Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 11-1-2017

Right … 

You’ve possibly noticed something, just recently: the simple fact that I’ve had my router replaced.

The new one seems to be working well: although the real test comes when I stream some media through it.

We’ll have to see, won’t we?

At ANY rate … ?

At any rate, I’ve picked up my payslip for the week: I know how much I’ll be getting paid this week.

I think I owe a vote of thinks to the gods of overtime.

I’m also thinking of something else.

I’m thinking I’ll have enough in the bank to fund a shopping spree.

I’m thinking either a book or two or three.

Or that, considering I had more fun with them an my six year old nephew?   That a great big Marble Run would be good … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring seven out of seven.

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

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

Q1) 11th January, 1994, saw the Irish government lifted a broadcasting ban: on whom?
Q2) 11th January, 1998, saw Islamic extremists kill one hundred people: in villages in which African nation?
Q3) 11th January, 1885, saw the birth of activist, Alice Paul.   What was she an advocate of: racial equality, women’s rights or nuclear disarmament?
Q4) 11th January, 2016, saw the death of actor, David Margulies.   In which TV series did he play lawyer, Neil Mink?
Q5) Finally … 11th January, 1787, saw William Herschel discover Titania and Oberon: two of the moons of Uranus.   The moons are named for characters in which of Shakespeare’s plays?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th January, 1927, saw the release of classic science fiction movie, Metropolis, released in its native country.   Which country?
A1) Germany.
Q2) Who directed the film?
A2) Fritz Lang.
Q3) What was the name of the main female character?
A3) Maria.
Q4) A mad scientist creates an evil robot replica of that character.   What was his name?
A4) C. A. Rotwang.
Q5) The main male character is called what: Freddy, Freder or Franz?
A5) Freder.
Q6) The film was restored: and re-released in 1984.   By which producer?
A6) Giorgio Moroder.
Q7) Finally … The film is seen as part of which movement: German Expressionism, Spanish post-impressionism or English Arts and Crafts?
A7) German Expressionism.
I give you this thought …
“We need action not words. For the first time we are facing the prospect of seeing legislation introduced which denies the right of trade unionists to come to the assistance of other unionists and denies the right of trade unionists to seek the support of others in their disputes.”
Arthur Scargill, born 11th January, 1938.
And this song … 

Have a good day!

*        You know, Olga, Cabinet’s another one I keep meaning to see, if for no other reason than the design work: it and Metropolis have some of THE best sets going!   (Correct me if I’m wrong, Olga, but wasn’t Conrad Veidt in it?   I always remember the name, because I know his make-up in The Man Who Laughs influenced the look of the Joker, in the Batman comics.)

†        I might just have to, Debbi!   I’ve some overtime due in: so either buying the DVD, or renting it on iTunes, would be an idea!   (Oh, did I mention Ursula LeGuin, or Michael Moorcock?   LeGuin’s prose is gorgeous, and Moorcock’s extremely influential!)


Angel Frmcanada said...

1. Sinn Féin
2. Algeria
3. women’s rights
4. The Sopranos
5. A Midsummer Night's Dream

Why does you site ask me to prove I'm not a robot? lol

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) the IRA and its political arm Sinn Féin.
Q2) Algeria
Q3) Women’s rights
Q4) The Sopranos
Q5) A Midsummer Night’s Dream
You're right about Conrad Veitd. It's an awesome film (very weird style of acting if you watch it nowadays but a perfect example of expressionism). The sets are incredible indeed. I'd be pushed to choose one of Lang's movies, but I think 'M' is pretty impressive. And Peter Lorre is incredible there. I'm sure you'll be pushed to choose what to spend your overtime on, although the sales might help stretch it a bit farther.

Debbi said...

I've never read Moorcock, but LeGuin I'm familiar with. Great stuff! :)

Right now, among other things, I'm reading "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson.

1. Sinn Fein
2. Algeria
3. women's rights
4. The Sopranos
5. A Midsummer Night's Dream