Whoah … !
I think I can safely say it’s officially! Jude’s definitely started talking!
Or, at least, say ‘Hello’ … !
I’ll have to see if I can’t tape him, and post it up here.
Actually, while we’re on children … … ? Bless, it turns out Denny and Faye, a couple of neighbours of mine, ’round in Railway Square, have just had a child … !
Sound’s like the world’s going forward, doesn’t it … ?
Let’s get moving on, shall we?
BEFORE I start to get broody … !
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — back from the Malice conference* — putting in her answers: and, along with telling us Duke Ellington was a DC native, also bagging 5 out of 6º.
Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Teaser, shall we? Here they are, along with the How To, License and video …
Q1) 30th April is — obviously — Walpurgisnacht: named for which English saint … ?
Q2) In which country do witches celebrate Walpurgisnacht on Brocksberg mountain … ?
Q3) In which 1931 film, is the action said to start on Walpurgisnacht … ?
Q4) Which of the character’s in the novel, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has their birthday on Walpurgisnacht … ?
Q5) Moving on … 30th April, 1975, saw the Vietnam War end, with the surrender of which city … ?
Q6) 30th April, 1492, saw the Spanish crown commission whose explorations … ?
Q7) More to the point … who occupied the Spanish throne, at the time … ?
Q8) And FINALLY … 30th April, 1900, saw the death of railway engineer and driver, Casey Jones: what was the name of the loco he was driving at the time of his death … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th April, 711 AD, was the start of the Moorish invasion of the Iberian Peninsula: what did the Moors call that peninsula … ? A1) Al Andalus.
Q2) 29th April, 1770, saw Captain James Cook discover — and name — Botany Bay, in Australia. What was his rank at the time … ? A2) Lieutenant.
Q3) More to the point, what was the original name of his ship, the HMB Endeavor … ? A3) The Earl of Pembroke.
Q4) 29th April, 1968, saw which musical open on Broadway … ? A4) Hair.
Q5) 10 years earlier, 29th April, 1958, saw which musical open in the West End … ? A5) My Fair Lady.
Q6) And finally … 29th April, 1952, saw the birth of writer and conspiracy theorist, David Icke: which year’s Olympic’s did he help present, whilst still working for the BBC … ? A6) The 1988 Summer Olympics.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.
I’ll leave you with Underworld’s Born Slippy, shall I … ?
* Sounds like someone’s had a good time, Debbi … ! :)
º It’s that first question, Debbi: don’t quote me, but I think ‘Iberia’ comes from the Ancient Greek term for the region …