Thursday, 28 November 2013

The Daily Teaser — 28-11-2013

You know, RIGHT now … ?

Right now, I’m glad to have a functioning TV: given the recent problems we’ve had with our building’s aerial.

Which are still ongoing, for some of us*.

On a personal front, front, though?   It means that I’ve had a chance to catch up with the BBC Strange Days series, about the Cold War.

It’s covering the 1980s: strange days, indeed: cold war fear, and even more fearsome hairdos … !

Saying that … ?   Well, it seems that a few UK acts played West Berlin during the period: Bowie’s Heroes went down a storm.

Bring’s back a few memories, doesn’t it?

Let’s get a move on: we can dodge more traffic in Memory Lane, that way … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi† putting in her answers: along with letting us know she couldn’t get through to the BBC’s global iPlayer service, also bagging five out of five.

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) 28th November, 1963, saw Cape Canaveral renamed Cape … what … ?
Q2) 28th November, 1925, saw the first broadcast from the Grand Ole Opry, from Nashville, Tennessee: what was the station originally called … ?
Q3) 28th November, 1960, saw Mauritania become independent of France.   On which continent is Mauritania?
Q4) 28th November, 1967m, saw horse-racing suspended in the UK: after an outbreak of which disease?
Q5) Finally … 28th November, 1991, saw South Ossetia declare its independence: from where … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
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 … ?
A2) 18.
Q3) More to the point, how old was his bride?
A3) Sources vary: but somewhere between 26 and 27.
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?
A4) Susanna.
Q5) Finally … in his will, Will willed his second best what to his wife … ?
A5) Bed.

Enjoy those.   I’ll leave you with this observation from actress, Karen Gillan …
“I got the recall, the second audition. That was when I started sweating.”
Karen Gillan, 28th November, 1987.
And — as a nod to David van Day — this song … 

Have a good day.

*        I’ve pinned up a note to the front door of our building: giving the email address that people can complain to.   I hope they do: the more the merrier … !

†        That’s a dratted pain, Debbi, that really is … !   (I know the BBC’s online shop has it: although it’s noticeably priced in pounds, rather than dollars: you’re possibly going to have to hunt it up in the US, I’m afraid.   It is worth the effect, though‡.)

‡        Oh, hang on … wouldn’t you know it, the DVD’s on the US Amazon site … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hmm. Could be on B&N, too.

1. Kennedy
2. WSM
3. Africa
4. foot-and-mouth disease
5. either Georgia or Russia