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!
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?
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?A3) An Italian plumber.
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?A7) The Mushroom Kingdom.
Q8) Super Mario Bros was a follow up to a 1983 arcade game: called what?A8) Mario Bros.
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?A10) Donkey Kong.
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 …