Sunday, 18 November 2012

The Daily Teaser — 18-11-2012

Hmmm … 

There’s a thing.

Seemingly, Parliament is to debate the various options for prisoner voting that European law insist they go through.

This being a Tory led government … ?   This being a Tory government, you can imagine the amount of complaints — including from the PM, himself — about it.

Daft, really: I think most of the people I’ve met, who’ve done time, are — how to put this — natural conservatives.   They’d be losing themselves a lot of votes.

Thank HEAVENS prisoners don’t!

Let’s move on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s saw both Debbi* and Mr Strict putting in their answers.   With Mr S bagging 5 out 6, and Debbi bagging 6, it ALSO saw Debbi posting her thanks to me, for putting up a certain trailer, yesterday.

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

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

Q1) 18th November, 1307, saw who famously shoot an apple from his son’s head … ?   
Q2) This was what’s now in which country … ?   
Q3) Many years later, 18th November, 1963, saw the first push button telephones go into commercial use.   Which company’s labs designed them … ?   
Q4) 18th November, 1978, saw the date of the notorious Jonestown Massacre: when 918 followers of Reverend Jimmy Jones killed themselves with poisoned what … ?   
Q5) 18th November, 1987, saw 27 people killed in a fire: in which London station … ?   
Q6) And finally … 18th November, 1903, saw the US and Panama sign a treaty: giving the USA control over what … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th November, 1967, saw President Johnson say “We are inflicting greater losses than we’re taking”.   What was he talking about … ?
A1) The Vietnam War.   (He’d had some … ahhh … optimistic reports … )
Q2) 17th November, 1950, saw Lhamo Dondrub named as the 14th — and current — what … ?
A2) 14th Dalai Lama.
Q3) More to the point, in which Indian town is he currently — officially — resident … ?
A3) Dharamshala: specifically, the McLeod Ganj area of Dharamshala.   (Oh … He’s a SCOT … !   )
Q4) 17th November, 1997, saw 60 people killed by Egyptian militants: in which Egyptian town … ?
A4) Luxor.
Q5) 17th November, 1901, saw the birth of Lee Strasberg.   With which performing art is he associated: singing, dancing or acting … ?
A5) Acting: he’s best remember as the founder of the Method acting technique.
Q6) And finally … 17th November, 1292, saw John Balliol become king of where … ?
A6) Scotland.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As today marks the birthday of the late jazzman, Don Cherry, I’ll leave you with this piece from him.

And with this quote from astronaut, Alan Shepard …
“I realized up there that our planet is not infinite. It's fragile. That may not be obvious to a lot of folks, and it’s tough that people are fighting each other here on Earth instead of trying to get together and live on this planet. We look pretty vulnerable in the darkness of space.”   
Alan Shepard, astronaut, November 18, 1923 – July 21, 1998.

*        Is it just me, Debbi, or have they change Madame Vastra’sª make-up … ?   I’m sure she looks different, somehow … 

ª        The actress, Debbi , is called Neve McIntosh.   What’s a boy to say … ? :D


tim said...

1. william tell
2. switzerland
3. motorola and bell
4. cyanide
5. kings cross
6. lake Erie

Debbi said...

You might be right. It did look slightly different, though I couldn't put my finger on exactly what changed.

I'm so looking forward to more Doctor Who! :)

I started watching Doctor Who when Tom Baker was The Doctor. Then, I'd watch Red Dwarf, every Saturday night on Maryland Public TV. That was back in 1995 or so.

1. William Tell
2. Switzerland
3. Bell Telephone
4. Flavor Aid with cyanide
5. King's Cross St. Pancras tube station
6. the Panama Canal