Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The Daily Teaser — 13-8-2014: International Left-hander’s Day

Bleugh … 

You know, I’ve had an early start, today.   I’ve got to be at the Job Centre, slightly earlier than usual.

And I want to get this post — and the Gazette Teaser — up nice and early.

With the NET result … ?

Well, with the net result that my eyeballs are on the decidedly blurry side.

What CAN I say … ?

Apart from “Let’s Move On” … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* — with a little help from me! — putting in her answers: and scoring ten out of ten.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s Left handed set, shall we?   Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) The Simpsons’ creator, Matt Groening, is left handed.   Which of The Simpsons characters — APART from Ned Flanders — is noticeably left-handed?
Q2) Which of Sylvester Stallone’s characters was a southpaw … ?
Q3) Britain’s head of government, David Cameron, is left-handed: as head of government, what’s his title … ?
Q4) In chemistry, ‘chirality’ refers to left or right handed … what … ?
Q5) Microsoft founder, Bill Gates is left-handed: what’s the name of the family of operating systems Microsoft make … ?
Q6) The late President Hugo Chavez was left handed: which South American country was he the president of?
Q7) Left-hander, Umar ibn al-Khattab, was an companion and successor of the Prophet: and an early Muslim leader.   What was his title, as such: sultan, qadi or caliph … ?
Q8) Long distance left hander, Paula Radcliffe holds — at the time of writing — the women’s world record time: in which long distance race … ?
Q9) Left handed film director, Ridley Scott has been in the business for many years.   What’s his most recent Oscar Winning film?
Q10) Finally … Star Wars star, Mark Hamill is left handed.   Which Batman villain has he provided the voice for, in Batman: The Animated Series … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 12 August, 1981, saw the release of the original IBM PC.   What does PC stand for … ?
Q2) IBM stands for International Business … what?
A2) Machines.
Q3) IBM used which comedy figure to advertise their PCs?
A3) Chaplin’s Little Tramp.
Q4) The original PC — with the model number 5150 — had an 8088 chip as its CPU.   A CPU is a Central Processing … what … ?
A4) Unit.
Q5) More to the point, the 8088 was and is made by which company?
A5) Intel.
Q6) The early PCs had ‘Game Control Adapters’.   Those Game Control Adapters let you plug what into you PC: a joystick, trackpad or mouse?
A6) A joystick.
Q7) IBM’s first portable PC was called what … ?
A7) The IBM Portable PC.
Q8) Its first LAPTOP PC was the … ?
A8) PC Convertible.
Q9) The PC’s mother board is also called BIOS: or Basic Input Output … what?
A9) System.
Q10) Did that original PC come with a mouse?
A10) No.   They only really took off with the introduction of the original Mac.
As the Fame Monster’s a leftie, I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And with this thought …
“I’m left-handed, and it’s not very easy to find reasonably priced, high-quality left-handed guitars.   But out of all the guitars in the whole world, the Fender Mustang is my favorite.   I’ve only owned two of them.”
Kurt Cobain.
Happy Left-handers Day!

*        I hit the wrong button, again, Debbi!   These early morning’s are killing me!   At ANY rate … Yes, you’re right, it’s tragic: we can only hope mental health services improve, globally, as a result.   (Stephen Fry — who’s about as well regarded here, in the UK, as Robin Williams was and is, globally — is also bipolar, and has had many of the same issues: he’s done quite a bit of good work, raising awareness on the subject, after a well publicised breakdown, a few years ago.   He did a well regarded documentary about it, in fact.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'd love to see that documentary!

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