Thursday, 1 November 2012

The Daily Teaser — 1-11-2012

Blimey, I must be (metaphorically) jetlagged … !

Especially after something of a late night, last night.

Before it or not, putting together the videos for the teaser.

You would not believe — possibly wouldn’t believe — the amount of effort nine days worth of clips takes … !

Or possibly you would.

Either way, hopefully they’ll go down well!

Let’s get moving on, shall we?

That way, you can see my handiwork.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw a welcomed-back Debbi — her and her partner Rick finding themselves unharmed after Hurricane Sandy*ª — putting in her answers: and bagging a huge 12, out of an equally colossal 13.

Let’s see how she — you, and hope, Maryland’s infrastructure! — makes of today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 1st November is the Day Of The Dead, in Mexico: is it a Mexican public holiday … ?
Q2) 1st November, 1993, saw the treaty that founded the European Union come into effect.   Which Dutch city was that treaty signed in … ?
Q3) 1st November, 1928, saw a Turkish law go into force, that saw Turkey replace the Arabic Alphabet … with what … ?
Q4) 1st November, 1512, saw the ceiling of what shown to the public for the first time … ?
Q5) And finally … 1st November, 1800, saw President John Adams move into where … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Tonight is — famously — Halloween, when many children will go Trick or Treating.   What’s Trick or Treating called in parts of Scotland and Ireland … ?
A1) Guising.
Q2) The Mexican equivalent of the phrase Trick or Treat is ‘¿me da mi calaverita?’: which means “Can you give a little … ” … what … ?
A2) Skull: named for the sugar skulls given to children.
Q3) On the subject of death … In which US state is Death Valley?
A3) California.
Q4) What’s the only major river to flow into the Dead Sea … ?
A4) The Jordan.
Q5) Which location in Essex became notorious in the 1930s as ‘…the most haunted place in Britain’?
A5) Borley Rectory..
Q6) Maledictology is the study of what … ?
A6) Swearing.
Q7) Which tv series has featured, amongst its many monsters, sea devils, giant spiders and Abominable Snowmen?
A7) Doctor Who.
Q8) I Love The Dead, Feed My Frankenstein and Prince Of Darkness are all singles released by whom?
A8) Alice Cooper.
Q9) 2008 saw the premiere of the stage version of which Salman Rushdie novel?
A9) The Satanic Verses.
Q10) Who played Samantha in the TV series Bewitched?
A10) Elizabeth Montgomery.
Q11) 31st October, 1864, saw where admitted as the 36th State of the USA … ?
A11) Nevada.
Q12) 31st October, 1971, saw a bomb explode in which London landmark … ?
A12) The Post Office Tower: or BT Tower as it’s now known.
Q13) And finally … 31st October, 1917, during the Battle of Beersheba, was the last successful what in history … ?
A13) Cavalry charge.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As today’s the anniversary of the birth of painter, L. S. Lowry, I’ll leave you with this quote from the man, himself.
“You don't need brains to be a painter, just feelings.”
L. S. Lowry, 1 November 1887 – 23 February 1976
And the Brian and Michæl song about him … 

*        We’re not too bad, Debbi: I don’t think we’ve seen something like Sandy — in the south-east — since about 1987, so it’s not usually an issueº.   (Saying that, flooding in Devon and Cornwall’s got worse over the past few years.   It’s usually solved: if not quickly at times.)

º        And usually, the only time you get delays on the trains — around here, at any rate — is if someone is depressed enough to jump from a bridge.   Or if the power lines get pinched by metal-thieves.   (About the only BIG thing — in Brentwood, anyway — is the parking.   But I think you’d noticed, hadn’t you … ?)

ª        Funny thing is, Debbi … ?   The BBC were — indeed, still — are reporting on Sandy: and even had a brief one from Ocean City.   I couldn’t HELP but wonder what a certain Ms McRæ would make of that … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Ms. McRae would be staying inland with her cat and taking cover in her apartment. :)

Fortunately, we weren't as badly hit as New York or New Jersey. Boy! I was worried about my nephew in Brooklyn, but he seems fine.

1. yes
2. Maastricht
3. the Turkish Alphabet
4. the Sistine Chapel
5. the White House