Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 4/4/2018

4th April, 2018.


Yep: I’m a man with issues!

Good old fashioned money issues!

Frankly?   A pay rise could come in handy: as, frankly, could more hours.

Equally frankly?

I’ve been rota’d for just the one shift, next week.

You can imagine how angry I fell about that.

I HAVE managed to pick up a couple of extra shifts … but … 

~≈§≈~

In other news?

You’ll have probably realised I’ve gone down with Bell’s Palsy.   Basically, a type of facial paralysis caused by a post-infection trapped nerve.

Right at the moment?

My left cheek seems fairly noticeable: or, at least, feels that way from where I’m sitting.

On the OTHER hand?

I think I’m using less straws: and believe I have some more movement in my lips.

I’m — hopefully — starting to recover.

~≈§≈~

Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring four out of five in the process.

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

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

Q1) 4th April saw Philip Astley stage what’s now considered the modern day circus.   In which year?
Q2) One of Astley’s earliest circuses was Astley’s Amphitheatre.   Amphitheatres were used by the ancient whom: Egyptians, Romans or Celts?
Q3) That Circus — as many succeeding ones — featured a forty-two foot what?
Q4) The first American Circus was opened by John Ricketts, in 1792: in which city?
Q5) Finally … equestrian, Pablo Fanque, made his debut at Astley’s.   He gets a mention in which Beatles tune?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) Theodore Kaczynski was arrested on 3rd April, 1996.   Which explosive figure was he accused of being?
A1) The Unabomber.
Q2) 3rd April, 1925, saw the birth of the late politician, Tony Benn.   He famously renowned his title in 1963.   What WAS what title?
Q3) The 100th Boat Race was held: on 3rd February, 1954.   Which side won?
A3) Oxford.
Q4) The first General Secretary of the Communist Party was named on 3rd April, 1922.   The first person to hold the post was Joseph Stalin.   Who replaced Stalin, in the succeeding post of First Secretary?
Q5) Finally … 3rd April, 1882, America’s Old West saw Robert Ford shot who: Billy the Kid, Jesse Jame or Deputy Town Marshal Wyatt Earp?
A5) Jesse James.
Here’s a thought …
“The same kind of feeling pursues us in many other instances, but there is no place which recalls so strongly our recollections of childhood as Astley’s”.
Chapter 8, Astley’s: From Sketches By Boz, Charles Dickens.
And a song …


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

Have a good day.




*        I HAVE to admit, I missed out on Charlie Chan, Debbi: the stories were never big, over here.   I do know we got a lot more Fu Manchu, when I was growing up.   They’re — arguably — even worse.   And ALL of them, much like The Talons of Weng-Chiang, featured white actors in yellow-face.   (Oh, I had to do some editing on today’s video: bet you can’t spot the join!)

2 comments:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1768
Q2) Romans
Q3) Ring
Q4) Philadelphia
Q5) Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite!
I hope things get better on the working front. The clearance of the house went faster than I expected (it's easier to throw everything away than going through things one by one, that's a fact) and now it's a matter of handing over the car tonight, the keys to the house tomorrow, and I'm off...
Take care. The TV license people keep insisting I should renew it... Perhaps they should have guessed that after paying it by direct debit for 25 years there might be a reason why I have stopped it, but I know it's an automated thing.

Debbi said...

Yes, Asians have been stereotyped in film, too.

1. 1768
2. Romans
3. diameter
4. Philadelphia
5. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite