Sunday, 13 November 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 13-11-2016

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.

I’m … 

Not complaining.

Really … 

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.”

His point?

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?

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

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?
A4) Great Train Robber, Ronnie Biggs.
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 …)

‡        Hmmm … Seems A Fistful of Dollars on iTunes, Debbi … but not to rent … I might just have a look on Amazon: they’re doing the trilogy at a far more reasonable price … 


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Paris. A year ago already…
Q2) Lichtenstein
Q3) Walt Disney Productions
Q4) Colombia
Q5) Church of England
I agree that being sacrificed and making a willing, knowing and voluntary sacrifice are two completely different things. There is a beautiful (and heartwrenching sad tale by Leopoldo Alas Clarín called 'Adiós Cordera' (Goodbye, Cordera. A cordero is a lamb, but it this case it was the name of a cow these twins, a boy and a girl, looked after as children. The cow was the only company they had to play with in this remote rural place. There was a train line and some telegraph poles in the field and they always wondered about the messages transmitted and the places the train went to. And then their parents sold the cow one good day and off she went by train. Years later, there is a war, they recruit the boy, and off he's taken too by train, and as they'd both done with the cow, the girl is at the field, crying and waving goodbye at her brother, and also shouting goodbye, Cordera.)
Here there is a translation just in case...
I hope you have a good day at work.
I'm thinking about a story for a book I'd work on with another writer and perhaps your expertise might come handy, but I'm not quite there yet...

Angel Frmcanada said...

1. Paris
2. Liechtenstein
3. Walt Disney
4. Colombia
5. Church of England

Sorry I haven't been here for some time. Things grew even crazier after the election. It turns out that someone found evidence of Russian ties to Trump. That evidence is now in the hands of President Obama, who is investigating it.

We're trying to get the DOJ to investigate this and bring an injunction against the Electoral College, where they can't vote until the investigation & the facts come out. Next step - We're going to do all we can do to get rid of the Electoral College.

This is the 2nd election where the person that had the most votes did not win, but this one is different. When Bush was elected people did not feel threatened. Trump is a threat to human rights nationwide.

Debbi said...

Grab it at a good price, if you can! :)

1. Paris
2. Liechtenstein
3. Walt Disney Productions
4. Colombia
5. the Church of England