Thursday, 21 March 2013

The Daily Teaser — 21-3-2013

Hmmm … 

Radio 4 is always something to listen too: I’ve said it before and I’ll no doubt say it again.

This morning … ?

The Today programme’s just managed to improve my day — and break up the almost continual coverage of yesterday’s Budget — with a brief article about monsters.

Actually, one of the talking heads, there got it right: we DO seem to be coming up with more stuff about infectious monsters … !

Let’s move on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with admitting it’s a strange universe, it also saw her scoring five out of five.

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) 21st March, 1952, saw Alan Freed present the Moondog Coronation Ball: the world’s first Rock ’n’ Roll concert.   Who played the first song, at that concert … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which Ohio city was the concert held … ?
Q3) 21st March, 1960, saw 50 protestors killed in a massacre: in which South African township … ?
Q4) 21st March, 1999, saw Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first people to circumnavigate the world … in what … ?
Q5) 21st March, 1871, saw who named as Chancellor of the German Empire … ?
Q6) Finally … 21st March, 1800, saw Pius 7th crowned as Pope: with a papal tiara made of what … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th March, 1957, saw the birth of director, Spike Lee: what was the name of his first successful feature film … ?
A1) She’s Gotta Have It.
Q2) 20th March, 1888, saw the first performance — in Moscow — of an opera in which language: Romanian, Italian or Romani … ?
A2) Romani.
Q3) 20th March, 1616, saw Sir Walter Raleigh released from the Tower of London: who was King at the time … ?
A3) James 1st.
Q4) 20th March, 1980, saw the ship, Mi Amigo founder, off the coast of England.   What had it been home to … ?
A4) Pirate radio station, Radio Caroline, the inspiration behind The Boat That Rocked.
Q5) And finally … 20th March, 1951, saw the founding of the Japanese city of Fujiyoshida.   On which Japanese island: Hokkaidō, Honshū, Shikoku or Kyūshū … ?
A5) Honshū.
I’ll leave you with this quote from Gary Oldman …
“I used to be under the impression that in some kind of wanky, bullshit way, acting was like therapy: you get in and grapple with and exorcise all those demons inside of you. I don't believe that anymore. It's like a snow shaker. You shake the thing up, but it can't escape the glass. It can't get out. And it will settle until the next time you shake it up.”   
Gary Oldman, born 21st March 1958
And — as it’s frontman, Deryck Whibley’s birthday — with this tune from Sum 41 … 

Have a Nice Day … 

*        Actually, Debbi, what’s equally strange … ?   Is this seems to have got loose … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I am looking forward to the new season! I guess you know I've dropped off Facebook entirely for the moment. Thought I'd take a break, while I got my marketing thing together.

1. Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams
2. Cleveland, Ohio
3. Sharpeville
4. a Breitling Orbiter 3 balloon
5. Otto von Bismarck
6. papier-mâché