Saturday, 13 October 2012

The Daily Teaser — 13-10-2012

Hmmm … 

That’s, somehow, surprising.

Or possibly unusual.

And certainly disturbing.

Just so you know what I’m talking about, the on-going enquiries into the behaviour of the late Jimmy Saville are heading into ALL sorts of places.

And dragging others into the mire, as well: including John Peel’s.

That’s a thing: one does not expect heroes to get tarred in quite the same way.

Let’s get moving on, shall we?   That’ll give me a way to work off some disappointment … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with wishing me well for Tuesday’s* interview, she also managed to bag 7 out of 7, in part by highlighting the US observance of Columbus Day.

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) 13th October, 54AD, saw the death of Emperor Claudius 1st: who played Claudius in the series, I, Claudius … ?
Q2) 13th October, 1884, saw Greenwich — in London — established as the basis for GMT: what does GMT stand for … ?
Q3) 13th October, 1923, saw Ankara replace Istanbul as capital of Turkey.   On which continent is Ankara: Europe, Asia or Africa … ?
Q4) 13th October, 1925, saw the birth of Margaret Thatcher: in which year was she first elected as PM?
Q5) And finally … 13th October, 1881, saw Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, and his friends agree to use which language in conversation … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 12th October, 1979, saw the first publication of the book version of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.   Who was the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy … ?
A1) Douglas Adams: famously, Adams was also the first person in Europe to buy a Mac
Q2) More to the point, how many books did he write in the series … ?
A2) 5.
Q3) Moving on … 12th October, 1492, saw discovery of the the Americas by Christopher Columbus.   Which islands had he reached: the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands or the French Antilles … ?
A3) The Bahamas.
Q4) More to the point, how is that day celebrated in the USA … ?
A4) Columbus Day.   (Celebrated on the 2nd Monday in October)
Q5) 12th October, 1978, saw Sid Vicious arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.   What was the name of the hotel Vicious was arrested in … ?
A5) The Chelsea Hotel.
Q6) More to the point, what was the name of the Gary Oldman film about Sid Vicious … ?
A6) Sid And Nancy.
Q7) And finally … 12th October, 1968, saw which African nation become independent of Spain … ?
A7) Equatorial Guinea.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As today is Paul Simon’s birthday, I’ll leave you with this tune of his … 

And with this quote from comedian, Lenny Bruce …
“A Jew, in the dictionary, is one who is descended from the ancient tribes of Judea, or one who is regarded as a descendant from that tribe. That's what it says in the dictionary, but you and I know what a Jew is: One Who Killed Our Lord... there should be a statute of limitations for that crime.”
Lenny Bruce, October 13, 1925 – August 3

*        Cheers, Debbi!   I’m just hoping the trousers I ordered turn up on time … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I sure hope they do. :) I wouldn't want you to go an interview sans trousers. I mean, sans proper trousers. Ha ha ha ...

1. Derek Jacobi
2. Greenwich Mean Time
3. Asia
4. 1979
5. Hebrew