Tuesday, 18 September 2012

The Daily Teaser — 18-09-2012

I was right about yesterday being a Monday, I swear.

I usually get my benefit money through, every other Monday.

The last one … ?   Was yesterday.  

Which didn’t go through,

Apparently over a Failure to Attend the Work Programme that I have to go to.

The date in question was when I had a hospital appointment, which I duly notified ALL the relevant people about.

Work Programme AND Jobcentre.

I hate sounding like a whinging scrounger, I really do.

But, my word, there’s plenty I could be saying, here.

At any rate, enough of my problems.

Let’s get moving on, shall we?

Before I use this sort of language … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with mentioning THAT movie*, also bagging 5 out of 5.

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) 18th September, 1961, saw the death — in a plane crash — of Dag Hammarskjöld: which body was he the General Secretary of … ?
Q2) More to the point, Hammarskjöld was involved in peace talks in a civil war in which African country … ?
Q3) Moving on … 9 years later, 18th September, 1970, saw the death of rock legend, Jimi Hendrix: what was the name of his band’s first UK hit album … ?
Q4) More to the point, what was the name of the last album Hendrix completed, during his lifetime … ?
Q5) Moving on … 18th September, 1739, saw the signing of the Treaty of Belgrade: which ceded Belgrade to which empire … ?
Q6) 18th September, 1851, saw the first publication of The New York Times: under what name … ?
Q7) And finally … 18th September, 1972, saw refugees from where start to arrive in the UK … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th September, 1859, saw Joshua Norton declare himself Norton 1st … of where …?   A1) The USA.
Q2) 17th September, 1974, saw both Grenada and Bangladesh join the UN: along with which other country … ?   A2) Guinea-Bissau.
Q3) 17th September, 2011, saw the start of the Occupy Wall Street movement: in which New York Park … ?   A3) Zucotti Park.
Q4) 17th September is the birthday of Sir Stirling Moss and Roddy McDowell: which of them is older … ?   A4) Roddy McDowell.   Stirling was born one year later … 
Q5) And finally … 17th September, 1982, saw over a thousand people massacred in which city … ?   A5) Beirut.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

After I’ve left you with Third Stone From The Sun, as a nod to the late Jimi Hendrix, who died today in 1970.

And with this quote from Greta Garbo …
“I never said, ‘I want to be alone.’ I only said, ‘I want to be let alone!’ There is all the difference.”
Greta Garbo 18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990

*        Plastics, Debbiª … ?   Now I’m confused … !

ª        Love a Duck … ?   Now THERE’S a phrase.   (I’m half convinced it’s one Hollywood made up, to make Dick van Dyke sound really English in Mary Poppins.   Best to let him do what he does best, I think … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Testing, 1, 2, 3 :)

1. the UN
2. the Congo
3. Are You Experienced
4. Electric Ladyland
5. the Ottoman Empire
6. the New York Daily Times
7. Uganda