Wednesday, 5 June 2013

The Daily Teaser — 5-6-2013

Typical … !

I know Bruce — my aging Mac Mini — is getting old: but IS getting looked after.   Caches emptied on a regular basis, what have you.

Even so, he’s been on a bit of a go-slow, today!

Wouldn’t you know it … !

Either way … ?

I think hunting around for defraging software may help, there … !

And that’s going to have to wait until the money improves, I think … !

Oy veh … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with telling us that that’s life, she ALSO managed to bag six out of six.

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

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

Q1) 5th June, 70 AD, saw Titus and his legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem.   Which Jewish temple was destroyed as part of the campaign … ?
Q2) Which day of the Jewish calendar commemorates the fall of that temple … ?
Q3) 5th June, 1963, saw John Profumo resign his government post over a sex scandal: which government post was it … ?
Q4) Five years later, 5th June, 1968 saw Senator Robert Kennedy seriously injured in a shooting.   Who carried out that shooting … ?
Q5) And finally … 5th June, 1942, saw the USA declare war on three east European countries: name one of them …
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th June, 1940, saw the last Allied troops evacuate which French town … ?
A1) Dunkirk.
Q2) In response to the heavy losses in the town, William Churchill — in one of his more famous speeches — said “We shall Never … ” what … ?
A2) Surrender.
Q3) 4th June, 1977, saw five British plane-spotters released from a Greek gaol.   After how many weeks: five, ten or fifteen … ?
A3) Ten.
Q4) 4th June, 2001, saw Gyanendra succeed to the throne, after a famous massacre: as the last king of where … ?
A4) Nepal.
Q5) 4th June, 1970, saw Tonga become independent of the UK.   What does the word ‘Tonga’ mean … ?
A5) South.
Q6) And finally … 4th June, 2012, saw the Diamond Jubilee Concert held, outside Buckingham Palace.   Which performer famously hula-hooped during her performance … ?
A6) Grace Jones.   (Here’s Grace … !   You know, I can’t help help but think that bustle helped … )
I’ll leave you with this thought from the late Ray Bradbury, who died on this day, last year …
“Science-fiction balances you on the cliff. Fantasy shoves you off.”
In Memory of Ray Bradbury, August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012
And with this tune … 

Enjoy the day … 

*        I think, Debbi, that’s the cue for a tune … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Indeed! Good tunes, both of them! :)

1. The Second Temple
2. Tisha B'Av
3. Secretary of War
4. Sirhan Sirhan
5. Bulgaria, Hungary and Rumania

Great weather here! If I could tie my own shoelaces, I might have gone for a walk, while Rick was out on his motorcycle. Oh, well.