Monday, 27 August 2012

The Daily Teaser — 27-08-2012

I think it’s officially official: I hate migraines, I really do … !

On top of a rough one on Friday, I had one, yesterday, as well.

That’s the last time I’m eating cheese, I know that.

On a frank note, though … ?   I know everyone’s different, but I always seem to get them, in the summer: when there’s a lot of thunderclouds overhead.

I think it’s the way the light’s affected.

Either way … ?

Not nice … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we?   I know people are gagging for their scores … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Tim and Debbi putting in their answers.   With Debbi*, admitting she’d had a great day, bar dropping the proverbial ball, the day before yesterday, it saw her bagging 7 out of 7, and Tim bagging 4º.

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) 27th August, 1883, saw which volcano begin erupting … ?
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the 1969 film about this eruption … ?
Q3) 27th August, 1928, saw the signing of the Kellogg-Briand Pact: what did this outlaw: the illegal drug trade, war or arms dealing?
Q4) 27th August, 1962, saw the launch of the Mariner 2 probe: by which space agency … ?
Q5) More to the point, where was that probe heading … ?
Q6) And finally … 27th August, 1967, saw the death of Beatles manager, Brian Epstein: who was the only female artist he managed … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th August, 1978, saw Cardinal Albino Luciano elected pope: what papal name did he assume … ?
A1) Pope John Paul 2nd.
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the David Yallop book about his death … ?
A2) In God’s Name.
Q3) 26th August, 1975, saw peace-talks break down: peace talks between the government of Rhodesia, and whom … ?
A3) The ANC.
Q4) 26th August, 2011, saw Boeing’s new plane receive its certification: what plane is that … ?
A4) The 787 Dreamliner.
Q5) 26th August, 1676, saw the birth of Britain’s first Prime Minister: what was his name … ?
A5) Sir Robert Walpole.
Q6) More to the point, what’s the Prime Minister’s formal title … ?
A6) First Lord of the Treasury.
Q7) And finally … 26th August, 1938, saw the birth of drummer, Jet Black: with which English band does he play … ?
A7) The Stranglers.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.   After I’ve left you with this quote from Don Bradman …
“The game of cricket existed long before I was born. It will be played centuries after my demise. During my career I was privileged to give the public my interpretation of its character in the same way that a pianist might interpret the works of Beethoven”
Don Bradman 27 August 1908 – 25 February 2001
And this tune from Captain and Tenielle: as it’s the Cap’s birthday.

Now, if you’ll excuse me?   I’m getting out of Essex, as there seems to be a lion on the loose … 

*        Well, I think THAT score’s a definite improvement, Debbi … !   I think you can give yourself a celebratory pat on the back … !

º        Hang on, there, Tim … First Lord of where … ?   Shame on you, sir … ! :D

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! :)

Thank heavens! ROFL

1. Krakatoa
2. Krakatoa: East of Java
3. war (that worked well, didn't it? -- ha ha ha ...)
5. Venus
6. Cilla Black