Wednesday, 4 June 2014

The Daily Teaser — 4-6-2014

Hmmm … 

That seemed to go well.

I told you, yesterday, that I was off to sign up for the government’s mandatory Work Placement Scheme.

Run by SEETEC, who I’ll happily admit to having a bad time with, during the two years on the Work Programme.

Yesterday’s meeting didn’t seem to go to badly: they’ve managed to arrange a placement for me in a Brentwood based charity shop.

Who want an interview: they’ve had some sorts, apparently.

Fair enough.

Although my ONE question … ?

Is what happens if I don’t get through the interview?

Hopefully, there’s a back up plan … 

But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Trevor saying hello, and Debbi* putting in answers, as she had time: with that, scoring four out of five.

So let’s see who’s up for today’s Teaser, shall we?

Here’s today’s questions, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 4th June, 1989, saw protests in Tiananmen Square ended by the Chinese Army.   In which city is Tiananmen Square?
Q2) 4th June, 1989 saw Ayatollah Ali Khamenei named as Supreme Leader: of which country … ?
Q3) 4th June, 1936, saw the birth of actor, Bruce Dern: in which 2012 film did he play Curtis Carrucan?
Q4) 4th June, 1996, saw the first Ariane 5 rocket explode: after some 37 seconds of flight.   The Cluster mission it had been taking part in, was due to measure Earth’s what: stratosphere, magnetosphere or gravity field?
Q5) Finally … 4th June, 1792, saw Captain George Vancouver claim Puget Sound, for the Kingdom of Great Britain.   The sound is now in what’s which US state … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd June, 1947, saw the birth of Special Effects man, John Dykstra.   Which 1982 Clint Eastwood film did Dykstra work on … ?
A1) Firefox.
Q2) He was ALSO chief special effects supervisor for Industrial Light and Magic: famously winning a Special Effects Oscar for which George Lucas film … ?
A2) Star Wars: later retitled Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope.
Q3) Dykstra also worked on Battlestar Galactica: how many series did that original version run for … ?
A3) One: of 24 episodes.
Q4) John Dykstra supervised the effects for the 2002 version of Spiderman.   Who played Spiderman in that version … ?
Q5) Finally … Dykstra was Senior Visual Effects Designer for which mousey 1999 movie … ?
I’ll leave you with this song from Freddy Fender … 

And this thought …
“Should his {Napoleon’s} troops effect a landing, I shall certainly put myself at the head of mine, and my other armed subjects, to repel them”
George 3rd, 4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820.
Have a got day … !

*        Pointless trivia for you Debbi: did you know the original Battlestar Galactica pilot was shown as a movie, over here … ?   Me and my friends went to see it at Romford Cinema, which had a seriously powerful sound system.   Seriously, wall-shakingly, powerful.   Calling those viper launches, loud, would be an understatement … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...


1. Beijing
2. Iran
3. Django Unchained
4. magnetosphere
5. Washington