Friday, 20 April 2012

The Daily Teaser — 20-4-2012

Hmmm … 

That’s just thrown me … 

YouTube’s just gone and unleashed it’s new upload interface at me.

I can’t say I’m surprised it’s there.

What does mildly surprise me … ?

Is the fact it’s happened now.   I’ve upload a couple of teasers videos as Bruce, about 2 months ago, and that’s the interface YouTube served up.

Which is kind of what gets me: the simple fact that uploading videos from two different accounts, from the same computer … ?

Used two different interfaces.

Cie la vie … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

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Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Nina having palpitations about Tim Curry*: it also saw both bagging 8 out of 8.

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) 20th April, 1871, saw the Civil Rights Act go into law, in the USA: which President signed it into law … ?
Q2) More to the point, this was designed — in part — to protect Afro-Americans from which organisation … ?
Q3) Moving on … 20th April, 1972, saw which of the Apollo missions land on the Moon … ?
Q4) 20th April, 1999, was the date of the notorious Columbine High School Massacre: what was the name of the Michæl Moore documentary about US gun control, inspired by this … ?
Q5) 20th April, 1828, saw Frenchman, René Caillié, become the first non-Muslim to enter which African town … ?
Q6) More to the point, in which African country IS that town … ?
Q7) And finally … 20th April, 2008, saw who become the first woman to win the Indy 300 … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th April saw the death of Charles Darwin, FRS: in what year … ?   A1) 1882.
Q2) More to the point, what does FRS stand for … ?   A2) Fellow of the Royal Society.
Q3) More to the point, what was the full title of his seminal work, the Origins of Species … ?   A3) On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.
Q4) Moving on … 19th April, 1587, saw a fleet lead by Sir Francis Drake sink a Spanish fleet: in which city’s harbour … ?   A4) Cádiz.
Q5) 19th April, 1965, saw the birth of Marion Suge Knight: which record company did he co-found … ?   A5) Death Row Records.
Q6) 19th April, 2011, saw who resign from the Communist Party of Cuba’s  Central Committee … ?   A6) Fidel Castro.
Q7) Ironically, 19th April also saw the Bay of Pigs invasion end in success for Cuba: but in which year … ?   A7) 1961.
Q8) And finally … 19th April, 1928, saw the birth of which English blues musician and DJ … ?   A8) Alexis Korner.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

After I’ve left you with a tune from The Small Faces: honouring the birthday of the late Steve Marriott … 

















*        Oh, Debbi, Nina, did I tell you I looked good in a corsetª?   Granted, that was a few years ago, I very much doubt I could get into one now … !

ª        Actually, while we’re talking about sexual liberation … ?   There’s a nice little quote from George Takei, at the end of today’s Teaser video … 

4 comments:

PrettyMade said...

Honey, I wish I could see a pic of you in corset and heels... *swoon* ;)

Nik Nak said...

NINA!!!!!!!

BeHAVE yourself … !

Debbi said...

What? You're not going to do a Tim Curry imitation, Paul?

I'm sure you'd look awesome in eyeliner and rouge. ;)

1. Ulysses S. Grant
2. the Ku Klux Klan
3. Apollo 16
4. Bowling for Columbine
5. Timbuktu
6. Mali
7. Danica Patrick -- yay, Danica! :D

Nik Nak said...

Trust me, Debbi, no you don’t … !

Besides, I really don’t have the figure for the corsetry, anymore …