Monday, 27 June 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 27-6-2016: On Route

Right … 

I’ve a few days off, right now.

Which means I can … 

Well, do several things, actually.

I’m thinking shopping’s the thing: but more likely?

I’d like some more sleep!

But … ?   The Teasers call: both Daily and Weekly.

And, frankly?   I’m a touch low on funds: but have enough iTunes credit — and unwatched, backed up stuff — to make watching a film a serious option.

I’m just wondering is I should dig up Event Horizon.   I don’t care if the critics don’t like it: I fell in love with the thing, the minute I saw it!

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring six out of six in the process.

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

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

Q1) 27th June, 1985, saw what route removed from the US highway system?
Q2) The Route opened in which year: 1925, 1926 or 1927?
Q3) The Route started in which Illinois city?
Q4) The Route ended in California.   Where in California: Santa Ana, Santa Cruz or Santa Monica?
Q5) Finally … which band advised us to get our kicks on the route?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th June is Rat-catcher’s Day.   In which German town?
A1) Hamelin.
Q2) More to the point, it’s celebrated on the 26th June, as the original story is said to have been set on that date.   According to which brothers?
A2) Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm.
Q3) A noted businessman set off, on 26th June, 1986: on an attempt to win the Blue Riband transatlantic record.   Which businessman?
Q4) The UN Charter was signed: on 26th June, 1945.   By how many nations: 49, 50 or 51?
A4) 50.   (Poland, the last of the original signatory nations, signed a few months later.)
Q5) The US Supreme Court ruled that same sex marriages were legal: on 26th June, 2016.   The Court ruled that this was under which Amendment to the US Constitution: the 13th, 14th or 15th?
A5) The 14th.
Q6) Finally … Who performed the last concert of his life, on 26th June, 1977: John Lennon, Liberace or Elvis?
A6) Elvis.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The route of least resistance is always crowded.”
Steven Redhead.
And, as it’s a song about a tramp on the route?

This … 

Have a good day.

*        Oh, rubbish, Debbi!   Elvis isn’t on Mars: unless you believe some of the odder tabloids.   No … He’s working in a Burger King in Des Moines …   (Elvis wasn’t the only pop star with a mononym: Prince, Psy, Sting … )


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Route 66 (It’s strange they didn’t decide to turn it into an attraction or an amusement park…)
Q2) 1926
Q3) Chicago
Q4) Santa Monica
Q5) It seems quite a few people did, the first Nat King Cole as the King Cole Trio, but also Bing Crosby, Chuck Berry, the Rolling Stones,Them, Asleep at the Wheel, and Depeche Mode. Written by Bobby Troup
I hope you enjoy your time off. I can't remember if I've watched that movie or not but now I'll have to check...

Debbi said...

Not to mention Cher, Madonna, Bono, etc. :)

1. Route 66
2. 1926
3. Chicago
4. Santa Monica
5. a number of bands, but the King Cole Trio was the first