Tuesday, 6 October 2015

The Daily Teaser — 6-10-2015

You know, I really can tell I got a late night, last night.

I finally managed to catch the very entertaining Mad Max: Fury Road, so you know.

Well worth watching, I think: Charlize Theron steals the show.

At any rate?

I’m yawning.

Which means at least two very strong cups of tea. At least.

Secondly?   I’m not only yawning, but have — inexplicably — an earworm going through my head.

Why on EARTH the Ketchup’s banging away, there, I really couldn’t tell you.

QUITE what Old Peculiar regulars, Olga and Debbi, will make of that, I don’t know … !


~≈fl≈~

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* and Olga† 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) The UK sent troops to British Guiana: on 6th October, 1953.   The colony was on what continent?
Q2) It’s now known as which country?
Q3) Egypt and Syria attacked Israel on 6th October, 1973.   The resulting war is known as what?
Q4) Many Anglican churches will commemorate the death of William Tyndale: on the 6th October.   What did Tyndale translate in English?
Q5) On 6th October, 1995, scientist found that the star, 51 Pegasi, had what?
Q6) Finally … 6th October, 1927, saw the debut of The Jazz Singer: the world’s first commercially successful talking movie.   The film starred Al Jolson in the main role.   Who played the main character, in the 1980 remake of The Jazz Singer?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Eon Productions released the first officially sanctioned James Bond movie: 5th October, 1962.   Which James Bond film was it?
A1) Dr No.
Q2) Who played Bond in that film?
A2) Sean Connery.
Q3) The villain of the film is using a form of radio jamming, to bring down US what: planes, rockets or missiles?
A3) Rockets.
Q4) Who plays the villain?
A4) Joseph Wiseman.
Q5) In the film, Bond is helped by Honey Ryder.   Which heavily dubbed Swiss actress played Ryder?
A5) Ursula Andress.
Q6) Early in the film, the plot sees one minor character — the MI5 head of station in Jamaica — killed by a group of assassins.   The assassins are called the Three … what?
A6) Blind Mice.
Q7) This first Bond film introduces us to  Bond’s boss: played by Bernard Lee.   What’s Bond’s boss’s name?
A7) M.   (Bernard Lee was the first of four actors to play M.)
Q8) It ALSO introduces us to Bond’s boss’s secretary, played by Lois Maxwell.   Maxwell played Miss … who?
A8) Moneypenny.
Q9) The film also introduces us to Major Boothroyd: the head of Q-branch.   Later version of the character are called what?
A9) Q.   (In this first film, Boothroyd is played by Peter Burton.   In later films, ‘Q’ is played by Desmond Llewelyn, John Cleese and Ben Whishaw.)
Q10) Finally … The film’s villain is a member of an organization to feature in the new Bond film, to be released in 2015.   What’s the name of the organization?
A10) SPECTRE.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Space and light and order.   Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.”Le Corbusier, October 6, 1887 – August 27, 1965.
And this tune …


Have a good day …









*        Oh, that it was, Debbi.   Is it me, or are we seeing a lot of UNIT?   Not that I’m complaining … !

†        I THINK the interview went well, Olga: but I’ll hear for sure, today.   And, yes: I found my trouser.   And the iron.   And a tie, which surprised the heck out of me!

2 comments:

Michelle Dunner said...

1. South America
2. Guyana
3. Arab-Israeli war
4. First English bible
5. Discovery of exoplanet orbiting it
6. Neil Diamond

Debbi said...

It's good to see UNIT again. Shame about the Brigadier. I miss him.

1. South America
2. Guyana
3. the Yom Kippur War
4. the Bible
5. a planet in orbit around it
6. Neil Diamond