Monday, 20 January 2014

The Daily Teaser — 20-1-2014: Parliamentary Matters: AGAIN!

Argh … !   Almost added two versions of the poster, there … !

That’s what happens when you rush … !

For which there’s no excuse: but is IS an explanation.   Today sees my last appointment at the government sponsored Work programme: which — theoretically — helps those of us who are jobhunting, to find work.

In the two years I’ve had to attend … ?   They’s not managed to be any more help than a chocolate teapot.   Actually … ?   The chocolate teapot’s more helpful: you can’t make tea with it, but CAN eat it.

What happen’s once I’m back under the authority of the Job Centre, though … ?

I really don’t know.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with thanking me for the tips, she ALSO bagged ten out of ten.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Parliamentary questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 20th January, 1265, saw the first meeting of the English Parliament: in what’s now the Palace of Westminster.   The part of the palace used was what’s now called: Westminster Hall, Saint Stephen’s Chapel or the Central Lobby … ?
Q2) What’s name was given to the English Parliament’s successor body … ?
Q3) The UK’s modern parliament meets in which city … ?
Q4) That first English Parliament was led by Simon De Montfort, the 6th Earl of where: Leicester, Leinster or Lincoln … ?
Q5) And finally … this first parliament was noted by having members who were what: knights, commoners or elected?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th January, 1935, saw Coopers, Inc, start selling their briefs.   In which US city: New York, Chicago or New Orleans?
A1) Chicago.
Q2) What’s the generic North American term for those briefs … ?
Q3) The items in questions are called ‘what’ fronts in the UK … ?
A3) Y-fronts.
Q4) Coopers, Inc, are now called what … ?
Q5) More to the point, they started out, selling socks to which forestry workers?
Q6) If you’re not wearing underwear, you’re said to be going … what … ?
A6) Going Commando.
Q7) Which Bach piece is — arguably — about an item of female underwear … ?
A7) The Second Movement, or Air, of Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 106: also known as Air on The G String.
Q8) Subligaculum was underwear worn by whom: Ancient Romans, Ancient Greeks or Ancient Egyptians?
Q9) If you’re wearing ‘temple garments,’ you’re wearing the underwear appropriate to members of which religion … ?
A9) Mormons: or members of the Latter Day Saints movement, or church.
Q10) Finally — and possibly thankfully: the jockstrap was invented by C. F. Bennett.   And intended as an athletic support for people riding what?
A10) Bicycles.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“We may be proud that England is the ancient country of Parliaments. With scarcely any intervening period, Parliaments have met constantly for 600 years, and there was something of a Parliament before the Conquest. England is the mother of Parliaments.”
John Bright.
And — as it advises us to rip the roof off the sucker — this tune … 

Enjoy your day … !

*        Oh, there’s another one, Debbi: don’t get McSebi Software’s Pac The Man X!   Seriously!   It’s THE most distracting game I’ve ever got hold of … !   (But if you DO … ?   The Go-Fasta Lemons, and Doubling Cherry’s are worth the effort: especially at lower levels.   Actually … I take that back: go get, it’s HUGE fun … ! )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Not much for games, but if I do go for a game, I'll keep it in mind! :)

1. Westminster Hall
2. the British Parliament
3. London
4. Leicester
5. elected