I think I’m getting too old for early mornings.
I can at least be grateful that — right now — I’ve got my health, my wits, and an internet connection.
And had enough of a connection to do some online shopping.
I’ve now got Moorcock’s Behold The Man, LeGuin’s The Other Wind and Keyes Flowers for Algernon — arguably one of the best SF novels ever written — on order.
I’m looking forward to reading them.
I’m wondering what’s going to turn up first: them, the new router, or the spare ethernet cable I’ve got on order.
What do you think … ?
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) Italy used its what, for the first time: on 7th January, 1797?
Q2) The Georgetown IBM Experiment took place on 7th January, 1954. It was an experiment into what: robot flight, auto-piloted cars, or computerized translation?
Q3) Which leader was voted into office: in an Indian General Election on 7th January, 1980?
Q4) The Sakigake probe — the first space probe not launched by the USA or USSR — was launched on 7th January, 1985. Which country was it launched by?
Q5) Finally … one-time head of the Haitian secret police, Roger Lafontant, led a coup on 7th January, 1991. Those secret police were known as the what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th January is the date of which Christian holiday: Christmas Day, Epiphany or Saint Bartlebury’s Day?A1) Epiphany.
Q2) 6th January, 2000, saw the NHS struggle: whilst disease spread through the UK. Which disease: ’Flu, AIDS or Distemper?A2) ’Flu.
Q3) 6th January, 1967, saw the birth of composer, A. R. Rahman. For which 2008 film did he receive two Academy Awards?A3) Slumdog Millionaires.
Q4) In a battle between Britain and Frances, 6th January, 1781, saw British forces prevent the French take where: Jersey, Guernsey or Sark?A4) Jersey.
Q5) Finally … What state was admitted to the US, on 6th January, 1912?A5) New Mexico.
I’ll leave you with this …
“Every great story seems to begin with a snake.”Nicholas Cage, January 7, 1964.
And this …
Have a good Saturday …
* I’m starting to think you’re right, Olga. Did I ever mention a role-playing game called Paranoia? If you get Terry Gilliam and the original Ghostbuster’s team to re-make Logan’s Run, you’d get the same effect‡ …
† He’s WELCOME to, Debbi. So long as he doesn’t need to hook up to the router … !
‡ You character would receive several bits of dangerous equipment. AND get several bits of unreliable equipment. AND be assigned some experiment equipment: in other words, kit that was dangerous AND unreliable … …