Tuesday, 5 June 2012

The Daily Teaser — 5-6-2012

You know, I’ve got to confess, I am feeling decidedly unwell.

I think I’m coming down with whatever it was that affected my kidneys, a couple of weeks ago.

Possibly … !

I do know that, as I write, bits of me are definitely twanging, let’s put it that way.

I don’t think it help that, on Sunday night, I really couldn’t get a wink of sleep.

Which meant that yesterday — helping my mother shop for the Jubilee Tea she’s got planned for today — I felt god awful: knackered, assorted aches, BAD temper fuelled by lack of sleep, kidney’s twanging, and a head that though exploding in the middle of Sainsburys was a potentially good idea … !

To the point where I got a seriously early night!

At least if nothing else … ?   I know someone else wasn’t having too good a Monday, either …


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with managing THAT post, and admitting her and the family had seen The Caine Mutiny and 12 Angry Men*, also managed to score 5 out of 5.

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) 5th June, 2012, is, of course, the final day of the Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations: in which cathedral is the main service … ?
Q2) More to the point, on which London hill does that cathedral stand … ?
Q3) Even MORE to the point … the Royal Family are due to appear on a balcony, where, at roughly 15:25 BST … ?
Q4) 5th June, of this year, sees which planet start to cross the face of the sun … ?
Q5) More to the point, on which date will it have finished … ?
Q6) 5th June, AD 70, saw the Titus and his legions breach the middle Wall of Jerusalem, during the Siege of Jerusalem.   Name any of the three Roman buildings built to commemorate the First Jewish-Roman War.
Q7) And finally … 5th June, 1977, saw the first Apple 2’s go on sale: in which year did it cease production … ?

And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th June, 1411, saw Charles 6th of France grant the monopoly to the people of one French town: to ripen what … ?
A1) Roquefort cheese.
Q2) 4th June, 1970, saw which island granted independence by the UK … ?
A2) Tonga.
Q3) 4th June, 1957, saw Dr Martin Luther King deliver a speech on non-violent protest: at which Californian University … ?
A3) University of California Berkeley.
Q4) 4th June, 1968, saw Dover Council begin efforts to try and wipe out what … ?
A4) Seagulls.
Q5) And finally … 4th June, 1783, saw the Montgolfier brothers demonstrate their hot air balloon, in the town of Annonay: what were either of the brothers first names … ?
A5) Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (26 August 1740 – 26 June 1810) and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier (6 January 1745 – 2 August 1799.

Enjoy those.

Now, as it’s Psychedelic Furs frontman, Richard Butler’s birthday, I’ll leave you with this tune … 

Oh … And as Eduard Khil, the Trololol Guy, sadly died, yesterday … ?

I’ll leave you with the YouTube clip that made him famousº … 

*       You know, Debbi, I think that’s another pair of films to put on my bucket list!   I keep hearing good things about both of them: and I know Tony Hancock, back in the day, did his own slant on 12 Angry Men … !

ª        I think it’ll be a long time before this blog sees songs that are THAT different, gracing its pages, again.   On the OTHER hand … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks for including my post. We really had a great time, and it was hard to say goodbye and go back to work, you know? Even when you love your work, it's tough sometimes.

But I'm a blue collar writer, so that's how it goes. :)

And I found out some good news for indie authors about Kobo today. :)

1. St. Paul's Cathedral
2. Ludgate Hill
3. Buckingham Palace
4. Venus
5. June 6
6. The Arch of Titus
7. 1981