Again … !
I have to admit to being up, late, last night. But wanted to catch a film.
With the result, of course, that I ended up staying up, late, doing my write up.
The film in question?
Good little film, I should add.
About my only concern … ?
Is the simple fact I’d ripped the copy I have from a work-mate’s DVD copy.
I used HandBrake: an application I’ve used for years, and usually one that’s fairly reliable.
It still is.
About the only flaw I could find? Is that the film was formatted in a 4:3 aspect ration: and couldn’t be resized.
Out of the box, with the up-dated versions of HandBrake, that’s not a good thing.
I think, though?
I can learn how to tweak the settings, to remedy that.
Let’s move on.
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five in the process.
Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 20th January, 1356, saw Edward Balliol receive a pension from Edward 3rd of England. After surrendering his claim to what: the principality of Wales, the throne of Scotland, or the throne of Ireland?
Q2) 20th January, 1971, saw Pakistan launch what: a chemical weapons programme, a biological weapons programme or a nuclear weapons programme?
Q3) During its second Civil War, Sudan imposed what: on 20th January, 1991?
Q4) Elizabeth of Bohemia was born: on 20th January, 1292. Bohemia is now part of which European nation?
Q5) Finally … which actor was inaugurated as US President, on 20th January, 1981: Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter or John F. Kennedy?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th January, 1839, saw the British East India Company company capture which port?A1) Aden.
Q2) 19th January, 1915, saw Georges Claude patent the advertising version of what: the rotisserie, the neon tube or the billboard?
Q3) Belinda and Kymberley were taken into care: on 19th January, 2001. The twins had been adopted, through what: mail, container ship, or the Internet?A3) The Internet.
Q4) You Nazty Spy was released, on 19th January, 1940. the film satirized Adolf Hitler: and starred which comedy team?
Q5) Finally … Apple released the first commercial computer to use a graphical user interface: on 19th January, 1983. What was that computer?A5) The Apple Lisa.
I’ll leave you with this …
“Waiting for a 136 bus from Highgate station to Muswell Hill Broadway on a misty evening in February is a bit like lurking outside the gates of purgatory.”Tom Baker, born 20 January 1934.
And this …
Enjoy your day … !
* Oh, there’s a familiar face or two in that latter film, Debbi! (The chap playing Socket, the Butler? Is Bernard Bresslaw, who was Dr Who’s first Ice Warrior!)