Thursday, 18 October 2012

The Daily Teaser — 18-10-2012

Hmmm … 

I have to admit, I love having Radio Four on, at this time of the morning.

Its Today programme’s amazing, and possibly the only news or current event programme to include Thought For The Day: a quickie essay from a religious leader, triggered by whatever’s in the news.

Today’s was interesting: from a noted Hindu theologian, and triggered by Ilfracombe’s decision to give a home to Damien Hurst’s new … 

Work … 

Mind you, you can see why it’s getting comment from just about everyone that’s seen it.

It’s a Hurst: it’s as eye-popping as a lot of his work … !

Takes ALL sorts, doesn’t it … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* — just before she heads off for the Austin Film Festival — putting in her answers: along with admitting she’s looking forward to the gig, she ALSO bagged 6 out of 6.

Let’s see how she — and/or you — do with today’s Teaser, shall we?   Here’s those questions, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 18th October, 1922, saw the founding of the BBC.   What did the Beeb first transmit: radio, or television … ?
Q2) More to the point, who was the BBC’s first General Manager … ?
Q3) When the the BBC re-organized itself in 1927, what title did the General Manager get … ?
Q4) More to the point, which secure British organisation shares the same title … ?
Q5) Moving on … 18th October is — officially — Necktie Day.   In which European country … ?
Q6) 18th October, 1954, saw the Regency TR1, the world’s first transistor radio, introduced: by which Dallas based company … ?
Q7) And finally … 18th October, 1860, saw the signing of the treaty that ended which war … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th October, 1931, saw Al Capone sentenced for Tax Evasion.   What was the name of the 1987, Kevin Costner film, about Al Capone … ?
A1) The Untouchables.
Q2) More to the point, who played Al Capone in that film … ?
A2) Robert De Niro.
Q3) Name the Bananarama song about that actor … ?
A3) Robert De Niro’s Waiting.
Q4) Moving on … 17th October, 1604, saw Johannes Kepler observe a supernova.   A supernova is an exploding what: planet, star or hand grenade.
A4) Star.
Q5) 17th October, 2003, saw the completion of the world’s (then) tallest building.   In which East Asian country was that building … ?
A5) Taiwan.
Q6) And finally … 17th October, 1980, saw the Queen become the first British monarch to pay a state visit to the Vatican: which pope welcomed her there … ?
A6) John Paul 2nd.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with these wise words from veteran rocker, the Grand master of the Telecaster that is Chuck Berry …
“Don’t let the same dog bite you twice.”Chuck Berry born October 18, 1926.
Oh, and a song from him, as well.

Oh, hell, here’s another … 

Oh, what the heck … !

*        I think you’ll be fine, Debbi: just don’t forget your autograph book … !

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