Saturday, 11 October 2014

The Daily Teaser — 11-10-2014

Right … 

I think we can certainly say it’s a Saturday!

Which means I personally, will be looking forward to tonight’s episode of Dr Who.

It has to be said: it’s looking rather good.

I’ve just got the one question: who pine Earth is Foxes?

And can I get her version of Don’t Stop Me Now on iTunes?

I have no idea!

But I’ll probably end up having a look … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi† and newcomer, Michelle*, putting in their answers: with both bagging eight out of ten.

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

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

Q1) 11th october, 1929, saw the opening of the first JC Penney store, in the US.   What does the J stand for?
Q2) 11th October, 2001, saw which camera company apply for bankruptcy?
Q3) 11th October, 1967, saw The Move apologize to Britain’s then Prime Minister: after publishing a scurrilous cartoon  of him to publicize a new single.   What was the song?
Q4) More to the point, who was the PM … ?
Q5) 11th October, 1968, saw NASA launch it’s first manned Apollo mission.   Which Apollo mission was it?
Q6) Finally … 11th October is the Catholic feast day of which late Pope: John 23rd, Paul 6th or John Paul 1st?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Manic Depression is now better known as what condition?
A1) Bipolar Disorder: and occasionally as Bipolar Affective Disorder.
Q2) More to the point, who — in 1967 — wrote a song called Manic Depression?
Q3) Which star of Jaws suffers from Manic Depression: Roy Schneider, Robert Shaw or Richard Dreyfus?
Q4) That star admitted he had the condition after being interviewed by which celebrity fellow sufferer and comedian?
A4) Mac fan, director, and Norwich City FC director, Stephen Fry.
Q5) Which birdwatcher — and former Goody — suffers with Depression?
Q6) He famously shares that condition with Ian Curtis, the late lead singer of Joy Division: what was the name of the 2007 film about Ian Curtis’s life?
A6) Control.
Q7) How did former British PM, Winston Churchill, refer to his depression?
A7) His Black Dog.   (Sources differ as to whether he did suffer with Depression: some say he suffered with with Bipolarity … )
Q8) Which British businessman — and former balloonist and record company owner — has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder?
Q9) More to the point, which famously naked TV chef has ALSO been diagnosed with the condition?
Q10) And finally … Gary Numan, the singer behind Cars, and Are Friends Electric, suffers from what?
I’ll leave you with this tune

And this thought …
“After 58 years you’d think writing would get easier. It doesn’t. If you’re lucky, you become harder to please. That’s all right, it’s still a pleasure.”
Elmore Leonard, October 11, 1925 – August 20, 2013.
Have a good day … !

*        Welcome aboard, Michelle — and well done: as Debbi will tell you eight out of ten’s a respectable score.

†        I don’t know if you can pick those videos up, Debbi: but it seems they’ve a singer on the train —  played by real-world jazz-singer, Foxes —doing a version of Don’t Stop Me Now.   Sounds good!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'll check it out. Thanks!

1. James
2. Eastman Kodak
3. Flowers in the Rain
4. Apollo 7
5. John 23rd