Monday, 17 September 2012

The Daily Teaser — 17-09-2012

You know, right at the moment … ?

I’m half convinced my nephew, Jude, has something of the right idea.


Or throw your toys out of the pram.

Which he doesn’t do that often: or at least, without seeming to regard it as incredibly funny.

Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings, eh … ?

Let’s get moving on, shall we?

After I play a tune appropriate to the day


Let’s get moving on, shall we?   Yes, let’s … !

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Tim and Debbi putting in their answers.   With Debbi* telling us she always finds visiting here to be very educational, it saw her bagging 5 out of 5 and Tim bagging 3.

Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video

Q1) 17th September, 1859, saw Joshua Norton declare himself Norton 1st … of where …?
Q2) 17th September, 1974, saw both Grenada and Bangladesh join the UN: along with which other country … ?
Q3) 17th September, 2011, saw the start of the Occupy Wall Street movement: in which New York Park … ?
Q4) 17th September is the birthday of Sir Stirling Moss and Roddy McDowell: which of them is older … ?
Q5) And finally … 17th September, 1982, saw over a thousand people massacred in which city … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 16th September marks Mexican Independence Day: from which European country …?
A1) Spain.
Q2) More to the point, it marks the start of what: the Mexican Revolution, War of Independence or Spanish-American War … ?
A2) War of Independence.
Q3) 16th September, 1977, saw the death of singer, Marc Bolan: in which model of car had he and his girlfriend been traveling in, at the time of that fatal crash … ?
A3) A Mini.
Q4) More to the point, that same day saw the death of which noted soprano … ?
A4) Maria Callas.
Q5) And finally … 16th September, 1968, saw the UK’s Post Office put what into service … ?
A5) First Class Stamps.
Enjoy those, everyone.

Given it’s Prodigy frontman Keith Flint’s birthday, today, I’ll scare people with this tune … 

And leave you with this quote from Anne Bancroftº.
“To this day, when men meet me, there's always that movie in the back of their mind.”
Anne Bancroft, September 17, 1931 – June 6, 2005

*        I know exactly what you mean, Debbi: the amount of sheer stuff I’ve picked up, over the years, always amazes me … !

º        Yeah … like she has to mention THE movie … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Ha ha ha ... yes, THE movie! And what a great one. One word--plastics. :)

1. the United States
2. Guinea-Bissau
3. Zuccotti Park
4. Roddy McDowall (the movie Lord Love a Duck was on TV today)
5. West Beirut