Monday, 10 September 2012

The Daily Teaser — 10-09-2012

Oh, now that’s a sad thing.

Did I tell you I was following Steven Moffat, current showrunner of both Dr Who and Sherlock.

I was, until he deleted his account, yesterday.

Ostensibly — and going by a Tweet from his wife, Sue Vertue — due to the amount of distraction on the site.
Saying that, some of the talk I’ve seen on both FB and Twitter … ?   Says he was getting a lot of hate tweets.

For whatever reason, though … ?

Steven Moffat being off Twitter’s unfortunate: I don’t know about you, but I like getting the proverbial ‘straight poop’ about my favourite TV shows: and following those shows creator on Twitter enable’s me to get some.

I’m ALSO thinking it’s a shame that some of my fellow fans think bullying is an acceptable way of expressing any grievance they may have about his handling of the show.

Let’s get moving on, shall we?

Before I get annoyed … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* admitting she thoroughly enjoyed yesterday’s Spike Milligan clip, AND this week’s episode of Dr WhoAND 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) According to the WHO, 10th September, 2012, is World what Prevention Day … ?
Q2) 10th September, 1932, saw the IND line go into operation: this was the  third line in which city’s Tube system … ?
Q3) 10th September, 1823, saw who named as President of Peru … ?
Q4) 10th September, 1988, saw TV presenters Mike Smith and Sarah Greene involved in a serious helicopter crash: they survived, and went on to marry in which year …?
Q5) And finally … 10th September, 1963, saw which credit card service go into service in the UK … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th September, 1850, saw California admitted as the 31st state of the USA: California had originally been claimed by which country … ?
A1) Spain.
Q2) 9th September, 1976, saw the death of Chairman Mao.   In which Chinese province had he been born … ?
A2) Hunan.
Q3) More to the point, in which year … ?
A3) 1893.
Q4) 9th September, 9 AD, saw the Battle of Teutoberg Forest take place: this saw the defeat of how many Roman legions, by German tribesmen …?
A4) 3.
Q5) 9th September, 337, saw three brothers succeed their father as Roman Emperor: who was that father … ?
A5) Constantine 1st: aka Constantine the Great.
Q6) And finally … 9th September, 1969, saw what made an official language of Canada … ?
A6) French.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later.

After I ’ve left you with this video of Henry Purcell’s Trumpet Voluntary …

And this quote from Arnold Palmer …
“Putting is like wisdom - partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience.”
Arnold Palmer born September 10, 1929

*        What always makes me laugh, Debbi, is that clip was from the British Comedy Awards, a few years ago.   The audience … are a theatre full of stand-ups, comedy actors, writers, et al.   It says a lot about Milligan, when you realise he had a roomful of hardened professional laughing their heads off.   (Oh, and about Dr Who … ?   I refer you to my opening statements …)


Debbi said...

I saw your thoughts on Doctor Who and agree. :)

1. suicide
2. New York City
3. Simón Bolívar
4. 1989
5. American Express

Debbi said...

I'm also really sorry to see that Steven Moffat is no longer on Twitter. :(