Wednesday, 3 April 2013

The Daily Teaser — 3-4-2013

I have to admit, I usually watch a movie, Tuesday evenings.

You’d possibly noticed, hadn’t you … ?

Last night was actually something of an exception: I didn’t rent a movie.

No … 

I actually rented a documentary, instead: a little thing called Nightmares In Red White And Blue, a potted history of the US horror genre.

Worth a watch, I felt: but not something I felt was worth my posting about.

And not quite as riveting as the History of Horror Mark Gatiss did for the BBCC a few years ago.

Let’s move on, shall we … ?   Before I show you my Frankenstein’s Monster impersonation … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with admitting she’s got links everywhere*, she ALSO managed to score 5 out of 5.   Yesterday also saw @soolebop tweeting the one answers he felt confident of — Rastafarianism — and scoring one.
Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s questions shall we … ?

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

Q1) 3rd April, 1882, saw who gunned down by Robert Ford … ?
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the 2007 film about the latter’s death at the hands of Robert Ford … ?
Q3) Who played the murdered man in that film … ?
Q4) Moving on … 3rd April, 1981, saw the release of the world’s first portable computer: what was it called … ?
Q5) 3rd April, 1975, saw Chess Grandmaster, Bobby Fischer refuse to play who … ?
Q6) 3rd April, 1045, saw who crowned as King of England … ?
Q7) And finally … 3rd April, 1895, saw who start a rather notorious Libel case … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd April, 1930, saw Haile Selassie proclaimed Emperor of Ethiopia.   Was he the first, second or third of that name … ?
A1) The first.
Q2) More to the point, what was his birth name … ?
A2) Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael.
Q3) The Emperor was also known as a Ras, before he was crowned.   What is a Ras generally equivalent to: a duke, an earl or a marquis … ?
A3) A Duke.
Q4) Which Jamaican religion sees Haile Selassie as its central figure … ?
A4) Rastafarianism.
Q5) And finally … in which year of the 1970s was Haile Selassie deposed … ?
A5) 191974.
Given today sees the birthday of Brotherhood Of Man frontman, Tony Orlando, I’ll offer up what has to be one of the cheesiest songs ever written … 

And this quote from Tony Benn, former Viscount Stansgate: it’s his birthday, as well, and the quotes a touch more aspirational …
“I cannot hand away powers lent to me for five years by the people of Chesterfield. I just could not do it. It would be theft of public rights.”
Tony Benn, born 3 April 1925
You can ALSO say happy birthday to local councillor, Karen Chilvers: if you get the chance, you can also tell her about how good Game Of Thrones is.

Have a good day … 

*        You know, I’m trying to avoid thinking of octopi, here, Debbi … :D (Actually, geeky bit of info for you: Robert Caillieu loosely based the http protocol on Apple’s own Hypercard software.   Just so you know … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hello there! I like your Python video. Of course. :)

1. Jesse James
2. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
3. Brad Pitt
4. the Osborne 1
5. Anatoly Karpov
6. Edward the Confessor
7. Oscar Wilde