Thursday, 10 January 2013

The Daily Teaser — 10-1-2013

Oh, now that’s something … 

I’m a bit of a film fan: you’d probably noticed, hadn’t you … ?

I’m also one who’d grown up in the 1980s: and, like many boys my age, one who grew up frequently reading 2000AD.   Including all those exciting — and deeply satirical — main strip, Judge Dredd.

Well, I’m on something of a budget: so the fact that the recently released film about the character, Dredd is out on DVD, on Monday is something that tweaked my interest.

Frankly … ?   I can’t wait … !

Hmmm … Let’s get moving on, shall we?   I’d hate to get too enthusiastic at you.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with letting us know she felt something I’d said, yesterday, had rung the proverbial cherries for her, she also managed to bag 6 out of 6*ª.

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) 10th January, 49BC, saw Julius Cæsar start the Roman Civil War: by crossing which river … ?
Q2) More to the point, who became Emperor, as a result of that civil war … ?
Q3) 10th January, 1927, saw the release of which Fritz Lang film … ?
Q4) 10th January, 1863, saw the initial opening of the London Underground: between Paddington and Farringdon.   Which tube line, now connects the two stations … ?
Q5) 10th January, 1929, saw the first publication of The Adventures Of Tintin: who played Tintin in the 2011 film … ?
Q6) And finally … 10th January, 1920, saw the formal end of World War 1: when which treaty came into effect … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th January, 2001, saw Apple introduce its iTunes software: what’s the current version of iTunes … ?
A1) iTunes 11.
Q2) More to the point, name any of the three families of operating system that iTunes is available on … 
A2) Mac OS X, Windows and iOS.
Q3) 9th January, 1957, saw Sir Anthony Eden resign as British Prime Minister: due to ill health.   Who replaced him, as PM … ?
A3) Harold MacMillan.
Q4) 9th January, 1947, was the last time Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Short was seen alive.   How is she better known to history … ?
A4) The Black Dahlia.
Q5) 9th January, 1806, saw Admiral Horatio Nelson given a state funeral: in which church is he buried … ?
A5) Saint Paul’s Cathedral, in London.
Q6) And finally … 9th January, 1858, saw the death of Anson Jones: he was the last President of an independent where … ?
A6) Texas.
Enjoy those, everyone.

As today’s the anniversary of the death of blues legend, Howlin’ Wolf, I’ll leave you with a song of his that’s beloved by pub-rock bands … 

And with this quote from director, Walter Hill …
“I always say the next one is my favorite.”
Walter Hill, born 10th January 1942.
Have a good day.

*        Oh, the third one’s iOS, Debbi, rather than Linuxº, per se: the operating system on the iPhone and iPad … ?

º        I’ll be frank, Debbi, I’ve a personal feeling that the better known Linux OS’s — Ubuntu in particular, as it’s the best known distribution — would have a fair bigger uptake, if Apple released iTunes for the platform.   I think that’s going to take a while … … 

ª        Oh, did you manage to find stuff about Sonic … ?   I’ve dug up the Wikipedia article about the original game — here — as well as the Disambiguation page.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! I've decided to make up my own game. That way, I can't accidentally screw up any details. :)

But I appreciate your thinking about me.

I really loved your song today! :)

1. the Rubicon
2. Julius Caesar
3. Metropolis
4. the Circle line
5. Jamie Bell
6. the Treaty of Versailles