Wednesday, 26 September 2012

The Daily Teaser — 26-09-2012

Ouch … 

Ouch, ouch … 

Ouch, ouch, ouch …

I’ve got to admit, I’m in a slight amount of pain.   Did I tell you I headed over to Pilgrims Hatch way, yesterday … ?

Well … 

I actually managed to go head over heels on the way back: over a tree root … !

I went down like lumber.   And looked a sorry sight when I got up.

As you can possibly tell.

I’ll be frank, it’s actually a lot worse than it looks: painful, but healing up.

Even so … ?

I’ve been told — local councillor, Karen Chilvers is a handy person to know, in this sort of thing — that I can pick up a claim form from Brentwood Council.


Let’s move on, shall we?   Although, if you know a good solicitor who’s prepared to work pro bono, I’ve got a possible job for him … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi*º putting in her answers: and, along with telling us she’s got some treatment lined up for later, also managed to bag 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) 26th September is the Day of the National Flag: in which South American country … ?
Q2) More to the point, that flag is made up of three colours: yellow, blue … and what else … ?
Q3) 26th September, 1960, saw John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon have the US’s first televised Presidential debate: Kennedy’s last word’s in that debate, were that “Freedom will … ” what … ?
Q4) 26th September, 1934, saw the launch of the RMS Queen Mary: in which Californian city was the ship a tourist attraction … ?
Q5) 26th September, 1950, saw Indonesia join the United Nations: what’s the capital of Indonesia … ?
Q6) And finally … 26th September, 1944 saw the failure of Operation Market Garden: this resulted in a British and Polish retreat from which Netherlands city … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th September, 1890, saw the US Congress establish Sequoia National Park: in which US state is that park … ?
A1) California.
Q2) More to the point, that park is named for the large number of Sequoia in it: what IS a sequoia … ?
A2) A tree.
Q3) Moving on … 25th September, 2009, saw three G20 Leaders accuse Iran of building a nuclear enrichment facility: name any one of those leaders.
A3) Prime MinisterGordon Brown, President Barack Obama and President Nicholas Sarkozy.
Q4) 25th September, 1066, saw King Harold Godwinson win the Battle of Stamford Bridge: this is traditionally seen as marking the end of which age … ?
A4) The Viking Age.
Q5) 25th September, 1950, saw UN forces capture which Korean city … ?
A5) Seoul.
Q6) And finally … 25th September, 1951, saw the birth of which member of the cast of Star Wars … ?
A6) Mark Hamill.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with this tune from birthday boy, Bryan Ferry … 

Oh … and this one … 

Oh … and this … 

And finally, I’ll leave you with this quote from T. S. Eliot …
“The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do more, and you are not yet decrepit enough to turn them down.”
T. S. Eliot  September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965

*        Trust me, Debbi, I know EXACTLY what you mean about unbalanced … !   I think my nose tells the story better than I could: bloody tree roots.

º        Actually, talking of Lego’d versions of things: someone’s done a Lego Knights of the Round Table animation … 

It’s ALSO available in Star Trek flavour … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Dear me. Your nose looks like my chin did, after I fell on the escalator. :(

Hope you feel better soon.

Great videos, BTW. I love Bryan Ferry!

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