Friday, 20 September 2013

The Daily Teaser — 20-9-2013

Ohhh, ouch … !

Ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch … !

I have to admit, I was in Basildon, yesterday: the Work Programme I attend insisted I go in for a CV writing course.

On the way back … ?

Missed the bus.

And attempted to make a run for it, as it was pulling out.

I think I’m paying for it, now: my back’s definitely reminding me it’s here, and my left knee’s making assorted twanging noises.

Oy vey … !!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Talk Like A Pirate Day teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and, diving straight in, scoring ten out of ten.

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) 20th September, 2012, saw the death of Irish sportsman, Paul O’Connor.   Which sport did he play … ?
Q2) 20th September, saw the UK’s Parliament pass the legislation that created the original version of which southern African country … ?
Q3) 20th September, 1970, saw a Russian probe — the Luna 16 — land where … ?
Q4) 20th September, 1973, saw Bobby Riggs beaten in the Battle of the Sexes exhibition Tennis match.   By whom?
Q5) Finally … 20th September, 1854, saw French and British forces win the Battle of the Alma.   That battle is generally considered the first battle of which war?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th September is International Talk Like a Pirate Day: which has now become a holiday for members of which unorthodox church … ?
A1) The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Q2) Members of that church are known as what … ?
A2) Pastafarians.
Q3) The church has been compared to Russell’s Teapot: an idea first broached by which British philosopher … ?
A3) Bertrand Russell.
Q4) Back to piracy: which composers wrote The Pirates Of Penzance … ?
A4) William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan: also known as Gilbert and Sullivan.
Q5) Cook, Line and Captain Sinker are all characters in which piratical CBeebies show … ?
A5) Swashbuckle.   (My nephew, Jude, is 2¾: and, frankly, can’t get enough of this thing.   To the point of making ‘Ahhhh!’ noises.   He even has an eyepatch.)
Q6) Talking of piratical children’s shows, which one featured Barnabas, Tom the Cabin Boy and Willy … ?
A6) Captain Pugwash.
Q7) What name was given to the state sponsored pirates — or privateers — sponsored by France … ?
A7) Corsairs.
Q8) Barbary pirates come from the Barbary Coast.   Where is the Barbary Coast: North Africa, South America or East Europe … ?
A8) North Africa.   (The three main ports are Tunis, Tripoli and Algiers)
Q9) Which African country is a notorious home to many pirates: the Seychelles, Somalia or Senegal … ?
A9) Somalia.
Q10) Finally … what’s the earliest year someone violating copyright was called a pirate: 1601, 1603 or 1605 … ?
A10) 1603.
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this thought from Sophia Loren, possibly one of the most beautiful women alive … 
“Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got.”
Sophia Loren, born 20 September 1934.
And this tune: given that it’s Beautiful South member, David Hemingway’s, 53rd birthday, today, I give you this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        Well done, Debbi!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! That was a doozie. :)

I suspect even John Lydon might be impressed. Perhaps. :)

1. football
2. South Africa
3. the moon
4. Billie Jean King
5. the Crimean War