Monday, 10 June 2013

The Daily Teaser — 10-6-2013: AA

It’s got to be said, yesterday was one heck of a day.

On the sad side … ?   On the sad side, it saw the  death of writer, Iain Banks: or Iain M Banks, if you knew him through his science fiction work.

That’s a tragic thing: the man was an important contributor to both mainstream and SF literature, and the world will be a darker place for his absence.

On a personal front, though … ?   On the personal front, I have to admit to being at the O2 Stadium, yesterday: still feeling, sweaty, sticky, and very tired: but very pleased to have seen Eddie Izzard on the last (UK) night of his Force Majeure tour.

Very funny: and something I’ll have to keep an eye open for, when the DVD is released.   Just to remind myself of how much my chin hurts, from laughter.

Let’s move on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser  saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with telling us she’s got he Johnny Rotten t-shirt on*, she ALSO bagged four out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s themed questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 10th June, 1935 makes the founding of AA, when one founder had his last drink.   Name either of the founder members.
Q2) More to the point, what does AA stand for … ?
Q3) In which US city was it founded … ?
Q4) How many steps does AA famously have … ?
Q5) What’s the name of the second such self help group to be founded, back in 1953 … ?
Q6) Finally … what’s the title of AA’s Big Book … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th June, 68 AD, saw Emperor Nero commit suicide: the resulting fight for the throne was known as the Year of … what … ?
A1) Four Emperors.
Q2) 9th June, 1923, saw which country’s government collapse in a military coup … ?
A2) Bulgaria’s.
Q3) 9th June, 1975, saw the first broadcast from the House of Commons: in which palace is it based … ?
A3) The Palace of Westminster.
Q4) 9th June, 1967: during the Six Day War, Israel captures what, from Syria … ?
A4) The Golan Heights.
Q5) And finally … 9th June, 1948, saw UNESCO —  the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation — found the International Council on what … ?
A5) Archives.
I’ll leave you with this tune, written by Dream Theatre drummer — and recovering alcoholic — Mike Portnoy … 

And with this quote from the Big Book, itself …
“Though old buildings will eventually be replaced by finer ones, the new structures will take years to complete.”
From The Big Book
Have a good day.

*        Did I tell you, Debbi, I’ve got an Anarchy In The UK coaster my sisters got me for Christmas, a while back … ?   I tend to keep it face down: well, I don’t want to get it mucky … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Omigod! That's awesome. I'm hoping to get a Sex Pistols T-shirt, also. And maybe a Mac. We'll see. :)

I'm getting a bit fed up with Windows, but we'll see.

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