You know, I actually managed to catch a film, last night.
Frankly, I’m happy about that.
I’ve not managed to catch one for some time.
I did last night: I watched Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon.
Can I make a confession … ?
That is definitely one strange /film … !
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) 30th December, 1922, saw the formal founding of the USSR: Soviet Russia, in other words. What is a soviet: a type of cheese, a council or a trade union?
Q2) Which singer was arrested on drink-driving charges: on 30th December, 2002?
Q3) Gas detectors were introduced in UK coal mines: on 30th December, 1986. What did they replace: cats, terriers or canaries?
Q4) 30th December, 1490 was the date of the Battle of Wakefield. The Battle took place during what: the English Civil War, the Wars of the Roses or 100 Years War?
Q5) Finally … 30th December, 1920, saw the birth of actor, Jack Lord. The Hawaii Five-0 actor played which James Bond character?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th December was the date of the Wounded Knee Massacre. The Massacre was in which year?A1) 1890.
Q2) The murdered Native Americans were members of which tribe: the Naragansett, the Comanche or the Lakota Sioux?A2) The Lakota Sioux.
Q3) Which US regiment was involved?A3) The 7th Cavalry.
Q4) Wounded Knee, itself, is a creek in the Pine Ridge Reservation. Creek and Reservation are in which US state?
Q5) Finally … Both House of the US Congress passed a resolution: admitting to deep regret about the Massacre. In which year?A5) 1990.
I’ll leave you with this …
“I’ve just read that I’m dead. Don’t forget to delete me from your list of subscribers.”Rudyard Kipling, 30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936.
And this …
Have a good day …
* Yep, I saw it, Olga. I’m just wondering why on Earth 2016’s seen the deaths of so many notables … ! (I don’t know if you saw this piece from the BBC: but, apparently, they’ve used a lot more pre-prepayed obituaries than usual …)
† Kind of with you on that one, Debbi! Hmmm … Does your local library provide internet access, like the UK ones? Very useful, sometimes, that. (OK, granted, lugging the iMac up there’s going to be a chore … !)