Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The Daily Teaser — 30-4-2014

Ohh … 

It’s officially foggy.

Which is nice.

Actually, that’s possibly sounding a touch more sarcastic than I intended it to.

Despite how it might sound … ?   I actually like mild fog: it’s usually cools things down, in summer, adds a tang to the air in winter.

And … ?

Well, it has managed to lift my nerves, and confidence, today.

Which is helpful.

Especially when you consider that — for the first time in some two years — I’ve got an interview!

Frankly … ?   While it would be nice to get the job … ?

It’s also nice to get the interview.

It means I’m doing SOMETHING right … !


Moving on … 

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

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

Q1) 30th April, 1975, saw the end of the Vietnam War: as the Vietnamese government, in the country’s capital, surrendered.   What WAS the then capital?
Q2) 30th April is also International Jazz Day: the celebrations, this year, kick off in which Japanese city … ?
Q3) 30th April, 2013, saw the abdication of Queen Beatrix: in favour of her son, Willem Alexander.   Both are — or were — monarchs of which European country … ?
Q4) 30th April is ALSO the day Queen Beatrix ascended the throne: in which year of the 1980s?
Q5) 30th April, 311, saw the end — in the Roman Empire — of the Diocletianic Persecution: of whom … ?
Q6) Finally … 30th April, 1812, saw the Territory of Orleans become the 18th State of the USA.   Under which name … ?
Here’s yesterday’s teaser …
Q1) 29th April, 2010, saw the death of Alexander S. Douglas: generally credited with inventing the first graphical computer game.   The game shared its name with which brand of gravy granules … ?
A1) OXO.
Q2) The game was a version of which pen-and-paper game … ?
A2) Noughts and Crosses: or tic-tac-toe, as it’s also known.
Q3) Douglas designed and released the game in which year of the 1950s … ?
A3) 1952.
Q4) The games was released for the EDSAC computer, a large early computer in the Maths Laboratory of which University: Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol or Manchester?
A4) Cambridge.
Q5) What was the the first home video game console: Odyssey, Ulysses or Homer … ?
A5) Odyssey.
Q6) The first coin operated computer game was called Computer Space: designed by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney.   The two men later went on to found which computer game company: Atari, Namco Bandai or Taito … ?
A6) Atari.
Q7) Pong — one of the first successful video games — was built by that company: and was a simulation of which game … ?
A7) Table Tennis: also known as ping pong and whiff whaff.
Q8) 1981, saw Nintendo release Donkey Kong: the game that introduced which character … ?
A8) Mario: known at the time, as Jumpman.
Q9) That same year saw Konami release a game in which players played a frog trying to cross a road, and a river … ?
A9) Frogger.
Q10) Finally … 1991 saw the release of the first game with which bright blue character from Sega … ?
As today is International Jazz Day … ?

I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And THIS tune … 

Oh, and THIS song … 

It seems like an anticlimax to conclude with this …
“Being an actress doesn't make you popular in school. I was always leaving to make a movie then coming back in.”
Kirsten Dunst, born 30th April, 1982.
Enjoy the day … !

*        Ooh … I thought you had something pencilled in for the next Sam MacRae book … ?   That’s me getting the wrong end of the stick … !   (You used a games company in Least Wanted, didn’t you … ?   As a MAJOR plot point!   If you’ve got anything that makes brains work better, I’d LOVE to hear about it … !   To the point where I need an Igor … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I have something else in mind for the next one. It's in the idea phase, so I'm just playing around with it at this point.

1. Saigon
2. Osaka
3. the Netherlands
4. 1980
5. Diocletian
6. Louisiana