Sunday, 5 January 2014

The Daily Teaser — 5-1-2014: Them

You know, I think we can safely say that free-to-air British TV — at the moment — is twaddle.

Near enough, complete twaddle.

At least, as far as I’m concerned, it is.   With the exception of the new series of Sherlock, which looks good, and Pick TV’s endless reruns of Star Trek: Enterprise.

Although that’s starting to pall, a little.   Hopefully, their airing of the remade Battlestar Galactica should perk things up, a little.

At least, hopefully it will.

So, given that, and keeping fingers crossed … ?

Let’s get a move on … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Mr Strict and Debbi* putting in their answers: with Debbi* telling us she’s never seen — but heard good things of —  Blackadder, and Mr S digging up the names of the men Charles 1st arrested — and proving his Big Beast status, as I know I couldn’t find them, until this morning! — the day saw Mr S scoring seven out of seven, and Debbi scoring six.

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

Q1) 5th January, 1919, saw the founding of the German Workers Party: it later became more notoriously known as what … ?
Q2) Which German city was it founded in … ?
Q3) Member #55 — Adolf Hitler — was born in which German speaking country … ?
Q4) Another early member, Ernst Röhm, was the head of the SA, or Sturmabteilung : the SA were also known as what … ?
Q5) Röhm was killed on the Night of the Longwhat … ?
Q6) Another member — Rudolf Hess — tried organizing a peace treaty with the Allies: and flew, in 1941, to which country of the UK … ?
Q7) Finally … the German Workers Party’s original founder was Anton … who … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th January was the date of the event that triggered the English Civil War: when the King sent troops to arrest … who … ?
A1) Members of Parliament, including John Pym, John Hampden, Denzil Holles, Sir Arthur Haselrig, and William Strode .
Q2) In which year was this: 1641, 1642 or 1643 … ?
A2) 1642.
Q3) Which English King ordered the arrests … ?
Q4) When talking about the ‘English Civil War’ — which started in the 1640s and finished in 1651 —  exactly how many civil wars are we talking about?
A4) Three: with the third spreading to Ireland and Scotland.
Q5) During those wars, what nickname was given to the Royalist side … ?
A5) The Cavaliers.
Q6) What were the Parliamentarians nicknamed … ?
A6) The Roundheads.
Q7) Finally … after the Civil War, England was a republic, known as the Commonwealth: and ruled by whom … ?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“… were most successful in becoming what all fascists have attempted to be-national parties, amalgamating otherwise antagonistic groups into a single movement.” Kevin Passmore, 2002
And a word or two from Mel Brooks … 

Have a good day … !

*        You’re definitely missing something, there, Debbi!   The ending to the series is still one of the most powerful pieces of TV ever made: after all, how DO you end a comedy about the First World War?   Except by reminding people of how mad it was … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

The end of Blackadder reminds me of the humor of MASH or Catch-22. :) Two of my favorite movies. Catch-22 was also a great book!

1. the Nazis
2. Munich
3. Austria
4. brownshirts or Storm Troopers
5. Knives
6. Scotland
7. Drexler