Monday, 8 April 2013

The Daily Teaser — 8-4-2013

La, LAAAA … 

Monday, blooming Monday … !

You’ve probably already worked out it’s a Monday, haven’t you … ?

Which means, of course, that it’s that Nose To The Grindstone time of week for most of us.

Including those of us off job-hunting, of course.

I’m just hoping the various job-sites I’ve signed up for can find something.

Keep your fingers Crossed for me, there.

Now … Let’s get moving on, shall we … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with putting up this post — and letting us know Paul McCartney would be playing near her, soon — she also scored six out of six.

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) 8th April, 1953, saw Kenyan, Jomo Kenyatta, sentenced for being a member of which group … ?
Q2) More to the point, Jomo’s son, Uhuru, has recently been involved in Kenya’s contentious Presidential elections.   The name, Uhuru, translates into English as what … ?
Q3) Moving on … 8th April, 1913, saw the 17th Amendment to the US Constitution became law: guaranteeing the direct election of whom … ?
Q4) 8th April, 1944, saw the birth of actor, Hywel Bennett: which part did he play in the TV version of Le Carré’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy … ?
Q5) 8th April is one of the traditional dates of the Buddha’s birth.   What name was the Buddha born under … ?
Q6) And finally … 8th April, 2008, saw the completion of the world’s first building with integrated wind turbines.   In which middle-eastern country is that building … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th April, 1969, marks the birthday of the Internet: it saw the publication of RFC 1, defining the basic software and hardware of the Internet.   RFC stands for Request forwhat … ?
A1) Comment.
Q2) More to the point, what was the Internet called, in 1969 … ?
Q3) That network was initially funded by an agency of which US government department … ?
A3) The Department of Defense.
Q4) According to the RFC series, BCP stands for Best Current what: practice, particle or packet … ?
A4) Practice.
Q5) The Internet is dependent on the work of Donald Davies and Paul Baran, the men behind what: packet switching, planar switching or planet swopping … ?
A5) Packet switching.
Q6) Finally, one piece of revolutionary Internet software was the World Wide Web: what’s the name of the British scientist who designed this software … ?
A6) Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
I’ll leave you with this thought from Betty Ford …
“It’s always been my feeling that God lends you your children until they're about eighteen years old. If you haven’t made your points with them by then, it’s too late.”
Betty Ford, April 8, 1918 – July 8, 2011
And — as a nod to New Model Army frontman, Justin Sullivan — this tune … 

Enjoy the day … !

*        Actually, Debbi†, it’s probably going to be worth the effort to (digitally) queue up for tickets: back-catalogue aside, Macca’s supposed to do quite a good gig.   (I just hope the website can cope.   Kraftwerk played a series of gigs at the Tate Modern, a few months ago, something that’s as rare as rocking-horse droppings.   There was uproar, because the Tate just couldn’t cope with the demand for tickets: apparently, you could here the website collapsing several miles away.)

†        Actually, Debbi, about the Trololol guy … ?   He’s had some very strange nods …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Quite interesting, as always! :)

Love the song.

I'm working on both my novel and my screenplay! :) You're an inspiration, Paul.

I hope your job search goes well.

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