Sunday, 10 June 2012

The Daily Teaser — 10-6-2012

You know, it’s not THAT often I give someone else’s blog a mention, here.

Well … 

Bar Debbi’s work, just recently, obviously.

But I’ve got to admit, I did manage to catch this post from Jenny Lawson, where she complains about people who talk loudly in cinemas.

I THINK I’m with her.

And have a nasty suspicion that’s occasionally me … 

Ummm … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi and Mr Strict — nice to see you in, Mr S — putting in their answers.

With Debbi bagging 5 out of 5 and Mr S bagging 4, it ALSO saw Debbi admitting she like Republica*.   Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s Teaser, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 10th June, 1935, saw the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous: name either of the founders.
Q2) 10th June, 1967, saw the end of which war … ?
Q3) More to the point, name any of the countries who were fighting it.
Q4) 10th June, 2000, saw which London Bridge closed … ?
Q5) One year later, 10th June, 2001, saw Pope John Paul 2nd canonize the first female saint …  from which country … ?
Q6) And finally … 10th June, 1936, saw the founding of Soyuzmultfilm: the Soviet era company that specialized in what sort of films … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th June, 1934, saw the debut of Donald Duck: in which cartoon … ?
A1) The Wise Little Hen.
Q2) 9th June, 411 BC, saw a short lived oligarchy founded: after a coup in which Greek city … ?
A2) Athens.
Q3) 9th June, 1934, saw George Mallory and Andrew Sandy Irvine disappear on their second attempt to climb which mountain … ?
A3) Everest.
Q4) 9th June, 1870, saw the death of Charles Dickens: what was the name of his last finished novel?
A4) Our Mutual Friend.
Q5) And finally … 9th June, 1975, saw the first public broadcasts from where … ?
A5) The House of Commons.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As it’s a certain Mr Chester Burnett’s birthday … ?

I’ll leave you with the Killing Floor: possibly the only Howlin’ Wolf song to get a mention from William Gibson.

*        Actually, Debbi, complete bit of trivia, here: as far as I can tell, Saffron — Rebublica’s lead singer — is tiny … !   I mean, literally, shorter than I am … !   And at the other end of the scale from Howling Wolf, who was 6’ 6” … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

My sister once observed that actors always seem to be really tiny. :)

BTW, the Howlin' Wolf video is awesome! :D

1. Bill Wilson and Robert Smith
2. the Six-Day War
3. Israel, Syria, Egypt and Jordan
4. the Millennium Bridge
5. Lebanon
6. animated