Tuesday, 15 January 2013

The Daily Teaser — 15-1-2013

Oh, now that’s sad: but a sign of the times.

It’s been announced, today, that music and video retailers, HMV has gone into administration.

Like I say, it’s sad: especially for those who’s jobs are under threat.

But have to admit, I’d had half a guess as to the cause.

We, as a whole — especially here in the UK — are becoming very used to the convenience of buying online.   Things like the iTunes store, Amazon and sites like LoveFilm are radically changing the face of retail.

Any company that doesn’t keep up, is doing itself, its customers and staff, a huge disservice.

Rant over: let’s move on.


Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: who, along with bagging 5 out of 5, also admitted the Teaser had made her day.

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) 15th February saw Elizabeth 1st crowned as Queen of England: in which year … ?
Q2) More to the point, what term is used for queens who rule in their own right, rather then those who are married to a king … ?
Q3) By contrast, a queen who’s a queen because she’s married to a king is called what … ?
Q4) Going slightly sideways … Elizabeth 1st was crowned in Westminster Abbey.   Where was Elizabeth 2nd crowned … ?
Q5) Which dynasty did Elizabeth 1st belong to … ?
Q6) And finally … who played Elizabeth 1st in the comedy series, Blackadder 2 … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th January, 1978, saw the Sex Pistols play live for the last time: which US city were they playing, at the time … ?
A1) San Francisco.
Q2) More to the point, what were John Lydon’s last word on stage … ?
A2) Ah-ha-ha. Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated? Good night”.
Q3) What was the name of the band Lydon formed, after leaving The Pistols … ?
A3) Public Image Limited.
Q4) In the post-Pistols mess, Sid Vicious released a version of which Sinatra song … ?
A4) My Way.
Q5) And finally … John Lydon recorded World Destruction with Afrika Bambaataa.   Bambaataa is generally regarded as one of the founders of which style of music … ?
A5) Hip hop.
I’ll leave you with this quote from HM Elizabeth 1st …
“And though you have had, and may have, many princes more mighty and wise sitting in this seat, yet you never had nor shall have, any that will be more careful and loving.”
Elizabeth 1st.
And with the John Dowland song, Flow, My Tears

*        I thought you might like them, Debbi … ! :D

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Very much so! :) This was also really beautiful.

1. 1559
2. a Queen Regnant or a Queen Dowager
3. a Queen Consort
4. Westminster Abbey
5. the House of Tudor
6. Miranda Richardson

I hope you enjoy tomorrow's post. I had a bit of fun with it. Ha! :)