Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 14-9-2016

Bloody HELL … !

It’s silly o’clock in the morning.

My usual time to get up and post the Teaser, in other words.

But I’ve just got off the phone … booking up another interview: for Saturday.

The fact yesterday’s interview was cancelled?   Due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’ … ?

Is something I can happily overlook … !

Especially as, not long after it got cancelled … ?

I got contacted for another: for today.

There’s two things I think I should say.
  • Walking the streets, handy your CV out, helps.
  • I’m nervous about all these interviews!
Wish me luck!


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) Tonga joined the UN: on 14th September, 1999.   Tonga is in which ocean: the Atlantic, Pacific or Indian?
Q2) That same day — 14th September, 1999 —  saw Nauru join the UN.   Nauru had been known as what: Pleasant Island, Nice Island or Saint Bernard’s Island?
Q3) A third nation joined the UN, on 14th September, 1999.   WHICH nation?
Q4) Marcus Sarjeant was charged with treason: on 14th September, 1981.   After firing blanks at whom?
Q5) Finally … In the US, 14th September is National Eat a Hoagie Day.   What IS a Hoagie?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th September saw the release of Super Mario Bros: the first in the series of popular video games.   In which year?
A1) 1985.
Q2) The game was released on what — in Japan — was called the Family Computer, or Famicom.   The Famicon was called what, in the USA and Europe?
A2) The Nintendo Entertainment System: or NES.
Q3) The main playable characters are Mario and his brother.   Mario is a what: German electrician, Italian plumber or Spanish Guitar?
Q4) What’s Mario’s brother called?
A4) Luigi.   (Although, in Japanese, it’s pronounced Ruigi.)
Q5) In the game, Mario’s trying to rescue whom … ?
Q6) Who does that character need rescuing from?
A6) Bowser.   (Also known as King Koopa.)
Q7) The game — and its many spin-offs — take place in a fictional kingdom called what?
Q8) Super Mario Bros was a follow up to a 1983 arcade game: called what?
Q9) Super Mario Bros was published by which Japanese company: Sony, Nintendo or Sega?
A9) Nintendo.
Q10) Finally … Mario first appeared as Jumpman.   In which Arcade game?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“When I left university I was working for a documentary film company for six or seven years to the great relief of my father whose greatest waking fear was that I would become an actor.”
Sam Neill, born 14th September, 1947.
And this tune … 

Have a nice day … 

*        I think I’m doing to need a LOT of luck, Debbi: although I’ve had tons, getting these interviews … !   The mind boggles!   (Oh, don’t over do the hoagies.   Oh … I found out 24th October is World Tripe Day.   I mean … tripe … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Tripe day sounds like a good one to skip. Good luck with the interviews!

I'm still trying to shake a horrible cold.

1. Pacific
2. Pleasant Island
3. Kiribati
4. Queen Elizabeth II
5. a submarine sandwich