Ye gods …
I’ve literally just just got up: and am ready to get ready for work.
After getting this post up.
So — of course — I’m feeling a bit ropey. After all, I got to bed at 12, last night.
After finishing work at ten.
After all, I’ve got a job I basically enjoy: and feel, in a small way, that I’m contributing to to people’s well being.
But, BOY …
Doing some good makes your eyeballs twang …
Just as an extra thought … ?
As an extra though, it’s Remembrance Sunday: the day Britain traditionally holds many memorials for those lost: in the First World War, and in later conflicts.
Someone I know on Facebook made an interesting point.
That he objects to those lost in WW1 being described as “they made the ultimate sacrifice.”
Was that the phrase seemed to imply they had a choice.
And that, given the huge social pressure at the start of the war, and the conscription introduce in the latter half, he didn’t think they did.
I think he makes a very good, if simple, point.
Those men didn’t necessarily make a sacrifice.
They were sacrificed.
Bit of a different spin …
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 today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) A series of co-ordinated terror attacks took place: on 13th November, 2015. In which French city?
Q2) Hans Adam 2nd became Prince, on the death of his father: on 13th November, 1989. Prince of where?
Q3) Fantasia was released: on 13th November, 1940. By which studio? (Not often I give people a clue … but there’s a clue in the video.)
Q4) The volcano, Nevado del Ruiz, erupted: on 13th November, 1985. The volcano is in which (mostly) South American country?
Q5) Finally … Charles Simeon is commemorated on the 13th November. By whom: the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Church of England or the Church in Wales?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) A lander from the Rosetta Probe reached its target: on 12th November, 2014. That target — 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko — was a what: meteor, comet or moonlet?A1) Comet.
Q2) Who tendered their resignation as PM: on 12th November, 2011?A2) Silvio Berlusconi. (It went into effect on the 16th November.)
Q3) Sir Tim Berners-Lee published his proposals for the World Wide Web, on 12th November, 1991. What type of software is used to navigate the Wed: a surfer, browser or skimmer?A3) Browser.
Q4) 12th November, 1997, saw the Brazilian government refuse to extradite whom?
Q5) Finally … Tunisia joined the United Nations: on 12th November, 1956. What’s the capital of Tunisia?A5) Tunis.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.”Augustine of Hippo, 13 November 354 – 28 August 430.
And this song …
Have a good day.
And, if you’re marking it … ?
I’ll remind you, — and myself — that there’s a distinction between ‘making a sacrifice,’ and ‘being sacrificed’ …
* It’s sad to see so many go, isn’t Olga? I know death comes to us all, but still … (I keep expecting to see Tom Baker’s obituary float past me, at some point …)