Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The Daily Teaser — 25-5-2016: Geek Pride Day

Hmmm … 

That’ll hopefully go down well.

I bumped into an old friend, yesterday: who — flatteringly — wanted my advice, buying a laptop.

Well, one can’t not, can one?

I, of course?   Suggested getting a Mac: which the friend concerned felt was a bit out of her budget.

But I WAS able to suggest a reasonably priced laptop.   I’ve installed Ubuntu as the operating system: as the friend concerned only really needs it for web-surfing, email and accessing Facebook.


She’ll find it useful.


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

Let’s see how everyone does with the Geek Pride Day questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 25th May is marked by many as Geek Pride Day: marking the day, in 1977, that saw the original US release of which science fiction movie?
Q2) The 25th May is ALSO Towel Day: marking the work of which author?
Q3) 25th May, 1939, saw the birth of actor, Sir Ian McKellen.   Which character does in play in the X-Men movies?
Q4) More to the point, Sir Ian played which J. R. R. Tolkien character?
Q5) Actor, Cillian Murphy, was born on 26th May, 1976.   In which Johnny Depp film does he play FBI agent, Donald Buchanan?
Q6) Finally … Which Terry Pratchett Discworld novel is set on and around the 25th May?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 24th May, 2015, saw the death of author, Tanith Lee.   In addition to her many novels, she wrote two episodes of which TV series?
Q2) The first actor to be knighted in the UK, was knighted on 24th May, 1895.   Who was he?
A2) Sir Henry Irving.
Q3) Which nursery rhyme was first published on 24th May, 1830?
Q4) The US Consulate in Quebec was bombed on 24th May, 1968: by members of the FLQ.   The FLQ were a paramilitary force, fighting for the independence of where?
A4) Quebec.
Q5) Finally … Drilling started on the Kola Superdeep Borehole: on 24th May, 1970.   The borehole is in which country?
A5) Russia.   (Am I the ONLY person thinking of Inferno?)
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I often get mistaken for Dumbledore. One wizard is very much like another.”
Sir Ian McKellen, born 25th May, 1939.
And possibly the only tunes to play on Geek Pride Day … 

Have a good day.

*        Yep, that’s what I thought, Olga: Tetris … ?!   What on EARTH is the storyline going to be?   (“Quick, put that there.   Now, put that there.   OH MY GOD, there’s ANOTHER BIT!”)

†        It’s OK, Debbi, I’ll let you off!   Oh, enjoy the questions, by the way: I told you I had something planned … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Omigosh! Geek Pride ... I had NO idea! :)

1. Star Wars
2. Douglas Adams :) Yay!!
3. Magneto
4. Gandalf
5. Transcendence
6. Night Watch