Thursday, 14 August 2014

The Daily Teaser — 14-8-2014: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

You know, I’ve been following Dr Who, now, for some time.

And a fan who’s as keen to see what Peter Capaldi does with the part, as anyone.

So … ?   Well, as you MIGHT guess, I’m looking forward to the 23rd August, when Series 8 starts.

The fact Aunty Beeb hadn’t released a start time was very annoying.

So … ?

Well, the fact is, the BBC released this tweet, yesterday.
Officially stating Series 8 would be kicking off at 19:50, on Saturday, 23rd August.

I don’t know when it’s starting outside the UK: you’ll need to check whatever channel the show’s on, in your area.

But personally?   I’m looking forward to that … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring six and a half 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) 14th August saw the initial release of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.   In which year of the 1970s … ?
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the stage musical the film’s based on … ?
Q3) Which stroke survivor played The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s cross-dressing villain … ?
Q4) More to the point, what’s the name of that villain … ?
Q5) The film’s writer, Richard O’Brien, played which character in the film … ?
Q6) More to the point, O’Brien was the original presenter of which TV game show … ?
Q7) In the original stage version, two characters are traditionally played by the same actor: one in the first act, one in the second.   Name either character.
Q8) Which of those characters — in the film — was played by singer, and actor, Meatloaf … ?
Q9) The film’s narrator — played by the late Charles Grey — is technically a what … ?
Q10) Finally … the film’s signature dance, The Time Warp, starts with a jump, where: left or right … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The Simpsons creator, Matt Groening, is left handed.   Which member of Simpsons character is noticeably left-handed?
A1) Bart Simpson.   (Bart’s the first left-hander you see in each episode …)
Q2) Which of Sylvester Stallone’s characters was a southpaw … ?
A2) Rocky.
Q3) Britain’s head of government, David Cameron, is left-handed: as head of government, what’s his title … ?
Q4) In chemistry, ‘chirality’ refers to left or right handed … what … ?
A4) Molecules.
Q5) Microsoft founder, Bill Gates is left-handed: what’s the name of the family of operating systems Microsoft make … ?
A5) Windows.  (I’ve said it before, and will say it again, until I’m blue in the face: the bog standard PC mouse is the worst possible design of mouse.   And frankly, something Bill Gates, as a fellow southpaw, should be DEEPLY ashamed of.   It’s ALSO the biggest contributing factor to me being the Mac fan I am: turning the one button Apple mouse into one usable by a leftie … just means putting it onto the other side of the keyboard.)
Q6) The late President Hugo Chavez was left handed: which South American country was he the president of?
A6) Venezuela.
Q7) Left-hander, Umar ibn al-Khattab, was an companion and successor of the Prophet: and an early Muslim leader.   What was his title, as such: sultan, qadi or caliph … ?
A7) Caliph.
Q8) Long distance left hander, Paula Radcliffe holds — at the time of writing — the women’s world record time: in which long distance race … ?
A8) The Marathon.
Q9) Left handed film director, Ridley Scott has been in the business for many years.   What’s his most recent Oscar Winning film?
A9) Prometheus.   (For best visual effects.   I’m still not sure about Prometheus: but the design work And look of the thing is gorgeous.)
Q10) Finally … Star Wars star, Mark Hamill is left handed.   Which Batman villain has he provided the voice for, in Batman: The Animated Series … ?
A10) The Joker.
I’ll leave you with this … 

And this …
“Don’t Dream it, Be It!”
Tag line to some of the movie’s posters.
Have a good day.

*        Yeah, sorry about the score, Debbi‡!   Oh, Scott’s last Oscar winner was Prometheus: Special Effects, I believe.   (Oh, the documentary’s called Stephen Fry: The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive, so you know.   I know it’s on the UK Amazon store, I couldn’t tell you if it’s in the US one, or on iTunes.)

‡        Oh, did I tell you, Debbi, President Obama’s a left handed Mac owner?   As is author William Gibson.   It’s that mouse.   (Hence the rant, at the end of yesterday’s Q5 … )


Anonymous said...

Well, I assume no googling is goes the guessing...
1) 1976
2) um...
3) Tim Curry
4) Frank N Furter
5) man...I used to know this. Slick or Sledgehammer or Hatchet or something...
7) Eddie and Doctor Scott
8) Eddie
9) Vampire
10) Professor?
11) Its just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right. Put your hands on your hips...

Debbi said...


1. 1975
2. The Rocky Horror Show
3. Tim Curry
4. Dr. Frank N. Furter
5. Riff Raff
6. The Crystal Maze
7. Brad and Janet (??)
8. Eddie
9. the criminologist
10. left

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