Can I make a confession, here?
I’ve never — beyond seeing Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory — seen a Gene Wilder film!
From where I’m sitting?
That’s not necessarily a bad: his films just weren’t on my To watch list.
With the news, yesterday, of his death, I know there’s not going to be another film with his name in the credits. I should maybe catch-up by renting one.
What makes it worse? Is that, apparently, his death was as a result of complications of something that killed both my grandmother, AND my favourite author, Terry Pratchett.
Alzheimer’s has a lot to answers for.
On a more personal note?
On a more personal note, you’ll — possibly — remember me saying I’d complained about my ageing Home Hub 3: my router, in other words.
Which BT promptly offered to replace.
The new one turned up, reasonably promptly: and sat, in it’s box, on a table. Until, last night, I managed to set it up.
So far, it’s working well.
Here’s hoping it KEEPS doing that: so I can send the old back with no worries …
But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Angel*, Debbi† and Olga‡ putting in their answers: with all three scoring five out of five.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the How To, License and video …
Q1) 30th August, 2014, saw an apparent coup: in which African country?
Q2) One of NASA’s Space Shuttle’s was launched on its maiden voyage: on 30th August, 1984. Which Space Shuttle?
Q3) Thurgood Marshal was confirmed in his post: on 30th August, 1967. That post made him the first African American member of which legal body?
Q4) Fossils were discovered in the Burgess Shale are of the Rockies: on 30th August 1909. Shale, and fossils, were in which North American country?
Q5) Finally … 30th August, 1917, saw the birth on English politician, Denis Healey. Which cabinet post did he hold from 1974 to 1979?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th August, 1541, saw the Ottoman Turks capture the city of Buda: in what’s now Hungary. Buda is now part of which city?A1) Budapest.
Q2) 4000 British troops arrived at their new posting: on 29th August, 1950. Where WAS that posting?A2) What was then Korea.
Q3) The original Goodyear factory opened: on 29th August, 1898. The company’s now based in which Ohio city?A3) Akron. (It was also home to the original Alcoholics Anonymous meetings: and to the band, Devo.)
Q4) Which Scottish archipelago was finally evacuated: on 29th August, 1930?A4) St Kilda.
Q5) Finally … 29th August, 1915, saw the birth of Ingrid Bergman. In which Hitchcock film did she play Alice Huberman?A5) Notorious.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“No Government can produce an economic miracle.”Denis Healey, 30 August 1917 – 3 October 2015.
This song from Kitty Wells …
And, given Gene Wilder’s death … ?
Enjoy your day …
* Yep … sounds like there’s negotiations going on, there, Angel! Incidentally, I know what you mean, about Gangnam Style. Still, it could’ve been worse: I had Cher Lloyd’s Swagger Jagger banging though my head … for three days … ! It could have been really bad, though …
† You know, I STILL have to catch up with more of his work, Debbi! You know what I’m like, though: it’s taken me this long to see The Shining … !
‡ I’m keeping my fingers crossed she turns up when I’m on shift, Olga: I’d hope there’s not a queue, as well! Gene’s death’s sad: I’m really going to have to catch up with his work! (Couldn’t resist that song, yesterday: La Pradera’s singing voice is NOT one you get, every day of the year …)