Sunday, 9 June 2013

The Daily Teaser — 9-6-2013

You know, the on-going Prism scandal seems to be … 

Yes, that’s the word … !   Blooming … !

To the point where the BBC’s news site is having trouble keeping up.

But going by the BBC’s news channel … ?   Google, Apple, Facebook and others, have all strenuously denied letting the governments involved anywhere near their servers.

Which is obviously not like letting advertising companies near our personal data: possibly something to raise with Mark Zuckerberg of FB and Eric Schmidt of Google.

That’s if you were feeling cynical, obviously … … 

Let’s move on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with bagging eleven out of twelve, she also was happy to admit she’d managed all THOSE answers with one good hand*!

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) 9th June, 68 AD, saw Emperor Nero commit suicide: the resulting fight for the throne was known as the Year of … what … ?
Q2) 9th June, 1923, saw which country’s government collapse in a military coup … ?
Q3) 9th June, 1975, saw the first broadcast from the House of Commons: in which palace is it based … ?
Q4) 9th June, 1967: during the Six Day War, Israel captures what, from Syria … ?
Q5) And finally … 9th June, 1948, saw UNESCO —  the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation — found the International Council on what … ?
Here’s yesterday’s rather Orwellian questions and answers …
Q1) 8th June saw the first publication of Nineteen Eighty-Four: in which year of the 1940s … ?
A1) 1949.
Q2) Who was it’s author … ?
A2) George Orwell.
Q3) In the novel, the UK has been renamed … what … ?
A3) Airstrip One.
Q4) What’s the name of Nineteen Eighty-Four’s main character?
A4) Winston Smith.
Q5) That hero is a member of what: the Inner or Outer Party … ?
A5) The Outer Party.
Q6) Who’s the Leader of the Party … ?
A6) Big Brother.
Q7) The thrust of part of the story concerns our hero having a love affair with a woman called … what … ?
A7) Julia.
Q8) What’s the name of the fictional language created for the book … ?
A8) Newspeak.
Q9) What’s the name of the novel’s secret police … ?
A9) The Thought Police.
Q10) Name any of the ministries featured in Nineteen Eighty-Four
A10) The Ministries of Truth, Peace, Plenty and Love: Minitrue, Minipax, Miniplenty and Miniluv.
Q11) Which year saw the release of the film version of Nineteen Eighty-Four, with John Hurt in the central role … ?
A11) 1984.
Q12) And finally … Nineteen Eighty-Four’s famous torture scene takes place in which room … ?
A12) Room 101.   (Which famously contains the ‘worst thing in the world’)
I’ll leave you with this tune, from French singer, Barbara … 

And with this thought from Jasper Redd …
“Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.”
Jasper Redd, Born June 9, 1979.
Enjoy your day … 

*        Yeah, sorry about that, Debbi!  It only occurred to me afterwards!   (And yes, I can see you … ! :D )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

No worries, Paul! :)

I got my Johnny Rotten T-shirt on! :)

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