Sunday, 3 March 2013

The Daily Teaser — 3-2-2013

You know, you can tell it’s a Sunday, can’t you … ?

Well: I can, at least.   Mostly because I’ve got a calendar built into my menubar.

But also because I’ve got Radio Four on, again: they’re Sunday programme’s usually got something interesting on.

They’ve just followed an article about The Book Of Mormon with one discussing exactly why the new Pope needs a management consultant.

You HAVE to love the BBC, don’t you … ?


But let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with being thankful she’s been a practising lawyer, she also bagged 5 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) 3rd March, 1284, saw which Principality incorporated into England … ?
Q2) 3rd March, 1924, saw Caliph Abdul Mejid 2nd, deposed: which Caliphate had he been ruler of … ?
Q3) That empire is now known as which country … ?
Q4) 3rd March saw a plane from that country crash in Paris: in which year of the 1970s … ?
Q5) 3rd March, 1923, saw the first publication of Time magazine.   Who did name as their Person of the Year, in 2012 … ?
Q6) And finally … 3rd March, 1991, saw two countries vote to become independent from the Soviet Union: name either of them.
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd March, 1933, saw King Kong makes its US debut.   But at which New York city venue … ?
A1) Radio City Music Hall.
Q2) More to the point, who directed the 2005 remake of the film … ?
A2) Peter Jackson.
Q3) Who made her first film appearance in the 1976 version of King Kong, opposite Jeff Bridges … ?
A3) Jessica Lange.
Q4) Who played Ann Darrow in the original version of the film … ?
A4) Fay Wray.
Q5) And finally … King Kong was produced by RKO Pictures.   What did RKO stand for … ?
A5) Radio-Keith-Orpheum.
I’ll leave you with this quote from TV reviewer, Charlie Brooker … 
“Until this week the one thing I knew about the Twilight saga was that it had vampires in it, which was enough to put me off. I didn't realise it was a romantic fantasy aimed at teenage girls. Turns out it's possible to be put off something twice before you've actually seen it.”
Charlie Brooker, born 3 March 1971
And with this tune from birthday boy, Ronan Keating … 

Enjoy the day … 

*        I know what you mean Debbiº: I think the bar work’s sort helped out the same way.   But doesn’t necessarily let you see people at they’re best … 

º        Oh, just thought, Debbi: I don’t know if they’ll be broadcasting it, internationally — usually, it’s worth keeping an eye on the BBC’s World Service — but Radio 4’s going to be broadcasting their dramatisation of Terry Pratchett’s Eric: which is well worth catching … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! :) Helps keep my thinking clear that's for sure.

1. Wales
2. The Ottoman Caliphate
3. Turkey
4. 1974
5. Barack Obama
6. Latvia and Estonia