Friday, 1 January 2016

The Daily Teaser — 1-1-2016: New Year’s Day

Well … The new year’s started … 

But old year issues have cropped up.

Frankly … ?   Having not heard from CBS, I’ve decided to take don’t the video from Penny Dreadful that we’d been discussing.

To be honest.   I rather wouldn’t have.

I personally feel I had not: as I believe posting it to YouTube counted as Fair Use, under the relevant countries laws.   And, as you can tell from the rest of the videos on my ‘Disputed’ playlist?

It’s not something the BBC have a problem with.


On top of that … ?

I got a letter, yesterday.   From BT, my Internet Service Providers.

Remember, I upgraded my contract, recently?   Mostly where I was having issues with the 40GB cap trying to work out why I was going over it.

BT, sent me a letter, which I got, yesterday: one they’d written before I’d upgraded.

Telling me they were going to double my cap from 40GB to 80.

Thanking YOU, BT … !

Happy bloody New Year!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi* and Olga† putting in their answers: with both scoring an even 12.

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) The NHL Winter Classic is usually on New Year’s Day.   The NHL, and the Winter Classic, are in what sport?
Q2) Which country of Great Britain DIDN’T start celebrating New Year’s Day, on 1st January, 1752?
Q3) Enkutatash is usually celebrated on or around the 11th of September.   Enkutatash is the New Year’s Day of which African country?
Q4) New Year’s Day is ALSO which of the Twelve Days of Christmas: the sixth, seventh or eighth?
Q5) Finally … Seollal is New Year’s Day: in which East Asian country’s lunar calendar?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) What country adopted the Euro, in January of 2015: Lithuania, Estonia or Latvia?
A1) Lithuania.
Q2) February, 2015, saw the death of actor, Leonard Nimoy.   Which character did he play, in Star Trek?
A2) Spock.
Q3) March saw the death of my favourite author, the late Terry Pratchett.   What was the name of the fantasy world he created in a long series of novels?
A3) The Discworld.   (I’m can’t imagine what Lynn and Rhianna Pratchett — his wife and daughter — are going through, right now: I know I’m feeling bloody emotional, having written this question.   They have my deepest condolences.   I … seem to have an onion fairy floating around.)
Q4) April of 2015 saw the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s daughter.   What did they christen her?
A4) Charlotte: or Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, if you want it in full.
Q5) The UK had a general election in May of 2015.   Who became Prime Minister, as a result?
Q6) Which sporting official announced he was resigning, in June of this year: during a corruption scandal surrounding the organization he led?
A6) Sepp Blatter of FIFA.
Q7) July, 2015: and the New Horizons spacecraft gets to the dwarf planet it was due to study.   What is that dwarf planet?
A7) Pluto.
Q8) August, 2015: and suicide bombers hit a Hindu shrine in Bangkok.   Shrine, attack and city are in which country?
A8) Thailand.
Q9) September, 2015, marked this years celebration of Eid al Adha.   In which world religion is Eid al Adha celebrated?
A9) Islam.
Q10) The most intense hurricane in the Western Hemisphere took place in October of 2015.   It was named … what?
Q11) Major talks on climate change started: on the last day of November, 2015.   In which European city?
A11) Paris.
Q12) Finally … December of 2015, saw company, SpaceX make the first successful vertical landing of a what?
A12) Rocket: a Falcon 9, if you must know.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been”Rainer Maria Rilke.
This tune … 

And a wish that your 2016 goes well for you.

Happy New Year … 

*        Happy New Year to you, too, Debbi.   Here’s hoping WildBlue do a BIG push for you!

†        Happy New Year to you, too, Olga!   I got the savings account, started, already: hopefully … ?   I’ll be able to get a new Mac, off the back of it … !


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Ice hockey
Q2) Scotland (I read they did in 1600)
Q3) Ethiopia
Q4) Eight
Q5) Korea
You would imagine that being a phone and broadband company they would have e-mailed or phoned you... Write complaining, they might offer you something...

And happy new year...

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! I'm starting another blog and hoping to make money from that. Here's hoping! :)

1. hockey
2. Scotland
3. Ethiopia
4. eighth
5. South Korea