Monday, 23 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 23rd October, 2017

Oh, my good lord, it’s Monday.

It’s incredibly early on a Monday.

And … ?

Just for The week, I’ve actually got something vaguely approaching a 9 to 5 job in an office.

Bar the early start?

Bar the early start, it’s nice to know that — however temporarily — I’m doing something vaguely approaching a regular day job.

Given I’ve spent much of my adult life working evenings — and working evenings in various shades of the hospitality industry, which isn’t as much fun as it sounds — that’s a nice change … 

The fact the rail replacement service went into operation, yesterday?

Even that couldn’t spoil things … 


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) 23rd October, 1972, saw the US end Operation Linebacker.   Operation Linebacker was a bombing campaign on where: North Vietnam, South Vietnam or North Korea?
Q2) 23rd October, 1739, saw the start of a war between Britain and Spain.   The war in question was the War of Jenkins’ what: ear, nose or throat?
Q3) The Second Battle of Philippi took place: on 23rd October, 42BC.   The Battle saw forces led by Mark Anthony and Octavian defeat an army lead by whom: Brutus, Nero or Gaius Marius?
Q4) Protestors hit the streets of Hungary, on 23rd October, 1956.   Protesting at the country’s domination by whom: the USA, the USSR or the People’s Republic of China?
Q5) Finally … 23rd November, 1940, saw the birth of Brazilian footballer, Edson Arantes do Nascimento.   He’s better known, how?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) 22nd October is the festival of Jidai Matsuri, in one Japanese city.   Which Japanese city?
A1) Kyoto.
Q2) 22nd October, 2001, saw parts of Cambridgeshire and Essex put on what: flood, hurricane or hail alert?
A2) Flood alert.
Q3) 22nd October, 1978, saw who inaugurated as pope?
A3) John Paul 2nd.
Q4) 22nd October, 1811, saw the birth of composer, Franz Liszt.   Which country was he from?
A4) Hungary: it what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Q5) Finally … 22nd October, 1923, saw the birth of former paratrooper, Bert Trautman.   From 1949 to 1964, he was goalkeeper for whom: Manchester City, Manchester United or Chelsea?
A5) Manchester City.
Here’s a thought …
“It can be very repetitive and I think now we want something fresh and something inspiring and different, daring.”
Ang Lee, born October 23, 1954.
And some unexpected ambient from hard rockin’ Motorhead member, Würzel.   (Apparently, the album this is from was partially inspired by Würzel’s meeting Brian Eno.   And some “psychedelically influenced” experiences Würzel had in Belgium.   Würzel, wherever you are?   We know what you’re talking about!)

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

Have a good day.

*        Oh, I know what you mean, Olga.   You should see some of the earlier entries, here!   As I’m sure Debbi and Trevor could tell you, there was eyeball watering colour-schemes, big lettering, weird and wonderful contrast … oy … !   I’m just thankful I learnt how to calm things down … !   (Funnily?   The weekday rail replacement service was a lot better than the weekend one.   It was just one stop.   Weekends?   One bus from Brentwood to the next stop, a second bus from there to Ingatestone, and a train from there to Chelmsford.   And an extra half hour on the trip!)

†        You know, I haven’t sat down with Help! for a while, Debbi!   I still remember Ringo’s “It’s a pair of kinky boot beasts,” from Yellow Submarine.   (I’ll have to see if Ruth can sit Jude down with that … )


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) North Vietnam
Q2) Ear
Q3) Brutus
Q5) Pelé
Oh, who can understand trains and traffic. Must be one of the big mysteries of the universe (up there with the pyramids and Amazon's algorithm). Enjoy the week of normal shifts.

Debbi said...

Fun groovy stuff that! :) I heard that "groovy" was making a comeback. But the word makes me think of Austin Powers! :)

1. North Vietnam
2. Ear
3. Brutus
4. the USSR
5. Pelé