Sunday, 12 November 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 12-11-2017: Remembrance Sunday

Well, there we go … 

It’s a Sunday … when I’m due to tea into work for ten.

And, thankfully?

It’s the day before a day off.

Which means I’ll be able to catch up with my sleep, at some point.

Something I’m looking forward to: I don’t know about you.

One thing I did manage to do, last night, before I went to bed?

Was catch another episode of  Freak Show.

Granted, this is only series four of American Horror Story: some of the latter ones may be better.

But, being brutally honest with you?

Freak Show’s got an emotion depth to it the earlier three series don’t.

And got me thinking I should catch Magic, the old Anthony Hopkins film.

Maybe one day …


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) This year, Remembrance Sunday is held on 12th November.   It’s the UK’s formal commemoration of anniversary of Armistice Day: at the end of which war?
Q2) The main UK ceremony will be held in Whitehall, in London.   At the memorial called what?
Q3) Traditionally, the Queen lays a wreath on Remembrance Sunday.   Who’s doing it for her, this year?
Q4) A church in Leicestershire has — for its Remembrance Sunday service, this year — dropped which hymn?
Q5) Finally … ?   In their games over November, 2017, the UK’s various home nation football teams have sought permission to wear what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 11th November is Remembrance Day: marking the end of the First World War.   In which year will Remembrance Sunday mark a century since The end of the war: 2016, 2017 or 2018?
A1) 2018.   (Although, strictly?   The war formally ended in 1919, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.)
Q2) A painting called Irises sold for a record price: on 11th November, 1987.   Who painted those Irises?
Q3) Joseph Blake was hung: on 11th November, 1724.   What sort of criminal was Joseph Blake?
A3) A highwayman.
Q4) On a related note?   Which bushranger was hung on 11th November, 1880?
A4) Ned Kelly.   (Terry Pratchett does a version of the bushranger: called Tinhead Ned.   Apparently?   The phrase is also a slang term for a nail.)
Q5) Finally … Angola gained its independence on 11th November, 1975.   From where: Spain, Portugal or France?
A5) Portugal.
Here’s the Last Post … 

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

Have a good day.

*        I think I remember seeing trailers for that, Olga.   Mind you, it was about the same time — or just after — Eddie Izzard was doing a lot of marathons.   I think a heavy backpack on a long walk is possibly a bit more sensible.   (Pointless trivia for you, Olga: Jo Brand’s a former psychiatric nurse.)

†        Oh, I’ve a better option, Debbi: I can use video editing software to edit the ads out.   Not that I’m condoning using iMovie for anything dodgy, like video piracy.   Good lord, no.   MPEG Streamclip does a far better job … 


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) First World War
Q2) The Cenotaph
Q3) Prince Charles
Q4) Onwards, Christian Soldiers.
Q5) Poppies
Yes, I've heard about Jo Brand's profession. You do need a sense of humour for the job, I must admit. I'm still watching the Spanish series 'Sé quién eres' (I know who you are). With a bit of luck I'll be ready to watch the two final episodes on Saturday. It's getting more and more convoluted as it goes along (and I still love the house. Considering it's shot in Barcelona they do a good job of not showing the usual places, although they use true exteriors, because the many times the characters end up in court, they do show the new court buildings, that are quite close to my mother's apartment and we tend to see often during our walks).
I hope you can catch up on your sleep.

Debbi said...

Good thinking, Paul! :)

1. World War I
2. the two-minute silence
3. the Prince of Wales
4. Onward Christian Soldiers
5. poppies