Friday, 11 September 2015

The Daily Teaser — 11-9-2015

You know, I’ve an occasional bad habit: of getting distracted by stuff, online.

Especially when I’m posting here.

It’s NOT good, is it … ?

At any rate, floating around, just now … ?

I’ve found that legendary — or possibly notorious — independent film makers, Troma are not only still active … 

But have a YouTube channel … !

The reason I mention this … ?   Well, simply that I’ve never actually seen a Troma film.

The company makes deliberately bad — and, apparently, very tongue in cheek — films: and has been active for many years.

The fact they have a YouTube channel?   Allows me to finally check out quite how silly films like Sergeant Kabukiman NYPD, Toxic Avenger and Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead actually ARE.

Come on … They made and distributed Chopper Chick in Zombietown* … !


But let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Olga† and Debbi‡ putting their answers in: with both scoring five 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) 11th September, 2007, saw the testing of the most powerful conventional bomb ever made: known as the Father of All Bombs.   Which country built and tested it?
Q2) 11th September, 1978, saw the death of Bulgarian dissident, Georgi Markov.   After he’d been stabbed with a poisoned what?
Q3) 11th September, 1997, saw Scotland hold a referendum, on what: independence, a devolved parliament or higher taxes?
Q4) 11th September, 1988, saw a massacre at the Saint Jean Bosco church: in Port-au-Prince.   Church — and city — are in which island nation?
Q5) Finally … The Mars Global Surveyor reached its destination: on 11th September, 1998.   Where WAS that destination?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th September, 1973, saw which fashion company open a department store on Kensington High Street: Mary Quant, Biba or Burberry?
A1) Biba.
Q2) Hamida Djandoubi became the last person to be executed in France: on 10th September, 1977.   How was he executed: by hanging, guillotine or firing squad?
A2) By guillotine.
Q3) Which neutral European country joined the United Nations: on 10th September, 2002?
Q4) 10th September, 2014, saw the death of actor, Richard Kiel.   Who did he play, in both The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker?
A4) Jaws.
Q5) Finally … the first Invictus Games were opened: on 10th September, 2014.   The next Invictus Games will be held in 2016: in which US state?
A5) Florida.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“It’s not as if there’s a noise problem, because they use the same circuits as Formula One.”

Barry Sheene, 11 September 1950 – 10 March 2003.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        Strangely, Troma weren’t responsible for Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers.   Which is odd: you’d think, with a title like that … 

†        Oh, I intend too, from here on in, Olga!   I’m a touch impatient: so the wait is very frustrating!   I’m ALSO tempted to get another one, from a UK based company.   That way, I know I’ve got the set-top box set up for next Saturday’s opening episode of Dr Who … !   (And, yes, it’s a Shame about Richard Kiel: I noticed the news when it floated past, last year …)

‡        That it is, Debbi: I’m half convinced it’s on a par with the original invention of the home video recover … combined with an onboard video rental service … and TV channel … !   (You know, I’m TEMPTED to maybe take out a subscription … but don’t want to get ahead of myself.)


Mr Strict said...

1> Russian
2> Umbrella
3> Devolution of Parliament
4> Haiti
5> Orbiting Mars

Michelle Dunner said...

Okey dokey ...
1 Russia
2 Umbrella
3 Devolved parliament
4 Haiti
5 Mars ...

Debbi said...

Here we go! :)

1. Russia
2. umbrella
3. a devolved parliament
4. Haiti
5. Mars

Olga Nunez Miret said...

They are both right and got there sooner than me. Well done!