Saturday, 22 September 2012

The Daily Teaser — 22-09-2012

You know, I’ve got to admit, I’m still yawning.


Even though I’ve been up for an hour.

But if nothing else, I seem to have managed to get a halfway decent night’s sleep.

It doesn’t actually SEEM like it, though.

But … ?

I’m actually feeling if not energetic, then certainly much more together than previously.

Hmmm … 

This’ll sound strange … but I think my doctor’s decision to up the thyroid pills dosage has worked out.

Let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yes, let’s … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with approving of me starting Jude young, with a damn good tune, she ALSO admitted she’d posted up a favourite song*, AND bagged 6 out of 7.

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) 22nd September saw the birth of two of the characters of the Lord of the Rings novels: name either of them … 
Q2) More to the point, those two characters belonged to which family … ?
Q3) Even MORE to the point … both those characters famously carried … what … ?
Q4) Moving on … 22nd September, 1957, saw François Duvalier elected as President of where … ?
Q5) More to the point, what was his nickname … ?
Q6) 22nd September, 1914, saw three Royal Navy ships sunk: by a German what … ?
Q7) 22nd September, 1955, saw ITV — Britain’s first commercial TV station — go on air: what does ITV stand for … ?
Q8) And finally … 22nd September, 1991, saw the Huntington Library — near Pasadena, in California — make which scrolls available to the public … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st September is — according to the UN — the International Day of what … ?
A1) Peace.
Q2) In which year was the first of those days observed … ?
A2) 1982.
Q3) 21st September, 1955, saw the UK claim Rockall: in order to stop the Soviet Union spying on what … ?
A3) The UK’s missile tests.
Q4) More to the point, what’s the one BBC programme guaranteed to mention Rockall … ?
A4) Radio 4’s Shipping Forecast.
Q5) 21st September, 1866, saw the birth of science fiction writer, H. G. Wells: what did the H. G stand for … ?
A5) Herbert George.
Q6) More to the point, how did many people refer to those early science fiction novels … ?
A6) Scientific romances.
Q7) And finally … 21st September, 1792, saw the abolition of the French Monarchy: until his execution in 1793, who was the last king of the French … ?
A7) Louis 16th.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this tune from Toni Basilº, whose birthday it is today.

And with this quote from writer, Fay Weldon …
“The New Women! I could barely recognize them as being of the same sex as myself…They are satiated by everything, hungry for nothing. They are what I wanted to be; they are what I worked for them to be: and now I see them, I hate them.”
Fay Weldon, born 22 September 1931

*        You know, Helena’s a classic, isn’t it, Debbi … ? :D Actually, on a more serious note, I noticed this, last night, and thought you’d want to read it …

º        On a less serious note … ?  Strange as it may seem, I can only think — of the top of my head — of two other videos with cheerleaders.   One being the version of Mickey by Lolly, and the other being Nirvana classic, Smells Like Teen Spirit.


Anonymous said...

1. Bilbo and Frodo
2. Baggins
3. the one ring
4. Haiti
5. Papa Doc
6. U-boat
7. Independent television
8. Dead Sea scrolls


Debbi said...

Thanks for including my post on your blog! :) And thank you for the article. I'll have to include it on my blog. That's so sad. This is why I wish they could find a cure.

BTW, don't forget to bring those pirate songs for Jude. Remember? Adam Ant! :)

1. Bilbo and Frodo
2. Baggins of Hobbiton
3. the One Ring
4. Haiti
5. Papa Doc
6. submarine
7. Independent Television
8. the Dead Sea Scrolls