Friday, 26 October 2012

The OK Corral Teaser — 26-10-2012

Hmmm … 

I’ll be frank, I got an early night, last night: and had one of the oddest dreams I can remember having.

For some reason, Zoe Ball was doing a celebrity dinner for dancer, Anton Du Beke.

Involving clams.

Which Du Beke promptly gagged on.

I can’t say I disagree, there.

Clams — shell-fish in general, to be honest — have never really appealed to me.

Having a slightly strange seeming dream that sees Anton Du Beke reminding of this … ?   Is just par for the course, really … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we?   Before I tell you about the bit where Du Beke starts using the clam as Silly Putty, whilst grinning stupidly … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with reminding us the Sam McRae Mystery Series is now on FaceBook — here — she also bagged 6 out of 7*.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s slightly themed questions, shall we … ?

Here they are, sitting in the shadow of the gun, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 26th October, 1881, was the day of the notorious Gunfight at the OK Corral: in which Arizona town was the OK Corral … ?
Q2) Which precious metal did the town mine a lot of: silver, gold or platinum … ?
Q3) Name any of the Earp brothers involved in the gunfight …
Q4) More to the point, which dentist joined the Earp brothers, that day … ?
Q5) Name any of the Clinton-McLaury gang the Earps faced that day … ?
Q6) Finally … The OK Corral was a pen for what: sheep, cattle or horses … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th October, 1415, saw Henry 5th of England win the Battle of Agincourt: against the forces of which nation … ?
A1) France.
Q2) More to the point, which English weapon is always felt to have been key to that victory … ?
A2) The Longbow.
Q3) In a famous speech from Shakespeare’s Henry V, what Saint’s day does the battle fall on … ?
A3) Saint Crispin’s Day.   (For anyone that’s seen the film, Independence Day, that’s how you do the speech … !)
Q4) What’s the modern name of Agincourt … ?
A4) Azincourt.
Q5) Moving on … 25th October, 2004, saw Fidel Castro ban transactions in Cuba, in which currency … ?
A5) The US Dollar.
Q6) 25th October, 2010, saw Mount Merapi being a series of eruptions: in which peninsular nation is Mount Merapi … ?
A6) Indonesia.
Q7) And finally … 25th October, 2001, saw the British Crime Survey reveal the lowest crime rate since when: 1981, 1982 or 1983 … ?
A7) 1981.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this quote from a certain well known Marshal …
“Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.”   
Words attributed to Wyatt Earp, March 19, 1848 – January 13, 1929
And with this piece of music … 

Enjoy your Friday … !

*        Hang on, Debbi, Entwhistle … ? :)   On a more serious note, though, now I’ve the link, I can have a poke around Blogger’s gadgets, to see how to embed it into the sidebar for you.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I don't know. It came up in the search. And it's a nice name. :)

I'll do much better with these! I hope. :)

1. Tombstone
2. silver
3. Virgil Earp, Morgan Earp, and Wyatt Earp
4. Doc Holliday
5. Billy Clanton, Tom McLaury, and Frank McLaury
6. horses