Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The Daily Teaser — 14-7-2015

Ah … 

HA … !

That’s THAT lot in … !

You probably remember me telling you I’d accidentally destroyed an external drive I’d had: one with copies of every backed up TV box set I’d owned.

I’ve managed to borrow some series off various friends: and bought others from a mix of my local CeX, and suppliers on Amazon.

Well, thankfully, the (imported) DVD box set of Blake’s 7 — the 1970s series that first brought Gareth Thomas and Paul Darrow to prominence — turned up on Sunday.   And the episodes I’ve seen … ?   Are as good as they ever were.   The series thrived on wonderfully snappy dialogue: although I know Nigel Kneale — the man behind Quatermass — wan’t a fan.

That import cost me £27.   I could’ve got them on a series by series basis.   Which would’ve cost some £18 to £19 per series.

Or I could’ve got an Amazon Exclusive box set.

For a bloody stupid £199*.

You can see why I went for the import, can’t you … ?


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s  Teaser saw Olga† leave us a comment, with 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) 14th July is Bastille Day: celebrated in France, and other places with a French connection.   Which Indian city celebrates the day: Mumbai, Pondicherry or Pune?
Q2) 14th July, 1223, saw who become the king of France: Philip 2nd, Louis 8th or Louis 9th?
Q3) The President of France escaped an assassination attempt on 14th July, 2002.   Which French President?
Q4) Designer and aristocrat, Jacqueline de Ribes was born on the 14th July, 1929.   Or 1931: depending on who you ask.   She holds the (female) version of which rank: Duc, Comte or Baron?
Q5) Finally … 14th July, 1986, saw the birth of singer, Dan Smith.   Which band is he a member of?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Somalia declared war on Ethiopia: on the 13th July of which year of the 1970s?
A1) 1977.
Q2) In the of the Treaty of Berlin — of 13th July, 1878 — Serbia, Montenegro and Romania become independent of which Power?
A2) The Ottoman Empire.
Q3) The Hollywood Sign was formally dedicated: on the 13th July, 1923.   What did the sign originally say?
Q4) 13th July, 1942, saw the birth of actor, Harrison Ford.   In which 1973, George Lucas film, did he first come to international prominence?
Q5) Finally … 13th July, 1793 saw the assassination of Jean Paul Marat: by Charlotte Corday.   Where WAS Marat: the bath, the toilet or the bedroom?
A5) The bath.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“For the French, it symbolises the end of absolute monarchy and the beginning of the Republic.”

From the French Government website about Bastille Day.
And this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        To be fair to Amazon, there WAS a slightly cheaper version available.   For £139.   Ho … HUM … !

†        Try and avoid my most recent post about it, Olga: BIT of a spoiler … !   (I really am going to have to sit down with American Graffiti, I’ve never actually seen it.)

‡        Oh, sorry about that Harrison Ford, question, Debbi: but American Graffiti was the first … !   (I’m really going to have to sit down with that, at some point … )


Debbi said...

Oh, my gosh! And I KNEW that one! How ironic. :)

There's a whole story behind that remark. I'll have to share it sometime.

1. Pondicherry
2. Louis 8th
3. Jacques Chirac
4. Comte
5. Bastille

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Harrison Ford doesn't have a very big part, even for the movie that has a lot of characters, but you can see how he chose him for Han Solo. A great find indeed.