Friday, 12 April 2013

The Daily Teaser — 12-4-2013: The War Between States

Drat … !

Run out of space on my USB stick … !

Which means I’ll have to look up the rest of that episode on the iPlayer … !

There’s an irony, though.

Just as I start writing this post — today’s Teaser’a all about the US Civil War — the documentary I’m watching — the second half of Victoria Wood’s documentary about tea — stops, due to lack of space … 

Just when she gets to the bit about the Boston Tea Party.

Talk about your synchronicity … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with admitting she’d love to be back in the UK, she ALSO scored 6 out of 7º.

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) 12th April, 1861, saw the start of the American Civil War: when which side fired on a fort … ?
Q2) Which fort … ?
Q3) In which US state was that fort … ?
Q4) Which novel — about slavery — has been held to contribute towards the US Civil War … ?
Q5) Who was US President, during the Civil War … ?
Q6) Who was the Confederate President … ?
Q7) Name any of the seven US states that formed the Confederate States of America … ?   (The States that originally seceded, in other words … )
Q8) And finally … in which year of the 1860s did the Civil War finish … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) April 11th, 1972, saw the first broadcast of I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue: who was its first chairman?
A1) Jazzman and Old Etonian, Humphrey Lyttelton.   (I’m something of a fan of the show: with all due to Jack Dee, I still miss Humph … !)
Q2) More to the point, who’s the show’s current chairman?
A2) Comedian, Jack Dee.
Q3) Name any of the three current, regular panelists … 
A3) Graeme Garden, Tim Brook-Taylor and Barry Cryer.
Q4) Which of the show’s then regular panelists died in 1996 … ?
A4) Willie Rushton.
Q5) What’s the name of the show’s ever lovely scorer … ?
A5) Samantha.
Q6) Which guest panelist is famously beloved of the show’s satellite navigation system … ?
A6) Jeremy Hardy.   (I may have to upload the file to YouTube, myself.   The file’s in Users/Cuddy2977/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Music/Compilations/Nine/Mornington Crescent.   )
Q7) And finally … What’s the name of the I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue game takes place — usually — on the London Underground … ?
A7) Mornington Crescent.
I’ll leave you with this thought from Booker T. Washington …
“In any country, regardless of what its laws say, wherever people act upon the idea that the disadvantage of one man is the good of another, there slavery exists. Wherever, in any country the whole people feel that the happiness of all is dependent upon the happiness of the weakest, there freedom exists.”
Booker T Washington.
And with this song from the era … 

Enjoy the day … 

*        We’ll have to dig Karen up, for your next trip, Debbi! :D

º        ’Fraid not, Debbi: actually … ?   It’s the ever lovely Samantha.   There’s even quotes about her … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I like the Samantha quotes! :)

It would be great to meet Karen! And tell Trevor I said hello! I've been wearing my TARDIS necklace a lot lately! :)

1. the Confederacy
2. Sumter
3. South Carolina
4. Uncle Tom's Cabin
5. Abraham Lincoln
6. Jefferson Davis
7. South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas
8. 1865