Monday, 4 February 2013

The Daily Teaser — 4-2-2013: Snow Who … ?

Just as a thought, folks … ?

Just as a thought, you might want to have a read of this article, on the BBC’s news site.

To summarise, quickly, it seems malign hackers in Germany have come up with with software that opens a pop-up window on your machine: one that threatens to lock your pc, unless you pay a fine.

Seemingly, it’s what’s called ransomware: for obvious reasons.

The reason I mention it … ?   Is because an old friend of mine gave me a call on Saturday.   It turns out her brother’s machine got hit, the day before.   The advise I gave her was my usual: give the laptop a clean re-install.   Or buy one of these.   If you do manage to find an alternative … ?   Please feel free to leave me a comment, if you’ve got an alternative.

Let’s move on, shall we … ?   Yes, let’s … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers.   Along with telling me I’m awesome*, she ALSO managed to bag 7 out of 7.

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

Q1) 4th February saw the national debut of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: in which year … ?
Q2) Snow White herself, was the first fictional female character to have a star on which Hollywood landmark … ?
Q3) Which Disney character was the first animated character mentioned on that landmark … ?
Q4) Name any of the dwarfs in the film.
Q5) Who voiced Snow White in the film … ?
Q6) What — until its 1937 premier — was the film nicknamed … ?
Q7) And finally … who recorded a version of Heigh Ho for the album, Stay Awake … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd February, 1959, was the day the music died: name any of the three rock and roll stars who died in that famous plane crash.
A1) Buddy Holly, Richie Valens or The Big Bopper.
Q2) Who was the youngest of those stars … ?
A2) Ritchie Valens.
Q3) How old was he … ?
A3) 17.
Q4) One of the stars had a hit with Chantilly Lace: which country does Chantilly lace come from … ?
A4) France: from a town called Chantilly, obviously … 
Q5) Which of the stars was one of the earliest to both write and sing his own material … ?
A5) Buddy Holly.
Q6) Which of that star’s songs was taken to number 3 in the UK charts, by the Rolling Stones … ?
A6) Not Fade Away.
Q7) And finally … what was the name of the Don MacLean song that includes the line ‘The Day The Music Died’ … ?
A7) American Pie.
I’ll leave you with this quote from Walt Disney …
“As long as there is imagination left in the world, Disneyland will never be complete.”   
Walt Disney.
And something to whistle … 

Enjoy today … 

*        You’re not so bad, yourself, Debbi! :D   Oh, by the way, did you have a read of the news item I mentioned at the start … ?   Might be an idea to flag it up for people … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! :) I may just do that.

1. 1937
2. The Hollywood Walk of Fame
3. Mickey Mouse
4. Grumpy
5. Adriana Caselotti
6. Disney's Folly
7. Tom Waits