Monday, 29 May 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 29-5-2017

Crap … !

Carp, crap, crap crap, crap … !

It’s a bank holiday.


I’m working.

I’ve no problem with that!

The issue?

Is that, just for today?

We’re back to the replacement buses for the trains.

Lovely … 


Oh, did anyone catch Dr Who, over the weekend?

That was a rather good episode, I though.

Not the paciest, certainly.

But definitely one with a lot of intellectual meat on the bone.

It turns out the bacterium named in the episode?

Was the centre of a mild scandal: in an event mirrored in the episode, the bacterium was tested in lab conditions: and found, in field conditions, to kill plants.



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?

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

Q1) Tom Bradley was elected as the first African American Mayor of Los Angeles: on 29th May of which year?
Q2) The St Roch arrived in Nova Scotia: on 29th May, 1950.   After becoming The first ship to circumnavigate where: North America, South America or the Arctic?
Q3) The 35th President of the United States was born on 29th May, 1917.   Who was that president?
Q4) 29th May, 1953, saw the birth of composer, Danny Elfman.   The Oingo Boigo founder ALSO provided the singing voice for which character in The Nightmare Before Christmas?
Q5) Finally … 29th May, 1982, saw British forces win against an Argentinean one: during a big battle of the Falkands War.   That battle was the Battle of Goose … where?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 28th May, 1952, saw women granted the power to vote, and run for office.   The women in which European country?
A1) Greece.
Q2) 28th May, 1974, saw a weeks worth of strikes collapse the government of which part of the UK: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales?
A2) Northern Ireland: the only part of the UK to have a devolved government, at the time.
Q3) Who got home on 28th May, 1967: after a solo ’Round the World trip?
Q4) The Queen — then just Princess Elizabeth — opened the Festival of Industrial Power on 28th May, 1951.   The Festival was in which UK city?
A4) Glasgow.
Q5) Finally … Eritrea Joined the UN on 28th May, 1993: after becoming independent.  From where?
A5) Ethiopia.
Here’s a thought …
“I see politicians on TV every night telling us that this is a fucking momentous decision that could fucking change Britain forever and blah, blah, blah. It’s like, okay, why don’t you fucking do what we pay you to do which is run the fucking country and make your fucking mind up.”
Noel Gallagher, born 29th May, 1967.
And a tune … 

Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day.

*        I think there’s a Wickerman sequel, Olga‡: although I’ve not actually seen it.   I’m always a bit leery of sequels that turn up thirty or so years after the original.   It sounds like it’s the movie version of what some call the tax album: the album a band/artist make, when an unexpected tax bill turns up.   Oh, I’m careful with plugs: shame BA aren’t … !   (I think there’s a good reason they were having trouble getting information over.   The computer systems were down … )

†        Oh, you have to give the man credit for that, Debbi!   It was quite something!   I think the equivalent would be David Tennent or Benedict Cumberbatch turning something down for the same reason.   Pointless trivia for you, Debbi: Benedict’s mum is an actress called Wanda Ventham.   She crops up in It’s Your Funeral

‡        Just looked them up, Olga: there’s a couple of sequels/remakes.   The Nicolas Cage one in 2006, and a (sort of) sequel in 2011: called The Wicker Tree.


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1973
Q2) North America
Q3) John F. Kennedy
Q4) Jack Skellington
Q5) Green
Yes, but I imagine phones still worked and they could have used other means to get in touch. TV channels knew what was happening and what they were planning to do before their own staff did. I think we risk forgetting how to communicate (the more systems there are in place, the more things seem to go down because nobody takes responsibility for anything or knows how to do things if they're supposed to be automated).
I am not very fond of these long after sequels, prequels, or whatevers... although some fire people's imagination (I went to watch the new Alien movies, and although I prefer the original, they are not that bad. And I'm curious about Blade Runner).
I hope your trip isn't too bad.

Angel Frmcanada said...

1. 1973
2. North America
3. John F. Kennedy
4. Jack Skellington
5. Goose Green

Debbi said...

Always interesting info here! :)

I'm putting up a post about our visit to England. Plus a video about the whole trip to Ireland and UK! :) Check it out!

1. 1973
2. North America
3. John F. Kennedy
4. Jack Skellington
5. Green