Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The Dandy Teaser — 4-12-2012

Bleaugh … 

I THINK coming down with a cold … again … !

Yuck … !

I HATE having two in the space of a couple of months, I really do … 

Still … 

At least I can show you this image of my nephew, Jude: who’s definitely learnt to walk: oh … and worked out where key’s go.

Bless ’im … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and, along with telling us about  the speech she gave in Richmond, over the weekend, she ALSO managed to bag 5 out of 5.

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

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

Q1) 4th December, 1937, saw the first publication of The Dandy, the world’s third longest running comic.   Name either of the two older comics.
Q2) More to the point … what was The Dandy one of the first comics to use … ?
Q3) Name either of The Dandy’s longest running strips … ?
Q4) Who is The Dandy’s publisher: Marvel, DC Thompson or DC … ?
Q5) Which of The Dandy’s character’s lives at 29, Acacia Avenue … ?
Q6) And finally … the comic’s publisher will release the last edition in which year … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd December saw Louis Washkansky become the first person to receive a heart transplant: in which year was this … ?
A1) 1967.
Q2) More to the point … in which country was this … ?
A2) South Africa.
Q3) What was the name of the doctor who performed the procedure … ?
A3) Dr Dr Christiaan Neethling Barnard..
Q4) At the time of his death in 2009, Tony Huesman was the world’s longest surviving transplant patient.   For how many years did he live, after his operation: 31, 32 or 33 years … ?
A4) 31 years.
Q5) And finally … noted transplant patient, Kelly Perkins famously does what, to promote organ donation … ?
A5) Mountaineering.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this quote from Dandy character, Korky the Cat …
“Ho-Ho, Now I know.   It’s ‘D’ for ‘Dandy’ day”
Korky the Cat, from the cover of the Decimalisation Day edition of The Dandy.

And this tune from Adam and the Ants: Adam Ant himself, of course, being a Dandy highwayman‡… 

*        You know, Debbi, I can tell when you’ve had a good day: the scores go up … ! :D

‡        Cheap Puns and wordplay, available from … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Aha! :) I think the therapeutic effect of traveling and spreading the word in person has buoyed my mood.

I think writing a book about all this can't hurt at all. It'll help my author platform, right? :) You'd definitely be mentioned. How awesome would that be? :)

I need to start writing that book now, along with my novel and screenplays, etc. See why I can't do 5 blogs anymore? :)

1. The Beano and Comic Cuts
2. speech balloons
3. Desperate Dan and Korky the Cat
4. D. C. Thomson & Co.
5. Bananaman
6. 2012