Monday, 28 January 2013

The Daily Teaser — 28-1-2013

Well, here we go: it’s another fresh, shiny, new week.

Well … 


I have to admit, the job-hunt isn’t getting any easier.   Especially in the weeks after Christmas.

Still … One can but keep trying.   The one thing that does rankle … ?   Is not having the cash to afford driving lessons: the simple ability to drive would come in very handy.

And would definitely impress a certain young man of my acquaintance … 


Let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yes, let’s … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with admitting the Holocaust always touched a nerve for her, as well, she also managed to bag 7 out of 7.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Teaser.   Here it is, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 28th January, 1624, saw Sir Thomas Warner found the first British colony in the Caribbean: on which Caribbean island … ?
Q2) Which country is that island part of … ?
Q3) 28th January, 1932, saw Japanese armed forces attack Chinese city … ?
Q4) More to the point, name either of the two versions of Chinese, spoken in that city … 
Q5) 28th January, 1813, saw the first publication of Pride and Prejudice.   Who wrote Pride and Prejudice … ?
Q6) And finally … 28th January, 1878, saw the oldest college paper in the USA: the what Daily News … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and and answers …
Q1) 27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day, internationally and in the UK, marking the date the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated.   In which year of the World War Two was this … ?   A1) 1945.
Q2) More to the point, in which modern country was Auschwitz … ?   A2) Poland.
Q3) ‘Holocaust’ is, of course, the Jewish name for what happened in the Camps.   What is the Romani name for the Holocaust … ?   A3) The Porajmos, or Devouring.
Q4) Who — in Auschwitz and other camps — were forced to wear pink triangles … ?   A4) Gay prisoners.
Q5) What name did the Nazis give to their victims’ mass killing … ?   A5) The Final Solution to the Jewish Question.
Q6) What’s the legal term for this type of mass murder … ?   A6) Genocide.
Q7) And finally … which Asian country’s genocide court is still prosecuting members of the Khmer Rouge … ?   A7) Cambodia’s.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this quote from artist, Jackson Pollock …
“When I am in my painting, I am not aware of what I’m doing. It is only after a short of ‘get acquainted’ period that I see what I have been about.”Jackson Pollock, January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956
And — celebrating Ronnie Scott’s birthday — here’s a tune from him.

*        I’ve got to be honest, Debbi, I think the older I get, the nastier — and more depressing — the Holocaust seems.   The mild irony is that we — as a Brit and an American — have historical links to them: the term originated during the Second Boer War, when the UK used them to confine detainees.   there’s ALSO links to the US treatment of Native Americans, in the 1830s.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

History can be a rather depressing subject, can't it? :) But better that we remember and learn from it. Hopefully. :)

Well, some on us, anyhow. Ha ha ha ...

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