Tuesday, 2 October 2012

The Peanut Flavoured Daily Teaser — 2-10-2012

Hmmm … 

I’m hoping that’s going to put the cat amongst the pigeons.

Or, at least, metaphorically.

Yep, you’ve guessed it.

Today’s the birthday of the Peanuts strip.

Which really is all the excuse I needed to do a themed Teaser, today.

Let’s cut to the proverbial chase, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Angie Debbi leaving me a comment: with Angela admitting she was too short on time to play, yesterday also saw Debbi bagging 5 out of 6: and admitting one of her favourite baseballs* teams had just bagged the division title.

Let’s see how she — and you, and hopefully Angie, if she has time — do with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 2nd October, 1950, saw the debut of the Peanuts cartoon strip: who wrote Peanuts … ?
Q2) More to the point, what did that cartoonist’s middle initial stand for … ?
Q3) Even MORE to the point: which Peanut’s character has a name based on a Norwegian term of endearment … ?
Q4) Equally to the point, that character’s best friend is a little yellow … what … ?
Q5) What’s the name of the only Afro-American Peanuts character … ?
Q6) Name any of the Van Pelt children in the strip … 
Q7) And FINALLY … which Peanuts character always refers to Charlie Brown as ‘Chuck’ …
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 1st October, 191975, saw who win the Thrilla in Manila … ?
A1) Muhammed Ali.
Q2) More to the point, who did he beat … ?
A2) Joe Frazier.
Q3) 1st October, 1946, saw Nazi leaders sentenced at the Nuremberg Trials: how many were sentenced to death, by hanging … ?
A3) 12.
Q4) 1st October, 1969, saw Concorde break the sound barrier for the first time: what was Concorde’s maximum speed Mach 2.04, 3.05 or 4.06 … ?
A4) 2.04.
Q5) 1st October, 1949, saw the establishment of the People’s Republic of China: who made that proclamation … ?
A5) Mao Zedong.
Q6) And finally … 1st October, 1964, saw what type of train begin service … ?
A6) The Japanese Shinkansen, or bullet, train.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this song from the Royal Guardsmen … 

And with this quote from the creator of the Peanuts strip …
“A cartoonist is someone who has to draw the same thing day after day without repeating himself.”
 ******* * ******, November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000

*        Got to admit, Debbi, we usually don’t get that much baseball over here: I had to go and look the ’Nats up … !   (Apparently they and the Seattle Mariners are the only two Major League teams to have never played in a World Series … Just a thought … Actually … there’s POSSIBLY a theme in there … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

We're wondering if it's going to end up being the Baltimore Orioles against the Washington Nationals in the World Series. That would be interesting. :)

1. Charles M. Schulz
2. Monroe
3. Snoopy
4. a little yellow bird named Woodstock
5. Franklin
6. Lucy and Linus
7. Peppermint Patty