Friday, 4 July 2014

The Daily Teaser — 4th-July-2014: Independence Day

You know, I’ve had something of a roller-coaster week: emotions going up and down, to match the various bits of good and bad news I’ve received.

I had another unwelcome bit, last night: although not one that affected me, directed.

I’m a Terry Pratchett fan.

So the news, a few years ago, that he’d been diagnosed with a form of early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease touched me, deeply.

As was his involvement in the Right to Die campaign.


Thankfully — or possibly not — the progress of his condition has been slow.

Although, having lost a grandmother to the condition, I’ve always felt that, with each screened interview, I could see the effects of the condition digging in.

There was news from The Guardian, yesterday: Terry’s had to cancel an appearance at an up-coming convention.   Something he’s never had to do, before.

I’m definitely not happy.

And can’t help but wonder this.   When will he be taking this option.

But let’s move on to a cheerful subject.

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

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 4th July is US Independence Day.   How many US states are there?
Q2) Name either US state that shares no land borders with the rest of the USA.
Q3) The heart of the US were 13 colonies that declared Independence in 1776.   Name one of those colonies.
Q4) What’s the oldest US state?
Q5) Moving on, somewhat: the Fourth Of July is a variety of which fruit: the apple, orange or tomato?
Q6) Who directed the 1989 film, Born On The Fourth Of July?
Q7) Who directed 1996 film, Independence Day … ?
Q8) Who recorded the song, Independence Day, in 1980?
Q9) The US gained its independence from what’s now the UK: after what’s called the American … what?
Q10) Finally … who led the American army, during its war for independence?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd July saw the death of both Jim Morrison and Brian Jones.   Which of them died in 1971 … ?
A1) Jim Morrison.
Q2) Which of them was a former member of the Rolling Stones, at the time of his death … ?
A2) Brian Jones.
Q3) Jones and Morrison are both considered members of an exclusive club: of musicians who died at the same age.   Which age: 18, 27 or 36?
A3) 27.
Q4) Jim Morrison was — famously — a member of The Doors.  What was  The Doors’ biggest UK hit … ?
A4) Light My Fire.
Q5) Brian Jones’ old band are still playing, with only three remaining, original members.   Name any of those members … ?
A5) Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts.
Q6) Kurt Cobain is considered a member of that club: which band was he the singer, songwriter and guitarist for?
A6) Nirvana.
Q7) Which noted US bluesman — and early member of the Club — was said to have sold his soul to the Devil … ?
A7) Robert Johnson.
Q8) Which Afro-American member of the club famously fronted his ‘Experience’ … ?
A8) Jimi Hendrix.
Q9) One of the oldest members of the club was a female Jazz singer who died  in her London home, on 23rd July, 2011.   Who was she … ?
A9) Amy Winehouse.
Q10) Which female member of the club died of a suspected heroin overdose in October, 1970 … ?
A10) Janis Joplin.
I’ll leave you with this tune …

And this well known observation …
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable Rights; that among these, are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
From the Declaration of Independence.
Enjoy your day.

*        I hope so, Debbi!   (I’ve got to speak to my doctor, first: she’ll be arranging the whole thing.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hang in there, Paul! :) My thoughts are with you.

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