Well, finally …
That most precious of things I have — a day off — was something I managed to use.
Or spend, at any rate.
Look, I had yesterday off: and got paid a day early.
And … ?
Did laundry. Made videos. Wrote teasers.
And finally got to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
And loved it it.
But it’s the one film I’ve seen that gets me wanting a bigger telly!
Let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring 10/10 in the process.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 14th April saw the launch of the first Space Shuttle mission. It was known as STS … what?
Q2) STS stood for Space Transportation … what?
Q3) The flight pilot was Robert L. who?
Q4) Captain John Young was the mission … what?
Q5) The ‘shuttle,’ itself, is technically called the what: orbiter, ovoid or onomatopoeia?
Q6) Which of those shuttles was involved in this first flight: the Enterprise, Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour.
Q7) The mission was launched from the John F. Kennedy Space Centre. The Space Centre is in which US state?
Q8) The first launch had two Extravehicular Mobility Units on board. These allowed the crew to do what: use the space toilet, do a space walk or play golf?
Q9) Robert McCall designed which part of this first mission?
Q10) Finally … The launch was on 12th April … of which year of the 1980s?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th April saw Tiger Woods win the Masters Tournament. The Tournament is held at which course?Q2) Tournament, course, and Tiger himself, are in — or from — which country?A2) The USA.
Q3) Tiger’s first win was in which year of the 1990s?A3) 1997.
Q4) When did Tiger LAST win the Masters?A4) 2005.
Q5) As part of his prize, Tiger would’ve won what colour jacket?A5) A green one.
Q6) There’s only one player to have won the Masters six times. Who is he?A6) The Bear, himself: Jack Nicklaus.
Q7) Tiger, himself, has won the tournament four times. The only other player to have done this, is Arnold … who?A7) Arnold Palmer.
Q8) Who, at the time of writer was the last British winner of the Masters? (6th April, 2017)A8) Danny Willett, last year. (As I write this, the 2017 tournament was one by Sergio Garcia.)
Q9) The Masters is one of four Major Golf Tournaments. Name one of the other three.A9) The US Open, the Open Championship or the PGA Championship.
Q10) Finally … who was the 2016 Masters Champion?A10) Danny Willett.
I’ll leave you with an observation …
“On a standard space shuttle crew, two of the astronauts have a test pilot background - the commander and the pilot.”Sally Ride.
And an appropriate (ish) song …
Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.
Have a good day.
* Yeah, it was one of those, wasn’t it, Olga … ? Just don’t ask about going to work on Wednesday. Someone decided to jump in front of the train I was due take. I’m sympathetic: I’ve suffered with depression for many years, and had suicidal thoughts. But it left me very angry. And feeling more sympathy for my fellow passengers, delayed as I was, and the station staff having to deal with the situation. AND the driver. It turns out he was back after medical leave. After someone jumped in front of the last train he was driving. At ANY rate … ? My main hard-drive’s quiet: for now. And I’ve got a plan in place that can deal with it’s failure. I’m just grateful I’ve got that back up drive.
† Now, there’s a couple of phrases, Debbi. I don’t think I’ve heard either for a while, to be honest. I think fag dropped out of fashion a few years ago: as I recall, most of us going a cigarette break were as or more likely to say they’re be going for a smoke, than having a fag. Or, and poofter? Bloody hell, there’s: I don’t think I’ve heard that for a while. I think poof’s more frequent, and poofter’s more often used in Australia, than the UK. The one term of sexually derived abused I’ve noticed? Would be nonce: old term for child abuser … (I seem to recall bacon was the associated bit of rhyming slang‡: bacon, short for bacon bonce, rhyming slang for nonce.)
‡ Most of the time, people seem to use the non-rhyming bit of the rhyming slang term. And I think a lot of kids — especially in big inner cities — tend to not necessarily use older form of slang. They’d use a lot picked up from Jamaican slang.