Monday, 27 May 2013

The Daily Teaser — 27-5-2013

Hmmm … 

So, hang on, Eric Schmidt, of Google, is confused the media debate about large companies tax payments … ?

I don’t see why he should be: especially given the times we’re living in,

After all, given the fact that bankers have had a hard time of it, as a result of perceived greed and huge bonuses, I think anyone else should be on guard..

He does, whoever, have a good point about governments being equally culpable: they, after all, are the ones who set taxes.

And I’ll be frank, if I may … ?   I’m just surprised that the government — ok, granted, the Coalition is having internal arguments about all sorts of things — hasn’t decided to seriously lower the Corporate tax rate to something like one per-cent.

Just a thought … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with quietly admitting she’s making all the small changes on the proof copy of the new edition of Identity Crisis, she also managed to bag  six out of six.

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) 27th May, 1995, saw which actor paralysed from the neck down, after a horse riding accident in Virginia … ?
Q2) 27th May, 1937, saw the Golden Gate Bridge open to pedestrian traffic.   In which US state is the Golden Gate Bridge … ?
Q3) More to the point, the northern end of the Bridge is in which US city … ?
Q4) 27th May, 1934, saw the birth of which famously contentious science fiction writer … ?
Q5) 27th May, 1968, saw which Canadian city become the first to host an official National League Baseball team … ?
Q6) And finally … 27th May, 1919, saw the ending of the world’s first transatlantic flight: in which Portuguese city … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th May saw the original publication of Bram Stoker’s Dracula: in which year of the 1890s?
A1) 1897.
Q2) Which famous actor was Stoker the manager for … ?
A2) Henry Irving.   (Sir Henry’s felt, by some, to be the inspiration for Dracula.)
Q3) What’s the name of the solicitor who first meets Dracula, in the early stages of the novel … ?
A3) Jonathan Harker.
Q4) Who plays Dracula in the 1958 Hammer version of the novel … ?
A4) Who else … ? Christopher Lee.
Q5) In Dracula, the Count arrives in England, in which English town … ?
A5) Whitby.
Q6) And finally … What’s the name of the real-world figure that Stoker named his villain after … ?
A6) Vlad 3rd Draculea of Wallachia.   (Also known as Vlad Țepeș and as Vlad the Impaler.)
I’ll leave you with this thought from Heston Blumenthal† …
“Being branded number one restaurant in the world is actually very humbling.”
Heston Blumenthal, born 27th May, 1966.
Given today is Siouxsie Sioux’s birthday … ?

Here … 

Oh … 

And … 

Have a good day … !

*        Keep at it, Debbi!   Polish always helps … !

†        I’m not really experimental, food wise.   But Snail Porridge … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

The devil is in the detoils! :)

1. Christopher Reeve
2. California
3. Sausalito
4. Harlan Ellison
5. Montreal
6. Lisbon

It's tedious work, but worth it.