Wednesday, 12 September 2012

The Daily Teaser — 12-09-2012

Hmmm …

You know, it’s times like this that I could really do with a big lottery win.

I’m starting to think I definitely could do with the cash to gently retire Bruce to a nice quiet spot by the proverbial fireplace — or TV, in this case — or replace Safari with something else.

It’s starting to get rather frustratingly slow … !

Annoyingly so, in fact … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we?   As I’m annoyed enough to not have a chance to mention the Hillsborough papers, due to be released, today.


Moving on from my troubles, yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with commenting that A Town Called Mercy looks fun*, also bagging 6 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) 12th September, 2001, saw President George Bush declare a war on … what … ?
Q2) 12th September, 1846, saw Elizabeth Barrett elope with Robert Browning: in which European country did the two poets live much of their married life … ?
Q3) More to the point, in which town did they initially live … ?
Q4) 12th September, 1910, saw the premiere of the last of Gustav Mahler’s symphonies to be premiered during his lifetime.   Which symphony was it … ?
Q5) 12th September, 1977, saw the death of which activist … ?
Q6) And finally … 12th September, 2003, saw the death of legend, Johnny Cash: what was the name of the last UK Top Forty single he released, while he was still alive?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th September, 2001, saw the notorious al-Qaeda attacks on New York: what does al-Qaeda translate into English as?
A1) The Base.
Q2) More to the point, al-Qaeda’s leader, Osama bin Laden, was in which country, when finally killed by US special forces … ?
A2) Pakistan.
Q3) Moving on … 11th September, 1565, saw Ottoman forces retreat from which island, at the end of a siege: Malta, Gibraltar or Sicily … ?
A3) Malta.
Q4) 11th September, 2005, saw Israeli troops finally pull out of which contested area … ?
A4) The Gaza Strip.
Q5) 11th September, 1919, saw US troops invade which Central American republic?
A5) Honduras: which was also known as Spanish Honduras.
Q6) And finally … 11th September, 1847, saw the first performance of which American song … ?
A6) Oh! Susannah.
Enjoy those, everyone: as today is the birthday of the man, himself, I’ll leave you with THIS song from a certain Mr B. White … 

And this quote from Herbert Asquith …
“The army will hear nothing of politics from me and in return I expect to hear nothing of politics from the army.”
H. H. Asquith, 12 September 1852 – 15 February 1928

*        I should say so, Debbi: I mean, a steampunk western … ?   With a cyborg … ?   How cool is THAT … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Very cool, indeed! :)

1. the Taliban (the "war on terror" wasn't declared officially until later)
2. Florence
3. London
4. The Eighth Symphony
5. Stephen Bantu Biko
6. A Boy Named Sue