Tuesday, 8 April 2014

The Daily Teaser — 8-4-2014

Good lord, how on Earth did that happen … ?

I don’t know if you ever follow these things, but I’m fairly sure you’ve heard of Bob Geldof and his family.

Including his daughters by Paula Yates — Fifi, Peaches and Pixie — and adopted daughter, Tiger Lily.

Tragedy hit the Geldof family, yesterday.

When second eldest daughter, Peaches Geldof, was found dead at home, at the age of twenty-five.

First off … ?

I’d like to offer my condolences to Peaches Geldof’s family: both her father and sisters,  and to her husband, Thomas Cohen … and hope that her two sons treasure what they can remember of her.

From where I’m sitting the fact she had children make’s her death all the more tragic.

Tragic … 

And unexplained.

Which is how Kent police have described her death: sudden and unexplained.

I think for me, that’s the mystery compounding the tragedy.

How on earth does a young woman, one not known for a rock star life style, die at the age of 25 … ?

One can only hope that’s cleared up, as soon as possibly.

I think her surviving family would want nothing else.

But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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) 8th April, 1913, saw the 17th Amendment to the US Constitution passed: which allowed for the direct election of whom … ?
Q2) 8th April, 1904, saw the writing of the first chapter of The Book Of The Law: by which (only slightly scary) British mystic … ?
Q3) 8th April, 1093, saw Bishop Walkelin dedicate a new English cathedral.   In which English city … ?
Q4) 8th April, 1994, saw Kurt Cobain’s body found, after his suicide.   In which year was Nirvana’s Best Of album, Nirvana, released in the UK?
Q5) Finally … 8th April, 1997, saw reporter, Martin Bell — the Man In The White Suit — announce he’d be standing in an election as an independent MP: in which then constituency … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th April saw the death of games designer, Dave Arneson: co-creator of RPG, Dungeons And … what … ?
A1) Dungeons andDragon.
Q2) The game is known as D&D, and seen as the world’s first RPG: or role-playing … what … ?
A2) Game.
Q3) Who created the game, with Arneson … ?
A3) E. Gary Gygax.
Q4) The name of the company that sold originally sold the game was TSR, Ltd: which stood for Tactical Studies … what … ?
A4) Rules.
Q5) Originally, AD&D — the more complicated version of the game — had three core rulebooks: the Player’s Handbook, and the Dungeon Master’s Guide were two of them.   What was the third?
A5) The Monster Manual.
Q6) The original game was an outgrowth of a game called Chainmail: was Chainmail a video game, war-game or board-game?
A6) War-game.
Q7) Arneson’s own campaign setting — or background world — was called what: Blackmoor, Greyhawk or Lankhmar … ?
A7) Blackmoor.
Q8) What name is given to someone who referees a game of D&D?
A8) It’s been mentioned already: he or she is the Dungeon Master.
Q9) D&D used four-sided, six -sided, eight-sided, twelve-sided and twenty-sided dice, during play.   The shapes are known as what sort of solid … ?
A9) Platonic solids.
Q10) Finally … in which year did Dave Arneson die … ?
A10) 2009.
I’ll leave you with Three Days In A Row, by Anouk … 

And with this thought from Malcolm McLaren …
“Rock is fundamentally a young people’s music, right? And a lot of kids feel cheated. They feel that the music’s been taken away from them by that whole over-25 audience.”
Malcolm McLaren, 22 January 1946 – 8 April 2010.
Have a good day.

*        Did you catch that news about Peaches Geldof, Debbi … ?   25 … !   That’s no age at all, these days … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yeah, I saw that. Tragic. :(

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