Friday, 1 November 2013

The Daily Teaser — 1/11/2013: All Saints Day

You know, I’ve got to admit to feeling tired.

I’ve an interesting reason for that, though: the film I caught, last night.

The Finnish made, Evil Rising.

Which, it HAS to be said, is quite interesting.   AND only cost £1·48 to rent.

So no complaints, there, then: and … ?   Well, to be frank, I’d suggest catching it.   The sauna at the heart of the film can only be described as ‘creepy’.

With that said … ?   Let’s get a move on.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us known she’d seen The Exorcist several times, and that she’d also considered changing her name to Regan‡, ALSO bagged 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) 1st November is All Saint’s Day: according to the Roman Catholic Church, it’s a Holy Day Of What … ?
Q2) The UK has four patron saints: one for each country of the UK.   Name one of those saints.
Q3) What’s the Jewish word for a saint … ?
Q4) What, in Islam, is the usual term for a saint … ?
Q5) Which denomination of christians call themselves Latter Day Saints … ?
Q6) Who’s the patron saint of the USA … ?
Q7) Finally … in 2006, some clergy suggested who as alternative patron saint of England: Saint Alba, Saint Albion or Saint Alban … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Which country celebrates The Day of The Dead, in place of Halloween?
A1) Mexico.
Q2) In Scotland, what vegetable is a Jack O’Lantern traditionally made from?
A2) A Turnip.
Q3) According to the saying, what exactly is “…9 parts of the law”?
Q4) Parts of which hit album was used as a theme for The Exorcist … ?
Q5) Which iconic British rock star appeared in vampire movie, The Hunger?
Q6) Which of that artist’s albums featured a song called Scary Monsters?
Q7) What — in Jewish folklore — is the name of the monstrous creature made of clay … ?
A7) A Golem.
Q8) What ghostly Wagnerian ship is said to sail the seven seas?
A8) The Flying Dutchman.
Q9) Which former US president is said to haunt the White House?
Q10) And finally … what name is given to an apprentice printer … ?
A10) A printer’s devil.
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this observation …
“When I feed the hungry, they call me a saint. When I ask why people are hungry, they call me a Communist.”
Hélder Câmara.
And with Never, Ever: think about it … !

Have a good day.

*        Did you know The Exorcist was banned over here, Debbi: for quite some time, as well.   I think THAT scene had it placed on James Ferman’s† ‘Over My Dead Body’ List for almost three decades.

†        He was the longest serving head of the British Board Of Film Classification, Debbi, the organisation that hands out film ratings in the UK: he famously refused ratings to The Exorcist, and several others, and was fairly strict on cutting scenes that — in other parts of the world — barely got noticed.   (Ferman would’ve probably burnt Baise Moi, as soon as it was released)

‡        Actually, Debbi, there’s an old joke that’s bee around for years, if you want to offend a Republican.   “What have the USA and McDonalds got in common?”   “They’ve both been run by a clown called Ronald … ” Um … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

That's a good one, Paul! :) The joke, that is.

1. obligation
2. Patrick, George, Andrew, David
3. Qadosh
4. Sharia
5. Mormons
6. the Virgin Mary
7. Saint Alban

Think you'll ever see Karen Chilvers and let her know that I don't hate her, because I unfriended her again or whatever. Okay?