Wednesday, 19 December 2012

The Daily Teaser — 19-12-2012

Blimey … !

It looks like there’s allegations around — in the Andrew Mitchell Plebgate case — that the member of the public who claimed to have witnessed the even … 

Was a serving police officer.

Much as I hate to sound cynical … ?   It wouldn’t — in light of the Hillsborough Inquests — be the first time serving police officers have fabricated evidence.

I’ll let you leave you thoughts about that with the BBC, shall I … ?

I’d hate to get sued by annoyed boys in blue … !


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi*ª putting in her answers: along with telling us the Governor of Virginia had been putting his tuppence ha’penny worth into the gun-control argument after the Connecticut shootings, AND highlighting this post for us, ALSO managed to bag six out of six.

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) 19th December, 1997, saw the initial North American opening of which rather big film … ?
Q2) More to the point, name either of the studios who funded and distributed it … 
Q3) 19th December, 1843 saw which rather Christmassy Charles Dickens novel published… ?
Q4) 19th December, 1983, saw the Jules Rimet trophy stolen: that trophy was the original what … ?
Q5) More to the point, in which country had it been stolen  from … ?
Q6) And finally … 19th December, 1924, saw the las Rolls Royce Silver Ghost sold in the UK.   During WW1, the chassis and engines’ had been used to make what … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th December, 2006, saw elections held for the first time: in which country … ?
A1) The United Arab Emirates.
Q2) 18th December, 1973, saw the founding of the Islamic Development Bank: in which Middle Eastern country is that bank headquartered … ?
A2) Saudi Arabia.
Q3) More to the point, Islamic Banks try to work according to Islamic Holy Law: what name is given to Islamic Holy Law … ?
A3) Sharia law.
Q4) 18th December, 1997, saw the legal blueprints for the Scottish parliament unveiled by the then Scottish Secretary.   Who was he … ?
A4) Donald Dewar.
Q5) 18th December, 1956, saw which country join the United Nations … ?
A5) Japan.
Q6) And finally … 18th December, 1946, saw the birth of director, Steven Spielberg.   Which of his early films was — famously — about a killer shark … ?
A6) Jaws.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with La Vie En Rose, by the late Edith Piafº: as welkl as her BIG hit … ! 

And with this quote from Jean Genet …
“The Day the Palestinians become institutionalized, I will no longer be on their side.”
Jean Genet, December 19, 1910 – April 15, 1986

*        Actually, Debbi, I don’t know how reported this has been over there, but seemingly, the National Rifle Association has said it’s ‘shocked, saddened and heartbroken’ at the news of the shootings.   And that ‘The NRA is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again,’.   That sounds both positive, and very unusual, coming from the NRA.

ª        Actually, Debbi, I think I can remember that that documentary!   (Did you ever get the DVD box set released a few years ago … ?   There was a fascinating little documentary on it, called Don’t Knock Yourself Out.)

º        Who’d’ve been 97, today, had she lived.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I haven't seen the documentary, but I have a complete set of episodes of The Prisoner, which is totally awesome. :)

I heard that about the NRA. Isn't that amazing? Honestly, how else could they respond without sounding totally ridiculous? :)

It's about time they took a more responsible position. This country is way too gun crazy.

I hope you like my Random & Sundry Things post. I really wouldn't mind being in Brentwood right about now. :)


1. Titanic
2. Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox
3. A Christmas Carol
4. the prize for winning the Football World Cup, called "Victory", but generally known simply as the World Cup or Coupe du Monde
5. Brazil
6. Rolls-Royce Armoured Cars