Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 17th October, 2017.

Hmm … 

That was something … 

It you, like me, live in the UK, you’d’ve realised that what was left of Hurricane Ophelia hit the country, yesterday.

Doing considerable damage in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

If, like me, you’re in the south east?

You’d’ve been between the devil and the deep blue sea.

Caught between weird weather conditions from Ophelia, and smoke from the wildfires hitting Spain and Portugal.

And leaving skies in Essex, certain, very odd.

Which my phone’d camera doesn’t catch very well.

But … ?

Well … 

Smoke and storms will do weird things to skies.

Including turning the skies over Chelmsford and Brentwood a definite, and dirty, yellow.

Very odd to see … 


Let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) The Open — or British Open, if you’re American — was established: on 17th October, 1860.   It’s a championship tournament in which sport: Golf, Tennis or Tiddly Winks?
Q2) 17th October is the feast day of Saint Regulus: also know as Saint … whom?
Q3) Which motor biker was born on 17th October, 1938?
Q4) The notorious Burma-Thailand Railway was completed on 17th October, 1943.   The railway’s Bridge 277 was the basis for which Alec Guinness film?
Q5) Finally … Eight people drowned in the middle of London, on 17th October, 1814.   In a flood of what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) Jane Eyre was first published.   On 16th October of which year?
A1) 1847.
Q2) It was published by Smith, Elder and whom?
A2) Co.
Q3) Harper and Brothers were its American publishers.   Harper & Brothers were based in which US city?
A3) New York.
Q4) Which of the Brontë sister wrote Jane Eyre: Anne, Emily or Charlotte?
A4) Charlotte Brontë.
Q5) That author published Jane Eyre under a pen name.   Which pen name: Currer, Ellis or Acton Bell?
A5) Currer.   (Emily wrote as Ellis Bell, Anne as Acton.)
Q6) The book opens when the main character is how old: ten, twelve or fourteen?
A6) Ten.
Q7) Jane spends her time at a school called what?
A7) Lowood.
Q8) Jane becomes a governess at which fictional hall?
A8) Thornfield Hall.
Q9) That’s hall’s owner falls in love with Jane.   What’s his name?
A9) Mr Rochester.   (Or Edward Fairfax Rochester, if you want to be precise.)
Q10) Finally … the very first talking film version of Jane Eyre was in which year of the 1930s?
A10) 1934.
Here’s a thought …
“The structure of a play is always the story of how the birds came home to roost.”
Arthur Miller, October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005.
And a quick tune from a well known sweetie …

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

Have a good day!

*        Hmmm … the sound issue could well be an problem at their end, Olga.   Or during filming.   I know the BBC gets the occasional complaint with some shows: too much mumbling!   Although the other option says it’s not sound that’s the issue, it’s the TV sets!   Flat panel ones have worse speakers!   EITHER way?   I think I Walked with a Zombie is going to have to go onto my Films to Watch list.

†        You know, I didn’t actually sit down with it, Debbi.   But a lot of music’s the same.   It doesn’t nick melodies?   It homages other songs!   He says, with a straight face!   At ANY rate … ?   Star Trek: Discovery’s on CBS All Access.   It’s CBS’s version of Netflix: there’s an app for tablets, so you can watch it that way.   (There’s a version of the app on the Chromecast‡: Google’s equivalent to the AppleTV‡.)

‡        They’re a bit like Olga’s Amazon Firestick.   You can plug them into a TV, change channel to whatever socket they’re in, and use the remote to watch whatever app.


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Golf
Q2) Rule
Q3) Evel Knievel
Q4) The Bridge on the River Kwai. I wonder if you read this review on my blog:
It is a fabulous book and I know the author is very involved in historical societies and has offered talks and presentations on the subject.
Q5) Beer (I remembered the question)
I watched another couple of episodes yesterday (one about werewolves and the other one about spiritism and haunted houses. They included Arthur Conan Doyle's video and his supposed voice from the other side. Ah, and I didn't realise they were still having public executions using the guillotine in France as late as 1939) and wondered if the sound issue might be intentional, as there are bits using quite old materials and others where they use effects to make it look old, as I noticed it seems to be at the same point in the episode. Or perhaps it's selective deafness... Anyway, truly fascinating stuff.

Debbi said...

So much tech! I recall a time when the most technical part of TV was adjusting the rabbit-ears! Antennae, in case you guys don't use that one. :)

1. Golf
2. Rule
3. Evil Knievel
4. The Bridge Over the River Kwai
5. beer