Thursday, 19 September 2013

The Daily Teaser — 19-9-2013: Talk Like A Pirate Day … 

OK, this will sound daft, but I’ve got a documentary on in the background.

OK, that’s not the daft bit.

What’s strange … ?   Is that it’s a potted history of knitting, as fashion.

Or as fashion item, I should say.

Which also includes the ‘Art Sweater’, I should add.

Amazing to see what David Hockney could do with some acrylic, I know that.

Hmmm … 

Let’s get a move on, shall we?   I have to be in Basildon, today … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know she thought yesterday’s song — Jimi Hendrix’s Burning of the Midnight Lamp — was a great tune, she also bagged six out of six.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 19th September is International Talk Like a Pirate Day: which has now become a holiday for members of which unorthodox church … ?
Q2) Members of that church are known as what … ?
Q3) The church has been compared to Russell’s Teapot: an idea first broached by which British philosopher … ?
Q4) Back to piracy: which composers wrote The Pirates Of Penzance … ?
Q5) Cook, Line and Captain Sinker are all characters in which piratical CBeebies show … ?
Q6) Talking of piratical children’s shows, which one featured Barnabas, Tom the Cabin Boy and Willy … ?
Q7) What name was given to the state sponsored pirates — or privateers — sponsored by France … ?
Q8) Barbary pirates come from the Barbary Coast.   Where is the Barbary Coast: North Africa, South America or East Europe … ?
Q9) Which African country is a notorious home to many pirates: the Seychelles, Somalia or Senegal … ?
Q10) Finally … what’s the earliest year someone violating copyright was called a pirate: 1601, 1603 or 1605 … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th September, 1970, saw the death of guitarist, Jimi Hendrix.   What was the name of his first hit UK album … ?
A1) Are You Experienced.
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of his (then) band … ?
A2) The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Q3) What was his first UK hit single … ?
A3) Hey Joe.
Q4) The Blue Plaque granted to Hendrix by English Heritage — the first awarded to a pop star — is at 23, Brook Street: in which English city?
A4) London.
Q5) More to the point, that plaque is two doors away from the one commemorating which German born composer?
A5) Georg Frideric Handel.
Q6) Finally … what was Jimi Hendrix’s only UK №1 … ?
A6) Voodoo Chile (Slight Return).
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this thought from Blackbeard …
“Damnation seize my soul if I give your quarters or take any from you”
Edward ‘Blackbeard’ Teach.
And with this slightly folky tune … 

Enjoy the day … 

*        I can only hope today’s goes down as well, Debbi … !   It’s a bit … um … folky … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Well, here we go! :)

1. Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
2. Pastafarians
3. Bertrand Russell
4. Gilbert and Sullivan
5. Swashbuckle
6. Corsairs
7. Captain Pugwash
8. North Africa
9. Somalia
10. 1603