Friday, 22 March 2013

The Daily Teaser — 22-3-2013

It’s official!   The Rollason Way parking saga isn’t over.

Seemingly, we’re getting a whole parcel of new parking restrictions — ‘No Waiting’ ones, with, hopefully, double-yellow lines  — coming into playing: from the entrance way of Rollason Way, all the way down to Wilkinson House, at the bottom of the road.

HOPEFULLY, it’ll have the effect of freeing up the roadway, and give emergency vehicles greater access to the are.   

What sort of effect it’ll have on the carparks in the are, I don’t know.

Either way … ?   I wasn’t surprised to see this tweet from Councillor Chilvers, last night: Brentwood council’s officers seem to be as clueless as I thought they might be … 

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with admitting she’s dropping off the proverbial FB radar, for a while, she also bagged 6 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) 22nd March, 1945, saw the founding of the Arab League: how many member states are there … ?
Q2) Name one of them.
Q3) 22nd March, 1960, saw the LASER patented.   Laser beams are usually coherent forms of emitted what: microwaves, light or x-rays … ?
Q4) What — in 1974 — was the first day-to-day use of a LASER most of us would have seen … ?
Q5) 22nd March, 1979, saw Ambassador Sir Richard Sykes assassinated outside his home.   Where was he UK ambassador to … ?
Q6) More to the point, who was he assassinated by … ?
Q7) 22nd March, 1996, saw the death of guitarist, Billy Williamson.   Which iconic band rock and roll band was he a member of … ?
Q8) And finally … 22nd March, 1993, saw Intel ship the first of its Pentium chips.   Which brand of home computer has used Intel processors since 2006 … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
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 … ?
A1) Paul ‘Hucklebuck ’ Williams.
Q2) More to the point, in which Ohio city was the concert held … ?
A2) Cleveland.
Q3) 21st March, 1960, saw 50 protestors killed in a massacre: in which South African township … ?
A3) Sharpeville.
Q4) 21st March, 1999, saw Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first people to circumnavigate the world … in what … ?
A4) A hot air ballon.
Q5) 21st March, 1871, saw who named as Chancellor of the German Empire … ?
A5) Otto von Bismarck.
Q6) Finally … 21st March, 1800, saw Pius 7th crowned as Pope: with a papal tiara made of what … ?
A6) Papier Mâché.   (There was a war on, seemingly …)
I’ll leave you this quote from Louis L’Amour, the man who — when I was younger — seemed to dominate half the shelves in Brentwood Library
“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”
Louis L’Amour, March 22, 1908 – June 10, 1988
And, as it’s Mighty Wah! frontman, Pete Wylie’s, birthday, we’ll have this tune … 

Enjoy the day.

*        You’re right, there, Debbi: I can’t wait!   (And I’m curious to see what they do with the new girl … )    Re Facebook: don’t worry, I think I’d be doing the same, in your shoes … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I definitely need to take a break and do a rethinking about marketing and all that.

Wish I could be there with you and Trevor right now. It would be nice to take a break and just ... well ... live. :)

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