Tuesday, 2 June 2015

The Daily Teaser — 2-5-2015

Good lord, Charles Kennedy’s died … 

I don’t know if you knew, but I see myself as a former Liberal Democrat voter.


I had voted for them, for most of my life: it’s only in the last General Election — and the European Election, the previous year — after the Lib-dems went into coalition with the Conservatives, that I went Green.

Saying that … ?   I have to admit to a certain amount of admiration for Chat-show Charlie: whose sheer wit and charm took the party — in 2005 — to it’s best ever election result.

Now … ?   Now he’s dead: at the relatively young age of 55.

That’s a tragedy … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video

Q1) 2nd June, 1740, saw the birth of the Marquis De Sade.   One of his novels was called The 120 Days ofwhere?
Q2) 2nd May, 1920, saw the birth of script writer, Johnny Speight.   Speight’s best loved sitcom character, Alf Garnett, was played by whom?
Q3) 2nd May, 1941, saw the birth of Charlie Watts.   Watts has played drums for The Rolling Stones: and for which Alexis Korner fronted band?
Q4) 2nd May, 1915, saw the birth of writer and editor, Lester del Rey.   In which genre was he prominent: crime fiction, science fiction or westerns?
Q5) Finally … which jockey won his seventh Epsom Derby: on the 2nd June, 1976?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 1st June, 1922, saw the founding of the RUC: Northern Ireland’s police force, until which year of this century?
A1) 2001.
Q2) What is the name of the Northern Irish police service that replaced it, that year?
A2) The Police Service of Northern ireland, or PSNI.
Q3) More to the point, what did the U stand for, in RUC?
A3) Ulster.
Q4) The Ulster Special Constabulary — also known as the B Specials — were the RUC’s what: forensic teams, Scene of Crimes officers or reservists?
Q5) In which year were the Ulster Special Constabulary disbanded?
A5) 1970.
Q6) The RUC’s predecessor force were the Royal Irish Constabulary.   The RIC’s notorious Reserve Force were nicknamed what?
A6) The Black and Tans.
Q7) Finally … Sir Ronnie Flanagan was the last head of the RUC.   As such, what was his title?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I love when you aren’t accountable to anybody or anything, and you can just be wherever you are.”

Zachary Quinto, born June 2, 1977.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        I’ll just smile, Debbi … ! :D   Oh, did I tell you I’ve picked up a copy of the Netflix version of House Of Cards?   Series 1, at any rate.   Looks like it’s potentially, quite good … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Good ones! We don't get Netflix or I'd check it out!

1. Sodom
2. Warren Mitchell
3. the Charlie Watts Quintet
4. science fiction
5. Lester Piggott

Whew! That gave my left hand a workout!