Monday, 31 December 2012

The New Year’s Eve Teaser — 31-12-2012

Hmmm … 

Nice to know.

Seemingly, the fortnight between Boxing Day and the end of the first week of January is the Fortnight when online dating sites rather well.

Christmas and New Year’s Eve are obviously rougher that we think.

Hmmm … 

Amazing what you can find out on the BBC’s news channel … 

Let’s move on, shall we?   Yes, let’s … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with the realisation that she can make stuff up for a future book, she ALSO 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) 31st December is, obviously, New Year’s Eve: who directed the 2011 film, New Year’s Eve … ?
Q2) Who — in 2010 — released a song called New Year’s Eve … ?
Q3) On the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve what carboniferous object is a Scotsman supposed to give you … ?
Q4) What’s the name of the road race that takes place in Wales, on New Year’s Eve … ?
Q5) And finally … who released the song, It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd January, 2011, saw the death of cartoonist, Ronald Searle: which famously anarchic schoolgirls did he create … ?   A1) The girls of Saint Trinians.
Q2) 30th December, 1922, saw the founding of the USSR: what does USSR stand for … ?   A2) The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Q3) 30th December, 1948, saw the opening of which Cole Porter musical … ?   A3) Kiss Me Kate.
Q4) More to the point, which Best Musical award was it the first to win … ?   A4) The Tony.
Q5) 30th December, 39 AD, saw the birth of which Roman Emperor … ?   A5) Titus: or Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus, in full.
Q6) And finally … 30th December, 2002, saw who arrested for drink-driving … ?   A6) Diana Ross.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this quote from Bill Vaughan …
“Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve.  Middle age is when you're forced to.”Bill Vaughan.
And the USUAL tune for this time of year … 

Oh, and this song about public schoolgirls … 

Happy New Year … 

*        Yeah, video games arcades!   You don’t see those much, these days: that’s power of the internet revolution for you,   Actually, Debbi, how’s this for synchronicity?   You know Apple do a 12 Days of Christmas app, this time of year … ?   It’s basically a way of handing out free applications that give the developers concerned some advertising.   Well, I switched my copy on, this morning … to find it was handing out Sonic Jump.   Complete with a certain blue chap … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Coincidences are so interesting. :)

My weird, surreal post is up. Happy new year! :)

To life!

1. Garry Marshall
2. Snoop Dogg
3. coal
4. Nos Galan
5. Barry Manilow