Thursday, 28 June 2012

The Daily Teaser — 28-6-2012

Hmmm … 

I think — think, mind — I’ve turned into the unofficial family archivist.

Remember me saying that I’d been scanning in a lot of family photos?

I’ve been scanning in a lot of family photos, just in case you DIDN’T realise.

Part of that … ?

Well, we’ve just found out an old friend of my sister, Anna, is moving to the States with her husband.

So, of course, my copy of iPhoto has had some overtime: as has my aging copy of iMovie.

Adjusting photos and putting them together as slides Claire and Carlos can take with them on a USB flash drive.

Here’s hoping it’s goes down well … !


Yesterday’s Teaser Debbi putting in her answers: and , along with commenting she’s formed a rock band at college*, and bagging 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’, license and video … 

Q1) 28th June, 1846, saw Adolphe Sax patent what … ?
Q2) 28th June, 1880, saw the capture of bushranger, Ned Kelly: who played Ned, in the 2003 film, Ned Kelly … ?
Q3) 28th June, 1914, saw the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, who’s death triggered World War 1.   What was the name of his Serbian assassin … ?
Q4) 28th June, 1838, saw the coronation of Queen Victoria: in which year was she named as Empress of India … ?
Q5) And finally … 28th June, 1997, saw Mike Tyson disqualified from a match, for biting whose ear … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 27th June, 1950, saw the opening of the world’s first nuclear reactor: was this in the UK, USSR or USA … ?   A1) The USSR: in the town of Obninsk.
Q2) 27th June, 1759, saw General James Wolfe begin a siege of which city … ?   A2) Quebec City.
Q3) More to the point in which Canadian Province is that city … ?   A3) Quebec.
Q4) 27th June, 1963, saw who make a visit to his ancestral home in Ireland … ?A4) President John F. Kennedy.
Q5) More to the point, in which County was this … ?   A5) County Wexford.
Q6) And finally … 27th June, 1986, saw the International Court of Justice find the US government guilty of supporting rebels in which country … ?   A6) Nicaragua.
Enjoy those, everyone.

Here … 

Have some South Koreanº pop … 

*        Yep, it’s a decade, Debbi: always amazes me how fast it goes.

º        It was that … or some really obscure and practically incomprehensible Death Metalª band.   Not wanting to sound too old fashioned … but can someone tell modern metal bands about things like harmony and melody … ?   Kiss, Iron Maiden and Motorhead may be fast and incredibly loud, but could carry a tune: and in the case of Iron Maiden lead singer, Bruce Dickinson, could also explain Rising Fifths … !

ª        I’m assuming your old college band could do likewise, Debbi … ?   I know that’s what me and Grub were trying to aim for, back in the day, when we recorded a demo tape.   Nothing ever came of it, but … (I got told we sounded like Lou Reed, which is a shame: I wanted to sound like Jim Morrison … … … … … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Oh, either Lou Reed or Jim Morrison would be awesome.

I never did get that band together. Such a shame. My friend, Bill, taught me how to play "I Can See for Miles".

I really wanted to sound like The Who. All raucous and wild. I did some singing. I'll have to tell you about that. Actual performances. Not paid or anything, but I sang.

1. the saxophone
2. Heath Ledger
3. Gavrilo Princip
4. 1877
5. Evander Holyfield