Saturday, 31 May 2014

The Daily Teaser — 31-5-2014

How long have you been following my blog … ?

A while, I hope.

But, at any rate, if you have, you’ll know I live in a street in Brentwood called Rollason Way: a relatively recently built part of town.

Which has — in all the years I’ve lived here* — has never had enough parking for residents.

I’ve not double checked what the new carparks at the end of the street have done to the figures: but, at one point, we had ¾ of a parking space per resident.   (Some reports say more: they say ⅘ of a parking space.)

We’ve also got a lot of people — many of whom seem to be visitors to the area — who park on the pavement.

I’ve personally have always felt that’s hazardous.   And still do.   I feel it impedes emergency vehicle access to Rollason Way: something that will kill someone, at some point.

Part of the issue?   Is that Essex Council have not, as yet, taken control of Rollason Way.   Meaning that there’s no formal parking controls: nor any way of handing out parking tickets.

One (possibly) good thing?   Crest Nicholson, the company who built Rollason Way and the surrounding area, have hired a parking management company: and put up the (pictured) signs, emphasising the fines that will be handed out to owners of cars parking on the pavement.

Granted, I’ve not seen any one handing out tickets, yet: hopefully that won’t be long.

I can only hope the result will be the offending cars park somewhere else.

Rather than move a few inches, to park on the road!

That will make things seriously worse.

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi† putting in her answers: and scoring six out of seven.

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) 31st May, 1279 BC, saw Rameses the Great assume the throne of Egypt: after serving as his father’s regent.   Was his father Seti 1st, 2nd or 3rd?
Q2) Which dynasty did either of them belong to: the 17th, 18th or 19th?
Q3) 31st May, 2005, saw Vanity Fair magazine reveal that Agent William Felt was Deep Throat: the informant who’d liked information about which Scandal … ?
Q4) 31st May, 1924, saw the USSR agree that where was part of China?
Q5) Finally … 31st May, 1929, saw The Karnival Kid debut at cinemas.   Which cartoon character made his first speaking appearence in the piece … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th May saw the start of the Peasant’s Revolt: in which year of the 1380s … ?
A1) 1381.
Q2) The Revolt was triggered by the death of John Bampton: a royal official trying to collect what sort of tax?
A2) A poll tax.
Q3) Bampton was killed in which Essex town?
A3) Brentwood.   (There’s been letter’s to the Brentwood Gazette about it … )
Q4) John Wrawe — one of the leaders of the Essex end of the Revolt — led rebels into which English County … ?
A4) Suffolk.
Q5) Who led rebel from Kent, into London … ?
A5) Wat Tyler.
Q6) What was the name of the famous radical preacher involved in the revolt?
A6) John Ball.
Q7) Finally … The final confrontation of the Revolt was in Smithfield: when the rebels faced confronted the king.   Which king … ?
A7) The 14-year-old Richard 2nd.
As a nod to birthday boy, Karl Bartos, I’ll leave you with a tune he co-wrote, whilst still with Kraftwerk … 

And with this thought …
“Everybody wonders why I continue working at this stage. I keep working because there's always new stories.”
Clint Eastwood, born 31st May, 1930.
Have a good day … 

*        I was one of the first people to move into my block, Damon House, some seven years ago: the parking problem has grown, as the estate has.

†        There’s an upside, though, Debbi: at least in the UK.   It means we can laugh at judges dressed up as 18th Century transvestites … 


Mr Strict said...

1> Seti 1
2> 19th.
3> Watergate.
4> Outer Mongolia.
5> Mickey Mouse.

Debbi said...

Ha! Those wigs always make me smile. :)

1. 1st
2. 19th
3. the Watergate scandal
4. Outer Mongolia
5. Mickey Mouse