Friday, 4 May 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 4th May, 2018.

4th May, 2018.

Yes: I’m officially wish a Happy Birthday, Mum!


If anyone else want’s to do the same, they’d be perfectly welcome to!

She’d appreciate it.


At ANY rate, and on other fronts … ?

We had a local election, yesterday.   Brentwood — at least Brentwood West, the ward I live in — now has an extra Liberal Democrat.

Personally … ?

I went for Labour, myself.


Because the Greens weren’t standing in Brentwood West, this year.

Shame, that.


I’m also aware that in some boroughs?   There’s been a trial of voter ID: you have to take ID with you, to be able to vote.

According to Radio Four?   People have been turned away.

I hope this scheme does not go any further.

I personally, couldn’t afford to get a photographic drivers license, or passport: the standard pieces of ID that are being requested.

I suspect I’m not the only person in Brentwood who is in the same shoes.


I think I, and others, would be be denied a vote, as a result.


And finally … !

Finally, and in other news … ?

Twitter have advised three hundred and thirty million users to change their passwords: myself included.


The bulk of those passwords had not been lack from the site’s storage servers.

But had been stored in plain text: unencrypted, and with not protection, in other words.

I’ve changed mine: you might want to do likewise … 


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) Because of the pun, ‘May the Fourth be with you,’ 4th May is Star Wars Day.   Who — in the original Star Wars — first describes the Force to Luke Skywalker?
Q2) Britain’s first female Prime Minister was elected to office: on 4th May, 1979.   Who was she?
Q3) London’s first Mayor was elected on 4th May, 2000.   Who WAS that first mayor?
Q4) Eric Sykes was born, on 4th May, 1923.   What was the name of the TV show he starred in, between 1972 to 1979?
Q5) Finally … 4th May, 1936, saw the birth of bullfighter, Manuel Benítez Pérez.   What name does he use, as a matador?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 3rd May, 2018: Today.   What sort of elections take place in the UK, today: local or General?
A1) Local.
Q2) Which US city was incorporated: on 3rd May, 1802?
Q3) The remains of the Benty Grange Helmet was found on 3rd May, 1848: in Derbyshire.   The helmet is what: Viking, Roman or Anglo-Saxon?
A3) Anglo-Saxon.
Q4) 3rd May, 1921, saw the government of the UK pass the law that partitioned where: India, Ireland or Canada?
A4) The island of Ireland.
Q5) Finally … ?   Which child went missing on 3rd May, 2007?
A5) Madelaine McCann.   The media attention behind her disappearance makes this the most discussed such case in the media.
Here’s a thought …
“My theory is that we are all idiots. The people who don’t think they’re idiots — they’re the ones that are dangerous.”
Eric Sykes, 4 May 1923 – 4 July 2012.
And a song …

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

Have a good day.

*        Yes, it was was 1921, Olga.   What got me mixed up was the relevant act’s name: the Government of Ireland Act 1920.   I have to admit, work went well … and very quietly … and completely unweirdly … (You DO know you can embed YouTube videos into a blog post?   JUST in case you wanted to swipe that Napoleon 14th tune …)

†        Yea, I know, Debbi, I’m the same!   Oh, but the way … Radio Four does a show called The Reunion: reuniting various people who’ve done something historic.   This week’s is all about The Young Ones‡: required viewing, when I was younger.   I don’t know if you can pick it up, over there: but the edition about Dr Who was amazing.

‡        Debbi, did you ever think British comedy was either all Monty Python or Noel Coward … ?   Remind me to mention the incredibly surreal slapstick of The Young Ones


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Obi-Wan Kenobi
Q2) Margaret Thatcher
Q3) Ken Livingstone
Q4) Sykes
Q5) El Cordobés
Happy Birthday to your Mum (it was my birthday on the 2nd so we're very close). Yes, I know about embedding videos, although I haven't for a while. Thanks for the reminder! Enjoy Star Wars Day!

Debbi said...

I've seen more British comedy than Monty Python. Usually on public television. Shows like Are You Being Served? and Absolutely Fabulous. I know they've shown Yes, Minister and Fawlty Towers.

1. Obi-Wan Kenobi
2. Margaret Thatcher
3. Ken Livingstone
4. Sykes
5. El Cordobés

Debbi said...

I'm listening to The Reunion now. Very cool! :)

BTW, happy birthday to your mum. May the Fourth be with you! :)