along with admitting she’s going to need retweet’s* for her crowdsourcing project, also bagging 6 out of 6.
Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 8th September, 1921, saw Margaret Gorman win Atlantic City’s Golden Mermaid pageant: what was she named, as a result … ?
Q2) 8th September, 1888, saw the body of Jack the Ripper’s second victim found: what was her name … ?
Q3) More to the point, in which Spitalfields street was she found … ?
Q4) That same day — 8th September, 1888 — saw the first matches played in the English Football League: how many matches … ?
Q5) 8th September, 1986, saw the (then) President of Chile survive an ambush: who was that president … ?
Q6) And finally … 8th September, 1943, saw General Dwight D. Eisenhower announce that which country had surrendered … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th September, 1571, saw the arrest of Thomas Howard for plotting against Queen Elizabeth: Howard was the 4th duke of where … ?A1) Norfolk.
Q2) More to the point, who played him in the film, Elizabeth … ?A2) Christopher Eccleston.
Q3) 7th September, 1940, saw which UK city bombed by the Germans … ?A3) London.
Q4) 7th September, 1936, saw the death of Benjamin, the last surviving Thylacine, in a Tasmanian zoo: how were Thylacines also know … ?A4) Tasmanian Tigers.
Q5) 7th September, 1986, saw who named as the first black Anglican Bishop in South Africa … ?A5) Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Q6) And finally … 7th September, 1978, saw Prime Minister James Callaghan announce he would not be calling a … what … ?A6) ;General Election.
Enjoy those, everyone.
As we seem to be going for world music, today, I’ll leave you with Saiyyan Le Gayi Jiya, by noted Indian playback singer, Asha Bhosle, who’s birthday it is, today:
And a quote from the late Peter Sellers …
“Some forms of reality are so horrible we refuse to face them, unless we are trapped into it by comedy. To label any subject unsuitable for comedy is to admit defeat.”Peter Sellers, 8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980
* Oh, I’ve put a link straight to the relevant Indiegogo page in the sidebar, Debbi: MIGHT have to do some tweaking, size-wise, but I’m hoping it helps …