Monday, 13 January 2014

The Daily Teaser — 13-1-2014

You know, I’ve got last night’s episode of Sherlock on in the background.

Which I maybe should’ve saved for later: it’s a nicely juicy plot that’s worth paying attention too, I think.

Complete with extended scenes involving Sherlock’s apparent death!

It ALSO comes with a cameo from a certain Mr Andrew Scott: at his dibbley best.

Oh … 

And Amanda Abbington — Martin Freeman’s longterm partner — cropping up as Mary Watson: possibly the most interesting take in an otherwise minor character … 

It’s fascinating stuff!


At ANY rate, let’s move on: before I bore you … !

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting know she’s rather fond of Repo Man, also bagging eight and a half out of ten.

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 13th January, 1822, saw Greece formally adopting its flag.   Name either of the colours on that flag.
Q2) 13th January, 1972, saw the Prime Minister of which African country ousted in a coup: Gambia, Ghana or Guinea-Bissau?
Q3) 13th January, 1942, saw Henry Ford — that Henry Ford — patent a plastic what … ?
Q4) 13th January, 1974, saw Seraphim named as Archbishop of Athens And All Greece.   Was he the tenth, eleventh or twelfth holder of the title … ?
Q5) Finally … 13th January, 1893, saw the birth of horror writer, Clarke Ashton Smith: once described as one of the three biggest writers for classic pulp, Weird Tales.   Name one of the other two.
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 12th January, 1895, saw the founding of the UK’s National Trust: what’s its full name … ?
Q2) The National Trust’s logo is a sprig of leaves: from which tree … ?
A2) The English Oak.
Q3) Name any of the three countries of the UK the National Trust covers … 
Q4) Name any of the three founder members … 
Q5) Chartwell, in Kent, is owned and protected by the National Trust: which British PM had lived there … ?
Q6) 20, Forthlin Road, in southern Liverpool, is another National Trust property: and formerly lived in by which musician … ?
A6) Sir Paul McCartney.
Q7) The National Trust also owns and runs the George Inn, in Southwark: London’s only surviving galleried what?
Q8) The National Trust is responsible for protecting Europe’s largest stone circle: which is in Wiltshire.   Which stone circle … ?
A8) Avebury.
Q9) Sutton Hoo is another NT site: in which English county is Sutton Hoo … ?
A9) Suffolk.
Q10) Finally … True or False: Tintagel Castle, in Cornwall, is a National Trust property.
A10) False: it’s run by English Heritage.
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this tune from Sugs: as it’s his birthday … 

And with this quote …
“It is impossible to recognize a wrong way without knowing the right way. This means that it is no use troubling oneself how to recognize a wrong way. One must think of how to find the right way.”
George Gurdjieff, January 13, 1866 – October 29, 1949
Enjoy the day … !

*        Repo Man certainly has its tongue stuck in its cheek: I know that much, Debbi! (Ooh, sorry about the half point, Debbi: that was for The George Inn.   Strictly speaking, it’s an old coaching inn: kind of a cross between a motel and a roadside cafe, like Little Chef)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

No problem. I like the tune! But then I do love Madness! :)

1. blue and white
2. Ghana
3. automobile
4. 10th
5. H.P. Lovecraft & C.M. Eddy, Jr.