Friday, 16 March 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 16th March, 2018.

16th March, 2018.

Yep: it’s official: I’m back at work, today.

AND another episode of The Man in the High Castle, last night.

Which is starting to drift away from the original novel, a touch.

Although, to be honest?   I can’t say I’m complaining too much.

I’m very aware that making sure a film stays true to a text is one thing.

After all, most movies don’t go over about two or three hours in length.   There’s less screen time: so more chance of getting everything in the book on screen.

TV shows, though?   Certainly this TV show?   With twenty episode of an hour each, across two seasons so far?

I think that’s a bit more time than most films of the book*!


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 and answers, shall we?

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

Q1) 16th March, 1984, saw William Buckley kidnapped by fundamentalists.   He was the CIA station chief: in the US embassy in which country?
Q2) Britain’s (then) Prime Minister resigned: on 16th March, 1976.   Which Prime Minister?
Q3) Adolf Hitler violated the Versailles Treaty on 16th March, 1935: by reviving Germany’s armed forces.   Those collective forces were known as which ‘W’?
Q4) In a controversial referendum on 16th March, 2014, the Crimea voted to join where: the EU, Russia, or the United Arab Emirates?
Q5) Finally … the (then) largest oil spill took place on 16th March, 1978.   When which supertanker split in two?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 15th March saw Maine become the 23rd US state.   In which year of the 1820s?
A1) 1820.
Q2) What state had Maine been part of, until then?
Q3) What’s the capital of Maine?
A3) Augusta.
Q4) Supposedly, the state is name after a former Province of which European country?
A4) France.
Q5) Name either of the two Canadian provinces on Maine’s northern border.
Q6) The state’s know as the what state?   (It’s also called Vacation Land.)
A6) The Pine State.
Q7) What’s the official state cat of Maine?
A7) The Maine Coon.
Q8) Which modern horror writer sets a lot of his books in Maine?   (Modern: H.P. Lovecraft doesn’t count!)
Q9) Which character in M*A*S*H was a resident of Maine?
Q10) Finally … ?   The Maine Mariners play what?
A10) Ice hockey.
Here’s a thought …
“If I get an obit in the Times, they will say, of course, ‘known to millions as Rumpole.’”
Leo McKern, 16 March 1920 – 23 July 2002.
And a tune … 

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

Have a good day!

*        Unless you’re looking at The Lord of the Rings, of course.   As wonderful as they are, they go on forever … !

†        Happily?   The thing seems to be due, today, Olga: when I’m working!   I’m just betting the bloody thing turns up when I’m out: and NOT delivered to my safe space … Either way?   The tests are sorted: so we’re good to go!

‡        Apart from shop at Amazon, Debbi?   It’s not that perplexing, unfortunately: Amazon’s got less overheads in terms of shop staff.   Which is why Toys R Us and Maplins are closing: that’s the sort of things Amazon and Ebay tend to do well with.


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Lebanon
Q2) Harold Wilson
Q3) Wehrmacht
Q4) Russia
Q5) Amoco Cadiz
Good that you have managed to rearrange. Usually, the neighbours are lucky when I'm here as I keep getting everybody's parcels (mind you, they were quite good when I used to work in Sheffield), but it shouldn't be much longer. I discovered one of my neighbours was having a baby because I had almost all the baby's things delivered to me as they were never in. It's a boy!

Debbi said...

Unfortunately, yes. Although Amazon isn't entirely without (underpaid) staff. They have warehouses. And bookstores now. So ... whatever! :)

1. Lebanon
2. Harold Wilson
3. the Wehrmacht
4. Russia
5. the Amoco Cadiz