Saturday, 1 November 2014

The Daily Teaser — 1-11-2014

Oh, now that looks like it could be interesting … 

You’ve possibly worked out — by now — I’m a Dr Who fan.

Hadn’t you … ?

I hope so … !

At any rate, we’re getting towards the final episode of the 2014 season — series 8, if you’re wondering — and I have to say: it’s looking good.

I’ve got one question, though.

And it’s the same one everyone else has got.

Frankly … ?

Well, frankly, I think that’s only going to get answered when we see the cliff-hanger.

And that’s only going to happen tonight: at the earliest.

But let’s move on, shall we?   Before we get distracted … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring nine 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) 1st November, 1963, saw the opening of the Arecibo Observatory: in Puerto Rico.   At the time, it contained the world’s largest example of what: supercomputer, radio telescope or clock?
Q2) 1st November, 1604, saw the debut of Othello.   Who played Othello, in the 1995, Kenneth Branagh directed version?
Q3) Seven years later, 1st November, 1611, saw the first performance of which stormy Shakespeare piece?
Q4) 1st November, 1570, was the date of the All Saints Flood: which devastated the coast of which European country?
Q5) Finally … 1st November, 1894, saw Thomas Edison film sharpshooter, Phoebe Ann Mosey, demonstrating her skills.   How is Phoebe better remembered?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) “I love the Little Girl, & I’ll love ’til the day she dies”.   Which song it that line from?
A1) Scary Monsters by David Bowie.
Q2) Nina Simone’s version of “Gloomy Sunday”, has at least 100 suicides to its credit: allegedly.   When did the BBC lift its ban on the song?
A2) 2002.   (They’s banned it during WW2, as they considered it bad for morale … )
Q3) Horror film, The Cabin In The Woods, was co-written by Joss Whedon, directed by Drew Goddard, and released in which year: 2011, 2012 or 2013?
A3) 2012.
Q4) Which scary, fictional serial killer has an extra middle finger?
Q5) RKO Picture’s most famous monster film featured a giant gorilla.   What was the film called?
A5) King Kong.
Q6) In Islamic and Arabic lore, what name is given to the creatures of scorching fire mentioned in the 72nd Sura of the Koran?
A6) The Jinn: also spelt djinn and genie.   The Sura concerned is often referred to as Surat al-Jinn
Q7) Which creatures do you find both in Norse myth: and on the Internet?
A7) Trolls.
Q8) One traditional game played at Halloween is bobbing for … what?
A8) Apples
Q9) Some Protestant Churches celebrate Halloween as Reformation Day.   It marks the day Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to a what?
Q10) Finally … Who published a poem called Halloween, in 1786?
I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And a personal statement …
“I am not an artist, just someone who paints.”

L. S. Lowry, 1 November 1887 – 23 February 1976.
Have a good day!

*        Well … Remember telling me you’d had trouble with step: on this site?   I’m on an older version of OS X, but what you can do — in the version I’m using — is something like this 

Once I’ve got the little box open, I can type in ‘/Library†’ to go to my system’s Library folder.   Putting in ‘/LaCie/Series/Doctor Who’ takes me to the folder on my external drive where I keep all my Dr Who videos.

Does that help?

(And, yeah, kudos to Tim Cook!   Wouldn’t you know it, though, SOMEBODY’S being old fashioned about it!)

†        It’s a BIT geeky: but ‘/’ represents your hard drive.   It’s also used to separate parts of a path name: the version of a file’s name that tells you where it is, as well as what it’s called.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thank you, Paul, for sharing!

I appreciate your help.

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