Saturday, 14 January 2012

The Daily Teaser - 14-1-2012

Have I got my eyeballs in … ?

Actually, yes, I think I do … !

I’ve got to admit, I had a bit of a late one, last night.

Happily glueing together the Teaser movies, believe it or not.

And you wouldn’t believe it, I’m still finding out things about the iWorks ’09 suite I’m using to animate them.

The opening slide of today’s for example … ?

I’ve managed to get the picture move about. OK, granted, not in any particularly coherent fashion.

But it moves, to paraphrase Galileo.

I’m happy with that, at the moment!


Let’s move on, shall we … ?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome — putting in her answers: and, along with giving us this review — Stuart Neville’s The Ghosts Of Belfast* — also managing to bag 5 out of 5.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) 14th January, 1129, saw the formal approval of the Knights Templar take place: was this at the Council of Troyes, the Council of Trent, or the Council of Nicea?

Q2) More to the point, what‘s the full name of the Knights Templar … ?

Q3) 14th January, 1975, saw the kidnapping of Lesley Whittle: which recently deceased killer was she notoriously kidnapped by … ?

Q4) 14th January, 2011, saw President Ben Ali flee his country in what became known as the Jasmine Revolution: which North African country was it … ?

Q5) 14th January, 1978, saw which band break up, whilst on their first US tour … ?

Q6) And finally … 14th January, 1960, saw the establishment of which English speaking country’s central bank … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th January saw the Friday 13th virus hit many PCs: in which year of the 1980s?
A1) 1989.

Q2) 13th January, 1990, saw L. Douglas Wilder become the first Afro-American governor of a US state: which US state?
A2) Virginia.

Q3) 13th January, 1785, saw the publication of the Daily Universal Register: how is that newspaper now known … ?
A3) The Times.

Q4) 13th January, 1893, saw the founding — in the UK — of the Independent Labour Party: in which year of the 1970s did it dissolve … ?
A4) 1975.

Q5) And finally … 13th January, 1968, saw Johnny Cash perform at Folsom Prison: on his live album of the same name, what’s the name of the first track on side 1 … ?
A5) Folsom Prison Blues.
Enjoy those, everyone: as it’s Saturday’s member, Frankie’s birthday, I’ll leave you with some mindless pop … !

* Sounds like an interesting read, there, Debbi: I’m just glad I could help. (I do know HMP Maze was … well, let’s call it contentious, shall we … ? DEFINITELY a hotbed … ! )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It's a really great book! And so is the sequel. I highly recommend both. Neville has written more, but I can scarcely keep up. Too many books, not enough time. :)

1. Council of Troyes
2. The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon
3. Donald Neilson
4. Tunisia
5. The Sex Pistols
6. Australia