Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The Daily Teaser — 9-8-2014

You know, I really AM going to have to sort my life out.

Or, at least, rough out my day.

After all, I WAS planning — yesterday — to contact the training company who’d walked me through the ECDL course, gad contacted me: asking if I’d like to do they Customer Services course.

I told them I wouldn’t mind: but would have to contact them, after I’d contacted my Job Centre adviser.   She needed to check with her manager: AND needed a few of the official details.

I just need to make sure I contact them to tell them this.

Yeah … 

Roughing out my day … 

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser was nice and busy: seeing Mr Strict‡, Polly*‡ and Debbi†‡ all putting their answers in.   The day saw Debbi and Polly tied on ten out of ten, with Mr S on nine.   It also saw everyone reminding us Captain Kirk had a T, lurking about in his name.

Let’s see how every does with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 9th September, 1969, saw the act passed the made French an official language in Canada.   What’s the only Canadian province to have an English speaking minority … ?
Q2) 9th September, 1914, saw the formation of the first fully mechanized brigade in the British Army.   Which country was that brigade from?
Q3) 9th September, 1850, saw California become a state of the USA.   What animal features on the flag of California: a cougar, a bear or a wolf?
Q4) 9th September, 1791, saw Washington DC formally named: after George Washington.   What does the DC stand for … ?
Q5) Finally … 9th September, 9AD, saw six tribes defeat three Roman legions: in the Battle of the Teutoberg Forest.   The forest is in what’s now which European country … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th September saw the US debut of the original series of Star Trek.   In which year of the 1960s?
A1) 1966.
Q2) The man who created the series was Gene … who … ?
A2) Gene Roddenberry.
Q3) The original series is set on a spaceship called the USS … what … ?
A3) The USS Enterprise.
Q4) The ship’s captain was played by William Shatner: what was the Captain’s name … ?
A4) Captain James Tiberius Kirk.
Q5) The very first (broadcast) episode was called The Man Trap.  The alien creature in The Man Trap was a creature that drained people of what: salt, blood or sugar?
A5) Salt.
Q6) In that first episode, the ship’s science officer — Mr Spock — survives being attacked by the alien creature.   Spock is of mixed race: his mother was human, and his father, what … ?
A6) Vulcan.
Q7) Who played Spock in the original series?
Q8) The ship’s Chief Medical Officer — Dr Leonard H. McCoy — was played by DeForest Kelley.   What was Dr McCoy’s nickname?
A8) Bones.
Q9) The heroes of the series were all members of what: the Federation, Starfleet or the National Union of Mineworkers?
A9) Starfleet.   The crew were citizens of the Federation: as that’s the fictional nation they belonged to.
Q10) Finally … How many of the Star Trek spin off movies focused on the original series characters,  as played by the original actors: five, six or seven?
A10) Six: Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek: The Search For Spock, Star Trek: The Voyage Home, Star Trek: The Final Frontier and Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country.
I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this complaint …
“That friggin’ … outfit … They prostituted every goddamn thing I had. I had the greatest gravy in the world and those sons of bitches they dragged it out and extended it and watered it down that I’m so goddamn mad.”
Colonel Harland Sanders, September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, on the entrepreneurs who bought the company from him.

Enjoy your day.

*        Say hi to Sue for me, please, Polly.

†        Think I’m going to have to do a few more of them, Debbi … !

‡        Did I tell all of you I saw Star Trek Into Darkness?   Entertaining, but flawed, I thought.   And Dr McCoy’s sudden urge to autopsy a tribble telegraphed the plot from miles away!   (I can’t help but think it wouldn’t have happened if he joined Tribble Anonymous: “We admitted we we powerless over Tribbles … ”.   You watch, McCoy will get stressed … and have another Tribble … I can’t help but think the late Robin Williams could’ve come up with a whole routine about tribble addiction … Or e-Tribbles … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hmm ... I'll have to check it out. That's the trouble with Tribbles. :) Ho ho ho ...

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2. Northern Ireland
3. a bear
4. District of Columbia
5. Germany