Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The Daily Teaser — 21-4-2015

Did I tell you I’ve got William Gibson’s latest novel, The Peripheral, as bedtime reading … ?

I’m reading William Gibson’s latest, of … 

Yeah, you get my point.

And it HAS to be said, I’m enjoying it, thus far.

I forget where I saw the phrase: but someone described Gibson’s prose as being ‘dizzying’.

I think I know what they mean: he certainly trots along at a good pace.

Personally … ?

‘Enjoying it’ might be too mild a term.


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring four out of five.

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

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

Q1) 21st April is Grounation Day: sacred to Rastafari the world over.   What name is given to denominations of Rastafari: houses, mansions or castles?
Q2) 21st April, 1960, saw the founding of the city of Brasília: capital of modern Brazil.   Which city did Brasília replace, as the country’s capital?
Q3) 21st April, 1923, saw the birth of barrister, screenwriter and author, John Mortimer, QC, CBE.   He conducted the defense of Virgin Records, when they were charged with obscenity: after releasing which LP?
Q4) 21st April, 1987, saw a bus bomb go off: in the city of Colombo.   Colombo is on which island?
Q5) Finally … 21st April, 753 BC, is the traditional date given for the founding of Rome: by Romulus.   What was the name of Romulus’ twin brother?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th April, 1884, saw Pope Leo 13th issue an Encyclical called Humanum Genus.   Which fraternal organization did this encyclical condemn?2
A1) The Freemasons.
Q2) 20th April, 2010, saw the Deepwater Horizon rig explode: and cause the worst oil spill in US history.   The rig was in which Gulf?
A2) The Gulf of Mexico.
Q3) 20th April, 1908, saw the first matches played, as organised by he New South Wales Rugby League.   How many players does each team have on the field, during a rugby League match: 11, 12 or 13?
A3) 13.
Q4) 20th April, 1800, was the date of the founding of the Septinsular Republic.   The Republic was made up of seven islands now part of which European nation: Spain, Portugal or Greece?
A4) Greece.
Q5) Finally … 20th April is UN Chinese Language Day.   ‘Standard’ Chinese is based on the version of Mandarin spoken around which Chinese city?
A5) Beijing.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The Truth is the Truth.”

Max Weber, 21 April 1864 – 14 June 1920.
And this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        Are you watching Gotham, Debbi?   Fish Mooney’s just poked her own eye out, with a spoon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I know! Quite a scene, huh? :)

1. mansions
2. Rio de Janeiro
3. obscenity
4. Sri Lanka
5. Remus

Did you happen to see my review of The Peripheral?