Friday, 6 January 2012

The Daily Teaser - 06-1-2012

Blimey … !

I’ve got to admit, in one of those moods, today.

I actually managed to get myself a (fairly) early night, last night.

But still not quite in the mood to catch the episode of Never Mind The Buzzcocks I’d taped*.

I’ll probably catch it later. It does look interesting, though: complete with guest presenter, actress, Juliette Lewis.

With her tongue very firmly stuck in her check, I should add!

Still …

It does give me an excuse to listen to the series of questions being put to Sir Stephen Hawking on Radio 4.


But let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s.

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Trevor putting their answers: with Debbi thanking me for a comment on that postº, and Trevor quoting both Churchill, Stevenson and Brian Johnstonª, it also saw them bagging 6 out of 6.

Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we … ? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) 6th January, 1977, saw EMI famously fire the Sex Pistols: what was the name of the resultant Pistol’s song about the incident … ?

Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the album … ?

Q3) 6th January, 1929, saw who arrive as a novice in India … ?

Q4) 6th January, 1994, saw who attacked by a man with a crowbar … ?

Q5) 6th January, 1941, saw President Franklin D. Roosevelt make his famous Four Freedoms State of the Union Address. Name any of those Freedoms.

Q6) And finally … 6th January, 1367, saw the birth of Richard 2nd of England: which dynasty did he belong to … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 5th January, 1918, saw the formation of the Free Committee for a German Worker’s Peace: which notorious party did this eventually turn into … ?
A1) The Nazi Party.

Q2) 5th January, 1976, saw the country of Cambodia renamed what … ?
A2) Kampuchea.

Q3) By whom … ?
A3) Depending on who you ask, either the Khmer Rouge, OR the Khmer Rouge’s leader, Pol Pot.

Q4) Moving on … 5th January, 1592, saw the birth of Murgal emperor, Shah Jahan: which famous building did he build for his late wife … ?
A4) The Taj Mahal.

Q5) 5th January, 1933, saw construction start on which San Francisco landmark … ?
A5) The Golden Gate Bridge.

Q6) And finally … 5th January, 1985, saw the state of Israel end its rescue of the Falasha, from Ethiopia. The Falasha claimed to be descended from King Solomon … and who … ?
A6) The Queen of Sheba.
Enjoy those: I’ll leave you with the late Dizzy Gillespie’s Salt Peanuts.

After all, there’s a reason he was that well known …

* Always amazes me how technology moves on, but language doesn’t. I’m still comfier using the word ‘taped’ when what I’ve actually done is recorded something onto a USB flash memory stick.

º My pleasure, Debbi! Sorry it took so long: but I wanted to make sure I’d read it, and the original post, before adding something positive to the thread.

ª Jonners … ? Does this mean saluting’s mandatory, Trevor … ?


trev-v said...

Q1 "God Save the Queen"
Q2 Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
Q3 Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu commonly known as Mother Teresa
Q4 Nancy Ann Kerrigan
Q5 Of Speech, of Worship, from want, from fear
Q6 House of Plantagenet


My Karma ran over your dogma. – Unknown

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs. – Christopher Hampton

It may be that the old astrologers had the truth exactly reversed, when they believed that the stars controlled the destinies of men. The time may come when men control the destinies of stars. – Arthur C. Clarke

Word of the day Serrate.

Debbi said...

No problem at all! You were quite timely. Thanks again! :)

1. God Save the Queen
2. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
3. Mother Teresa
4. Nancy Kerrigan
5. freedom of speech, of worship, from want, and from fear
6. the House of Plantagenet