Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 6th June, 2018

6th June, 2018.

Morning, all … 

It’s … Wednesday … and I’m up early.


I’ve a long day at work, today: starting at ten.

Yes, I need the hours.

But I’m also thinking I need my sleep.

Right now?   I’m looking forward to getting home, tonight.

It means I can go back to bed.


Oh, while I’ve got your attention?

You’ve probably noticed the backgrounds I’ve used for some of the intro videos.

Today’s a version of the animated screens seen I the Matrix trilogy: turned into a screen saver for the XScreensaver collection.

Which is quite nice: at least it looks good to me.

I’m just mildly disappointed I couldn’t do the same with the screensaver based on the Lament Configuration, from Hellraiser.

It doesn’t actually move about the screen much … 


Let’s move on, shall we?

At least. move about a bit more than that screen saver.

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) Alexander 3rd of the Byzantine Empire died playing tzykanion: on 6th June, 913.   Tzykanion was a Byzantine version of which sport: football, polo or rugby?
Q2) The first drive in cinema in the USA opened, in Camden: on 6th June, 1933.   Cinema and town are in which US state?
Q3) Indian troops raided the Golden Temple, in Amritsar: on 6th June, 1984.   The raid was ordered by the then Indian Prime Minister.   Who was she?
Q4) 6th June is UN Russian Language Day.   The standardised version of Russian is based on the dialect spoken in which city?
Q5) Finally … 6th June, 1975, saw the UK vote to stay in the European Economic Community.   The EEC was eventually absorbed into what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 5th June, 1967, saw Israel launch an attack on Egypt.   This start the what Day War?
A1) The Six Day War.
Q2) 5th June is the feast day of Saint Dorotheus of Tyre.   Tyre is in which country?
A2) The Lebanon.
Q3) Which Italian city was liberated by Allied Troops: on 5th June, 1944?
A3) Rome.
Q4) 5th June, 1981, saw the Centre of Disease Control and Prevention release its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report for that week.   It’s report on a rare form of pneumonia, marked the first mentions of which disease?
Q5) Finally … Louis Brandeis was sworn in as a US Supreme Court Justice: on 5th June, 1916.   He was the first person of which background to be so named: Jewish American, African American or Hispanic American.
Here’s a thought …
“I’m amazed that years after I stopped playing tennis, people still recognize me in restaurants and ask for my autograph.”
Björn Borg, born 6 June 1956.
And a song: becuse it’s Levi Stubbs’ birthday …

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

Have a good day.

*        Yes: I knew about that one, Olga.   I’m thinking I’ve got to sit down with The Man Who Laughs, at some point: as I’ve already seen Casablanca and Cabinet.   I might have to do some digging: it’s not on iTunes.   (Usually it’s great on modern films, and oddball foreign movies.).  Talking of iTunes, they’re promoting a festival call Primavera Sound: looks like it’s near you … 

†        Me, too, Debbi!   Did you know John Boyega was extremely pleased?   (Bum!   Can’t find the clip where he’s told about it!)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Polo
Q2) New Jersey
Q3) Indira Gandhi
Q4) Moscow
Q5) The European Union
Yes, it is, indeed, although I must confess I'm not one for music festivals (not even when I was younger). Do let me know if you manage to get hold of the film. I'm very curious...

Debbi said...

Very cool! :)

1. polo
2. New Jersey
3. Indira Gandhi
4. Moscow
5. the European Union (EU)