Monday, 18 June 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 18th June, 2018

18th June, 2018.

I think we can say I’m not a football fan.

No: really: I’m not a football fan: as I managed to mention in last night’s post about American Horror Story.

Roanoke is looking rather good, I should add: they’ve hideously slaughtered Kathy Bates, twice.

At ANY rate … I was making the point that I thought the first England games was on, tomorrow night: and made the point that — as I had the day off? — I wouldn’t be watching it.

Turns out I got the date wrong.

It seems the games on, tonight.

I still — hopefully — won’t watching it.
A)  I’m not a fan.
B)  I’m at work.
What more can I tell you … ?


Talking of productivity?

Which we weren’t, but you can see the drift, I hope.

The World Health Health Organisation has announced it’s adding video game addiction to its list of its list of mental health conditions.

Frankly?   Giving my own personal history, I’m very aware it’s something I need to keep an eye on.

I’m VERY aware getting hooked on something — from alcohol, to video games, to gambling — is not a good thing.

And can have a serious effect on health, and productivity.


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring six out of six.   The day also saw Trevor† offering a Thai food fan’s guide to Brentwood High Street.

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

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

Q1) Five monks from Canterbury saw the forming of the Giordano Bruno crater: on the night of 18th June, 1178.   The crater is where?
Q2) The first group of immigrants from Japan arrived at their destination: on 18th June, 1908.   What WAS that destination?
Q3) Mona Mahmudnizhad, and nine of her fellows, was sentenced to death, and hung, on 18th June, 1965: for being members of which faith?
Q4) 18th June, 1972, saw Britain’s worst air crash take place.   The plane — that was supposed to head for Brussels — crashed just outside which airport?
Q5) Finally … 18th June, 1901, saw the birth of Llewellyn Rees.   He appeared — very briefly — in The Deadly Assassin.   The Deadly Assassin was a story in which series?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 17th June, 1936, saw the birth of director, Ken Loach.   Which of the Wednesday Plays he directed for the BBC was about Cathy and Reg?
Q2) Whilst working for the BBC, Loach directed several episodes of which police series?
A2) Z Cars.
Q3) Loach co-directed the documentary, McLibel: about a libel case against environmental activists.   Brought by which US company?
A3) McDonalds.
Q4) Which Ken Loach directed film has an appearance by the seagull loving Eric Cantona?
A4) Looking for Eric
.    (Here … )
Q5) What’s the name of the 1969 Ken Loach film was about a schoolboy and his kestrel … ?
A5) Kes.
Q6) Finally … Loach’s most recent film was released in 2016.   What was it called?
Here’s a thought …
“Good kitchen equipment is expensive, but most items last a lifetime and will pay for themselves over and over again.”
Delia Smith, born 18 June 1941.
And a song …

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

Have a good day.

*        You’re quite probably right, Olga!   Saying that?   I think Tom Baker’s done the speaking clock: for charity.    I’m kicking myself for missing it … !

†        I think I’ve worked that out, Debbi: the noodles were rather fun, I know that!   (They’re supposed to have been taken to Italy, from China, by no less a person than Marco Polo.   Well, they had to eat something on the trip!)

‡        Well, yes, I knew that Trevor: found that out when I was half way through me Weeping Tiger!   (I’ve never been there, either!)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) The Moon
Q2) Brazil
Q3) The Bahá'í Faith (According to the article I read it was in 1983. She was born in 1965 though).
Q4) Heathrow
Q5) Doctor Who (who would have guessed it?)
I'm ignoring the football as much as I can although there's a bar downstairs, so we hear the cheering anyway...

Debbi said...

Marco Polo did a lot for the world culturally that way.

1. the Moon
2. Brazil
3. the Bahá'í Faith
4. Heathrow
5. Doctor Who (what else? :))