Saturday, 2 June 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 2-6-2018: International Sex Workers Day

2nd May, 2018.

Yes: it’s a Saturday: guaranteed to be full of fun, more fun, and — if we’re lucky — fun?

Although I’m at work: I might just have to … um … 

You know … 

Pass … !

Or yawn, at least … 


Just as a thought, here … ?

You’ve possibly worked out I like to follow the technology news.

One thing that had crossed my time lines?

Was the fact that, a couple of years ago, a group called Retro Computers Limited were planning to release the Spectrum Vega+: an updated version of the ZX Spectrum.

It’s been having problems for about the same amount of time.

To the point where Indiegogo, the crowdfunding site that’s been financing the RCL … ?

Is threatening to send in the debt collectors.


I think that’s a shame.

Retro consoles can be big earners.


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, shall we?

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

Q1) 2nd June is International Sex Worker’s Day.   It marks the day when a church was occupied by sex workers.   The occupation was in which French city?
Q2) That protest was in which year of the 1970s?
Q3) Prostitution is sometimes called the what profession: oldest, youngest or middle-aged?
Q4) A prostitute can also be called what ‘H’?
Q5) A procurer is someone who arranges a prostitute for you.   What ‘P’ is a male procurer?
Q6) A madam is a female procurer.   One usually found in which ‘B’?
Q7) Prostitution — and the ‘b’s mentioned in question 6 — are legal in only one US state.   Which US state?
Q8) A prostitue who visits you by appointment is a what?
Q9) Which ‘G’ is the usual tern used to describe a male prostitute who has female clients?
Q10) Storyville, in New Orleans, Soi Cowboy, in Thailand, and the Reeperbahn in Hamburg, are all current or historic areas where prostitutes worked.   They’re known as what districts?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 1st June is the UN sanctioned World Milk Day.   What’s the world’s largest milk producer: China, India or Brazil?
A1) India.
Q2) Milk is usually produced by what: mammals, reptiles or fish?
A2) Mammals.
Q3) 13% of milk in the UK is delivered by a milkman: driving a what?
A3) Milk float.
Q4) Most milk is from which animal?
A4) The cow.
Q5) Russia, Canada and Sweden all produce milk from what: sheep, cattle or moose?
A5) Moose.
Q6) What can be rotary, herringbone or parallel?
Q7) Adding rennet to acidified milk, letting the resulting product coagulate, then separating off the solids, usually produces … what?
A7) Cheese.
Q8) If you churn milk for long enough, you’ll get … what?
A8) Butter.
Q9) Who was the first openly gay man to be elected to a Californian public office?
Q10) And finally … the song, Milk, was on the 2004 album, Aha Shake Heatbrake.   Which band released Aha Shake Heatbrake?
A10) The Kings of Leon.
Here’s a thought …
“Call a jack a jack. Call a spade a spade. But always call a whore a lady.”
Patrick Rothfuss.
And a trio of songs that seem … relevant …

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

Have a good day.

*        Yes, I know the PM’s been replaced, Olga.   I hope they’re an improvement!   But I keep thinking of the old saying: “Here comes the new boss, same as the old boss” … !   It’s nice to hear a familiar song in another language.   But I’de imagine anyone who does the translation, and dubbing, has a tough job.   They have to translate the words, make sure they fit the rhythm … AND match the original actors mouth movements: HECK of a job, that!   I caught an episode of American Horror Story, a while back, that sees Jessicas Lange burst into song.   I think the Spanish language version?   Has a better singer … 

†        Actually, there’s a few of those floating around, Debbi: but it IS nice to sit down with one!   I DO know there’s a lot of convincing looking, fan made, trailers doing the rounds, too!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Lyon
Q2) 1975
Q3) Oldest
Q4) Harlot (or a hooker)
Q5) Pimp
Q6) Brothel (or a bordello)
Q7) Nevada
Q8) An escort
Q9) Gigolo
Q10) Red-light district
Indeed! It's very tough. Some very well known actors do the dubbing (as is the case with cartoons sometimes). I know an actress who now writes and publishes books, from Barcelona, Lola Mariné, and I went to one of her book presentations last week. As her latest book is about an actress she was telling us some anecdotes, including some of her jobs dubbing other actresses (she was the voice of one of Charlie's Angels in Spain and also of one of the Smurfs. I agree, the voice of the singer dubbing Lange is fabulous. (In the political arena, the previous PM was such a lier and there were so many scandals, half of his party is in prison by now, that it seems worth giving anybody else a chance. Hi, Ho! :)

Debbi said...

Indeed? Well, I'll have to check out your video. :)

It is shocking how many of these teaser questions I could answer without looking them up! :-O Blame it on crime writing! :)

1. Lyon
2. 1975
3. oldest
4. hooker
5. pimp
6. brothel
7. Nevada
8. escort or call girl
9. gigolo
10. red light