Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The Daily Teaser — 16-9-2015

Right, I think I can safely say that I now have … 

A switch … !

Just in case you’ve not been following me for a while, I]ve a TV: with only one HDMI port.

Which means — in theory — I can only plug in one HDMI device to it.   Things like blu-ray players or games consoles.

Or the set-top box I ordered, a few weeks ago.

The switch I ordered with it … ?   Didn’t.

So I ordered another.   Which has now turned up.   That’s it, in the picture at the bottom of the pile.

It’s now wired into my TV: and allowing me to watch a Melvin Bragg documentary on Tyndale’s English translation of the Bible.   A documentary I recorded last night, via the set-top box.   I should also be able to archive the high-definition version of things I’ve recorded.

I also managed to rent and watch The Sleeping Room, through my Apple TV.

The signal’s from both went through, with no problems.

Personally … ?

Well, personally, I’m happy.

But I think I’m going to have to some cable ties, at some point.

I’ve not got cable spaghetti at the back of my TV.

I’ve got a rat’s nest … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi* and Olga† putting in their answers: 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) 16th September is Independence Day: in Mexico.   It’s known as the Grito de … what?
Q2) More to the point, what’s Mexico’s national language?
Q3) 16th September saw the UK exit Europe’s ERM: the Exchange Rate … what?
Q4) What did the ERM govern?
Q5) 16th September, 1977, saw the death of singer, Marc Bolan.   What was the last T Rex album issued, during Bolan’s lifetime?
Q6) 16th September, 1948, saw the birth of drummer, Kenney Jones.   Jones drummed for The Faces, the Small Faces, The Jones Gang, The Law … and who else?
Q7) Finally … 16th September, 1959, saw the Xerox 914 demonstrated on live TV.   The machine was the first commercially successful what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th September, 1978, saw the arrest of Astrid Proll: in London.   Famously, Proll was a member of which terrorist group?
A1) The Red Army Faction: also known as the Baader-Meinhof Gang.
Q2) 15th September, 767 saw the birth of the Japanese monk, Saichō.   Which drink is he credited with introducing to Japan?
A2) Tea
Q3) 15th September, 1254, saw the birth of Italian explorer and cartographer, Marco Polo.   Which Italian city-state was Marco from?
A3) Venice.
Q4) 15th September, 1935, saw Nazi Germany introduce the Nuremberg Laws.   Who did the laws deprive of citizenship: German Roma, Afro-Caribbean Germans or German Jews?
A4) German Jews.   (It was only a couple of months later that Black and Roma citizens were included.)
Q5) Finally … who became the first Soviet leader to visit the US: on 15th September, 1959?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“When I do eventually drop, I pray to God that it’ll happen in one of three ways.   Firstly, on stage or leaving the stage, then secondly in my sleep.   And the third way?   You’ll have to figure that out for yourself!”

BB King, September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015.
And this song … 

Have a good day … 

*        Bloody good question, actually, Debbi.   It’s got its own Wikipedia entry: and, apparently, there’s … um … discussion … !   (Seemingly not, though, Debbi: it was in 1960, at the earliest: and there’s discussions about whether the shoe in question was air-brushed in.)

†        I’ve got to admit, I’ve not actually read much of Barkers stuff, Olga.   Saying that … ?   I’ve read Weaveworld: fascinating read.   (The Cenobites in Hellraiser — those eye-catching chaps in black leather — get a mention, too.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I had a kind of crush on Marc Bolan. Back in the day! :)

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2. Spanish
3. Mechanism
4. the exchange rate variability, in preparation for the Euro
5. Dandy in the Underworld
6. the Small Faces
7. copier