Wednesday, 28 November 2012

The Daily Teaser — 28-11-2012

OK … 

NOW I’m annoyed … !   Remember I had a new washing machine delivered, yesterday … ?

As far as I can see, the motor that drove the drum ’round had finally blown: in part, I suspect, because of some flooding coming form the bottom of the machine.

So … I took delivery of the new washer, made sure every bit of pipework was correctly plumbed in, as far as I could, and then put in a load to figure out the various controls.

And immediately flooded the kitchen.

Imagine my surprise … 

Thankfully … ?   Thankfully, I’ve managed to give my landlords a call: I’ve got a feeling that the drainage system the machine’s connected to is at fault, which is their job.   Here’s hoping their can do something about it.

Let’s get moving on.


Yesterday’s saw Debbi* — all on her ownsome — putting her answers: along with a few more details about her partners mothers health situation, AND bagged 6 out of 6.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions.   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, license and video … 

Q1) 28th November, 1925, saw the initial broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry, in the US.   But in which US state … ?
Q2) More to the point, it was originally broadcast as the WSM … what … ?
Q3) Moving on … 28th November, 1987, saw the birth of which former Dr Who girl … ?
Q4) 28th November, 1660, saw the original founding of the Royal Society.   Its current HQ is in which part of London: St James’, St James’ Park or Piccadilly … ?
Q5) 28th November, 1958, saw Gabon, Chad and the Republic of the Congo become autonomous parts of which country’s empire … ?
Q6) And finally … 28th November, 1943, saw the Tehran conference of Allied Leaders take place.   Name any of the three leaders, there …
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 27th November, 1990, saw Britain’s Conservative party — effectively — pick Britain’s new Prime Minister: who was he … ?
A1) John Major.
Q2) Which government post had he held until then … ?
A2) Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Q3) More to the point, who did he replace as PM … ?
A3) Margaret Thatcher.
Q4) More to the point, who’s considered to be the first PM … ?
A4) Sir Robert Walpole.
Q5) Who’s the current British PM … ?
A5) David Cameron, MP.
Q6) And finally … what’s the name of the PM’s official country house … ?
A6) Chequers.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As today sees the birthday of Berry Gordy, I’ll leave you with Jackie Wilson tune, Reet Petite, which was co-written by Gordy, back in the 50s.

And with this quote from the man, himself …
“Without The Miracles, Motown would not be the Motown it is today”
Berry Gordy Jr, born November 28, 1929

*        Oh, that’s an ideal solution, Debbi: something like that would be great.   (Hopefully, any company running that sort of scheme would keep the number of companions to a minimum: familiarity is VERY important from the little I know.)   (Oh, re the scene … ?   Have a look out for Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister on YouTube: it was one of THE comedy series.   To the point where the the Nigel Hawthorne’s character, Sir Humphrey, got used as a nickname for senior civil servants.)


trev-v said...

A1 from the Diamond shaped radio mast in Brentwood, Tennessee
A2 barn dance
A3 Karen Sheila Gillan
A4 St. James’
A5 French colonial Empire
A6 Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Debbi said...

I've done my last Random & Sundry post for the week today, since I'll be traveling on Friday. I'm getting ready for my speech, and I'm really thinking about writing the book I mention in the post. Why not? :)

1. Tennessee
2. Barn Dance
3. Karen Sheila Gillan
4. central London
5. the French empire
6. Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, and Franklin D. Roosevelt