Friday, 27 March 2015

The Daily Teaser — 27-3-2015: World Theatre Day

Blimey … 

You heard about the plane that crashed, on Tuesday … ?

I got watching the news, yesterday: after the voice recordings from the plane’s flight recorder got leaked by someone.

It turns out that the co-pilot — one Andreas Lubitz — locked the plane’s captain out of the flight deck, when the Captain went to the loo.

And then, in the words of the French investigator at yesterday’s big news-conference, sent the plane into a “deliberate descent.”

The investigator made a point that he “wasn’t calling it suicide,” as “that’s not what this is.”

According to some German newspapers, the chap suffered with depression.

Personally … ?

Personally, there’s few things that make me feel ill.

And personally?   I can understand deep depression: I’ve suffered with the condition, and those bleak moments can be VERY bleak, and force one to focus on NOTHING except oneself.

But still speaking personally … ?   I THINK I can understand feeling depressed enough to want to take  my own life.   Although I’ve not — thankfully — been there for a while.

But ill … ?   Yes.   The thought that someone could willingly take their own life — and those of 150 other people — has left me feeling decidedly queasy … 


Let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and — with one hand behind her back — scoring ten out of ten.

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

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

Q1) 27th March is — according to one body — World Theatre Day.   The word, theatre, comes from which language: Latin, French or Greek?
Q2) Usually, people in the theatre perform plays.   Performers who perform plays are what?
Q3) West Side Story, Rent and Wicked are all what type of play?
Q4) London’s theatre district is in the … what?
Q5) Broadway is the USA’s most famous theatre district.   It’s in which US city?
Q6) Most theatre companies do one play at a time: in seasons that can run for months or years.   Companies that rehearse more than one play at a time — and can do them at short notice — are called what?
Q7) To symbolize the characters they were playing, performers in Ancient Greek theatre wore costumes: and what else?
Q8) In the UK, what type of play is traditionally performed around Christmastime?
Q9) Plays in a theatre, are performed on a what?
Q10) Finally …what’s the room in a theatre, where performers wait, before appearing before an audience?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th March, 1999, saw the release of the Melissa virus: which spread through Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Word.   What type of software is MS Word?
Q2) What kind of application is MS Outlook?
A2) An email client app.
Q3) True or false: Melissa is classed as a virus, because it needs to attach itself to something to spread.
A3) True.
Q4) Computer viruses are a form of what’s called ‘malware’: the word is a contraction of what phrase?
Q5) One type of malware disguises itself as an innocent form of software: and is named after which mythical wooden object?
A5) The Trojan Horse.
Q6) Back in 2010, Security firm, Symantec, named Shaoxing as the ‘malware capital of the world’.   In which Asian country is Shaoxing?
A6) China.
Q7) What name is given to malware that allows someone to bypass your computer’s normal login process: a front door, back door or porch door?
A7) Back door.
Q8) What name is given to malware that locks you out of your computer system, until you pay the software’s maker?
Q9) In 2005, Sony’s music division issued copy protection software that effectively acted as malware: and left security holes in people’s PCs.   What was that software on: DVDs, blu-ray films or music CDs?
A9) Music CDs.   (That — in part — is what got me thinking I should buy music from something other than a record shop.)
Q10) Finally … the first computer virus was called Creeper: and started infecting machines in which year of the 1970s?
A10) 1971.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The theater is a great equalizer: it is the only place where the poor can look down on the rich.”

Will Rogers.

Cue Ethel …  

Have a good day … !

*        Well, so long as you’re sure, Debbi† … ?   *Looks worried.*

†        Oh, did I tell you I got tweeted at by Nile Rodgers, Debbi? OK, he was just letting me know I’d spelt his name wrong, but still … I got tweeted at by the funkiest man on the planet!   (There’s an argument the US has produced only two good rhythm sections in recent times: and that he was half of on of them.   Makes you think … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Here I am again! :)

1. Greek
2. actors
3. musicals
4. the West End
5. New York
6. repertory
7. masks
8. don't know -- Twelfth Night?
9. stage
10. the green room

I'm a bit groggy, because I'm on pain pills! But I did my best. :)