Thursday, 23 January 2014

The Daily Teaser — 23-1-2014: Shadow Of A Gun


That worked … !

Yes, I know I’m in ‘witter’ mode, there, aren’t I … ?   Basically … ?

Basically, I’ve been watching the rebooted version of The Tomorrow People.

And, while my USB equipped TV didn’t record last night’s episode — I’ve a feeling turning it on, at the wrong moment did help — it DID record to a blank DVD: and I have it on now.

It’s a very American take on an old British series: with a heck of a lot added action and adventure … and added teenage angst.

Fun, fun, fun … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know she envied the UK the mild winter it’s having, also bagging eight 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) 23rd January, 1570, saw the first assassination by gun.   The target was James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray.   Which Scottish King was he the regent for: James 4th, James 5th or James 6th?
Q2) That Scottish king was also known as which English king … ?
Q3) How many US presidents have been assassinated … ?
Q4) Name one of those presidents … 
Q5) Which of those presidents was in office, during the US Civil War … ?
Q6) Which Russian revolutionary leader was assassinated — with an icepick — in Mexico?
Q7) Which famous Roman was assassinated by his friend, Brutus, and the subject of a play by William Shakespeare?
Q8) The third Roman Emperor was the first Roman Emperor to be assassinated.   Was he Tiberius, Caligula or Claudius?
Q9) Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by a Serb nationalist on 28th June, 1914: this triggered which war … ?
Q10) And finally … Jean Bastien-Thiry and his fellow members of the OAS attempted to assassinate which French leader?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd January, 1927, saw the first live broadcast of a football match: which featured the first live sports commentary.   Which country’s radio service was it broadcast on … ?
A1) The UK’s: the BBC radio service.
Q2) The commentator was Teddy who: Wakeham, Wakelin or Wakelam … ?
A2) Teddy Wakelam.
Q3) Name either of the teams who played that match … ?
Q4) Which team’s ground was the game played at … ?
A4) Arsenal’s.
Q5) What was that ground … ?
A5) The (then) Arsenal Stadium: informally known asHighbury, due to it’s location.
Q6) The other team’s ground — Bramall Lane — is where: North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire or the East Riding … ?
Q7) That first broadcast match was what: a 1-all draw, 1-0 win for one team, or a 1-0 win for the other … ?
A7) A 1-all draw.
Q8) How many points would the winning team have earned, towards’ that year’s League competition …?
A8) Depends on what you call a win.   Either none, as the match was a draw, with neither team winning: or one, as the match was a draw, with both teams winning.   (The various League competitions in the UK award 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 for a loss.)
Q9) Name either of those teams’ current managers.   (At the time of writing: I’ll try my best to keep my eyes peeled.)
A9) Arsène Wenger, of Arsenal and Nigel Clough, of Sheffield.
Q10) Finally … which of those teams plays its home games in its new stadium, the Emirates … ?
A10) Arsenal.
I’ll leave you with this tune from Marillion … 

And this thought rather cynical thought …
“The ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.”
Have a good day … 

*         Is everything ok, over there, Debbi … ?   We’re getting the reports, of course, but news reports don’t usually give you the full picture … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Things are really cold, but not too bad. A bit of snow, which is too much from my perspective. :)

1. James 6th
2. James I
3. 4
4. John F. Kennedy
5. Abraham Lincoln
6. Trotsky
7. Julius Caesar
8. Caligula
9. WWI
10. Charles de Gaulle