Monday, 17 February 2014

The Daily Teaser — 17-2-2014

You know, I actually managed to see a movie, yesterday: at a cinema.

My sister, Ruth and I took my nephew, Jude, to see Turbo, at the Basildon Empire: one of the nearer cinemas to town.

Fun film, I think: although I don’t know if Jude was completely impressed, for all that he liked the sweeties … 

Either way, I have to admit to a certain amount of disappointment.

We went to Basildon to see that film.   As any one who bought last week’s Gazette will know, I sent in a letter that expressed my sadness about the proposed cinema in William Hunter Way being cancelled.

I grew up in a Brentwood that had a cinema.

Why should my three year old nephew be any different?


At any rate, let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and, along with letting us know about Maryland’s weather, also scoring five out of five.

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) 17th February, 2011, saw the start of civil war: in which North African country … ?
Q2) The rebels were fighting the country’s now dead dictator: who was he … ?
Q3) Moving on … 17th February, 1949, saw Chaim Weizmann elected as President of which Middle Eastern country … ?
Q4) 17th February, 1933, saw the Blaine Act passed in the USA.   Famously, this ended the prohibition of what, in the USA … ?
Q5) 17th February, 1959, saw the launch of the Vanguard 2 weather satellite.   It launched to measure what aspect of the weather: rainfall, cloud cover or the amount of reflected sunlight?
Q6) Finally … 17th February, 1945, saw the birth of Irish actress, Brenda Fricker.   For which film was she the first Irish winner of the Best Supporting Actress Oscar … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 
Q1) The world’s first computerized BBS opened: on 16th February, 1978.   In which US city … ?
A1) Chicago.
Q2) In which US state is that city … ?
A2) Illinois.
Q3) What does BBS stand for … ?
A3) Bulletin Board System.
Q4) The first BBS to be set up in the UK was called Forum … what: 80, 90 or 1000?
A4) 80.
Q5) Finally … the BBS system’s creators made the software: whilst snowed in during the Great what of 1978 … ?
A5) Blizzard.
I’ll leave you with this tune from the Triffids … 

And this thought from the late Andre Norton …
“There’s no night without stars.”
Andre Norton  February 17, 1912 – March 17, 2005
Have a good day.

*         Bloody HELL, but that sounds familiar, Debbi!   (Oh … I woke up to frost, today, so you know: this was after sunshine, all day yesterday!)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

We're supposed to get a bit more snow, then warm up a bit. I can't wait for spring!

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