Monday, 26 November 2012

The Daily Teaser — 26-11-2013

Oh, now that’s a shame … 

But also not entirely unexpected.   It seems that Merlin is coming to an end, at the conclusion of the current series.

Like I say, that’s a shame.   The cast, crew and writers have been entertaining people for the past five: and — to my way of thinking — done VERY well at it.

I can only hope the last episodes of the series make as much of a bang as the last episode of Blakes’ 7.

That any budget spent on the series by the BBC is spent on a series that’s equally as goodª.

And that cast and crew are equally as successful in the future.

Now, with that said … ?   Let’s get moving on.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with telling us one of her more recent posts is covers and extends an earlier one,  also bagging a debatable — very debatable — 6 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) 26th November, 1778, saw the first Europeans visit Maui: who led that expedition … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which chain of islands is Maui … ?
Q3) Who served as the main ship’s master, on that voyage … ?
Q4) Moving on … 26th November, 1953, saw the House Of Lords vote to allow commercial television in the UK: how is that first resulting station generally known … ?
Q5) 26th November, 1977, saw part of that commercial network highjacked by someone calling themselves what: Vrillon, Gillon or Ashteron … ?
Q6) And finally … 26th November, 1998, saw Tony Blair become the first  British PM, to address the parliament of the Republic of Ireland: what’s that parliament’s name … in Irish … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th November, 571 BC, saw Servius Tullius celebrate his victory over the Etruscans.   Where was Tullius king of: Rome, Egypt or China … ?
A1) Ancient Rome..
Q2) 25th November, 1998, saw the government of which country collapse … ?
A2) Turkey.
Q3) 25th November, 1975, saw Suriname gain independence: from where … ?
A3) The Netherlands.
Q4) More to the point, how was Suriname — semi-officially — referred to, until 1954 … ?
A4) Dutch Guiana.
Q5) 25th November, 1963, saw President Kennedy laid to rest, in Washington: which President represented France, at that funeral … ?
A5) Charles De Gaulle.
Q6) And finally … 25th November, 1947, saw the blacklisting of the original Hollywood Ten: what were they blacklisted for … ?
A6) Communists.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As it’s Brotherhood of Man singer Martin Lee’s birthday, I’ll leave you with their big hit.

With this quote from AA co-founder, Bill W …
“There is however, a vast amount of fun about it all.  I suppose some would be shocked at our seeming worldliness and levity.  But just underneath there is deadly seriousness.”William Griffith Wilson, also known as Bill W.
Oh … 

As the Rolling Stones have started their 50th anniversary tour, I’ll leave you with this take on Start Me Upº … 

*        You know, I THINK I owe you an apology about that, Debbi: I really could’ve phrased that last question differently/better … !   Oh, almost forgot, did Rick find any of the information handy … ?   I know’s he’s mentioned he’ll be looking up Aricept … 

º        Trust me, it’s VERY silly … !

ª        And one that’s hopefully another science fiction or fantasy series: although I realise that the BBC may chose NOT to do so.


trev-v said...

A1 Captain James Cook
A2 Hawaiian Islands
A3 Captain Charles Clerke
A4 London ITV
A5 Vrillon
A6 Tithe an Oireachtais – made up of Dáil Éireann (Lower house) and Seanad Éireann (Upper House).

Debbi said...

Ah, no problem, Paul! :)

Rick will talk to her doctor during her next visit. I think the drug causes dizziness, and she lives alone, so he's a bit concerned. We're working on it.

She's not driving anymore. That's for sure. Others will help with that. Thank goodness! :)

1. James Cook
2. Hawaiian
3. William Bligh
4. Independent Television or ITV
5. Vrillon
6. Tithe an Oireachtais