Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The Daily Teaser — 9-7-2014

Well, things are calming down at the mo.

Well, I SAY calming down.

The finances aren’t perfect.   Very FAR from perfect.

But at least I know I’m due money from the Hardship Fund, until such time as my Job-seeker’s Allowance restarts.

The job hunting’s going … just.

The Fresh Start course I’m on … is actually quite fun, to be frank: it’s getting me out of the house and meeting people, if nothing else!

So … ?

My point is that I’m coasting, at the mo, until the Mandatory Reconsideration comes in.   Hopefully, that’ll go my way.

But I still find it both angering and annoying that I’m in the boots I am, through no fault of my own.

But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 9th July, 1911, saw the birth of writer, Mervyn Peake.   His most famous works centre on Titus, 77th Earl of Groan.   Titus and his family live in which fictional castle?
Q2) A century later, 9th July, 2011, saw South Sudan secede from Sudan.   Both countries are on which continent … ?
Q3) 9th July, 1981, saw the original release of Donkey Kong.   What’s the name of the hero in the game?
Q4) 9th July, 1955, saw the Russell-Einstein Manifesto: by philosopher and mathematician, Bertrand Russell.   Co-signed by Albert Einstein,  the Manifesto called for the outlawing of what: whale-hunting, nuclear weaponry or asbestos insulation … ?
Q5) Finally … 9th July, 1776, saw the US Declaration Of Independence read out to the (then) US Army.   What was the army then called?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th July, 1874, saw members of what’s now the Royal Canadian Mounted Police begin their March West.   To what’s now which Canadian province?
A1) Alberta.
Q2) From which province did the force start … ?
A2) Manitoba.   From a town called Emerson.
Q3) What was the force called, at the time: the North-West Mounted Police, the North-East Mounted Police or the South-West Mounted Police … ?
Q4) The modern Royal Canadian Mounted Police are better known how: Mounties, Montys or Manatees?
A4) Mounties.
Q5) What’s most junior rank of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police?
A5) Constable.
Q6) What’s the highest?
Q7) The RCMP are a gendarmerie.   Basically, they’re what, acting as police: soldiers, sailors or pilots?
A7) Soldiers.
Q8) What colour are the jackets in RCMP dress uniforms?
A8) Red.
Q9) Constable Benton Fraser, and his wolf, Diefenbaker, appeared in which 90s TV series?
A9) Due South.
Q10) Finally … what, according to the old saying, do the RCMP always get?
A10) Their man.
As a nod Bon Scott, AC/DC’s original lead singer, I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And with this thought …
“In one gallery they actually had a notice which said ‘No Sketching.’ How obnoxious! I said, ‘How do you think these things got on the walls if there was no sketching?’”
David Hockney 9 July 1937.
Enjoy your day.

*        It’s probably worth you while, Debbi!   (The chap playing Porthos has got it bang on!)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Sounds fun! Have you seen Orphan Black? Really great!

1. Castle Gormenghast
2. Africa
3. Donkey Kong
4. nuclear weaponry
5. the Continental Army