Saturday, 9 May 2015

The Daily Teaser — 9-5-2015

You know, it’s not often I’m up this early.

No, really!

But I’m starting work very early, today.

Or, at least, very early … for me … !

Right now … ?

Right now, my eyeballs feel like vaguely warmed over … um … something … 

Yeah … like I say, early … !

Early enough that concentrating’s hard.

Early enough that I’ve just caught the early morning Shipping Forecast!

And … ?   And early enough that Tiree Automatic sounds like a concept album … !


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 she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 9th May, 1386, saw the Treaty of Windsor ratified.   The Treaty formalized an alliance between England and which European country?
Q2) 9th May, 1958, saw the premiere of the film, Vertigo.   Who directed Vertigo?
Q3) 9th May, 1671, saw the attempted theft of the Crown Jewels: by Thomas Blood.   Where are the Jewels traditionally kept?
Q4) More to the point, Blood was disguised as what: a colonel, a parson or a University lecturer?
Q5) 9th May, 1970, saw the birth of rapper, Ghostface Killah.   He’s a prominent member of which clan?
Q6) Finally … 9th May, 1961, saw the Chairman of the USA’s Federal Communication Commission: about the quality of US TV.   He described it as a vast what: wasteland, landfill site or junkyard?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th May, 1450, saw the start of the Jack Cade rebellion.   Against which English King: Henry 4th, Henry 5th or Henry 6th?
A1) Henry 6th.
Q2) 8th May, 1945, marked the end of World War 2, in Europe: known ever since as VE Day.   It marks the surrender of which European nation?
A2) Germany.
Q3) 8th May 1919, saw Edward George Honey come up with a way of making the end of World War 1.   How: by wearing a poppy, with a moment’s silence or by placing a Cenotaph?
Q4) 8th May, 1984, saw the official opening of the Thames Barrier, in London.   What is the barrier designed to prevent happening in London?
A4) Flooding.
Q5) Finally … 8th May, 1987, saw eight members of the Provisional IRA were shot: in Loughall, in Northern Ireland.   By members of which British Army brigade?
A5) The Special Air Service: or SAS, as they’re better known.
I’ll you with this thought …
“Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.”

J. M Barrie, 9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day.

*        Welcome back, Debbi: how was the time off?   (Oh, did I tell you I’ve picked up The Difference Engine, by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling?   Fascinating little read … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'm reading "Making Money" by Terry Pratchett. Among other things.

I had a very busy time off. Check out my YouTube video about that. :)

1. Portugal
2. Alfred Hitchcock
3. the Tower of London
4. a parson
5. the Wu-Tang Clan
6. wasteland