Saturday, 23 August 2014

The Daily Teaser — 23-8-2014

Well, thank God THAT’S done with … !

You’ve probably been following me for a while, haven’t you?

And therefore probably aware that I’d been sanctioned by the DWP, over the Work Placement Scheme I’d been placed on.

Which is a long story, but basically, I got put off the scheme, before showing what I could do: through, I feel, no fault of mine.

I got sanctioned.

And appealed.   Or, at least, put in for what’s called a Mandatory Reconsideration: the initial stages of an appeal.

I finally got the letter through, yesterday.

The sanction has been overturned: I’m now back on to the normal range of benefits, and off hardship payments.

I’m extremely relieved!

And extremely thankful, to everyone that’s helped me these past few weeks!

Thanking You … !

IN all of this … ?

The fact that Dr Who restarts, tonight — in the UK, at least — is almost incidental … 

Almost … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 23rd August, 2014, sees Peter Capaldi make his debut appearance in Dr Who.   In which series did he play Malcolm Tucker?
Q2) 23rd August, 79 AD, saw Mount Vesuvius start rumbling.   Appropriately, on the Roman feast day of which god: Venus, Vulcan or Saturn?
Q3) 23rd August, 1305, saw Sir William Wallace executed for High Treason.   What was the name of the 1995 film about Sir William?
Q4) 23rd August, 1904, saw the patenting of car tire chains: these are usually used when roads are covered in what?
Q5) Finally … 23rd August, 1914, saw the first battle of the First World War: between the forces of Britain and Germany.   Which battle was it?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd August, 564 AD, saw the first recorded sighting of the Loch Ness Monster.   By which saint: Columba, Conleth or Desideratus?
A1) Saint Columba.
Q2) He’s recorded as having seen the creature, where … ?
A2) The River Ness: which flows out of the Loch.
Q3) The monster is popularly known as what … ?
A3) Nessie.
Q4) Modern interest in the creature was sparked by Mr and Mrs George Spicer’s sighting of it: in which year of the 1930s?
A4) 1933.
Q5) The notorious Surgeon’s Photo — taken by Dr Robert Wilson — was published in 1934: in which British paper?
A5) The Daily Mail.
Q6) Many of the Creature’s fans believe it’s a plesiosaur.   In other words, an aquatic dinosaur from which era: Cenozoic, Mesozoic or Paleozoic?
A6) The Mesozoic.   (They first appeared in the Late Triassic.   So you know.)
Q7) In April of 2014, the monster apparently showed up where: Apple Maps, the Moon or Lake Titicaca?
A7) Apple Maps.   (I’m found of Apple products: really.   But I found THAT byte a bit … you know … chewy … )
Q8) Which Tom Baker era, Dr Who story features a version of the Monster?
A8) The Terror Of The Zygons.   (The Monster’s revealed to be an alien cyborg creature, called the Skarasen.)
Q9) In a throwaway line in Amazon Women on the Moon, the Loch Ness Monster is said to be which Victorian killer?
A9) Jack The Ripper.   (It’s called Amazon Women on the Moon.   You weren’t taking it seriously, were you … ?)
Q10) Finally … Leslie Charteris story, The Convenient Monster is all about the creature.   Which Charteris character is the hero of the story?
A10) Simon Templar: the Saint.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“At 14, I discovered girls. At that time, dancing was the only way you could put your arm around the girl. Dancing was courtship. Only later did I discover that you dance joy. You dance love. You dance dreams.”
Gene Kelly, August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996.
Have a good day … 

*        I think you’ll find there’s a Friend request lurking about, Debbi … !   Oh, did you manage to find out when BBC America’s broadcasting Dr Who … ?   It’s 19·50, over here: rather late.   And wouldn’t you know it, Debbi?   The ONE night I have to make the next batch of Teaser video’s, and guess what’s on … ?   I would KILL to have Cyriak do it for me … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I believe it starts today. We'll DVR it and watch it later.

1. The Thick of It
2. Vulcan
3. Braveheart
4. snow
5. Battle of Mons