Monday, 23 September 2013

The Daily Teaser — 23-9-2013

Another Monday, another week.

Which is possibly a slow way to start a post.    But I have to admit, the nights are starting to draw in: as is autumn.

I don’t know about you, but that always puts me in something of a strange blue mood.

Possibly, because of the light: maybe the air.

Or possibly just the temperature.

I’m blowed if I know.

Still, in the way of things, the fact summer is heading out, means one thing.   That it’ll be back, next year.

Hmmm … 

Let’s move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and, along with letting us know she’d not read anything by Tolkien for years, also scored eight out of eight.

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) 23rd September, 1980, saw Bob Marley play his last live concert.   Which of his hits includes the line “Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind” … ?
Q2) 23rd September, 2000, saw Sir Steve Redgrave win his fifth Olympic gold medal.   In which sport … ?
Q3) 23rd September, 1909, saw the publication of the first part of The Phantom Of The Opera.   Who played the Phantom, in the classic 1925 silent film version … ?
Q4) 23rd September, 1932, saw the Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz renamed what … ?
Q5) Finally … 23rd September, 1951, saw news that the UK’s king has had part of his lung removed.   Which King was this … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) In J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, 22nd September sees the birthdays of Frodo and Bilbo.   What’s their family name … ?
A1) Baggins.
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the family home … ?
A2) Bag End.
Q3) In The Fellowship of the Rings, Frodo is a member of the group that has to destroy what … ?
A3) The One Ring.
Q4) Name any of the other eight members of that group. 
A4) Samwise ‘Sam’ Gamgee, Meriadoc ‘Merry’ Brandybuck, Peregrin ‘Pippin’ Took, Aragorn, also called Strider, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, and Boromir of Gondor and Gandalf.
Q5) The object in question — when ‘found‘ by Bilbo — had been dropped by whom … ?
A5) Gollum.
Q6) Bilbo famously found it, on an adventure with Gandalf and thirteen dwarves.   Name one of those dwarves.
A6) Right, deep breath … Thorin Oakenshield, Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Dwalin, Fili, Gloin, Kili, Nori, Oin and Ori.
Q7) J. R. R. Tolkien famously created the stories about Bilbo, Frodo and Middle Earth.   Who directed the recent film versions … ?
A7) Peter Jackson.
Q8) Finally … where exactly on Middle Earth do Bilbo and Frodo live … ?
A8) The Shire.
Enjoy those.   I’ll leave you with this thought from the late John Coltrane …
“If a man was a Christian, he could know the truth and he could not. The truth itself does not have any name on it. And each man has to find it for himself, I think.”
John Coltrane, September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967.
And this tune.

And, as I forgot mention this song about pottery, yesterday … ?   Here … 

Have a good day.

*        Me, neither, Debbi: although I have seen the movies … !   (Actually, I’ll have to sit down with The Silmarillion, again, at some point.   It can be quite a chore: but can also be read in small chunks … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I finally saw the movies, too. It's amazing how much they remind me of Star Wars. :) Even though George Lucas says he was inspired by other work.

1. Redemption Song
2. rowing
3. Lon Cheney
4. Saudi Arabia
5. King George VI