Thursday, 13 December 2012

The Daily Teaser — 13-12-2012

Now what on earth is that all about … ?

Honestly!   I managed to get a nice early night, last night, and guess what … ?

I still feel tired … !

Simon Sebag Montefiore’s history of Rome, last night, must have been more exciting than I thought …

Oy veh … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we?   Before I fall over … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi, and returning Big Beast, Kaiju*ª, putting in their answers.

With Kaiju bagging 6 out of 7 and Debbi scoring 7, it ALSO saw Debbi telling us she’s got an initial draft done for Book 4º!

Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video

Q1) 13th December, 2002, saw the EU announce it would be joined by 10 new members, in 2004: name any of the countries concerned … 
Q2) More to the point, what does — in this context — EU stand for … ?
Q3) 13th December, 1642, saw explorer, Abel Tasman reach where … ?
Q4) More to the point, what did Abel Tasman name Tasmania, when he originally discovered it … ?
Q5) 13th December, 2000, saw who concede the US Presidential election … ?
Q6) And finally … 13th December, 1959, saw Archbishop Makarios become the president of where … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 12th December, 1911, saw Calcutta replaced as capital of India: by which city … ?   A1) Delhi.
Q2) That city is the second most populous in India: what’s the most populated … ?   A2) Bombay: or Mumbai, as it now is …
Q3) More to the point, the city in Q1 has been in existence since when: the 4th, 5th or 6th Century BC … ?   A3) 6th Century BC.
Q4) Moving on … 12th December, 1992, saw which member of the Royal Family remarry … ?   A4) Princess Anne.
Q5) 12th December, 627, saw the Battle of where: Thermopylae, Nineveh or Thebes … ?   A5) Nineveh.
Q6) 12th December, 1963, saw which African nation declare its independence from the UK … ?   A6) Kenya.
Q7) 12th December, 1901, saw Guglielmo Marconi make his first transatlantic radio transatlantic radio broadcast.   Marconi’s Law said that the broadcast distance of a signal equalled the square of the height of what … ?   A7) The broadcasting and receiving antenna.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this song, as we’re celebrating Tom Verlaine’s birthday …

Which he shares with actor, Christopher Plummer: here’s a thought from him …
“Working with Julie Andrews is like getting hit over the head with a valentine.”
Christopher Plummer, born December 13, 1929
Which I’m sure is going to make EVERYONE’S day …

*        Kaiju, it’s good to see you back in the proverbial game … !

º        Quit putting yourself down, Debbi: that draft definitely look’s like a good start.   (And I think that opening ‘…  spent the night with six prostitutes’ line what they call In Media Res, isn’t it … ?)

ª        Just so you know, Debbi: Kaiju has managed to bag what’s called the Official Clap: in other words, the round of applause for getting his answers in first … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Oh, the term "shitty first draft" was invented by another author. I always want to say it was Anne Lamott, but it might be someone else.

BTW, if you see Trevor, tell him thank you, again! You'll understand when you read my blog. I did an extra post on Random & Sundry, because I'm trying so hard to make $1,000 for charity.

I wish I had a TARDIS, so I could go to Brentwood and see you guys now! :)

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