Thursday, 30 January 2014

The Daily Teaser — 30-1-2014: 47 Ronin.

I have to admit, there’s a few bits of TV on I enjoy.

Dr Who’s a long time favourite.   Merlin was fun: and had Katie McGrath!   Blake’s 7, The Prisoner and The Fades have come, gone and been loved.

But I think I’m going to add the rebooted The Tomorrow People and the modern BBC version of The Musketeers to that list: they’re very different from each other: but great fun!

You can tell, I’ve got The Tomorrow People on in the background, can’t you … ?

With that said … ?   Let’s get moving on … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting me know she’d call, she also scored seven out of seven.

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

Here they are, along the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 30th January, 1703, saw forty-seven ronin avenge the death of their master: in which East Asian country … ?
Q2) The ronin sought revenge after their master was forced to commit seppuku: or ritual … what … ?
Q3) What exactly was WAS a ronin: a cashiered soldier, a masterless knight or an out of work farmer … ?
Q4) The ronins’ master was a lord, in their country: what term is used for a feudal lord, in that nation … ?
Q5) The slightly curved ronin long swords are called what: scimitar, seax or katana?
Q6) What was the name given to the code of honour followed by ronin … ?
Q7) Finally … who’s plays the lead character, in the 2013 film version of the tale, called 47 Ronin … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th January, 1916, saw Paris bombed by German airships known as Zeppelins.   What gas provided lift, for those early Zeppelins … ?
A1) Hydrogen.
Q2) What was the name of the German noble who designed them … ?
Q3) What type of boat gives its name to the part of a Zeppelin, used to carry the crew, passengers or cargo … ?
A3) The gondola.
Q4) The gasbags in the airships were made from what’s called goldbeater’s skin.   In other words, the intestines of a young what: sheep, goat or cow?
A4) A cow: or calf, if you want the term.
Q5) Airships are what kind of aircraft: lighter than air, fixed wing or helicopter … ?
Q6) Which Manhattan landmark has a spire originally intended as a mooring mast for airships … ?
Q7) Finally … What was the name of the airship that exploded in New Jersey, in 1937?
A7) The Hindenburg.
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with Black Maria, by Ronin … 

And this thought …
“The warrior doesn’t care if he’s called a beast or a dog; the main thing is winning.”
Asakura Norikage.
Have a good day.

*        Cool, I’ll look forward to it, Debbi!


Adrence Apong said...

1. Japan the land of the rising sun. 2. Suicide, stabbing to stomach using sharp object - katana 3. Ex-military soldier 4. Kage because Kami stands for God. 5. Katana, shorter than samurai but works just great 6. For the food 7. Keanu Reeve, you know that dude from Matrix

Debbi said...


1. Japan
2. suicide
3. a samurai without a master
4. daimyo
5. katana
6. Rehat Maryada
7. Keanu Reeves