*Yawns Gently, sips tea*
It’s one of those morning, where a touch more sleep could’ve come in handy.
But there we go.
At ANY rate … ?
At any, having managed to get out of bed, this morning, the least I can do is offer my congratulations to Andy Murray. He’s managed to actually win a Grand Slam title: this year’s US Open, at Flushing Meadows, in New York.
Given that Great Britain’s done rather well in this year’s Olympic Games, I think we can say that’s a rather nice finish to the summer, wouldn’t you … ?
Let’s get moving on, shall we …
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with agreeing with me that Steven Moffat feeling he had to get off Twitter* was sad, also managing to bag 5 out of 5.
Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 11th September, 2001, saw the notorious al-Qaeda attacks on New York: what does al-Qaeda translate into English as?
Q2) More to the point, al-Qaeda’s leader, Osama bin Laden, was in which country, when finally killed by US special forces … ?
Q3) Moving on … 11th September, 1565, saw Ottoman forces retreat from which island, at the end of a siege: Malta, Gibraltar or Sicily … ?
Q4) 11th September, 2005, saw Israeli troops finally pull out of which contested area … ?
Q5) 11th September, 1919, saw US troops invade which Central American republic?
Q6) And finally … 11th September, 1847, saw the first performance of which American song … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) According to the WHO, 10th September, 2012, is World what Prevention Day … ?A1) Suicide.
Q2) 10th September, 1932, saw the IND line go into operation: this was the third line in which city’s Tube system … ?A2) New York’s.
Q3) 10th September, 1823, saw who named as President of Peru … ?A3) Simón Bolivar.
Q4) 10th September, 1988, saw TV presenters Mike Smith and Sarah Greene involved in a serious helicopter crash: they survived, and went on to marry in which year …?A4) 1989.
Q5) And finally … 10th September, 1963, saw which credit card service go into service in the UK … ?A5) American Express. (Although strictly speaking, it’s a Charge card.)
Enjoy those, everyone.
I’ll leave you with this quote from D. H. Lawrence, after Sons and Lovers was initially rejected …
“Curse the blasted, jelly-boned swines, the slimy, the belly-wriggling invertebrates, the miserable sodding rotters, the flaming sods, the sniveling, dribbling, dithering palsied pulse-less lot that make up England today.”D. H. Lawrenceª (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930)
And, in memory of the late Peter Tosh, here’s Steppin’ Razor, who died on this day in 1987…
* Definitely a bit sad, when that happens, Debbiº …
ª Not a man without anger management issues …
º If it’s any help, though, Debbi … ? Episode 3’s a western …