Friday, 22 February 2013

The Daily Teaser — 22-2-2013

Oh… my … LORD … !

I think … 

No, scrub that, I’m convinced the weather is doing me no good.

It is, right now, bloody freezing out: as I’m sure you can work out from the attached photo.

I’m feeling as sick as the proverbial parrot.

Frankly … ?   Frankly, I’ve not coughed like this since the days I smoked.

To get ironic … ?

Yummy … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we?   Before I cough up a lung … 


Yesterday’s themed Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with bagging 6 out of 6, she also confessed she love to visit the UK again*.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Chuck Jones themed questions.

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

Q1) 22nd February, 2002, saw the death of animator, Chuck Jones.   Name any of the three characters to feature in his ‘Hunting Trilogy’ of shorts … ?
Q2) More to the point, with which film studio did he made the Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes cartoons … ?
Q3) Jones also — at one point — worked on which cat and mouse cartoons … ?
Q4) Which skunk did Jones work on … ?
Q5) And finally … which Chuck Jones directed cartoon is set to a Richard Wagner soundtrack … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st February is International Mother Language Day, as promoted by UNESCO: what does UNESCO stand for … ?
A1) United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Q2) How many official languages does the UN have … ?
A2) Six.
Q3) Name one of them.
A3) Arabic, Chinese, English, French , Russian and Spanish.
Q4) How many languages are spoken in Africa … ?
A4) Between 2,100 and 3, 000.
Q5) What’s the only Semitic language native to Europe: Yiddish, Maltese or Neo-Aramaic … ?
A5) Maltese.
Q6) According to Wikipedia, how many languages are indigenous to the British Isles … ?
A6) 11. (That includes Jersey French, but not necessarily the dialects of Norman French that are native to the Channel Isles.   And there’s a dialect of Scottish Gælic spoken in Canada … )
Q7) And finally … how many living languages are spoken in China … ?
A7) 292.
I’ll leave you with these wise words from Chuck jones himself …
“A comedian is not a person who opens a funny door — he's the person who opens a door funny.”
Chuck Jones
And something of a ditty … 

*        Actually, South California might be better, at this time of year, Debbi: it’s DEFINITELY cold … !   Make sure you bring a jumper.   AND a scarf … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hey, Paul! :) It was great talking to you. I'd rather be somewhere warmer, too. I hope you're feeling better soon.

1. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd
2. Warner Bros.
3. Tom and Jerry
4. Pepé Le Pew
5. What's Opera, Doc?