Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The Daily Teaser — 3-10-2012

Oooh, dear … 

I’ve got to admit, I’ve just had this morning’s press conference on, from the relevant Welsh police force, about the disappearance of 5 year old April Jones.

And trust, I had to think, there, in order to not write the word ‘death’.

At any rate, they’ve had the conference:mostly to thank everyone for their help … 

Bur to basically announce they’ve not found the little girl.

Can I be frank … ?

I’ve a nasty feeling they’re not looking for April.

They’re looking for April’s body … 

Let’s move on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s … 


Yesterday’s Peanuts flavoured Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with admitting both herself and fellow baseball mavens felt this years World Series would be between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles, also bagged 7 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) 3rd October, 1952, saw the rationing of what, in the UK, finish … ?
Q2) More to the point, the first companies to import that substance into the UK included various Chinese Hongs … and who else … ?
Q3) Moving on … 3rd October, 1990, saw the reunification of Germany: what was East Germany known, until that reunification … ?
Q4) 3rd October, 1908, saw who move Russian newspaper, Pravda to Vienna?
Q5) 3rd October, 1957, saw Howl and Other Poems ruled not obscene.   Who wrote Howl and Other Poems … ?
Q6) And finally … 3rd October, 1957, saw the birth of which English DJ … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd October, 1950, saw the debut of the Peanuts cartoon strip: who wrote Peanuts … ?
A1) Charles M Schulz.
Q2) More to the point, what did that cartoonist’s middle initial stand for … ?
A2) Monroe.
Q3) Even MORE to the point: which Peanut’s character has a name based on a Norwegian term of endearment … ?
A3) Snoopy: seemingly, it’s derived from the Norwegian word, snuppa.
Q4) Equally to the point, that character’s best friend is a little yellow … what … ?
A4) Bird: we’re talking about Woodstock, obviously.
Q5) What’s the name of the only Afro-American Peanuts character … ?
A5) Franklin.
Q6) Name any of the Van Pelt children in the strip … 
A6) Linus, Lucy and Rerun.
Q7) And FINALLY … which Peanuts character always refers to Charlie Brown as ‘Chuck’ … ?
A7) Patricia Peppermint Patty Reichart.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As it’s Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears birthday today … ?

I’ll leave you with I Can’t Decide … 

And the alternative version … 

And with this quote from Thomas Wolfe …
“Life isn't boring, people are small and let life escape them.” From Look Homeward, Angel buy 
Thomas Wolfe, October 3, 1900 – September 15, 1938

*        Correct me if I’m wrong, Debbiº, but that would be something of a first for the Nats, wouldn’t … ?   (And I’m trying to avoid mentioning that Baltimore seems to have a baseball team named after a biscuit.   Oh, no, wait, hang on … … )

º        Oh, Debbi, very trivial point, here.   It seems Sir Anthony Hopkins — the actor — has won a share in this year’s Classical Brit Best Album award: apparently, he’s written a Waltz that’s on the album in question.   I’ve just got this mental image of him turning up at the award ceremony in full Hannibal Lecture costume, and wearing a polite smile … 


Mr Strict said...

1> Tea
2> Dutch East India Company
3> Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR)
4> Leon Trotsky.
5> Allen Ginsberg.
6> Timothy Westwood.

Debbi said...

It would definitely be a first for the Nats. And I love the image of Anthony Hopkins showing up for an award as you described. :)

I don't know if you've read my blogs, but I'm going to Bouchercon tomorrow. Or later today, where you are. :)

So I'll be gone for the weekend.

I promise to be careful in the tub and on the escalators. :)

1. tea
2. the British East India Company
3. the German Democratic Republic
4. Leon Trotsky
5. Allen Ginsberg
6. Timothy Westwood