Thursday, 28 February 2013

The Daily Teaser — 28-2-2013

It HAS to be said, I’ve spent most of yesterday, running backwards and forwards.

Well … 

Up and down Warley Hill, at least.   It’s amazing what can happen, when you sudden news about early birthday pressies.

The practical upshot … ? Is that I now seem to own a couple of albums I didn’t have, until yesterday.

Amazing how the Yellow Magic Orchestra seems to have influenced the whole chip-tune scene … 

Let’s move on, shall we … ?   Before I point you at some … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers.   Along with letting me know she’d got my comment, 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) 28th February, 1928, saw C. V. Ramanª discover the Raman Effect: the scattering, in liquids, of what: neutrinos, photons or tachyons … ?
Q2) 28th February, 1980, saw which Spanish region vote to become autonomous … ?
Q3) 28th February, 1935, saw Wallace Carothers invent Nylon.   Whilst working for whom: Mexichem, DuPont or Texize … ?
Q4) 28th February, 1940, saw the first ever televised basketball game, between two university teams: at which New York venue … ?
Q5) And finally … 28th February, 1922, saw the UK declare which of its protectorates to be independent … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 27th February, 2002, saw the death of Spike Milligan: which comedy team was he a member of … ?
A1) The Goons.
Q2) Which of his characters in that show was ALSO a type of cake … ?
A2) Eccles.
Q3) Which of Milligan’s books was released as a film, in 2002 … ?
A3) Puckoon.
Q4) Who did Milligan famously described as a “groveling little bastard” … ?
A4) Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales.
Q5) Famously making a documentary about it, Milligan suffered from which mental health condition … ?
A5) Bipolarity.
7Q6) And finally … in which Monty Python film did Milligan make a cameo appearance … ?
A6) The Life Of Brian.
I’ll leave you with this quote from noted — and only mildly dodgy — ‘businessman’, Bugsy Siegalº …
“I have no axe to grind, but if these maggots in this so-called Mafia want to come after me, I'm over here by the Celtic Club. I'm not hard to find.”
Bugsy Siegel, February 28, 1906 – June 20, 1947.
It’s ALSO the anniversary of the birth of Brian Jones: given that — according to Marianne Faithful — he’s supposed to have provided an early version of the melody, I’ll also leave you with this song from the Stones …

*        I’m glad to have helped, Debbi … !   Oh … I managed to dug up some footage of Spike Milligan, when he got the Lifetime Achievement Award, a few years ago: when he famously USED that line.   He — quite possibly — was one of the few people in the UK to get the reaction he did: from a room full of hardened comedy professionals.

º        Well, he only got convicted for murder the once.   I mean, it’s not like he made a habit of it … !

ª        Which I always though was a type of Japanese noodle soup, but apparently not … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hi there! :) My fingers are crap. But I'm still writing. :)

1. photons
2. Catalonia
3. DuPont
4. Madison Square Garden
5. Egypt