Sunday, 2 February 2014

The Daily Teaser — 2-2-2014: New York, New York

Thank heavens for that … !

I managed to catch a film, last night!

Just in case you missed me mentioning it, I woke up with a couple of songs from West Side Story, playing their way through my head, yesterday.

And managed to get it out of my system — as I had the evening free — by sitting down with the film.

I’ll have the write up posted, later: but it was nice to see it, as it’s something I’d never actually watched.

I think I’d appreciate feedback, as and when I get it up.

So to speak!

Either way … ?

Let’s move on … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know she felt she had a lot to learn, also bagging five out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Teaser, shall we?

Here it is, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 2nd February, 1653, saw the original municipal founding of what’s now New York: what name was then used for it … ?
Q2) On which New York island was the city founded … ?
Q3) That island is now one of five boroughs of New York: name one of the other four …
Q4) New York — the USA’s, and the world’s — two largest stock markets are on New York’s Wall Street.   Name either.
Q5) New York’s two Major League baseball teams are the New York Mets and the New York Yankees: which now Los Angeles based team, was once the based in the city … ?
Q6) Who’s New York’s current mayor?
Q7) New York born Allen Stewart Konigsberg set many of his films in New York: including Manhattan, and Hannah and Her Sisters.   How is Allen Stewart Konigsberg better known … ?
Q8) Well known comic-book and film, Watchmen starts with the murder of  The Comedian, in New York.   Who was the writer of Watchmen comic-book?
Q9) Which rabbit-like part of New York contained quite a few hotels and amusement parks … ?
Q10) Finally … which blood-drenched cocktail is said to have been invented in a New York bar in the 1930s?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 1st February, 1884, saw the first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary, published.   What’s the first entry in the Oxford English Dictionary … ?
A1) A.
Q2) 1st February, 1946, saw the Parliament of Hungary declare Hungary to be a republic: after abolishing what …?
A2) The Hungarian Monarchy.
Q3) That same day — 1st February, 1946 — saw Trygve Lie of Norway appointed as the first Secretary General of what … ?
A3) The United Nations.
Q4) 1st February is also the feast day Saint Brigid of Kildare.   She’s a patron saint of Ireland, and what else: printing presses, keyboards or computers … ?
Q5) Finally … 1st February, 2003, saw the deaths of the seven crew-members of the Space Shuttle Columbia.   Name any of them.
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this tune from U2 … 

And this observation from Douglas Adams …
“The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79.”
Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless.
Have a good day … !

*         I know EXACTLY what you mean, Debbi … !   (Actually, you know the beer glass image I use in the posters, and as part of the blog’s background?   That was a royalty-free, photo Shutterstock were giving away, via Macworld.   It’s REALLY handy … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Will keep that in mind. Shutterstock.

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