Monday, 20 March 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 20-3-2017

There’s a worrying thought … 

I’ve noticed — on the BBC’s website — that’s someone’s done something.


A chap in the States has bee prosecuted for sending a gif — an animated picture, in other words — designed to work in such a way that induces epilepsy.

Then sent it to a chap with epilepsy.

I know there’s talk of cyber warfare.

But that’s … 

Interesting … 


In other news?

You’ll’ve read that my second monitor seems to have given up the ghost yesterday: at least, notionally.

One thing I know worked with a previous monitor?   Was tweaking the resolution.

Something I tried, last night, with that particular monitor.

With this one, however?   Beyond a few seconds, it didn’t take.

I suspect I’ll have to try something else … 

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Olga scoring ten out of ten, and Debbi on nine.

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

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

Q1) 20th March, 1923, saw the Arts Club of Chicago premiere an exhibition of whose work: Picasso’s, Dali’s or Caballero’s?
Q2) 20th March, 1760, saw a fire hit which US city?
Q3) Uncle Tom’s Cabin was first published on  20th March, 1852.   Who wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin?
Q4) Publius Ovidius Naso was born: on 20th March, 43BC.   He’s best remembered as which poet?
Q5) Finally … the first Legoland outside Europe, opened on 20th March, 1999.   Which Legoland are we talking about?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 19th March saw the House of Commons try and abolish the House of Lords.   In which year?
A1) 1649.
Q2) Both Houses were part of the Parliament of England.   Today’s Parliament is the Parliament of where?
A2) The Parliament of the United Kingdom.   (Or the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.   ALSO called The Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.)
Q3) The House of Commons has the Speaker of the House.   What’s the equivalent post in the House of Lords?
A3) The Lord Speaker.
Q4) What’s the Upper House of the UK’s Parliament?
A4) The House of Lords.
Q5) What’s the Lower House?
Q6) Like many such governments, Parliament is what: bisexual, bimetallic or bicameral?
A6) Bicameral.
Q7) Some members of the House of Lords are hereditary.   The majority are what: elected, appointed or easily bribed?
A7) Appointed.   (You know, after this, and question 6?   You’d think I was cynical …)
Q8) Crossbenchers are members of the Lords who are what: independent members, party members or bishops?
A8) Independent members.
Q9) Members of the House of Lords who aren’t bishops, are the Lords … what?
A9) Temporal.
Q10) Finally … Bishops of the Church of England who are members of the House of Lords are called the Lords … what?
A10) Spiritual.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Everything I do is always scrutinised. But that’s all I'll say about that.”
Spike Lee, born, 20th March, 1957.
And this tune … 

And, as it’s the spring equinox?   This … 

Have a good day!

*        Well, I’m working on it, Olga: if nothing else, I can see what my local CeX can offer me!   (Actually, I’m blowed if I can find the relevant story: but I seem to recall research that tells us dogs … have accents!   Apparently, dogs with Scottish or Liverpudlian owners had the most noticeable ones.   I’m just wondering what the Spanish version of ‘woof woof’ is … !)

†      Lordy, THAT I was, Debbi.   It was a bit hairy!   At least the next time you’re one, I’d be able to afford to buy coffee!   Ha!   Maybe I should write the question for the Citizenship test … !   I got six out of fourteen: well, that’s me shown up!   (Hang on, are you saying members of House of Lords are easily bribable?   Tish!   Members of the Commons are bribable.   The Lords do expenses scams!)


trev-v said...

A1 Pablo Ruiz y Picasso
A2 Boston, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
A3 Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe
A4 Ovid
A5 Legoland California

Debbi said...

Seems to me Americans have followed British example in more than a few ways, politically! :)

I'll have to have a go at that citizenship test. I'll probably flunk ...

1. Picasso's
2. Boston
3. Harriet Beecher Stowe
4. Ovid
5. California