Sunday, 30 December 2012

The Daily Teaser — 30-12-2012

Ooooh … Now THAT’S a useful little app.

I’ve managed to download a copy of Bump from the iTunes app store.

Handy little thing, that: it let’s you exchange files between mobile devices — and mobile devices and a computer — without having to turn on Bluetooth, hook up cables or switch on photo management software.

Like I say … handy … !

Not as much fun as the Space Invaders … but definitely handy … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with bagging 6·5 out of 7, she ALSO let us know — here — that Monday’s going to be surreal, AND asked after Sonic The Hedgehog*.

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) 3rd January, 2011, saw the death of cartoonist, Ronald Searle: which famously anarchic schoolgirls did he create … ?
Q2) 30th December, 1922, saw the founding of the USSR: what does USSR stand for … ?
Q3) 30th December, 1948, saw the opening of which Cole Porter musical … ?
Q4) More to the point, which Best Musical award was it the first to win … ?
Q5) 30th December, 39 AD, saw the birth of which Roman Emperor … ?
Q6) And finally … 30th December, 2002, saw who arrested for drink-driving … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The night of the 29th December, 1940, saw the Second Great Fire Of London: caused by a bombing raid by whom … ?
A1) The Luftwaffe.
Q2) More to the point, which London Cathedral famously survived that raid … ?
A2) Saint Paul’s.   There’s even a famous photo … 
Q3) 29th December, 1959, saw the Lisbon Metro start operating.  How many stations are there on the Lisbon Metro … ?
A3) 55.
Q4) More to the point, in which European country is Lisbon … ?
A4) Portugal.
Q5) 29th December, 1860, saw the launch of the first Royal Navy ironclad: what was its name … ?
A5) HMS Warrior.
Q6) That ship’s completion and launch was in response to which country launching an ironclad … ?
A6) France.
Q7) And finally … 29th December, 1914, saw the first chapters of A Portrait of the the Artist As A Young Man serialized: who wrote A Portrait of the the Artist As A Young Man … ?
A7) James Joyce.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this quote from the late, great, Rudyard Kipling …
Fiction is Truth's elder sister. Obviously. No one in the world knew what truth was till some one had told a story.
Rudyard Kipling, 30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936
And his classic poem, If—

And with a brief tune from birthday boy, Jay Kay … 

*        Never had an original copy, myself, Debbi.   That was on the Sony MegaDriveª, many years, ago, which I never had.   I did play it, though, though, just not extensively: if there’s anything I can help with, though, feel free to ask.   Hmmm … Have you a smartphone … ?   There’s a chance that it’s going to have been re-released on it, as it has — in various forms — on the various hand-held consoles.   (I played various roleplaying games, though: Tunnels and Trolls was a favourite, way back in the day, as was 1st/2nd edition Runequestº.)

º        Which, in Glorantha, had a very well worked out background universe.   As I recall, it seemed to kickstart the trend for RPG’s with very good backdrops.

ª        I have managed to get hold of Space Invaders, though, Debbi … :D

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Wow! Space Invaders. :) It's been a long time. So long that it was back in the days of going to video game arcades. Rick and I used to do that back when we first started going out. Go to the movies and play videos. Two nerds in a pod, huh? :)

I don't have a smartphone, but I might just make up my own game. That'll do the trick, right? I am a fiction author. I keep forgetting I can just make stuff up. Ha!

I'm way too truthful for my own good. And that's a fact.

Hang tight, and get ready for the surreal ... :)

1. the schoolgirls of St. Trinian's School
2. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
3. Kiss Me, Kate
4. the Tony Award
5. Titus Flavius Vespasianus
6. Diana Ross