Friday, 11 January 2013

The Daily Teaser — 11-1-2013

You know, it always amazes me, what you can do, if you’re bored.

Or, at least, out of a job and looking to keep yourself occupied.

If nothing else … ?   Well, if nothing else, I managed to give my mother a hand, yesterday.   Clearing out her garage: she’s planning an extra room.

Mostly for herself.

The rest of the bedrooms will get rearranged to make room for my nephew.

Should be fun, long term: seeing how the family home changes, over time.

And see what Jude eventually does with my old bedroom.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Before I start going into interior designer mode … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with admitting she absolutely loved yesterday’s song, she also 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) 11th January, 1963, saw the birth of actor, Jason Connery: which even MORE famous actor is he the son of … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which ITV series did Jason play Robert of Huntingdon … ?
Q3) 11th January, 1879, saw the start of the Anglo-Zulu War, in South Africa.   Who was Zulu king, at the time … ?
Q4) 11th January, 1919, saw Romania absorb the province of Transylvania: Transylvania translates into English as Beyond The … what … ?
Q5) 11th January, 1973, saw the first degrees awarded by the Open University.   In which year did it first enrol students … ?
Q6) 11th January, 1949, saw the first recorded what, in Los Angeles … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th January, 49BC, saw Julius Cæsar start the Roman Civil War: by crossing which river … ?
A1) The Rubicon.
Q2) More to the point, who became Emperor, as a result of that civil war … ?
A2) No-one: Cæsar was named as Dictator perpetuo — Dictator in Perpetuity — at the end of this one.   It wasn’t until the end of civil war resulting from Cæsar’s assassination, that Augustus named as Emperor.
Q3) 10th January, 1927, saw the release of which Fritz Lang film … ?
A3) Metropolis.
Q4) 10th January, 1863, saw the initial opening of the London Underground: between Paddington and Farringdon.   Which tube line, now connects the two stations … ?
A4) The Hammersmith and City line and Circle.
Q5) 10th January, 1929, saw the first publication of The Adventures Of Tintin: who played Tintin in the 2011 film … ?
A5) Jamie Bell.
Q6) And finally … 10th January, 1920, saw the formal end of World War 1: when which treaty came into effect … ?
A6) The Treaty of Versailles.
I’ll leave you with Dream Catch Me by birthday boy and folk-rocker, Newton Faulkner … 

And with a quote from football manager, Bryan Robsonº …
“If we played like that every week we wouldn't be so inconsistent.”
Bryan Robson born 11th January, 1957.
Enjoy the day.

*        What can I tell you, Debbi … ?   The Wolf was a genuine all American genius: and Killing Floor’s a doozy!   (I think any of the bluesier bands who played at the Essex Arms when I worked there, gave it a go: talk about a legacy!)

º        I’m going to have to keep an eye on football manager quotes: some of them get rather surreal … 


Debbi said...

Sports people talk like that a lot, I think. Yogi Berra, for instance. Ha ha ha ...

"It's not over, until it's over."

"I never said half the things I said." Or something like that. :)

I hope you'll like my latest blog post, which mentions you and Adrence. :)

1. Sean Connery
2. Robin of Sherwood, aka, Robin Hood
3. Shaka
4. the forest
5. 1971
6. case of snowfall

Debbi said...

I put up a second post, before I went to bed, so be sure and read both, okay? :)