Saturday, 8 March 2014

The Daily Teaser — 8-3-2014

It’s got to be said, I recorded the second episode of 37 Days To War, the three part BBC drama about the start of World War One on, at the mo.

It’s amazing stuff: showing us the lead up to the four years of lunacy that engulfed the world on August 4th.

I think I also have to give some plaudits to Ian McDiamuid: who’s playing Sir Edward Grey, the then Foreign Secretary.

And doing so, wonderfully.

Although I HAVE to add … I’m half-expecting him to go seriously Palpatine, and start cackling evilly.

Ho-HUM … !


But let’s move on, shall we … ?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in hers answers: and bagging nine out of ten.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions.

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

Q1) 8th March is International Women’s Day: marking the day women in Russia went on strike.   Which Russian Revolution did that strike kickstart … ?
Q2) In which Russian city was this … ?
Q3) 8th March, 1010, saw the completion of the Shahnameh: the epic poem describing the mythical history of which country: Iran, Afghanistan or Tajikistan … ?
Q4) 8th March saw tech company, Phillips, introduce the compact disc.   CD’s optical discs: as are DVDs … and what else … ?
Q5) In which year did Phillips release the CD … ?
Q6) 8th March, 1974, saw which airport open in Paris … ?
Q7) Finally … 8th March, 2000, saw the recovery of Donald Campbell’s boat, the Bluebell, from Coniston Water, in the Lake District.   In which English county is Coniston Water … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th March, 1994, saw the US Supreme Court rule that parodies were Fair Use, under US law.   Who released a parody version of Beat It, by Michael Jackson: called Eat It … ?
Q2) More to the point, which song — released internationally on 7th March, 1985 — was parodied by the Spitting Image team as We’re Scared Of Bob … ?
Q3) BBC sitcom, ’Allo ’Allo! took the mickey out of which rather more serious BBC series?
Q4) Classic Spanish work, Don Quixote, parodies medieval romances.   Who wrote Don Quixote … ?
A4) Miguel de Cervantes: or Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, if you want the full version.
Q5) Which Monty Python film parodies the tales of King Arthur … ?
Q6) Gulliver’s Travels, by Jonathan Swift, was a parody of travelers tales popular in the 18th Century.   What’s the book’s full name … ?
Q7) Who, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, was the first person to use the word, parody, in English … ?
Q8) Which parody religious belief is organized by the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster … ?
Q9) Who co-wrote and directed the Star Wars parody, Space Balls … ?
Q10) Finally … Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator, parodied who … ?
As today is Mickey Dolenz’s birthday, I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And with this observation …
“I can tell you that the one thing I really, really couldn't bear when I was an MP were my constituents.”
Gyles Brandreth, born 8th March, 1948.
Have a good day … !

*        He was cool, Debbi.   But I have to admit, when it comes down to robots, I was always fond of the Cylons … !   WAY cool!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hmmm ... ever watch The Avengers? They had an episode with Cybermen! :)

1. the February Revolution
2. Petrograd
3. Iran
4. YouTube videos? I guess
5. 1991
6. Charles de Gaulle Airport
7. Cumbria