Wednesday, 20 March 2013

The Daily Teaser — 20-3-2013

Oh, well … 

Looks like I’m going to have to be off to the local council, today.

As you know, I’m on various forms of benefit, whilst out of work: including one that covers my rent.

I’m happy to see it go to my landlord: although, like most of us, I’d prefer to be paying my own way.

But it does mean, once a year, I fill in a ‘Change of Circumstances’ form: complete with evidence.

Digging THAT up’s the pain: bank details, birth certificate, passport, statement, bills, shoe size, most recent hairdo, oy VEY … !

I better get a move on, hadn’t I … ?   Half a ton of paperwork doesn’t move itself … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know she’s had a page eaten by WordPress, she also managed to bag 5 out of 6.

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) 20th March, 1957, saw the birth of director, Spike Lee: what was the name of his first successful feature film … ?
Q2) 20th March, 1888, saw the first performance — in Moscow — of an opera in which language: Romanian, Italian or Romani … ?
Q3) 20th March, 1616, saw Sir Walter Raleigh released from the Tower of London: who was King at the time … ?
Q4) 20th March, 1980, saw the ship, Mi Amigo founder, off the coast of England.   What had it been home to … ?
Q5) And finally … 20th March, 1951, saw the founding of the Japanese city of Fujiyoshida.   On which Japanese island: Hokkaidō, Honshū, Shikoku or Kyūshū … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th March, 1943, saw the death of Frank Nitti: who had he replaced as boss of the Chicago mob … ?
A1) Al Capone.
Q2) 19th March, 1931, saw gambling legalized in Nevada.   In February of this year, how many different kinds of casino chips are legal in Nevada: five, ten or fifteen?
A2) According to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, ten.
Q3) 19th March, 1982, saw Argentina start the Falklands War, by landing on South Georgia.   Who was Prime Minister of the UK, at the time … ?
A3) Margaret Thatcher.
Q4) More to the point, who was the leader of Argentina’s military junta, at the time … ?
A4) General Leopoldo Galtieri.
Q5) 19th March, 1992, saw Prince Andrew and his wife, Sarah, announce their separation.   Andrew was — and still is — Duke of which English county … ?
A5) York.
Q6) And finally … 19th March, 2008, saw scientists spot the furthest item visible to the naked human eye: was it a gamma ray burst, a supernova or a nebula … ?
A6) A gamma ray burst.
I’ll leave you — as it’s Dame Vera’s birthday — with what is one of her definitive tunes … 

And with this thought from Henrik Ibsen …
“The State has its root in time, and will ripe and rot in time.”Henrik Ibsen, 20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906
Enjoy the day … 

*        Well, I had a look for you, Debbi: I say the tweet go past — it’s where I got the the actual link — but the actual blog gave me a ‘404 — Page Not Found’ message.   Quite what’s going on, there, I really don’t know … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Strange goings on. But with any luck, things will go better. I hope. :)

1. She's Gotta Have It
2. Romani
3. King James
4. a pirate radio station
5. Honshu

I put up a new post with the awesome John Lydon! :)