Friday, 22 November 2013

The Daily Teaser — 22-11-2013: JFK

Oh, for Feck’s SAKE … !!!!!!!!

I’ve had a bad week, what with the ongoing aerial problems.

A problem which, right now, STILL isn’t sorted.

Monday, apparently.   It seems the chaps who were going to work on the exterior aerial were given half the scaffolding they needed to get to the external aerial.   On top of THAT … ?   The chap who was replacing the junction box, DIDN’T.

On top of THAT … ?   On top of THAT, it seems there’s an issue with my email account.

LORD know’s what’s caused that: but that’s put a big tin lid on my week … !

Dear GODS!

Right … lets get a move on: BEFORE it gets any bloody worse … … … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging eight out of ten.

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

Here it is, along with the ‘How To,’ License and video … 

Q1) 22nd November, 1963, saw the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, in Dallas.   In which US state is Dallas?
Q2) That State’s Governor was injured in the attack: what was his name … ?
Q3) Who shot the President … ?
Q4) What was the name of the police officer the assassin also killed … ?
Q5) In a speech in West Berlin — in July of 1963 — Kennedy famously declared himself to come from which city … ?
Q6) In which year was Kennedy elected President … ?
Q7) More to the point, which US state did Kennedy represent — from 1952, until his election as President — as Senator?
Q8) Which of John F. Kennedy’s brothers died by an assassin’s bullet, in 1968 … ?
Q9) On his death, who replaced John F. Kennedy as US President … ?
Q10) Finally … what was the name of the commission — put in place by   Kennedy’s replacement — tasked with investigating his death?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st November is World Hello Day.   It was created to encourage peace, during the Yom Kippur War: which three countries fought the Yom Kippur War … ?
A1) Egypt, Syria and Israel.
Q2) How many people is one supposed to say ‘Hello’ to: 10, 20 or 30 … ?
A2) Ten.
Q3) According to the relevant website, people in how many countries observe World Hello Day: 180, 190 or 200 … ?
A3) 180.
Q4) Which veteran rockers released a 1973 album, called ‘Hello’: Kiss, Status Quo or Canned Heat?
A4) Status Quo.   (STILL the finest purveyors of 12-bar boogie in the UK … )
Q5) More to the point, what was the only single from that album to chart in the UK … ?
A5) Caroline.
Q6) Willkommen is the German word for ‘welcome’: in which Liza Minelli musical is ‘Willkommen’ the opening song … ?
A6) Cabaret.   (Where even the girls are beautiful … )
Q7) More to the point … which character sings the song … ?
A7) The Emcee.
Q8) Hello Magazine started in 1988: what’s the name of its Spanish parent magazine … ?
A8) ¡Hola!.
Q9) Who — in 1984 — had a UK No 1 with ‘Hello’ … ?
Q10) Finally … Hello AG is a charter airline operating from which European country … ?
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this thought …
“John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, has been taken from us by an act which outrages decent men everywhere.”
Lyndon B Johnson.
And with Seconds, by the Human League.

Enjoy your day … 

*        It get’s WORSE, Debbi! First the aerial — Monday, we’re told! — and now my email! The upside is that I managed to catch — through the iPlayer’s Live service — An Adventure In Time And Space: David Bradley gave a superb performance as William Hartnell.   Superb … and heartbreaking!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I can easily imagine, having watched some of those early episodes.

1. Texas
2. John Connolly
3. Lee Harvey Oswald
4. I don't know :)
5. Berlin
6. 1960
7. Massachusetts
8. Robert F. Kennedy
9. Lyndon Baines Johnson
10. the Warren Commission

That's a great video, by the way!