Sunday, 24 August 2014

The Daily Teaser — 24-8-2014

I’m impressed … !

No, really, I’m impressed … !

Mostly at myself, actually.

I managed to do a rather long post: and get to bed slightly later than usual.

And managed to wake up feeling … 

Well, only slightly tired.

And not too bad, all things considered.

Now … 

You’ve possibly worked out what I was writing about … 

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

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

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

Q1) 24th August, 2010, saw the bodies of 72 illegal immigrants found: after their murder by the Los Zetas drug cartel.   In which American nation … ?
Q2) 24th August, 1954, saw the US federal government outlaw what: the US Nazi Party, the International Workers of the World, or the US Communist Party?
Q3) 24th August, 1991, saw which country declare itself independent from the USSR?
Q4) That same day — 24th August, 1991 — saw who step down as the head of the Communist Party of the USSR?
Q5) Finally … 24th August, 1952, saw the birth of Linton Kwesi Johnson: dub poet, reggae star and writer in residence for which London Borough?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
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? 
A2) Vulcan.   (Funnily, Pete Capaldi did a Dr Who about about that … )
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?
A4) Snow.
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?
A5) The Battle Of Mons.
I’ll leave you with this song from Linton Kwesi Johnson … 

And this observation …
“I don’t need you to remind me of my age, I have a bladder to do that for me.”
Stephen Fry, born 24th August, 1957.
Enjoy your day … !

*        It’s well worth the effort, Debbi†.   It’s also got DEEPLY ambiguous bits.   Oh, it’s also directed by a chap called Ben Wheatley: who’s a hit director.   I don’t know if you’ve seen Kill List or A Field In England, but they’re by him: and well worth catching.

†        Oh, I’m watching a news item about it, Debbi: there’s a scene between the new Doctor and a tramp.   Turns out the actor playing the tramp is Brian Miller, husband of the late Elizabeth Sladen.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I can't wait to watch Doctor Who as soon as I can.

I'll have to check out those flicks you mentioned! So many movies, so little time! :)

1. Mexico
2. the U.S. Communist Party
3. Ukraine
4. Mikhail Gorbachev
5. Lambeth (??)