Tuesday, 26 June 2012

The Daily Teaser — 26-06-2012

You know, people are always banging on about design work, aren’t they?

They are.

And let’s face it, there’s been a few classics out there, hasn’t there?

I’m a Mac fan: the platform’s generated a few.   The original Mac was nice, I always felt, but Apple’s not stopped since then.

Personally, though … ?

I still remember the Little Black Book edition of the rules for Traveller.

Cheap and cheerful design classic: and one I couldn’t resist homaging with the picture I’ve used today … 

Well … Imitation being the sincerest form of flattery … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and along with wondering the heck Eddie Tenpole*º was on, also managing to score 6 out of 6.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, Licence and video … 

Q1) 26th June, 1870, saw the US Federal Government declare what to be a holiday … ?
Q2) 26th June, 1953, saw the arrest of Lavrentiy Beria, by members of the Soviet Union’s Politburo.   What had he been head of, under Josef Stalin … ?
Q3) 26th June, 1857, saw the first investiture of the Victoria Cross: for Valour during which war … ?
Q4) More to the point, in which London park was the ceremony held … ?
Q5) 26th June, 1945, saw the signing of the UN Charter, in San Francisco.   How many of the original members nations signed that day … ?
Q6) What was the only original nation NOT to sign … ?
Q7) And finally … 26th June, 2000, saw international inspectors view an arms dump controlled by whom … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th June, 1993, saw Kim Campbell become the first woman to be elected as PM of where … ?
A1) Canada.
Q2) Whilst we’re being political, 25th June, 1938, saw Dr Douglas Hyde elected as President of where … ?
A2) Ireland.
Q3) 25th June, 2005, saw who elected as President of Iran … ?
A3) Mahmoud Admadinejad.
Q4) 25th June, 1788, saw where become the 10th US state to ratify the Constitution … ?
A4) Virginia.
Q5) 25th June, 1932, saw the birth of Pop artist, Peter Blake: which Christmas single did he famously design the cover of … ?
A5) Do They Know It’s Christmas.
Q6) Finally, and more to the point, which revered British New Wave singer was Peter Blake the tutor of, during the 1960s … ?
A6) Ian Dury.
Enjoy those, everyone.

Given it’s Georgie Fame’s birthday, I’ll let him sing at you, shall I … ?

Oh … And as we’ve given him a mention … AGAIN … !

And as we’ve ALSO mentioned Peter Blake’s most famous pupil … 

*        Pointless trivia for you, Debbi, there WAS a point when he was being eyed up as a replacement for a certain Mr Lydon, in his original band … … … 

º        Oh, and even MORE off topic, Debbi … ?   Seems Dr Who, series 7 … ?   The opening episode is to be called Asylum Of the Daleks.   As a rough guess, I’m thinking Cybermen aren’t in it … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'm trying to picture The Sex Pistols without Johnny Rotten. Hmmm ...

I'd say you're probably right about that episode of Doctor Who. :) I can't wait for the new season!

1. Christmas
2. chief of the Soviet security and secret police apparatus
3. the Crimean War
4. Hyde Park
5. 50
6. Poland
7. the IRA

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