Tuesday, 22 September 2015

The Daily Teaser — 22-9-2015

Hmmm … 

You know I like a film, occasionally, don’t you?

And that, when I watch them, I tend to write about them?

Well, I caught one, last night: the 2014 feature, Hellmouth.

Interesting looking little film, Hellmouth: with a nice job of work done Stephen McHattie in the lead role.

But, my WORD … !

It could have done with having one plot-line all the way through!


 But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring ten out of ten.

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 22nd September, 1888, saw the publication of the first issue of which magazine: Private Eye, National Geographic or ¡Hola!?
Q2) Two Middle Eastern countries started a war on 22nd September, 1980: when one of them bombed the other.   Name either country.
Q3) UK broadcasting, ITV, first aired: on 22nd September, 1955.   To combat this, the BBC aired a major episode of which of their soaps: Eastenders, The Archers or Mrs Dale’s Diary?
Q4) BBC correspondent, John Simpson, made the only broadcast from Taleban-held Afghanistan: on 22nd September, 2001.   He’d been smuggled into Afghanistan: whilst wearing what?
Q5) Finally … which European country proclaimed its independence: on 22nd September, 1908?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st September saw the original publication of the children’s fantasy novel, The Hobbit.   In which year of the 1930s?
A1) 1937.
Q2) Who was the author of The Hobbit?
Q3) The main character of The Hobbit is Bilbo Baggins.   What exactly is Bilbo?
A3) A hobbit.   (OK, there’s a bit of a clue in the title …)
Q4) In The Hobbit, Bilbo is hired by a group of how many dwarves?
A4) 13.
Q5) Name one of those dwarves … 
A5) Thorin Oakenshield, Thorin’s nephews, Fili and Kili, Balin, Dwalin, Oin, Gloin, Dori, Nori, Ori, Bifur, Bofur and Bombur.
Q6) The major villain of The Hobbit is Smaug.   What exactly is Smaug?
A6) A dragon.
Q7) Smaug has made his lair under the Lonely what?
A7) The Lonely Mountain.
Q8) Which character in The Hobbit is rather grey?
A8) Gandalf.
Q9) The Hobbit ends with a big battle: known as the Battle of what?
A9) The Battle of Five Armies.
Q10) Finally … At the end of The Hobbit, Bilbo returns to his home in the Shire.   What’s the name of Bilbo’s house?
A10) Bag End: in the village of Hobbiton.   (It’s on the south side of the Hill …)
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I like sex.   I’ve had feedback but men will feed you back anything, won’t they?”

Fay Weldon, born 22nd September, 1931.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day … 

*          You know, Olga, it always amazes me how rapidly things change.   When I was a teenager?   The ZX Spectrum was the UK’s most popular home computer, and the UK had three TV stations.   Now I’m in my forties?   My old phone‡ is more powerful than a Spectrum, and there’s TV stations coming out of the woodwork!   (The Emmys were held recently.   From what I could gather, it’s the first time internet based services had tons of entries, and were walking away with the big awards.)

†        Why thank you, Debbi!   But I’m not a tech wizard: I just know how to use handy software!   (The real wizard … ?   Was whoever worked out how to rip optical discs in the first place.   Eric Petit’s the chap who invented HandBrake: although he’s not been heard from for about nine years.   Now I’ve said that to you and Olga, Debbi: why do I get the feeling I’ve hit the “There’s a Story” button?)

‡        My old phone is the one I no longer use: it’s dead, and sitting on top of my microwave.   It’s still a lot better, technically, than a ZX Spectrum.


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) National Geographic
Q2) Iraq and Iran
Q3) The Archers
Q4) A burka
Q5) Bulgaria
Indeed your comment was very intriguing. And I've thought about the old computers as well, although I didn't acquire one until the late 1990s. I remember how long it took to load a very simple game in the old computers. And connecting to internet...

Debbi said...

Would love to come by for espresso and hear the story. Gotta get to work on that TARDIS, eh? :)

1. National Geographic (I worked as an intern at their DC HQ, for a while)
2. Iran and Iraq
3. The Archers
4. a burqa
5. Bulgaria

Speaking of Tardises ... Doctor Who ... wow! What an episode! :)