Saturday, 21 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 21st October, 2017

Ye gods … !

I am feeling ever-so-slightly — ever-so-slightly — knackered.

There you go, though.

That’s what happens when you get up early, the previous day.

And then get to bed, comparatively late, that same day.

Shame, really, there’s possibly a lot I could say … except I’m too knackered to … !


But let’s move on.

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five, with Trevor‡ putting in a comment.

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

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

Q1) 21st October, 1994, saw the USA sign a nuclear arms deal with whom: the UK, North Korea or France?
Q2) The late Carrie Fisher was born on 21st October, 1956: and died in 2016.   Her two last films are to be released in 2017.   Name either.
Q3) 21st October, 1929, saw the birth of writer, Ursula K. Le Guin.   Which of her novels won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for 1970?
Q4) 21st October, 1982, saw members elected to the Ulster Assembly: including Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness.   They were the first members of which party to be elected?
Q5) Finally … the Straits of Magellan were discovered: on 21st October, 1520.   The Strait separates South America from which archipelago?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 20th October, 1956, saw the birth of director, Danny Boyle.   He famously directed the opening Ceremony for what: the 2008 Olympic Games, 2012 Olympic Games or the 2014 World Cup?
Q2) Boyle released a post-apocalyptic, horror movie in 2002.   Called what?
Q3) One Boyle film — with Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Johnny Lee Miller — was set in 1990s Edinburgh.   Which Boyle film?
A3) Trainspotting.   (McGregor’s Choose Life monologue is famous.)
Q4) Which Doctor appears in Boyle film, Shallow Grave?
A4) The Ninth Doctor, himself, Christopher Ecclestone.
Q5) Finally … Danny Boyle directed Slumdog Millionaire.   The film is about a contestant on the Indian version of which quiz show?
Here’s a thought …
“The artist deals in what cannot be said in words. The artist whose medium is fiction does this in words.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, born 21, 1929.
Given it’s lead singer, Lux Interior’s, birthday?   Have a Cramps tune … 

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

Have a good day!

*        I’ll try NOT putting the word cheap, any where near you, Olga … ! :D   Moving RAPIDLY on … !   I think Lore started off as a podcast, didn’t it?   By the chap who narrates it?   I think it could simply be down the the fact the audio’s recording on three different sets of kit: and the studio’s having trouble keeping anything balanced.   (And that struck me: the surgeon had no apparent way of telling where the tools were going.)   And that reminds me: I really need to sit down with Shallow Grave at some point!

†        Yep, I know the things you mean, Debbi, the thingy, what’s it … ADAPTOR … !   Funny old thing, I don’t think many singles in the UK needed one.   But it’s been a while since I’ve seen a turntable: some had a little pull-up widget you could use, instead.   (Doo-hickey: now there’s a word in American English)

‡        Argh!   Trevor, I’ll get on correcting it, as soon as I get a chance: I’ve a long few days ahead of me, though!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) North Korea
Q2) The Last Jedi, Wonderwell
Q3) The Left Hand of Darkness
Q4) Sinn Fein
Q5) Tierra del Fuego
Yes. It was indeed a podcast (not that I knew about it until recently when I read somebody else's review.
I'm going to try and give some of the books I'm not going to keep (and that seem not to be worth the resale) so I can carry on checking the rest...

Debbi said...

I never thought about that. I suppose it is an Americanism! :)

1. North Koreea
2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Wonderwell
3. The Left Hand of Darkness
4. Sinn Féin
5. Tierra del Fuego