Wednesday, 27 February 2013

The Daily Teaser — 27-2-2013: I TOLD You I Was Ill … !


Which will probably get you wondering, wont it … ?

But just as a quick explanation … ?   Today was the day Safari decided to play up, quite a bit.

I mean, three Force Quits in a row … ?


If nothing else … ?   Putting up a photo of my nephew, Jude, in Cheeky mode, does help.

Along with this video, happily tweeted by Mr Strict.

Right … Let’s get a move on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know she’s posted up a Hitchcock tribute, she also bagged 6 out of 6.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Milliganesque questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 27th February, 2002, saw the death of Spike Milligan: which comedy team was he a member of … ?
Q2) Which of his characters in that show was ALSO a type of cake … ?
Q3) Which of Milligan’s books was released as a film, in 2002 … ?
Q4) Who did Milligan famously described as a “groveling little bastard” … ?
Q5) Famously making a documentary about it, Milligan suffered from which mental health condition … ?
Q6) And finally … in which Monty Python film did Milligan make a cameo appearance … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th February saw the birth of Jeans designer, Levi Strauss: in which year of the 1820s … ?
A1) 1829.
Q2) His firm, Levi Strauss and Co., opened for business in which Californian city: Los Angeles, Berkeley or San Francisco … ?
A2) San Francisco.
Q3) More to the point, in which city is the firm’s Asian arm headquartered … ?
A3) Singapore.
Q4) Traditionally, jeans are which colour … ?
A4) Blue.
Q5) Levi’s Jeans did and do feature rivets: made from which metal … ?
A5) Copper.
Q6) And finally … Shorts made from cut-off jeans are informally know as Daisy Dukes: after a character in which TV show … ?
A6) The Dukes Of Hazzard.
I’ll leave you with this quote from Spike, himself …
“I thought I'd begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare, but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine.”
Spike Milligan  16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002
And finally … one can’t do a post about Spike Milligan — notedly capable jazz trumpeter that he was — without playing his one №. 1 hit … 

Enjoy the day: there’s more posts coming … !

*        Actually, did I mention that ad MADE Shaggy’s career, Debbi … ?   Yeah, it made Shaggy’s career … Um … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yes, I got your comment! Thanks, Paul! And thanks for embedding my post. :)

1. The Goon Show
2. Eccles
3. Puckoon
4. Prince Charles
5. severe bipolar disorder
6. Monty Python's Life of Brian