Sunday, 11 May 2014

The Daily Teaser — 11-5-2014: Coalition

Oh, now I thought that would happen … !

You may or may not know it, but this time of year usually means ONE big TV event.

The Eurovision Song Contest: the pan-European contest that has been doing its thing, since 1956.

The live Grand Final is quite a big event: and something that has to be seen to be believed.

As are some of the winners.

The Finnish winners, a few years ago — rock band, Lordi —were one such.

Dressing up as a bunch of demons, complete with fully functioning bat wings, was going to get attention.

This year’s winner … ?

Was Austrian drag artist, Conchita Wurst, with the song Rise Like A Phœnix.

Go, her … !

As a thought, though?   Obviously, this is a good thing for the LBGT community.

I think that — and the extensive booing the Russian entry got — is going to irritate the hell out of Vladimir Putin … !

That’s a good thing … !

But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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) 11th May, 2010, saw David Cameron named as the UK’s Prime Minister: after protracted coalition negotiations between the Conservatives, and which other party … ?
Q2) The negotiations came about, as the UK’s 2010 elections resulted in what kind of parliament … ?
Q3) The last time the UK saw such a parliament was in which year of the 1970s?
Q4) The UK’s last coalition government was during the 1940s: during which war … ?
Q5) Who led that latter coalition?
Q6) Currently, David Cameron is the UK’s Prime Minister.   Who’s is the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister … ?
Q7) Finally … What’s the Scottish — or Welsh — equivalent to the Prime Minister … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th May, 1924, saw J. Edgar Hoover named as the head of the FBI.   FBI stands for Federal Bureau of … what … ?
Q2) J. Edgar finally left office, on his death: in which year of the 1970s … ?
A2) 1972.
Q3) J. Edgar was — allegedly — gay: who have many named as his lover … ?
Q4) The Bureau’s headquarters is named after J. Edgar.   In which US city is that HQ … ?
Q5) Hoover famously denied that there was any such thing as the Mafia, operating in the USA.   Until a famously raided meeting of Mafia Dons, in which US state … ?
A5) New York: the meeting took place in the otherwise sleepy hamlet of Apalachin.
Q6) Hoover declared war on the gangster many knew as Public Enemy Number 1: organizing the task-force that killed the gangster — outside the Biograph Theatre, in Chicago — in 1934.   Who was that gangster?
Q7) The FBI is responsible to which US government department … ?
Q8) Trainee FBI agents are called New Agent Trainees.   What are they called, after they complete their training … ?
A8) FBI Special Agents.
Q9) According to The Silence Of The Lambs, the FBI department that studied serial killers was the Behavioral Sciences Unit.   What’s that Unit NOW called … ?
A9) The National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime: or NCAVC.   (What’s wrong with BSU?   I like BSU.   It’s ALSO less of a mouthful …)
Q10) Finally … who’s the current Director of the FBI … ?
A10) James B. Comey.   (I’m assuming he’s not a gay cross-dresser who’s fond of the horses, and in the pocket of the Mafia … )
I’ll leave you with this interesting political interview … 

And this thought from one of the Liberal Democrat negotiating team …
“It was like a scuba diver in the shark tank really.”
Andrew Stunell, Lib Dem MP and one of the men who negotiated the coalition.
Enjoy your day … !

*        Going TOTALLY off the subject, Debbi, did I tell you about Eurovision … ?   Um … … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I remember it from last year.

1. the Lib-Dems
2. hung
3. 1974
4. World War II
5. Winston Churchill
6. Nick Clegg
7. First Minister