Tuesday, 25 March 2014

The Daily Teaser — 25-3-2014

Hmmm … 

Now that’s … frustrating … 

You’ve possibly worked out — by now — that I like a movie or two, haven’t you … ?

One of the ones I wouldn’t mind checking out … ?   Is the 1995, Kathryn Bigelow directed, Strange Days.

Me being me, I’ve not much actual spending cash: I’ve enough, every so often, to spend on an iTunes card once in a blue moon, but not much more, beyond that.

So, obviously, I’d like to rent it from the iTunes store: just so I can see if it’s as good as some say.

The fact the DVD’s available on Amazon and Netflix, but not on the iTunes Store … ?

Especially after putting in two separate requests?

Well, that’s frustrating.   And frustrating enough for me to publicly ask Apple what on Earth’s going on.

After all, if Amazon and Netflix have copies of Strange Days, why don’t they … ?


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 25th March is — in Roman Catholic tradition — Lady Day, the Feast of the Annunciation.   Which biblical figure does the day mark … ?
Q2) 25th March, 1555, saw the formal founding of a city called Valencia.   In which South American country is Valencia?
Q3) One century later, 25th March, 1655, saw the discovery of Titan.   Which planet is Titan a moon of?
Q4) Who was the astronomer who discovered Titan?
Q5) 25th March, 1950, saw a ski jumping competition take place: with imported snow.   In which London Park?
Q6) Finally … 25th March, 1908, saw the birth of film director, David Lean.   Which of his films sees Omar Sharif as Sherif Ali … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 24th March, 1882, saw Robert Koch discover the bacterium responsible for which disease?
Q2) 24th March, 1958, saw which star join the US Army?
Q3) 24th March, 1896, saw the world’s first radio transmission made: by which Russian scientist … ?
Q4) 24th March, 1999, saw a fire in the Mont Blanc Tunnel — between France and Italy — kill 38 people.   In which mountain range is Mount Blanc?
A4) The Alps.
Q5) Finally … 24th March, 2003, saw the Arab League vote in favour of the removal of British and American troops: from which country … ?
A5) Iraq.
As a nod to the late Jeff Healey, I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And with this thought from David Lean …
“Film is a dramatised reality and it is the director’s job to make it appear real… an audience should not be conscious of technique.”
David Lean  25 March 1908 – 16 April 1991.
Have a good day.

*        Rick might just want to sit down with Terry Pratchett’s ‘Guards! Guards!’, Debbi: it’s a very well written crime thriller!   Lot’s of mysterious murders, had to find villains, and nasty weapons.   And a fire-breathing wading bird.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'll have to try that one next! So many books, so little time! :)

1. the angel Gabriel
2. Venezuela
3. Saturn
4. Christiaan Huygens
5. Hampstead Heath
6. Lawrence of Arabia