Tuesday, 19 November 2013

The Daily Teaser — 19-11-2013

You know, I love a murky documentary.

I do.

Last night’s Storyville, The Spy Who Went Into The Cold … ?

Is a suitably murky documentary: all about notorious spy and defector, Kim Philby.

It’s a fascinating story.

If for no other reason than the fact Britain’s intelligence services mad a whole series of cock-ups in letting Philby get away to Moscow.

Where, as it turned out, Philby was treated intensely suspiciously … 

Somehow, the irony seems apposite.

At ANY rate, let’s get a move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: thanking me for reposting a blog post, also bagging six and a half out of seven.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s teaser, shall we?

Here they are, Along with the ‘How To,’ License and video … 

Q1) 19th November, 1992, saw a UK court rule that coma patient, Tony Bland, be allowed to die.   He’d been put into coma as a result of injuries he’d received during which sporting disaster … ?
Q2) 19th November, 1985, saw the initial meeting between President Reagan of the USA and General Secretary Gorbachev of the USSR: at summit talks held in which European country … ?
Q3) 19th November, 1990, saw which band stripped of a Grammy award … ?
Q4) 19th November, 1969, saw Pelé score his 1000th goal.   Whilst playing for which Brazilian club … ?
Q5) Finally … 19th November, 1950, saw Dwight Eisenhower become the Supreme Commander of NATO’s European forces.   What does NATO stand for … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th November was the date of the notorious Jonestown Massacre: who was this instigated by?
A1) The (self declared) Reverend Jim Jones.
Q2) What was the name of the group he led to do this … ?
Q3) What was the name of the congressman killed as part of the massacre … ?
A3) Leo Ryan.
Q4) In which country was Jonestown … ?
A4) Guyana.
Q5) The group had moved there, from which US city … ?
Q6) The deaths were mostly caused by Flavour Aid laced with Valium, Chloral Hydrate, Phenergan and what else … ?
A6) Cyanide.
Q7) Finally … in which year of the 1970s did the deaths occur … ?
A7) 1978.
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this thought from Oscar winner, Jodie Foster …
“I’d like to dedicate this award to all the women before me that never had the chances that I've had, the survivors, the pioneers and the outcasts. My blood, my tradition. And I’d like to thank all the people in this industry who've respected my choices and have not been afraid of the power and dignity that that entitled me to.”
Jodie Foster, born 19th November, 1962
And with this song … 

Enjoy today … 

*        I’m blowed if I know when she’ll be down next, Debbi, I really don’t … !   (She’s started a new job, doing the PR for a theatre in Hornchurch.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...


1. Hillsborough football stadium
2. Switzerland
3. Milli Vanilli
4. Santos
5. North Atlantic Treaty Organization