Wednesday, 27 November 2013

The Daily Teaser — 27-11-2013: Shakespeare’s Shotgun

Oy … Vey … 

We NOW have a functioning aerial.

Ahem … !

If you’ve been following me for the past few days, you’d’ve probably realised that my building’s communal aerial has been out of action for a week.

Thankfully … ?   Well, thankfully, and after a couple of days hanging around, waiting for a cherry-picker, the aerial’s been fixed.

We can safely say it’s now working: APART from in three flats.

I’m thankful.

But having gone through a week’s blackout … ?

I know I’ve complained to our landlords.   And given the Complaint’s department’s email address to as many of my neighbours as I could find.

Not that I think we’d get some sort of compensation.   But I do think some form of goodwill gesture on Circle Anglia’s part, would ease a lot of tensions.


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

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and along with asking me about the BBC’s iPlayer, also scoring four out of five.

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

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

Q1) 27th November, 1582, saw the Marriage License issued: for William Shakepeare’s wedding to whom … ?
Q2) More to the point, how old was Will, when his happened … ?
Q3) More to the point, how old was his bride?
Q4) Six months later, Mrs Shakespeare gave birth to her and Will’s eldest daughter: prematurely, at a guess, as shotguns hadn’t been invented.   What was the daughter’s name?
Q5) Finally … in his will, Will willed his second best what to his wife … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th November, 2003, saw the last English flight of which supersonic plane … ?
A1) Concorde.
Q2) 26th November, 1944, saw the birth of singer, Jean Terrell: which band was she a member of, between 1970 to 1973 … ?
A2) The Supremes.
Q3) 26th November, 1949, saw India’s Constituent Assembly present what … ?
A3) India’s first Constitution.
Q4) 26th November, 1953, saw the House of Lords vote to allow commercial TV, in the UK.   What’s the name of the UK’s main commercial terrestrial TV channel … ?
A4) ITV.
Q5) Finally … 26th November, 1965, saw the launch of the Diamant-A rocket, from a facility in the Sahara Desert.   Which European country launched the rocket … ?
A5) France.
I’ll leave you with this line, from the man, himself† …
“The course of true love never did run smooth.”
Lysander, Act 1, Scene 1, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare.
And with one of his sonnets …

Have a good day.

*        Oh, I think I’ve managed to find a reference to the global version, here, Debbi.   It’s the Global version you need to look up.   (I should warn you, though, Debbi, the Wikipedia entry on the iPlayer doesn’t say anything about whether it’s been approved in the US, yet: it seems a lot of cable companies were complaining about it.)

†        If you watch the Teaser video through to the end, I’ve made a very bad visual pun about the quote of the day: the line is, after all, from A Midsummer Night’s Dream … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I clicked on the link, and I can't access it. Oh, well. :)

1. Anne Hathaway
2. 18
3. 26
4. Susanna
5. bed