Tuesday, 9 October 2012

The Daily Teaser — 09-10-2012

I have to be frank, I think this morning is definitely one of those Bleaugh mornings.

No, really … !

Mind you, I don’t actually mind feeling this tired, given I was up late both watching — and writing about — a film.


It’s official.

I’ve now seen Prometheus.

And while it’s not the stunner we know Ridley Scott’s capable of — that honour goes to Bladerunner and Gladiator — it is still a very capable — and watchable — film.

Let’s get moving on, shall we?   Before I go back to bed … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers*.   Along with admitting she’s had a fantastic time at the recent writers conference she’d been too, she also bagged 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) 9th October, 768, saw Carloman 1st named as King of the Franks: who else was named that day … ?
Q2) 9th October, 1992, saw 13 kilogram remains of what, land in New York?
Q3) More to the point, what did that land on … ?
Q4) As a result of the 1874 Treaty of Berne, 9th October saw the creation of what: the League of Nations, the European Coal and Steel Union, or the General Postal Union … ?
Q5) During the Crimean War, 9th October, 1854, saw the start of the Siege of which Russian city … ?
Q6) And finally … 9th October, 1888, saw the Washington Monument open to the general public: who is it a monument to … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th October, 1962, saw Algeria join the United Nations: what’s the capital of Algeria … ?
A1) Algiers.
Q2) More to the point, Sonatrach, Algeria’s largest company, deals in what … ?
A2) Oil.
Q3) Moving on … 8th October, 2003, saw Arnold Schwarzenegger named as governor of California: was he Democrat or Republican … ?
A3) Republican.
Q4) 8th October, 1973, saw LBC, Britain’s first independent radio station, begin broadcasting: what does LBC stand for … ?
A4) London Broadcasting Company.
Q5) And finally … 8th October, 1806, saw British forces begin a siege of which French port … ?
A5) Boulogne.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with a quick tune from Jackson Brown … 

And a line from birthday boy, and Sci -Fi icon, Scott Bakula …
“I’ve always been a big fan of time travel, and I’m very into the notion that some day we’ll be able to do it. Beam me up!”

*       Yep, I saw that, Debbi!   Nice to get a mention, thanking you … !   (As for the PM on Twitter … ?   Hmmm … I’m just hoping he trips up on Boris Johnson … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thank you, Paul! I blogged more about the conference on Midlist Life and mentioned you again. In fact, I mentioned you often. The authors who didn't know about you were really impressed by the story of meeting a reader through blogging.

It just goes to show that the world has changed so much due to technology. It can be really good change. Or not, if you know what I'm saying. :)

1. Charlemagne
2. a meteorite
3. a residential driveway
4. the General Postal Union
5. Sevastopol
6. George Washington