Tuesday, 20 May 2014

The Daily Teaser — 20-5-2014

Oh, but it’s getting EXCITING … !

Did I tell you I’ve been borrowing a copy of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer — series by series — off an old friend … ?

I’m on Series Five: and getting toward’s the end, I should add.

With the Scoobies being chased by Glory, AND the Knights of Byzantium.

With Joyce dead, Tara mad and Giles seriously injured.

And with no-one knowing Ben’s little secret … ?

Exciting … ?

You bet!

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and, along with doing a review of Guards, Guards!, scoring nine out of ten.

Here’s that review: after all, one has to say thank you … !

At any rate, let’s see how Debbi — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 20th May, 325 AD, saw the start of the First Council of Nicaea.   Which Roman Emperor called the council … ?
Q2) Nicaea is now in which modern country … ?
Q3) 20th May, 2014, is — apparently — World Metrology Day: commemorating the day in 1875, when 17 nations signed an agreement to use what: weather forecasts, the metre or rock hammers … ?
Q4) 20th May, 1996, saw the death of actor, Jon Pertwee.   What was the name of the scarecrow he played, between 1979 and 1981 … ?
Q5) 17 years later, 20th May, 2013, saw the death of keyboard player, Ray Manzarek: with which band did he find fame … ?
Q6) Finally … 20th May, 1882, saw the forming of the Triple Alliance: between the German Empire, the Austro-Hungarian empire … and where else … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th May, 1925, saw the birth of activist, Malcolm Little: it’s celebrated, in parts of the US, as a holiday in his name.   How is Malcolm Little better remembered?
A1) Malcolm X.
Q2) Which religious movement had he joined, whilst in prison … ?
A2) The Nation Of Islam.   (He late left the movement, made the Hajj, and became a Sunni Muslim.)
Q3) Which boxer joined the same movement: in part at Malcolm’s inspiration … ?
A3) The Greatest, himself: Muhammed Ali.
Q4) Malcolm came to the attention of the American public, after the beating and arrest of whom, in 1957 …?
A4) NoI member, John Hinton.
Q5) Malcolm said the greatest honour he received was getting the honourary Yoruba name, Omowale, from Nigerian students, in 1964.   The name translates as ‘Son who has …’ … what … ?
A5) Come Home.
Q6) 1964 saw Malcolm make the traditional Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.   What name is given to this journey … ?
A6) The Hajj.
Q7) 1964 also saw him visit the UK: where he spoke at that year’s debate of the Oxford Student Union.   That debate was televised by whom … ?
A7) The BBC.
Q8) Who played Malcolm on film, in a well known 1992 film … ?
Q9) The film is based on Malcolm’s 1965 autobiography: co-written by Malcolm, and the author of Roots.   Who was that author … ?
Q10) Finally … Malcolm’s eventual death, in 1965, his been blamed on the (present) leader of the group he used to belong to.   What’s that leader’s name … ?
I’ll leave you with this tune, as a way to mark Jon Pertwee’s death … 

And this thought from noted cyclist, Chris Frome …
“Kenya, being a third world country, from a young age your eyes are open to the real world. I'd like to think growing up there taught me to stand on my own two feet, make my own decisions about what I wanted to be.”
Chris Frome, born 20th May, 1985.
Enjoy your day … !

*        Now that you mention it, Debbi† … ? :D

†        Actually, Debbi, you mentioned trouble with the script … ?   Is it in a commonly readable file format, like .docx.doc or .rtf … ?   I know you mentioned once you were using something called Final Draft to work on it: if it’s saved it in an odd file format, that could be the source of the issue.   When you in the Desktop, go to the Finder menubar items: in Preferences, click Advanced, and tick the ‘Show All File Names’ box.   Log out and log back in again, and you now see all files file types at the end of the name.   That SHOULD rule this in  or out.
The other quick thing to is check if it’ a permissions problem: but I’ll try and tell you more about that later!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Actually, that problem's been fixed! Thank goodness.

1. Constantine
2. Turkey
3. the metre
4. Worzel Gummidge
5. The Doors
6. Italy