Monday, 2 June 2014

The Daily Teaser — 2-6-2014

Oh, wait, hang on … 

That sounds … 

Ominous … 

 Are you familiar with the name of Madeleine McCann … ?   The three year-old girl who went missing, whilst on holiday with her family, in Portugal?

Apparently, she’d been taken — by someone —from the holiday apartment the family were staying in.

It’s ALSO one of those cases that didn’t exactly endear they press to the British publice: they weren’t exactly behaving especially well: practically accusing Madeleine’s parents of killing her.

This, on top of accusations of bad police handling of the case: by both the Met, and Portuguese.

Recent years, though, have seen a re-run of the investigation.

With the result that today sees a search of an area of scrubland in Portugal, near the resort where Madeleine McCann went missing.

Apparently, search parties are searching for something.

Personally … ?   Personally, I can’t help but think that sounds ominous.

Outside of that … ?

Well, I feel sorry for the child’s parents.

And think I’d’ve rather found out what happened — good or bad — a lot sooner.

But let’s move on.

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

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Teaser: here it is, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 2nd June, 1953, saw the coronation of Elizabeth 2nd.   Name any of the Commonwealth realms she’s queen of: APART from the UK … 
Q2) 2nd June, 1946, saw the birth of notorious serial killer, Peter Sutcliffe: more notoriously known as whom … ?
Q3) More to the point, how many woman was he convicted of murdering, at his 1981 trial?
Q4) 2nd June, 1994, saw an RAF Chinook helicopter crash in the Mull of Kintyre: including several senior officers from the UK’s counter-intelligence agency.   What’s that agency called?
Q5) 2nd June, 1966, saw NASA land the Surveyor 1: where … ?
Q6) Finally … 2nd June, 1976, saw the Derby won, for a record seventh time: by which English jockey … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 1st June saw the initial release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band: in which year of the 1960s?
A1) 1967.
Q2) It was recorded by The Beatles: obviously.   Who was the album’s producer … ?
Q3) That producer has been referred to as the fifth Beatle: as was the band’s original manager.   What was his name … ?
Q4) Side one of the album opened with the title track, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band: who wrote it … ?
A4) According to Wikipedia, Paul McCartney: but, as with many Beatles tunes, it’s credited to Lennon & McCartney.
Q5) The song is reprised at the end of side two: and followed by the last song on the album.   What’s that song called … ?
Q6) Which of the album’s songs is either about LSD: OR inspired by a drawing Julian Lennon did as a child … ?
Q7) What’s the only song on the album sung by the band’s drummer and percussionist, Ringo Starr … ?
A7) With A Little Help From My Friends.   (Although the song is notionally sung by the band’s fictional lead singer, Billy Shears.)
Q8) The album’s iconic cover was co-created by Peter Blake: working with whom … ?
Q9) Which notorious occultist appears on the cover … ?
A9) Aleister Crowley.   (Back row, second from the left … )
Q10) Finally … Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band is the SECOND best selling UK album of all time: what’s the best … ?
A10) Queen’s Greatest Hits.   (Queen’s Greatest Hits.   I can’t complain about the band: Freddie and the boys did some seriously good music.   But a Greatest Hits compilation?   Ye, GODS … !)
I’ll leave you with this, as it ’s Edward Elgar’s birthday … 


And with this thought from the Marquis de Sade …
“The law which attempts a man’s life [capital punishment] is impractical, unjust, inadmissible. It has never repressed crime—for a second crime is every day committed at the foot of the scaffold.”
From Yet Another Effort, Frenchmen, If You Would Become Republicans, by Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade, 2 June 1740 – 2 December 1814
Have a good day!

*        The weird bit, Debbi, is I was after the scene where John Cleese starts singing … !   Can I find it … ?   Can I , HECK!


Debbi said...

Hi Paul!

I'm so behind in writing and editing, I may be absent from the teaser for a while. I'll try to get to it when I can! :)


Debbi said...

BTW, I really enjoyed the video!