Saturday, 23 May 2015

The Daily Teaser — 23-5-2015: Bonnie and Clyde

Gosh, that was a hideous evening … !

You’ve probably worked out I work in a local fast food restaurant, hadn’t you?

And usually … ?   Usually, it’s a fine place to work: with both customers and co-workers being very pleasant.

But, BOY … !   Did war get a ripe customer, last night!   One who extremely aggressive, on finding out he’d have a 20 minute wait for a Mega Box: it certainly one who left me mildly concerned about my safety.

All of this … ?   All of that over a Mega Box, for heaven sakes.


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 23rd May saw the deaths of Bonnie and Clyde: in which year of the 1930s?
Q2) They were killed in what’s now Bienville Parish: in which US state in Bienville Parish?
Q3) The pair were killed by how many lawmen: six, seven or eight?
Q4) Which of the pair’s surname was Barrow?
Q5) What was the other partner’s surname?
Q6) Clyde had first gone to prison, in which year: 1929, 1930 or 1931?
Q7) The most accurate reports of the couple’s first meeting, says they met where: East Harlem, West Dallas, North Huston or South Los Angeles?
Q8) The pair were shot in what car: a Chevrolet, a Ford V8 or a Plymouth?
Q9) In the 1967 film, Bonnie and Clyde, Clyde was played by Warren Beatty, Bonnie by Faye Dunaway.   Who directed the film?
Q10) Finally … who, in 1968, recorded a song called The Legend Of Bonnie and Clyde?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd May, 1762, saw Pope Clemens 13th formally open which Roman landmark?
A1) The Trevi Fountain.
Q2) 22nd May, 1960, saw what’s considered the biggest ever earthquake in recorded history, hit South America: near the town of Lumaco.   The town — and the ’quake — were in which South American country?
A2) Chile.
Q3) Which Apollo mission had a close look at the Moon: on 22nd May, 1969?
A3) Apollo 10.
Q4) The 20th Century saw two volcanos erupt on the US mainland.   Mount Saint Helens, in 1980, was the second.   The first was Lassen Peak, on 22nd May, 1915.   In which US state is Lassen Peak?
Q5) Finally … 22nd May, 1945, saw Major Robert B. Staver recommend the USA evacuate scientist from Germany.   In order to help the US build what: rockets, a-bombs or  or cheese factories?
A5) Rockets.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“By the time Bonnie and Clyde became well known, many had felt that the capitalistic system had been abused by big business and government officials … Now here were Bonnie and Clyde striking back.” 

E. R. Milner.
And a tune … 

Or two … 

Or three … !

Have a good day … 

*        I do know it — and AdBlock, the original extension — weren’t available for Internet Explorer, until fairly recently, Debbi†.   I’m sort of disappointed it’s now available for it: it mean’s people have less incentive to look at alternative browsers.

†        Oh, good GOD!   Ten to nine in the morning, Debbi, and I’m getting a call from tech support scammers!   Bloody idiots!


Anonymous said...

Clyde Chestnut Barrow
Bonnie Elizabeth Parker
West Dallas
Arthur Penn

Submitted by
Hoof Hearted.

Nik Nak said...

Thanks for putting in your answers! And welcome to Nik Nak’s Old Peculiar, and to the Daily Teasers.

I’ll have the answers up, in the morning: UK time, that is!

Debbi said...

Telemarketers! Very annoying!

1. 1934
2. Louisiana
3. six
4. Clyde
5. Parker
6. 1930
7. West Dallas
8. a Ford V8
9. Arthur Penn
10. Merle Haggard

Bonnie and Clyde is one of my favorite films! :)