I have to be frank, I think this morning is definitely one of those Bleaugh mornings.
No, really … !
Mind you, I don’t actually mind feeling this tired, given I was up late both watching — and writing about — a film.
I’ve now seen Prometheus.
And while it’s not the stunner we know Ridley Scott’s capable of — that honour goes to Bladerunner and Gladiator — it is still a very capable — and watchable — film.
Let’s get moving on, shall we? Before I go back to bed …
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers*. Along with admitting she’s had a fantastic time at the recent writers conference she’d been too, she also bagged 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) 9th October, 768, saw Carloman 1st named as King of the Franks: who else was named that day … ?
Q2) 9th October, 1992, saw 13 kilogram remains of what, land in New York?
Q3) More to the point, what did that land on … ?
Q4) As a result of the 1874 Treaty of Berne, 9th October saw the creation of what: the League of Nations, the European Coal and Steel Union, or the General Postal Union … ?
Q5) During the Crimean War, 9th October, 1854, saw the start of the Siege of which Russian city … ?
Q6) And finally … 9th October, 1888, saw the Washington Monument open to the general public: who is it a monument to … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th October, 1962, saw Algeria join the United Nations: what’s the capital of Algeria … ?A1) Algiers.
Q2) More to the point, Sonatrach, Algeria’s largest company, deals in what … ?A2) Oil.
Q3) Moving on … 8th October, 2003, saw Arnold Schwarzenegger named as governor of California: was he Democrat or Republican … ?A3) Republican.
Q4) 8th October, 1973, saw LBC, Britain’s first independent radio station, begin broadcasting: what does LBC stand for … ?A4) London Broadcasting Company.
Q5) And finally … 8th October, 1806, saw British forces begin a siege of which French port … ?A5) Boulogne.
Enjoy those, everyone.
I’ll leave you with a quick tune from Jackson Brown …
And a line from birthday boy, and Sci -Fi icon, Scott Bakula …
“I’ve always been a big fan of time travel, and I’m very into the notion that some day we’ll be able to do it. Beam me up!”
* Yep, I saw that, Debbi! Nice to get a mention, thanking you … ! (As for the PM on Twitter … ? Hmmm … I’m just hoping he trips up on Boris Johnson … !)