Monday, 2 April 2012

The Daily Teaser02--04-2012

Hmmmm …  

I was going to tell you about THAT photo of Jude.

Bless him, he was completely fascinated by an episode of Top of the Pops 2, a Girl Groups special: and more to the point, by The Supremes.   There’s probably a whole slide show about it, at some point!
But I’ve ALSO got to admit, I’ve switched over to the new Blogger interface.

And I’m thinking ‘Hmmm … ’, to be perfectly frank.

I’m not sure I like it.

I’ll probably get used to it: but it’s going to take a while … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and old friend, Tim, putting in their answers: with Debbi telling me she agrees with Terry Pratchett — and putting in a quote from Willem de Kooning* — it ALSO saw both of our players bagging 7 out of 9.   (Matter Transmission and Fool on the Hill were the correct answers, folks: I know it’s a little late, but … ?   APRIL FOOL!!!!!)

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) 2nd April, 2005, saw the death of Pope John Paul 2nd: what name had he been born with … ? 
Q2) More to the point, he was the first non-Italian pope since which year … ?
Q3) 2nd April, 1977, saw Red Rum win the third Grand National of his career: who was his jockey … ?
Q4) 2nd April, 1851, saw Rama 4th crowned as King of where … ?
Q5) 2nd April, 1912, saw which ship begin sea trials … ?
Q6) And finally … 2nd April, 1914, saw the birth of Sir Alec Guinness: in which film did he play Colonel Nicholson … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Which Beatles song was first performed live … by Wings … ?

A1) The Fool On the Hill: originally recorded in 1967, after the band had stopped touring.
Q2) What’s the nickname for Iron Pyrite … ?

A2) Fool’s Gold.
Q3) According to a 1985 issue of Sports Illustrated, which pitcher and Tibetan yogi was to play for the New York Mets … ?

A3) Sidd Finch.
Q4) Which British newspaper published an article about the (fictional) resort of San Seriffe?

A4) The Guardian.
Q5) In 1993, April 1st saw RFC 1437 deal with the internet version of what: matter transmission, the Splurge Gun or the TARDIS … ?

A5) Matter Transmission: the internet version of the Star Trek transporter.
Q6) Ken Goffman — Editor in chief of Mondo 2000 — is better known how … ?

A6) R. U. Sirius.
Q7) Heath Ledger, Jack Nicholson and Cesar Romero have all played whom … ?

A7) The Joker.
Q8) In a Tarot deck, what number is The Fool … ?

A8) He’s either unnumbered, or has 0 or 22.
Q9) And FINALLY … 1st April, 1976, saw the founding of Apple Computers: which of its three founders ran a successful Dial A Joke service … ?

A9) Steve Wozniak.

Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with La Chanson de Prévertª, by birthday boy Serge Gainsbourg.

*      ‘Takes up all your time’ … ?   Debbi, doesn’t he just have a HELL of a point, there … !

ª      It could’ve been worse … it could’ve been Je T’aime.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Oh, thank you for not making it Je T’aime. I can't stand that song.

That one was fine. I like the French accent. Accents are cool. :)

1. Karol Józef Wojtyła
2. 1523
3. Tommy Stack
4. Siam
5. RMS Titanic
6. The Bridge on the River Kwai