Monday, 25 November 2013

The Daily Teaser — 25-11-2013

You know, it’s now OFFICIALLY Monday.


Which possibly means that we’re due some good news.

Today’s the day — our landlord’s told us — that the building’s aerial is due to be fixed.

I, personally, hope so.

For starters, there’s only so much the BBC’s web-based catch up can do.   It is, after all, a catch-up service: intended for occasional use, instead of full-time use.

Now, I’m off to the Work Programme I have to attend, today: over in Basildon.

I’m hoping, by the time I get home at around Four o’clock, that I can turn on the TV, and watch some TV.

Hoping … but frankly doubtful.

Right, let’s get a move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know her, and her partner, had recorded The Day Of The Doctor, ALSO scored six out of six.

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) 25th November, 1491, saw a siege start, of the last Islamic city in Spain.   Which city was it: Madrid, Granada or Seville … ?
Q2) 25th November, 1973, saw President George Papadopoulos deposed in a military coup: in which European country: Greece, Italy or Albania … ?
Q3) 25 years later, 25th November, 1998, saw the government of which European country collapse … ?
Q4) Many years earlier, 25th November, 1936, saw two countries sign the ‘Anti-Comintern Pact.’   Name either country.
Q5) Finally … 25th November, 1981, saw Pope John Paul 2nd appoint Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: which was notoriously also known as what … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 24th November, 1962, saw the first broadcast of which satirical British TV show … ?
Q2) Which recently deceased journalist and media personality was the show’s main presenter … ?
A2) Sir David Frost.
Q3) 24th November, 2012, saw 112 people killed in a fire in a clothes factory: in which Bangladeshi city … ?
A3) Dhaka.
Q4) 24th November, 1932, saw the opening of the FBI’s Crime lab: in Washington DC.   In which US state is it now located … ?
A4) Virginia: in the Marine Base at Quantico, in fact.
Q5) 24th November, 1991, saw the death of singer, Freddie Mercury: with which band did he find international fame … ?
A5) Queen.
Q6) Finally … 24th November, 1874, saw Joseph Glidden’s major patent finally approved.   What was it … ?
Enjoy those.
“If St. Aloysius had been as I am, he would have become holy in a different way.”
Pope John 23rd 25 November 1881 – 3 June 1963.
And, in memory of the late singer, Kevin DuBrow, this tune … 

Enjoy your day.

*        It’s a good one, Debbi‡: from some of the fan opinions I’ve seen have seriously complemented Matt Smith.   (Oh, and there’s a surprise visitor, at the end.   SPOILERS!!!!!)

‡        Actually, Debbi, did you manage to catch An Adventure In Space And Time … ?   THAT was quite something: I personally feel David Bradley — who played William Hartnell — deserves a BAFTA nomination, to say the least.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'm on the look out for the other show, and I haven't seen the special yet, but I'm dying to now! :D

1. Grenada
2. Greece
3. Yugoslavia
4. Japan & Germany
5. Holy Inquisition