Tuesday, 6 November 2012

The Daily Teaser — 6-11-201

Bleaugh … !

I think … 

No, wait, scrub that, I KNOW, that my nose feels bloody terrible … !


It’s the season of the year for bung-up, sniffly colds.

I hate it!   Honestly … !

It’s … 

Well, let’s just say ‘unfunny’º, and leave it there, shall we … ?

And get moving on … !


Yesterday’s Teaser say Old Peculiar Regular, Debbi*, putting in her answers: along with admitting she’s getting to like John Lydon more and more, also bagged 6 out of 6.

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

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

Q1) 6th November, 1944, saw the initial manufacture of Plutonium.   What’s the atomic number of Plutonium: 90, 92 or 94 … ?
Q2) More to the point … what’s the standard atomic weight of Plutonium: 244, 245 or 246 … ?
Q3) Moving on … 6th November, 1935, saw Edwin Armstrong present a paper on how to improve radio signal’s by what: amplitude modulation, very high frequency broadcasting or frequency?
Q4) 6th November, 1996, saw Bill Clinton win his second term as US President: which US party won majorities in the US Senate and the House of Representatives … ?
Q5) 6th November, 1913, saw the leader of a march of Asian miners protesting in South Africa, arrested: who was that leader … ?
Q6) And finally … 6th November, 1999, saw which Commonwealth country vote against becoming a republic … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) In the UK, 5th November is Bonfire night: commemorating the Gunpowder plot against James 1st.   How was James 1st known in Scotland … ?A1) James 6th.
Q2) More to the point, during the 17th century, Bonfire Night was a focus for anti-what sentiment: anti-Islam, anti-Catholic or anti-matter … ?A2) Anti-Catholic.
Q3) Equally to the point, Bonfire Night celebrations were heightened at the start of the Glorious Revolution: when who landed in the UK on 5th November, 1688 … ?A3) William 3rd: also known as William of Orange.
Q4) Moving on … 5th November 1935, saw the debut of the Parker Brothers version of which game … ?A4) Monopoly.
Q5) 5th November, 1999, saw a Federal Judge in New York declare whom to be a monopoly … ?A5) Microsoft.
Q6) And finally … 5th November, 2006, saw the execution of which former Iraqi president … ?A6) Saddam Hussein.   Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti, in full, or دام حسين عبد المجيد التكريتي, in Arabic.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with Pj Proby’s version of Maria … 

And with this line from Cesare Lombado … 

“Unfortunately, goodness and honor are rather the exception than the rule among exceptional men, not to speak of geniuses.”
Cesare Lombroso 6 November 1835 – 19 October 1909

º        OK, not serious … Just not funny …

*        Actually, Debbi, while we’re on the subject of Mr Lydon … ?   Did you know he was something of a fan of the late, great Ian Dury … ?   I’m sure I’ve mentioned.   At ANY rate, most of his early stage routine was heavily homaging Dury’s on-stage manner.   (Which was heftily influenced by the Polio he’d survived as a child …)

Blue Collar Pub Rock, any one … ?

Oh, and …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hmmm ... somehow, I'm not surprised. I can imagine Lydon would understand Ian's point of view quite well. :)

Awesome blue collar pub rock, btw!

Cross your fingers and hope that Mitt doesn't win!

Check out Midlist Life. I included something Rick said that you might enjoy. :)

1. 94
2. 244
3. frequency modulation
4. Republican
5. Mohandas K. Gandhi
6. Australia