Sunday, 30 July 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 30-7-2017: They Think It’s All Over … 

Ye gods, I’m going to have no eyeballs left at the end of the day.

I’m up, at nearly six: having got out of bed at five.

Ready for a working day starting at ten.

Oy … 

Veh … !

One these days?

I swear, I’m going to win a fortune on the Lottery.

A few million would make working at the weekends seriously optional.


Oh, while I’m here … ?

I — occasionally — like a bit of electronica.

You possibly wouldn’t have guessed: given the amount of Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, William Orbit, and lord knows what else in my iTunes library.

So, the fact someone’s done a version of the Dr Who theme — as if it had been done by John Michel Jarre — grabbed my attention.

You have to love a tune, don’t you … ?


Let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 30th July saw England win the World Cup.   In which year?
Q2) The tournament was held in which country of the UK?
Q3) The final was held in which city?
Q4) In which stadium, in that city?
Q5) The final was held on the 30th July.   The tournament started on which date in July: the 10th, 11th or 12th?
Q6) To win the final, England beat whom: West Germany, East Germany or Austria?
Q7) Name any one of the eleven England plays on the field, that day.
Q8) Name any one of the eleven opposition players.
Q9) Which England player famously scored a hat-trick at the match?
Q10) Finally … what, after extra time, was the winning score?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) The Treaty of Amity and Commerce — or Harris Treaty — was signed: on 29th July, 1858.   By the USA and where?
A1) Japan.
Q2) The First Hague Convention was signed: on 29th July, 1899.   It was one of the earliest treaties to define what: the laws of war, the Internet or maritime law?
A2) Laws of War.
Q3) The BBC Light Programme was launched: on 29th July, 1945.   It’s now called what?
A3) BBC Radio 2.
Q4) Which country picked its flag: on 29th July, 1980?
A4) Iran.
Q5) Finally … two passenger trains collided: on 29th July, 2013.   Near which Swiss city?
A5) Lausanne.
Here’s THE quote …
“Some people are on the pitch.   They think it’s all over.   It is now.”
Commentator, Kenneth Wolstenholme, in the closing moments of the match.
And the tune that started the gruesome tradition of World Cup singles …

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

Have a good day.

*        I will do, Olga!   It’s handy the first one’s on Kindle for free: I can certainly look that one up!   :D   And I really have to sit down with some of his stuff.   I had a whale of a time with Good Omens and the movie version of Coraline.   (Outdoors, bands tend to be louder: there’s no walls to absorb or reflect what’s coming from the amps.   There you go, that’s what working in a live music venue does for you!)

†        Oh, I know what you mean, Debbi!   I’m up at silly o’clock!   The things we do for love/cash/enjoyment/fresh caffeine …   Oh, re trivia?   I THINK I could recycle some of the Teasers … I’ll email, later … if I can keep my eyes open … !


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1966
Q2) England
Q3) London
Q4) Wembley
Q5) 11th
Q6) West Germany
Q7) Geoff Hurst
Q8) Helmut Haller
Q9) Geoff Hurst
Q10) 4-2
(I watched a couple of episodes yesterday. It keeps getting weirder...)
This teaser made me think of Fawlty Towers again and Basil... Don't talk about the war. Don't talk about the war... (It is probably also because I've just been reading, enjoying, a book of pictures about the seaside [I'm sharing the review on my blog tomorrow] )

Debbi said...

This weekend has been non-stop work for me. I'm in a class that's working me over! But SO worth it.

1. 1966
2. England
3. London
4. Wembley Stadium
5. 11th
6. West Germany
7. Geoff Hurst
8. Helmut Haller
9. Geoff Hurst
10. 4-2

Vindaloo! :)