Saturday, 19 October 2013

The Daily Teaser — 19-10-2013: Oh, Mr Cornwell … !

Oh, blimey, divided families … !

Well … 

Not necessarily SERIOUSLY divided families.

But, between us … ?   My mother, and Ruth, my youngest sister, have Windows smart-phones: Anna, my other sister, has an iPhone.   Ruth and myself have iPods.

Oh, and Ruth’s got an Android tablet she uses to entertain Jude: with lots of children’s films.   Anything that’s a cartoon, frankly: or has Lightnin’ McQueen and Tow Mater.

Which get’s awkward: especially, with Christmas coming up.   Mum, bless, exactly a huge technology fan: so we’re having to explain how to put music on one of several different devices … !

Oh, and exactly what gift-cards to get for whom.

I mean … where DO you get songs and apps for a Windows phone?   I’m a Mac fan, what do I know … !

Oy veh … !

Let’s get a move on, shall we?

That way, I can get digging … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with telling us about her Botox treatments, she also scored seven and a half 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) 19th October, 1931, saw the birth of author, David John Moore Cornwell.   How is he better known?
Q2) His first novel, in 1961, introduced his best known recurring character.   What was the name of the novel: The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, A Murder of Quality or Call For The Dead … ?
Q3) More to the point, who was that recurring, bespectacled, character … ?
Q4) Which of Cornwell’s novels starts in Kenya, and has a central character called Justin Quayle … ?
Q5) Finally … in which film does Cornwell appear as the ‘Commander’ … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th October, 1922, saw the original founding of the BBC.   Who’s the BBC’s current Director General … ?
A1) Baron Hall of Birkenhead: usually better known as Tony Hall.
Q2) Who was the original DG … ?
A2) John Reith, the 1st Baron Reith.
Q3) The BBC operates under a Royal … what … ?
A3) Charter.
Q4) The BBC’s HQ is in London: is it Radio House, Broadcasting House or Television Centre … ?
Q5) What name is given to the BBC’s online catch-up service and software?
A5) The iPlayer.
Q6) Which Goon originally referred to the BBC as ‘the Beeb’ … ?
Q7) The BBC is ALSO referred as what: Aunty, Uncle or Dad … ?
A7) Aunty.
Q8) A well known musical event is usually broadcast by the BBC: with its climax transmitted from the Royal Albert Hall.   WHAT musical event … ?
A8) The Last Night Of The Proms.
Q9) Which other musical event does the BBC broadcast, once a year: from various parts of Europe … ?
Q10) Finally … what’s the BBC’s longest running soap opera … ?
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this thought from the man himself …
“I think what gives my works whatever universality they have is that they use the metaphysical secret world to describe some realities of the overt world.”
From Master Of The Secret World.
And with THIS tune: given it was used in a recent spy movie … 

Have a good day … 

*        LORD know’s what you’d make of the various Apple mice doing the rounds, Debbi … !   (The older one button mouse … ?   You had — and still have, with the default settings — to hold down the control button whilst clicking.)


Mr Strict said...

1> John le Carré.
2> Call For The Dead.
3> George Smiley.
4> The Constant Gardener.
5> The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Debbi said...

Yes, well, I'll figure it all out, I'm sure. :)

1. John le Carré
2. Call For The Dead
3. George Smiley
4. The Constant Gardener
5. The Little Drummer Girl