Monday, 6 February 2012

The Daily Teaser - 06-2-2012

You know, there’s times — and I think this is one of them — when I open a post with a variation of the word bleugh.

I’ve got to confess, today’s Teaser … ?

Is one of them.


I think I’ve gone down with a steaming cold — going by the blocked nostrils, headache and cough — and to top that off … ?

I’m supposed to be at the job-course thingie in Basildon.

Whether the buses are running, given the weather … ?

Hmmm …

Sound’s like I’m going to have a fun day … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — back from the film seminar she’d been attending — putting in her answers: and bagging 6 out of 6, in spite of what sounds like a nasty fall*!

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) 6th February, 2011, saw the death of which Belfast born guitarist … ?

Q2) More to the point, which which singer did that guitarist record Parisienne Walkways … ?

Q3) 6th February, 1959, saw Jack Kilby patent what … ?

Q4) 6th February, 2005, saw who become the Labour Party’s longest serving Prime Minister … ?

Q5) 6th February, 1819, saw the city of Singapore founded: by whom … ?

Q6) And finally … 6th February, 1958, saw the death of 21 people — including 7 members of Manchester United — in an air-crash in which city … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 5th February, 1919 saw four famous Hollywood stars found an equally famous Hollywood studio: which studio … ?
A1) United Artists.

Q2) More to the point, name any of the four …
A2) Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith.

Q3) 5th February, 1988, saw Manuel Noriega indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges: which South American country had he been military governor of … ?
A3) Panama.

Q4) 5th February, 1982, saw Laker Airways famously go into Receivership: what was the name of the company’s chairman … ?
A4) Sir Freddie Laker.

Q5) 5th February, 1940, saw the birth of Swiss artist H. R. Giger: on which Ridley Scott film did he famously do design work … ?
A5) Alien

Q6) And finally … 5th February, 1924, saw the Royal Greenwich Observatory start broadcasting what … ?
A6) The Greenwich Time signal.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with a tune by The Tragically Hip, as it’s lead singer, Gordon Downieºª’s birthday.

* And I think I have it bad … ! Debbi, you will get that lot checked out … ? I’d hate to see that fall come back to bite you later … !

º No, he’s no relation: the fact we share a surname sort of tickled me, though …

ª Although, considering that Paul Rootsie Downie is still around, somewhere … ? I should maybe pick up my guitar, again …


Mr Strict said...

1> Gary Moore.
2> Phil Lynott.
3> The First Integrated circuit.
4> Tony Blair.
5> Sir Stamford Raffles.
6> Munich.

trev-v said...

February 6th 1952 – Queen Elizabeth II becomes Queen Regnant. God save the queen, love live the queen. As a royalist I could not let this very important day go unnoticed especial as it is 60 years.

Q1 Robert William Gary Moore
Q2 Philip Parris "Phil" Lynott
Q3 integrated circuit
Q4 Anthony Charles Lynton Blair – aka Tony Blair – aka Tony Bliar
Q5 Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles
Q6 Munich


Debbi said...

I'm doing fine, Paul. My ribs are sore, but otherwise I seem to be okay. My acupuncturist stuck a few extra needles in me today. :)

For good or ill, I'm pretty hard headed. It'll take more than that to stop me. :)

1. Gary Moore
2. Phil Lynott
3. the first integrated circuit
4. Tony Blair
5. Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
6. Munich

Nik Nak said...

Fair enough, Trevor: but what would Penny be saying … ?

And thank heavens for that, Debbi … ! But do you mind me keeping my finger’s crossed … ?