Tuesday, 1 May 2012

The Daily Teaser: SOS! — 1-5-2012

Wowsa … !

It’s now officially May Day … !

Which, of course, now means we’re officially allowed to dance, prance, sing and happily celebrate the coming of spring.

I think there’s a problem with dancing around a Maypole, though.

For starters, have you seen the weather, outside … ?   ‘P***ing down’ doesn’t even start: especially after last night’s thunderstorm!

And on top of that … ?

Much as I love to dance, I’m also VERY aware that I’ve put weight on, since I gave up smoking.

Bit’s of me wouldn’t half wobble, doing that funky maypole thing … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with admitting her sense of humour owes a lot to surviving all sorts of things*, ALSO bagging 8 out of 8.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Teaser, shall we?   Here it is, along with the ‘How To’, License and Video … 

Q1) May 1st is obviously, International Workers Day: which related Roman Catholic Saint’s day is it … ?
Q2) Name any of the three Gospels that mention him.
Q3) International Workers Day was first proposed to commemorate the 1886 Haymarket Massacre: in which US city was this … ?
Q4) May 1st is also May Day, celebrated by the Celts as Beltane: what was the Ancient Roman festival … ?
Q5) Moving on … The final of which sporting event usually takes place on the UK’s May Day Bank Holiday … ?
Q6) 1st May, 1931, saw the dedication of which New York building … ?
Q7) Sixteen years earlier, 1st May, 1915, saw which ship leave New York, on its last voyage … ?
Q8) And finally … 1st May, 1994, saw the death of which Brazilian racing driver … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th April is — obviously — Walpurgisnacht: named for which English saint … ?   A1) Saint Walpurga.
Q2) In which country do witches celebrate Walpurgisnacht on Brocksberg mountain … ?   A2) Germany.
Q3) In which 1931 film, is the action said to start on Walpurgisnacht … ?   A3) Dracula.
Q4) Which of the character’s in the novel, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has their birthday on Walpurgisnacht … ?   A4) Lisbeth Salander: the Girl, herself.
Q5) Moving on … 30th April, 1975, saw the Vietnam War end, with the surrender of which city … ?   A5) Saigon.
Q6) 30th April, 1492, saw the Spanish crown commission whose explorations … ?   A6) Christopher Columbus’.
Q7) More to the point … who occupied the Spanish throne, at the time … ?   A7) Queen Isabella 1st of Castille and her husband, King Ferdinand 2nd of Aragon.
Q8) And FINALLY … 30th April, 1900, saw the death of railway engineer and driver, Casey Jones: what was the name of the loco he was driving at the time of his death … ?   A8) The Cannonball Express.

Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with Get Up And Move.   Just so we’ve something to not dance around a Maypole to … 

*        Variation on a theme by Dr Johnson, Debbi … ?   (Actually, now I think about it, Debbi, you realise that your having several near death experiences mean’s Death’s had several Near Debbi experiences: I’m assuming a decent coffee’s involved … ?  :) )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Ha ha ha ... perhaps Death simply isn't quite ready for me yet. Ha ha ha!

He just gave me dystonia, as a reminder. "I'll be back." Ha ha ha ...

I'd type it in small caps, if I could. I liked that in SMALL GODS. I need to read much more of Terry Pratchett.

Too many books, not enough time.

1. St. Joseph
2. Matthew, Luke and John
3. Chicago
4. Floralia
5. Scottish Cup Final (total guess)
6. the Empire State Building
7. the RMS Lusitania
8. Ayrton Senna