Sunday, 6 January 2013

The Daily Teaser — 6-1-2013

Oh … 

Now that’s nice to know.

Aging gamer that I am, I’ve kept half an eye the Kickstarter campaign being run by the Deluse Tunnels and Trolls team.

Amazingly, they’ve made people jealous: by meeting their target in just over 36 hours*.

I have to admit: the original 5th Edition of the game was my first RPG.

I’m happy by proxy: and gave artist, Liz Danforth’s post about it a thorough going over.

Good luck to ’em!

Let’s move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with quietly telling us she’d misread a question, AND putting up this post‡, also bagged 7 out of 7!

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) 6th January is — famously — Epiphany: in Western churches, this celebrates whose visit to the Infant Jesus … ?
Q2) More to the point, how many visitors were there … ?
Q3) 6th January, 1977, saw EMI fire the Sex Pistols: what does EMI stand for … ?
Q4) 6th January, 1931, saw who file their last patent … ?
Q5) 6th January, 1912, saw which state admitted to the USA … ?
Q6) And finally … 6th January, 1540, saw Henry 8th of England marry his fourth wife: who was she … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers.
Q1) 5th January, 1981, saw a man arrested in connection with the Yorkshire Ripper killings.   What was his name … ?
A1) Peter Sutcliffe.
Q2) At the time, how many women was he charged with killing … ?
A2) 13.
Q3) More to the point, in which hospital is he now serving his sentence … ?
A3) Broadmoor.
Q4) Moving on … 5th January, 1919, saw the founding of the German Workers Party: how did it — more notorious — become known?
A4) The National Socialist German Workers Party: or Nazi Party.
Q5) 5th January, 1985, saw the end of the Israeli mission to move thousands of Jewish refugees: from which African country … ?
A5) Ethiopia.
Q6) 5th January, 1976, saw which country renamed as Kampuchea … ?
A6) Cambodia.
Q7) And finally … 5th January, 1949, saw the Fair Deal programme announced: by which US president … ?
A7) Harry S. Truman.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As today is the late Syd Barrett’s birthday, I’ll leave you with this tune from Pink Floyd … 

And with this quote from El Tel …
“It was never part of our plans not to play well, it just happened that way”Terry ‘El Tel’ Venables born 6th January, 1943
Have a good day, folks!

*        Which is rather eye-popping, isn’t it … ?   Any thought’s Debbi … ?

‡        Is it just me, Debbi: or is Yes, Minister/Yes, Prime Minister, incredibly quotable … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

That's highly impressive! :) That author did a great grassroots marketing effort. Well done!!! :D

I agree about Yes, Minister. Most awesome! :)

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