Friday, 28 March 2014

The Daily Teaser — 28-3-2014

Oh, now, I hate that … 

Do you ever get the feeling that today is not the one you know it is … ?

Today’s Friday: I know that perfectly well, I can see it on the calendar time and date thing on the menubar of my screen … 

But for whatever weird reason … ?

It feels like it’s Saturday.

It’s … 

Weird … and annoying … 

Especially when you’ve got an appointment … !

Oy veh … !

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring six out of ten.

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

Hear they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 28th March, 37 AD, saw the Roman Senate hand Rome’s Imperial titles to Emperor Caligula.   How were those titles collective known at this point in the Empire’s history: the Dominate, Principate or Caliphate … ?
Q2) 28th March, 1990, saw President George Bush senior award a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal to athlete, Jesse Owens.   In which year’s Summer Olympics did Owens famously insult Adolf Hitler by winning four Gold medals?
Q3) 28th March, 19779, saw James Callaghan lose a Vote Of No Confidence in the House of Commons.   Who became Prime Minister as a result of the subsequent election … ?
Q4) More to the point, who’s the current holder of the office?
Q5) 28th March, 1939, saw General Franco win the Spanish Civil War: by finally entering which besieged Spanish city … ?
Q6) Finally … 28th March, 1908, saw the birth of actress, Dame Flora Robson: in which 1965 film did she play a Mother Superior?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) March 27th saw Dr Richard Beeching recommend shutting many railway stations in Britain: in which year of the 1960s … ?
A1) 1963.
Q2) More to the point, in which year of the 1960s was his second report about the railways … ?
A2) 1965.
Q3) What was the name of the company that ran Britain’s railways, at the time … ?
A3) British Railways: it changed, in 1965, to British Rail.
Q4) In which year of the 1940s were Britain’s Railway’s nationalized … ?
A4) 1947.
Q5) What’s then name of the company that now manages Britain’s rail network … ?
Q6) How many railway operators are there in Britain, today: 8, 9 or 10 … ?
A6) 9.
Q7) Which train company runs the trains from Brentwood to Liverpool Street … ?
A7) First Capital Connect, a subsidiary of FirstGroup, one of the operators in Q6.
Q8) Which Japanese company has announced it will be moving its train manufacturing business to the UK, this year … ?
A8) Hitachi.
Q9) Moving on … Who had a 1991 hit with ‘Last Train To Transcentral’ … ?
A9) The KLF.   (Back to the heavyweight JAM … !)
Q10) Which 2009 Tony Scott directed film is set on a New York subway train … ?
As it’s Lady Gaga†’s birthday, I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And with this thought …
“Politicians only get to the top because they have no qualifications to detain them at the bottom.”
Peter Ustinov, 16 April 1921 – 28 March 2000.
Have a good day … 

*        What can I tell you Debbi … ?   Sometimes stuff just happens.    (Which possibly isn’t what you want to hear, but what can I say … ?)

†        I can’t help but think: there’s Lady Gaga … and there’s Lady Gaga’s wigs.   Possibly something not seen since the days of the Sun King.   And possibly have room for a small takeaway Linguini shop.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I guess, but I think there's more to it than that. I have my reasons for believing this.

1. Principate
2. 1936
3. Margaret Thatcher
4. David Cameron
5. Madrid
6. Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines

Where's Nina these days? She never does the teaser, anymore.