Wednesday, 20 April 2016

The Daily Teaser — 20-4-2016

Right … 

I’m officially back at work, today: on a 2pm ’til 8pm shift.

Which is always an odd one, frankly.

Mostly because it’s at an odd time.

Too late to be a daytime shift, and too early to be a nighttime one.

Or — and with thanks to Terry Pratchett for introducing me to the phrase — it’s too long for Dick, and too short for Richard.

Oy, veh … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

Here their are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) René Caillié became the first non-muslim to enter the city of Timbuktu, on 20th April, 1828: and come back alive.   The city’s in what’s now which African country?
Q2) 20th April, 2010, saw the Deepwater Horizon rig explode: in the Gulf of Mexico.   The rig was owned by a company called Transocean: and leased to which oil company?
Q3) James Murphy was killed: on 20th April, 1974.   He was the 1000th person to die as a result of the troubles … where?
Q4) 20th April, 1775, saw a siege start, during the American War of Independence.   Of which US city?
Q5) Finally … Pianist, Vladimir Horowitz, performed in his native county on 230th April, 1986: for the first time in 61 years.   Which country was it?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th April saw The Simpsons debut.   On whose TV show?
A1) Tracey Ullman’s.
Q2) The cartoon debuted in which year of the 1980s?
A2) 1987.
Q3) The Simpsons was created by Matt Groening.   Matt is responsible for another cartoon series.   Called what?
A3) Futurama.
Q4) Nancy Cartwright voices one of the main male characters.   Which male character?
A4) Bart Simpson.
Q5) Harry Shearer voices Mr Burns, Smithers, Ned Flanders: and many others.   In which film did he play Derek Smalls?
A5) This Is Spinal Tap.   Amazing what you can do with a tin-foil covered courgette … 
Q6) The father of the family is voiced by Dan Castellaneta: and frequently says “D’oh!”   What’s his name?
Q7) Mr Simpson is married to Mrs Simpson.   What’s her first name?
A7) Marge Simpson.
Q8) Name either of the Simpson family daughters.
A8) Eldest, Lisa or the baby of the family, Maggie.
Q9) Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofski is better known as which character?
Q10) Finally … what’s the name of the fictional town The Simpsons is set in?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“And it seems to me important for a country, for a nation to certainly know about its glorious achievements but also to know where its ideals failed, in order to keep that from happening again.”
George Takei, April 20, 1937.
And this song … 

Have a good day … !

*        Well … sometimes I’ll do an easy set, Olga.   Just don’t tell anyone!!

†        I find out all sorts of stuff, Debbi, I know that!   (Apparently, the Simpson’s address is based on Matt Groening’s address in Portland: I’ll have to ask an old friend about the place, he used to live there …)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Mali
Q2) BP
Q3) Northern Ireland
Q4) Boston
Q5) Russia
I'd never heard that saying about Dick and Richard but I like it! Might come handy some day... I hope the day works out OK.

Debbi said...

I knew there was a Portland connection somewhere! :)

1. Mali
2. BP
3. Northern Ireland
4. Boston
5. Russia