Thursday, 20 December 2012

The Daily Teaser — 20-12-2012

You know, by now, that I’m a bit of a one for the Today programme on Radio 4.

Well, RIGHT at the moment … ?

They’re chewing over the final payment given to former DG, George Entwhistle, following his resignation over the Saville Affair.

Seemingly … ?   The BBC Trust Chairman, Lord Patten has just told us the Trust is consulting lawyers to see if they can claw back some of the £450, 000 he was paid.

Yeah … 

I can see that happening … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with telling us she’d rather be in Brentwood* at the mo, also gave us both one of the last Random & Sundryº posts AND bagged 6 out of 6.

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) 20th December, 1522, saw Suleiman the Magnificent accept the surrender of the Knights of Rhodes.   Which island did the Knights eventually settle, after this defeat … ?
Q2) 20th December, 1968, saw Betty Lou Jenson and David Faraday killed by the Zodiac Killer.   What was the name of the 2007 film about the Zodiac killer … ?
Q3) 20th December, 1988, saw the United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances signed.   In which European city … ?
Q4) 20th December, 1999, saw Macau handed over to Communist China, by the country that then ruled it.   Which European country was that … ?
Q5) And finally … 20th December 2007, saw Elizabeth 2nd become the UK’s oldest monarch,   Who was the previous holder of the honour … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th December, 1997, saw the initial North American opening of which rather big film … ?
A1) Titanic.
Q2) More to the point, name either of the studios who funded and distributed it … 
A2) Paramount and 20th Century Fox.
Q3) 19th December, 1843 saw which rather Christmassy Charles Dickens novel published… ?
A3) A Christmas Carol.
Q4) 19th December, 1983, saw the Jules Rimet trophy stolen: that trophy was the original what … ?
A4) World Cup.
Q5) More to the point, in which country had it been stolen  from … ?
A5) Brazil.
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 … ?
A6) The Rolls RoyceArmoured Car.   (Possibly the best armoured car in the world …)
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this tune from the Black Crowes, as a nod to birthday boy — and frontman — Chris Robinson … 

And with this quote from John Steinbeck …
“If I wanted to destroy a nation, I would give it too much and I would have it on its knees, miserable, greedy and sick.”
John Steinbeck, February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968
Oh … Don’t Click the next bit … 

*        No you wouldn’t, Debbi!   It’s raining.   It’s seriously raining!   It’s not just drizzle: it’s practically horizontal … !   GRANTED, it looks great in, say, Bladerunner or any three ‘noir’ movies you care to name, BUT … !

º        Which seems a shame in a way, Debbiª: that was the first bit of Mackery I came across … 

ª        Oh, about the whole gun control situation … ?   I think you might find this interesting … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Don't worry, Paul. I'm only archiving the Midlist. I'm keeping Random & Sundry Things, absolutely! :) It's my original blog, so it's the most awesome one as far as I'm concerned. It's where I've met the most awesome bloggers, including you. :)

1. Rhodes
2. Zodiac
3. Vienna
4. Portugal
5. Queen Victoria