Saturday, 6 October 2012

The Daily Teaser — 6-10-2012

Hmmm … 

I have to admit, I’ve got the Today programme on, again.

I I’ve said it before, and will no doubt say it again, it’s by far the most civilised news programme the BBC broadcasts.

Of course, it’ll be covering the same sort of thing as other news shows.

Including the emerging details about the late Sir Jimmy Saville.

I’ll have to admit, I’m shocked about some of the stuff I’ve heard: including one or two eye-popping allegations from presenter and DJ, Liz Kershaw*, that made my eyes water.

Even though I understand the reasons people have given, I have to ask: how on Earth did this never get reported, a lot earlier … ?

Let’s get moving on, shall we?   Before this gets depressing … 


Yesterday’s Teaser was another quiet one: with no-one putting in their answers.

Let’s see who’s interested in today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 6th October, 1927, saw the premiere of the world’s first — prominent — talking movie.   What was it called … ?
Q2) More to the point, which singer was that film’s star … ?
Q3) Moving on … 6th October, 1981, saw the assassination of the President of Egypt, Anwar Al-Sadat.   Sadat had been the first Arab leader to recognise which Middle=Eastern state … ?
Q4) 6th October, 1987, saw which island nation become a republic: Vanuatu, Fiji or Tonga … ?
Q5) 6th October, 1979, saw John Paul 2nd become the first pope to visit the White House.   Who was US president at the time … ?
Q6) And finally … 6th October, 1942, saw the birth of actress, Britt Ekland: which Goon was she famously married to … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 5th October, 2011, saw the death of businessman, Steve Jobs: which computer company did he co-found?
A1) Apple.
Q2) More to the point, in which year of the 1970s?
A2) 1976.
Q3) Equally to the point, name either of the people Jobs co-founded that company with.
A3) Steve Wozniak and Ron Wayne.
Q4) Jobs famously owned and ran the animation company, Pixar: who did he buy Pixar from … ?
A4) Lucasfilms.
Q5) What was the name of the company he founded, when fired by Apple in 1985?
A5) NeXT.
Q6) Moving on … 5th October, 1947, saw who make the first Presidential address, from the White House … ?
A6) Harry S. Truman.
Q7) And finally … 5th October, 1936, saw the start of the Jarrow March: to where … ?
A7) Parliament.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As today is Los Lobos frontman, David Hidalgo, birthday, I’ll leave you with their one big UK hit … 

And with a quote from Denholm Elliot …
“When I take a job I can always come up with ten different ways of doing the part. But I'll always choose the flashiest one. You've got to dress the window a bit.”
Denholm Elliot 31 May 1922 – 6 October 1992

*        About the cultural way Radio 1 worked, at the time, along was an admission she — as others — had heard rumours about Saville.

1 comment:

Mr Strict said...

1> The Jazz Singer.
2> Al Jolson.
3> Isreal.
4> Fiji.
5> President Jimmy Carter.
6> Peter Sellers.