Sunday, 7 October 2012

The Daily Teaser — 7-10-2012

Now normally … 

Normally, I’d be starting post with the word Bleaugh: or something on those lines.

It would drop the hint I’ve had a comparatively early start: after last night’s comparatively late night, writing this post.

But I think it would be just as easy to tell you that — frankly — my eyeballs feel as if their clinging on to the insides of their sockets, by their fingertips.

OK, granted they don’t actually have fingers.   That’s metaphor, for you.

But I’m hoping you get the point.

Let’s get moving on, shall we?   Before I really start burbling … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Mr Strict putting in his answers: and — Old Peculiar Big Beast that he is — bagging 6 out of 6.

Let’s see how he — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 7th October, 3761BC marks the start of the Jewish calendar.  Year one of that calendar marks what: Creation, one year before creation, or one year after creation … ?
Q2) 7th October, 1982 saw the Broadway opening of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Cats: the musical is based on a book by which poet … ?
Q3) While we’re being poetical … 7th October, 1955, saw who perform their poem, Howl , for the first time … ?
Q4) 7th October, 1959, saw a Soviet probe take the first ever photos of the Moon: what was the name of the probe ?
Q5) Finally — and while we’re being Soviet — 7th October, 1977, saw the Soviet Union adopt its fourth what … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th October, 1927, saw the premiere of the world’s first — prominent — talking movie.   What was it called … ?
A1) The Jazz Singer.
Q2) More to the point, which singer was that film’s star … ?
A2) Al Jolson.
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 … ?
A3) Israel.
Q4) 6th October, 1987, saw which island nation become a republic: Vanuatu, Fiji or Tonga … ?
A4) Fiji.
Q5) 6th October, 1979, saw John Paul 2nd become the first pope to visit the White House.   Who was US president at the time … ?
A5) Jimmy Carter.
Q6) And finally … 6th October, 1942, saw the birth of actress, Britt Ekland: which Goon was she famously married to … ?
A6) Peter Sellers.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this quote from R. D. Laing, who obviously never read Terry Pratchett, Ian M Banks or Debbi Mack …
“Few books today are forgivable.”
Scottish psychiatrist, R. D. Laing, 7 October 1927 – 23 August 1989
And — as today is Kevin Godley’s birthday — I’ll leave you with possibly the most hypnotic music video ever made.



Anonymous said...

2, ts eliot, 3 ginsberg. i happy to get the arts questions right sod the others! tho i'm annoyed i don't know the space exploration one :/
and only one word missing today :)
and only one 'more to the point' too, getting less cliched are you? lol

Mum said...

1 one year before
2 TS Eliot.
3 Ted Hughes
4 Pass
5 Pass


Debbi said...

Wow! What an honour to be mentioned in the same sentence as those authors. Thank you! :)

I'm back! And no worse for wear. Ha ha!

1. one year before creation
2. T. S. Eliot
3. Allen Ginsberg
4. Luna 3
5. Constitution