Saturday, 1 December 2012

The Daily Teaser — 1-12-2012

You know, I think there’s an irony, there, somewhere.

I’ve got Radio 4’s Today programme on: doing its usual highlighting of various serious subjects.

But they have done their usual review of the papers.
Rounded out by mentioning one or two of the papers — on the very eve of World AIDS Day — that the Duchess of Cambridge happens to like a game or two of hockey … 

Yeah … 

There’s an irony, there … somewhere … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we?


With Debbi off travelling, yesterday’s teaser was quiet: with no-one putting in their answers.

So let’s see how you do with today’s Teaser: here it is, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 1st December is World AIDS Day: what is AIDS an acronym for … ?
Q2) What’s the name of the virus that causes AIDS … ?
Q3) What’s the most frequent form of AIDS infection: mother-to-child, contaminated body fluids or sexual infection.
Q4) In which year of the 1960s was the first confirmed case of AIDS … ?
Q5) And finally … in which year did Rock Hudson die as a result of AIDS … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions Saint Andrew’s Day questions and answers …
Q1) 30th November is — famously — Saint Andrews Day, the feast of the patron saint of Scotland.   Ironically, he’s traditionally considered the first bishop of where: Rome, Byzantium or Jerusalem … ?   A1) Byzantium.   (Which is why the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople consider him their saint.)
Q2) Which Roman Catholic cathedral in Scotland claims to have some of the saints’s relics … ?   A2) Saint Mary’s, in Edinburgh.
Q3) As we’re being Scottish, what’s Scotland’s capital city … ?   A3) Edinburgh.
Q4) Who’s Scotland’s current First Minister … ?   A4) Alex Salmond.
Q5) The Scottish flag — or Cross of Saint Andrew — is also known as what … ?   A5) The Saltiré.
Q6) And finally … what’s the largest Scottish island … ?   A6) Lewis and Harris.
Enjoy those: I’ll leave you with this quote from Martin Amis.
“In the end one cannot avoid the conclusion that AIDS unites certain human themes — homosexuality, sexual disease, and death — about which society actively resists enlightenment. These are things that we are unwilling to address or even think about. We don’t want to understand them. We would rather fear them.”Martin Amis, in 1985’s “Making Sense of AIDS”
And with the last song Freddie Mercury recorded with Queen* … 

*        Personally … ?   I grew up thinking very well of of both the band: and its members.   AND its material.   I was extremely saddened when Freddie died: and found the video for Those Were The Days Of Our Lives extremely hard to watch.

1 comment:

Mr Strict said...

1> Acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
2> Human immunodeficiency virus.
3> Sexual Infection.
4> 1969
5> 3 Oct 1985