Sunday, 16 August 2015

The Daily Teaser — 16-8-2015

Bugger … !

If you’ll excuse the language … !

But I’m a little … um … twitted off, right now.

My TV set’s gone and died … !

I cam in, last night, after finishing work at half past ten.

And pretty much did what I usually did.

Turned on my TV.

It didn’t.

Switch on, that is.

I made sure the batteries in the remote control were correctly in.   The TV didn’t switched on.

I changed the batteries in the remote control.

It still didn’t switch on.

I didn’t check the fuse in the plug: as the little red standby light, the little red light that tells you your TV is on, but not active, was on.   Electricity was getting through to the set.

I — worrying slightly — checked the internet.   Amongst the various weird and wonderful bits suggestions?   Were various opinions.  Including one telling me that the power unit — the transformer that takes electricity from the power cable and passes it on to the TV, itself — had blown: and needing replacing.

Hmmm … Makes sense: as, whenever I unplugged the thing, that self same standby light takes about 30 seconds to switch off.

I get the feeling that replacing it … ?   Would prove expensive.

As would replacing the thing: when you’re on money like mine.

I think I’m going to need help buying a new one.

Lord knows where I’m going to get that … !


But … ?   With the BBC’s iPlayer Radio on in the background, let’s get moving 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 questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 16th August, 1930, saw the release of the first cartoon to feature both sound and colour.   Its animator, Ub Iwerks, famously worked with whom?
Q2) More to the point, what was the cartoon called?
Q3) That same day — 16th August, 1930 — saw the first British Empire Games open: in Canada.   Those games are now called what?
Q4) The first issue of Sports Illustrated released: on 16th August, 1954.   Which publishers own the magazine: Time Inc, Pearson or News Corp?
Q5) 16th August, 1888, saw the birth of Thomas Edward Lawrence: best remembered as Lawrence of where?
Q6) Finally … 16th August, 1952, saw floods hit Lynmouth.   Lynmouth is in which English county?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th August, 1947, saw Pakistan become independent from the British Empire.   Who was the country’s first Governor General?
Q2) 15th August, 1945, saw the Allies celebrate the very first VJ Day: marking the end of World War 2.   ‘VJ’ stands for ‘Victory in …’ where?
A2) Japan.
Q3) 15th August, 2013, saw the Smithsonian announce the discovery of the Olinguito: a new species of carnivore.   Which family of animals is it a relative of: raccoons, beavers or weasels?
A3) Raccoons.
Q4) 15th August, 1946, saw the birth of actor, Tony Robinson.   Who did he play in each series of Blackadder?
A4) Baldrick.
Q5) Finally … 15th August, 2005, saw Israel start evicting Jewish settlers from the West Bank.   And where else?
A5) The Gaza Strip.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“To have news value is to have a tin can tied to one’s tail.”

T. E. Lawrence, 16 August 1888 – 19 May 1935.
And this tune … 

Have a good day.

I’m going to have a sneaky look at Argos’ website, to see how much money I need to borrow … 

*        Oh, I don’t know, I’d imagine it’s got a few upsides, Debbi.   There’s an Apple Store, I know that … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

An Apple Store is a great thing! :)

1. Walt Disney
2. Fiddlesticks
3. the Commonwealth Games
4. Time Inc.
5. Arabia
6. Devon

You should check out my blog tomorrow. One of my most satiric post in recent years. :)