Saturday, 22 February 2014

The Daily Teaser — 22-2-2014

Oh, bless ’im … !

I have to admit, I was at home, yesterday: and got visited.

By my kid sister, and my nephew, Jude.

Who was definitely impressed by the Apple TV set-top box I’ve got.

Well … 

Not so much the box … 

But definitely by the fact I could use it to connect to YouTube: and show him lots of Cars cartoons!

What CAN I tell you … ?


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring nine out of ten.

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 February, 1928, saw the birth of game show host, Sir Bruce Forsyth.   Which BBC show did he present, between 1971 and 1977?
Q2) 22nd February, 1959, saw Lee Petty win the first Daytona 500.   The race was originally raced over 200 laps: and how many miles?
Q3) 22nd February, 1979, saw Saint Lucia become independent: of where?
Q4) More to the point, in which sea is Saint Lucia … ?
Q5) 22nd February, 1943, saw members of the White Rose movement executed in Germany.   The White Rose was a resistance movement in which country?
Q6) Finally … 22nd February, 1994, saw the US Department of Justice charge Aldrich Ames with spying.   For which country … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st February, 1848, saw the first publication of The Communist Manifesto.   Name either of the writers.
A1) Karl Marx or Friedrich Engels.
Q2) The writers were commissioned to write The Communist Manifesto, by The Communist League.   The Communist League were based in which European city … ?
A2) London.
Q3) In which language was The Communist Manifesto originally written?
A3) German.   An English language translation is available on Project Gutenberg.
Q4) The Manifesto’s writers saw the world engulfed in a class struggle: between workers and those who owned the means of production.   What term did they use for the working classes?
Q5) What was their term for the richer classes workers were warring against?
A5) The Bourgeois .
Q6) The Communist Manifesto argued for the abolition of what: slavery, inheritance or taxation … ?
Q7) It also argued for free what: contraception, children’s education or beer?
A7) Education.
Q8) One of the writers wrote a critique of political economy called what … ?
A8) Das Kapital, Kritik der politischen Ökonomie.
Q9) The Communist Manifesto’s other author wrote The Condition of the Working Class In … where … ?
A9) England.
Q10) Finally … The Communist Manifesto ended by encouraging the world’s workers to do what … ?
A10) Unite.
I’ll leave you with this song, from birthday boy, Oliver … 

And this thought from director, Jonathan Demme …
“I don’t think it’s sacrilegious to remake any movie, including a good or even great movie. I think what’s sacrilegious is to make a bad movie, whether it’s a remake or an original.”
Director, Jonathan Demme, born February 22, 1944
Have a good day.

*        JUST as a thought, Debbi: you should have a FaceTime camera built into the top bezel of your iMac: you should also be able to record video podcasts with it, process and edit them with iMovie, then upload it to your blog.   You’ll also be able top record stuff with that new camera, import it into iMovie, and get editing.   (Oh, hitting ⌘ and ‘?’ will open each applications Help page.   Hitting ⌘ and ‘,’ will open the settings/preferences for whatever application your currently using.   And you do know the Apple store you got it from does training courses … ?)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Just came back from one, actually. The people working there really are geniuses! :)

1. the Generation Game
2. 500
3. the UK
4. the Caribbean
5. Germany
6. Russia