Friday, 9 May 2014

The Daily Teaser — 9-5-2014: Mr Punch

Hmmm … 

I have to admit, I’m in something of an odd mood, just recently.

I think not get a job, after the recent interview … ?

Has definitely taken the wind out of my sails.

Not good, as you can imagine.

However, I can and should carry on regardless.

After all, it could be a lot worse … !

Let’s get a move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 9th May is the first date someone recorded seeing Mr Punch: in which green part of London … ?
Q2) More to the point, which diarist spotted Punch … ?
Q3) In which year of the 1660s was this … ?
Q4) Who’s Mr Punch’s wife?
Q5) Mr Punch’s distinctive voice is produced by the puppeteer talking through a what … ?
Q6) That puppeteer is usually referred to as what … ?
Q7) Mr Punch’s hat is pointy … and known as what kind of hat … ?
Q8) There’s no one fixed script for a Mr Punch show.   But many include a string of what … ?
Q9) Mr Codlin and Short Trotters — a pair who run a Mr Punch show — feature in which Charles Dickens novel … ?
Q10) Finally … Mr Punch has his roots in a commedia dell’arte character: which commedia dell’arte character … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Today is VE Day: marking the partial ending of World War Two.   What does VE stand for … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which year was the end of World War Two … ?
A2) 1945.
Q3) Technically, VE Day marks the day which hostile country surrendered … ?
Q4) On which date had that country’s forces in Italy surrendered … ?
Q5) Who was that country’s leader, at the time of its surrender … ?
Q6) Who was British PM, on VE Day … ?
Q7) More to the point, VE Day, 1945, was the US President’s 61st birthday.   Who was US president … ?
A7) Harry S. Truman: he’d replaced Franklin D. Roosevelt, who died a few weeks earlier.
Q8) On which day do the former Soviet Union influenced countries celebrate VE Day … ?
A8) May 9th.
Q9) Which noted Jazz trumpeter and radio presenter was playing trumpet in Trafalgar Square, on VE Day … ?
Q10) And finally … what were the only parts of the UK to be occupied during World War 2?
A10) The Channel Islands.
I’ll leave you with this traditional line from Mr P …
“That’s The Way To Do It … !”
Traditional quote from Mr Punch.
And this Marillion song … 

Have a good day … !

*        Well, if there’s anything I can do to help, Debbi, you’ve got my number, haven’t you … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! :)

1. Covent Garden
2. Samuel Pepys
3. 1662
4. Judy
5. kazoo
6. Professor or Punchman
7. a jester's motley
8. sausages
9. The Old Curiosity Shop
10. Pulcinella