Wednesday, 27 March 2013

The Daily Teaser — 27-3-2013

Blimey, I’ve got an interview … !


By the sound of it, in the staff canteen of a local bank.   Not that I’m complaining.

If I bag it, it’s a full time gig … !

Wish me luck, folks.   I think I’m going to need it.

Let’s get moving on, shall we?   I suspect I’ve some ironing to do, first.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with congratulating me on resetting my Apple ID, ALSO managed to bag 4 out of 5.

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) 27 March, 2004, saw the sinking of the decommissioned HMS Scylla: so she could be used as an artificial … what … ?
Q2) 27th March, 1958, saw Nikita Khrushchev named as leader of Soviet Russia.   Who did he denounce in a secret speech in 1956 … ?
Q3) 27th March, 1963, saw the birth of director, Quentin Tarantino.   Which 1990s film provided him with his first commercial success … ?
Q4) 27th March saw Geronimo surrender to the US Army.   In  which year of the 1880s … ?
Q5) More to the point, the Apache version of his name translates as ‘One Who … ’ what … ?
Q6) And finally … 27th March, 1989, saw which country hold a general election … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) In Latin, Tuesday is the dies Martis: or day of which Roman god … ?
A1) Mars.
Q2) Which Biblical figure do many Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate on a Tuesday … ?
A2) John The Baptist.
Q3) According to the nursery rhyme, Tuesday’s child is what: fair of face, full of grace, or running a race … ?
A3) Full of grace.
Q4) The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday is what Tuesday … ?
A4) Shrove Tuesday: also known as Pancake day, and Fat Tuesday.
Q5) And finally … Tuesday is associated with which Norse god … ?
A5) Týr.
I’ll leave you with this line from Quentin Tarantino …
“Great artists steal, they don't do homages.”
Quentin Tarantino, born 27th 1963
And this song from Jessie J … 

Enjoy the day … !

*     Oh, it wasn’t the password on Bruce, Debbi: it was my Apple ID, the username/password combination that let’s me buy stuff from the iTunes store.   It’s what let’s me rent movies and buy albums from the store.   I think Apple are — obviously — rather keen to make sure people can get back into their accounts: the store’s a big money-spinner for them … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I see. I hate having to keep track of passwords and IDs and all that. :)

1. reef
2. Joseph Stalin
3. Reservoir Dogs
4. 1886
5. yawns
6. the Soviet Union