Thursday, 8 November 2012

The Daily Teaser — 08-11-2012

Oh, blimey, there’s a thing … !

It seems there’s a bit of an event on in London, today.   Seemingly, there’s a bust being unveiled in Gordon Square Gardens, of Noor Inayat Khan.

Who’s the first Muslim, and first Asian woman, to be so honoured.

The reason … was the fact she’s won the George Cross, Britain’s second highest Gallantry medal, for the work she performed during WW2.

As a radio operator, working in occupied France.   More power to her: and it’s about blooming time … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s rather rushed Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with telling us about a video she’d picked up on, she also managed to score 6 out of 6.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Teaser, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 8th November, 1608, saw the Bodleian Library open to the public: at which English University … ?
Q2) More top the point: library users are not allowed to remove anything from it, not to smoke, or make … what …?
Q3) 8th November, 1605, saw the execution of Robert Catesby: what group of plotters was he the ringleader of … ?
Q4) During the Russian Revolution, 8th November, 1917, saw the formation of an all-Bolshevik government of Russia: chaired by whom: Trotsky, Lenin or Stalin … ?
Q5) 8th November, 1974, saw the police begin the hunt for whom, after they apparently committed murder, the night before … ?
Q6) And finally … 8th November, 1971, saw the release of the album, Led Zeppelin 4: which of the album’s songs is the Best selling single piece of sheet music in rock history … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th November, 1908, saw Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid reportedly killed.   Name either of the actors that played them, in the 1969 film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?
A1) Paul Newman and/or Robert Redford.
Q2) More to the point, which of those actors founded the Sundance Film Festival … ?
A2) Robert Redford: naming it after his character in the film.
Q3) The other star of the film famously had his own range of salad dressing: under what label … ?
A3) Newman’s Own.
Q4) Moving on … 7th November, 1665, saw the first publication of the London Gazette.   Who’s it published by: Trinity Mirror, Pearson PLC or HM Stationary Office … ?
A4) HM Stationary Office.
Q5) 7th November, 1990, saw Mary Robinson elected as the first female president of where … ?
A5) Ireland.
Q6) And finally … 7th November, 1972, saw who elected for his second presidential term … ?
A6) Richard Nixon.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As it’s Rickie Lee Jones’ birthday, I’ll leave you with her big UK hit … 

And with this quote from Kazuo Ishiguro …
“This is something that will become more common in the latter part of the century—people with mixed cultural backgrounds, and mixed racial backgrounds. That’s the way the world is going.”
Kazuo Ishiguro born 8 November 1954.

*        Tish, Tish, Debbi†, quit putting yourself down … !   EVERYONE’S in touch with their inner Michelle Pfeiffer.   (Even me: but only on Tuesdaysº … )

º        Mostly where that catsuit’s a pain to get out of in a hurry.   And if your in the Gentsª, you get some FUNNY looks … 

ª        Apparently, in German hotels, the public toilets usually are referred to as Room 00.   Which is giving me some funny ideas about James Bond, I know that … 

†        Sorry, Debbi, you said TRICKY Dicky, didn’t you … ?   Sorry, thought you said Billericay Dickie … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thank you, Paul! :) I'll have to buy myself a catsuit. Like Mrs. Peel. :)

I love the Ian Dury song! :)

1. Oxford
2. make noise or other disturbances
3. the Gunpowder Plotters
4. Lenin
5. Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan
6. Stairway to Heaven