You know, I don’t get political, often.
But I have been keeping an eye on the situation in the US.
It strikes me Donald Trump isn’t a president. He’s a diplomatic incident: especially given that phone call!
At any rate?
Mr Trump’s put together an economic advisory board.
The few technology members of that board?
Have received criticism for going anywhere near it.
As Trump’s ban on immigration from seven Muslim majority countries has affected much of the US technology industry.
One company head to receive criticism? Is Travis Kalanick of Uber.
Who’s now stepped down.
I can only politely applaud Mr Kalanick.
I know Mr Trump means well. And get the impression that he has a desire to move manufacturing jobs back to the US.
I can applaud that, too.
But, beyond the ethics of the ban, itself?
It seems it’s harming other portions of the US economy.
I have to wonder whether Mr Trump has thought his policies through.
I get the impression he hasn’t …
But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga*, Trevor† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: with Olga and Trevor scoring five out out five, and Debbi scoring four.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s themed questions, shall we?
Q1) 3rd February saw the plane crash that killed three famous US musicians: known as the Day The Music Died. The crash was on the 3rd February of which year: 1958, 1959 or 1960?
Q2) The crash took place in which US State: Illinois, Texas or Iowa?
Q3) Jiles Perry ‘JP’ Richardson died on that plane. He was better known how: Little Willie, the Big Bopper or Medium Dave?
Q4) Richardson’s best loved song, Chantilly Lace is a phone call between him and his girlfriend. It opens with the words Hello … what: baby, dolly, or sweetie?
Q5) The youngest star to die on that plane was Ritchie Valens. How old was Valens, when he died: 16, 17 or 18?
Q6) Valens is noted as having a fear of what: birds, bees or flying?
Q7) Valens’ biggest hit single was a double A side: with La Bamba on one side. What was on the other: Linda, Cecelia or Donna?
Q8) The other singer to die that day was Lubbock resident, Charles Holley. Charles was better known how: Imp Kethlin, Buddy Holly or Chuck Berry?
Q9) Charles’ first big UK hit, That’ll Be The Day, was recorded with his backing band. Who were they: the Locusts, the Crickets or the Grasshoppers?
Q10) Finally … “The Day The Music Died,” is a reference to the crash. In which Don McLean song: Crying, Vincent or American Pie?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The German 6th Army surrendered: on 2nd February, 1943. Which Soviet city were they fighting in: Volgograd, Stalingrad or Leningrad?A1) Stalingrad.
Q2) In parts of Brazil, 2nd February is the day where many celebrate the goddess, Yemanjá. Those celebrants usually belong to which faith: Candomblé, voodoo or shintoism?A2) Candomblé.
Q3) 2nd February is also the Feast of Our Lady of Candelaria. Candelaria is on which Spanish island?A3) Tenerife.
Q4) 2nd February is World what day: Wetlands, Deserts or Cheese?
Q5) Finally … 2nd February, 1972, saw protestors in Dublin destroy which country’s embassy?
I’ll leave you with some reportage …
“Early reports from the scene suggest the aircraft spun out of control during a light snowstorm. Only the pilot’s body was found inside the wreckage as the performers were thrown clear on impact. ”From This Day In Music for the 3rd February.
And this really big clue …
Have a good day.
* I’ve done the same at work, Olga: it’s always awkward when it happens! It’s when I forget to delete things that stuff gets embarrassing. The amount of times I’ve left answers up is … well … I’m just thankful I’ve got out of THAT habit! (Oh, just listening to the 75th Anniversary Desert Island Discs, Olga: David Beckham’s just confessed he could do the interview in Spanish, given a bit of warming up. He’d do better than me!)
† Boy, I’m thankful I had a look at those, Trevor! I see the phrase, ‘old queens,’ lurking about, I get ALL sorts of ideas … !
‡ Sounds interesting, Debbie: I might JUST have to give it a look out! I had a look at the Wikipedia entry, quickly, though. And, seeing the phone of the town’s sign? I though, “Hang on, have they been watching Twin Peaks … ?”