Monday, 30 September 2013

The Daily Teaser — 30-9-2013: Jack The Ripper … !

Right: it’s a Monday.

And it’s pone of those Monday’s where I have to be in Basildon, at an awkwardly early time.

I’m rushed.

But I did want to briefly mention that the date for the next Dropkixx show — officially endorsed by Brentwood’s own wrestler, Cayden Blade — has been announced: 12th October, this year.

If you click on the links in the sidebar — where the poster is — you’ll get taken through to Brentwood Theatre’s Facebook page, where you’ll be able to find out where to book tickets.

With that said … ?

Let’s move on.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers.   Along with letting us know she felt there couldn’t be enough fans of Dr Who and The Prisoner, also bagged eight out of eight.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Jack the Ripper questions.   Here they are, along with the ‘How To,’ License and video … 

Q1) 30th September saw Jack the Ripper kill two victims in one night.   Name either.
Q2) Name any one of the Ripper’s other three victims.
Q3) Who the only Ripper victim to be found indoors?
Q4) The Ripper killings took place in which district of London: Whitechapel, Aldgate or Shadwell … ?
Q5) The Ripper was ALSO referred to as ‘Leather … ’ what … ?
Q6) The Saucy Jacky postcard — believed by some to genuinely be from the Ripper — is felt to genuine because it’s postmarked with which date … ?
Q7) The first (supposed) letter from the killer was the notorious ‘Dear Boss’ letter, and sent to what: a police station, news agency or vigilante group>?
Q8) Name the 2001 film — about the Ripper investigation — that took its title from one the the Ripper letters.
Q9) Which US agency did a commemorative investigation into the Ripper killers, in 1988?
Q10) Finally … who wrote the 1943 short story, Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper: Robert Bloch, Ellery Queen or Harlan Ellison … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th September is — apparently — Coffee Day.   Name either of the two most common form of coffee bean.
A1) Coffea arabica or Coffea canephora.
Q2) What’s the main stimulant ingredient in coffee?
A2) Caffeine.
Q3) Which drink generally has more of that stimulant: tea or coffee … ?
A3) Coffee.
Q4) What — after being eaten by civet cats in Indonesia — is reputedly the world’s most expensive coffee … ?
A4) Kopi Luwak.
Q5) Which chain of coffee shops was founded by Jerry Baldwin, Gordon Bowker and Zev Siegl … ?
A5) Starbucks.
Q6) According to website, ChartsBin, one European nation holds the world record for drinking the most coffee, per head: which nation ?
A6) Finland: at twelve kilograms per head.
Q7) Coffee — and other products — that are sold or marketed with a view to giving more profits to the coffee-bean growers, are usually marketed how: fair-trade, organic or tubular … ?
A7) Fair-trade.
Q8) Finally … which English city was the first to see a coffee-house open … ?
A8) Oxford.   (A place called The Angel, in 1650.)
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this threat from the man himself …
“ … you’ll hear about Saucy Jacky’s work tomorrow double event this time number one squealed a bit couldn’t finish straight off.”
From the Saucy Jacky postcard.
And Link Wray’s Jack The Ripper

Enjoy the day.

*        I’m not going to disagree with you there, Debbi … !


Sue Ford said...

Love Jack the Ripper stuff, I'd love to do the tour, but I think I'd have nightmares for weeks !
Answers to the daily teaser:-
1. Elizabeth ( long liz) Stride and Cathrine Eddows.
2. Mary Ann Nichols.
3. Mary Jane Kelly.
4. Whitechapel.
5. Apron.
6. 1st October 1888
7. News Agency.
8."From Hell " ( loved the film, Robbie Coltrane/ Johnny Depp !!)
9.The F.B.I.
10. Robert Bloch.

Just remembering " Wolf in the Fold" TOS Star Trek, I wrote a story for a fanzine called "Return to the Fold", but it was edited due to the graphic nature ......

Nik Nak said...

Sue, why am I NOT surprised … ? :D

Debbi said...

Ah, yes! Good old Jack the Ripper. :)

1. Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes
2. Mary Jane Kelly, Mary Ann Nichols, and Annie Chapman
3. Mary Jane Kelly
4. Whitechapel
5. Leather Apron
6. Sept. 27, 1888
7. news agency
8. Ripper: Letter from Hell
9. the FBI
10. Robert Bloch