Tuesday, 22 October 2013

The Daily Teaser — 22-10-2013

You know, I’ve got Radio 4’s Today programme on: I usually do, if I’ve not actually got a documentary on.

They’ve just had a piece on, about how a musician has created a soundscape: for the UK war graves in Ypres.

The sort of thing designed to get you feeling thoughtful, if you’re there.

I wouldn’t mind going there, actually.   I know my — let me work this out, now — great-grandfather is buried there.

In one of the graves marked ‘An Unknown Soldier’, I should add.

That’s … 

Well, one heck of a personal connection … and one fate — or something — seems to have designed to make one mournful.

Hmmm … 

Let’s move on: before I start badly reciting war-poetry.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us known she’s recommended Neuromancer on Pinterest, also bagging five out of five.

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) 22nd October, 1966, saw The Supremes become the first girl band to have a US № 1 album to their name.   What was the name of the album … ?
Q2) 22nd October, 1983, saw the CND hold their largest ever protest march: what does CND stand for … ?
Q3) 22nd October, 1978, saw the second Papal inauguration of the year.   Who was enthroned as Pope?
Q4) More to the point, whose was the first … ?
Q5) 22nd October, 1966, saw double agent George Blake, escape from prison.   Which prison had he been held in … ?
Q6) Finally … 22nd October, 1859, saw Spain declare war on which North African country … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st October is — apparently — Apple Day, here in the UK.   In which year of the 1990s was it first celebrated … ?
A1) 1990.   (Apparently, the first was held in Covent Garden.   My cynical side prompts me to ask if it’s also Mug-A-Tourist-With-Fruit-Day)
Q2) 21st October, 1929, saw the birth of writer, Ursula K. LeGuin.   Who’s the central character in her best known novel, A Wizard Of Earthsea … ?
A2) Ged: also called Duny, and Sparrowhawk.
Q3) 21st October, 1854, saw who — with a staff of thirty-eight — sent to the Crimean front … ?
Q4) 21st October, 1910, saw the HMS Niobe arrive in Halifax, Nova Scotia: and named as the first ship of which navy … ?
Q5) Finally … 21st October, 1895, saw the Republic of Formosa collapse: after being invaded by whom … ?
A5) Japan.
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this thought from Bobby Seale …
“All I did in Chicago was to exercise my legal right to speak on my own behalf and I was given four years in jail as a result. But I think the most serious injustice perpetrated by the court system in America is the inability of a black man to get a jury of his peers.”
Black Panther co-founder, Bobby Seale, born October 22, 1936
And this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        Nice to know, Debbi: glad to hear you enjoyed it … ! :D (Did I tell you William Gibson’s a left-handed Mac fan … ?   Can’t think where you’d find many of them … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

That's a rare combination.

1. Where Did Our Love Go
2. Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
3. John Paul II
4. John Paul I
5. Wormwood Scrubs
6. Morocco