Monday, 14 July 2014

The Daily Teaser — 14-7-2014

It’s got to be said, I’ve managed to get up, comparatively early, today.

Comparatively: because, of course, my local job centre wants me to do a job search, there, rather than at home.

I can’t complain about that.

After all, it gets me out of the house, and allows me to focus on the task in hand.

On the other hand … ?   On the other hand, I’ve got up early: and managed to get started on this post at about the same time as usual.

Wouldn’t you know it.

At ANY rate … ?

At any rate, one thing I can do is the latest trailer for Series 8 of Dr Who.   After all, it means we can ignore the fact the first episode got leaked … 

(As an afterthought … ?   As I write, I’ve the embed code for the BBC and YouTube version of the trailer in front of me.   The YouTube version a lot neater … !)

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

Let’s see how everyone does with todays questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 14th July, 1992, saw the release 386BSD: the first operating system that is open … what?
Q2) 14th July is Bastille Day: the national day of which country … ?
Q3) 14th July, 1958, saw military officers stage a coup: in  Iraq.   The Iraqi king’s cousin called for help from the US and Britain.   That cousin was King Hussein of where?
Q4) 14th July, 1965, saw the Mariner 4 flyby take photos of Mars.   As part of its mission, it also examined which star: Regulus, Canopus or Gamma Valorum.
Q5) Finally … 14th July, 1961, saw the birth of actor, Jackie Earle Haley.   Which character did he play in Watchmen … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th July, 1962, saw the UK’s Prime carry out a drastic reshuffle of his cabinet: in what — ever since — has become know as the Night Of The Longwhat?
A1) Knives.
Q2) 13th July, 1527, saw the birth of mathematician and astrologer, Doctor John Dee: court astrologer to whom … ?
A2) Queen Elizabeth 1st.
Q3) 13th July, 1933, saw the birth of the late Patsy Byrne: best remembered as Nursie, in the second series of what … ?
Q4) 13th July, 1985, saw who become acting US President, whilst Ronald Reagan was having an operation?
A4) George Bush, Sr.
Q5) Finally … 13th July, 1878, saw the signing of the Treaty Of Berlin: which made Serbia, Montenegro and Romania independent.   From where?
A5) The Ottoman Empire.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“All art is erotic.”
Gustav Klimt, July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918.
Enjoy your day.

*        Oooh, shrimp curry!   Sounds vaguely Thai, Debbi!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It was totally awesome!

1. source
2. France
3. Jordon
4. Canopus
5. Rorschach