Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The Daily Teaser — 30-9-2014

Bloody hell, it only get’s worse … !

Remember, yesterday, I told you there’d been a stabbing in Brentwood … ?

Just off the High Street, in fact.

That was the least of it.

Turns out it wasn’t the only thing that happened.

It turns out a young woman was raped, late on Saturday night: late enough that it was actually Sunday morning.

I’m an ex-barman: as you may or may not know.   And most of the pub managers I worked for … ?   Were very encouraging about getting us staff to phone cabs for women going home on their own, on a late night.

One or two were insistent.

Now, I know that Friday and Saturday nights are cabbies busiest evenings.   Especially at pub closing time.

But I can’t help but think had the victim put in a cab home, it wouldn’t’ve happened.

As a result … ?   As a result, I’m going to ask you a favour: if you’re one of my female readers, and living in Brentwood.

Get a cab home, if you’re going out this weekend.

Moving on … 

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Mr Strict and Debbi* putting in their answers:  with Mr S getting his answers in first — earning a brief round of applause — the day saw both scoring ten out of ten.

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

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 30th September, 1888, saw Jack the Ripper kill two women.   According to a recent book, genetic tests have shown the Ripper was who: Montague Druitt, Aaron Kosminski or John Pizer?
Q2) 30th September, 1980, saw Xerox — collaborating with Intel and DEC — publish their networking specifications.   Those specifications are called what: IEEE 802.11, Ethernet or ARCNET?
Q3) 30th September, 1975, saw the test flights of the AH64 Apache.   The Apache is a US military what: bomber, fighter or helicopter?
Q4) 30th September, 1986, saw whistleblower, Mordechai Vanunu, kidnapped by Israel’s Security service.   What’s the name of that service?
Q5) Finally … 30th September, 1954, saw the world’s first nuclear submarine commissioned: by the US Navy.   What was it called?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th September saw the founding of the Metropolitan Police: one of London’s two police forces.   In which year of the 1820s?
A1) 1829.
Q2) What’s the name of the Met’s HQ?
A2) New Scotland Yard.
Q3) The head of the Met holds what rank: General, Chief or Commissioner … ?
Q4) Who’s the current holder of the office?
Q5) The Met is one of two police forces in London: covering what used to be called Greater London.   What’s the other London force?
A5) The City Of London Police.   (The Square Mile is distinct from the rest of the city: the fact it has a separate police force is just one of those distinctions.)
Q6) The Met’s SO15 group is what: the drug squad, the fraud squad or the counter-terrorism group?
A6) The counter terrorism group.
Q7) The Met usually doesn’t police Britain’s railways.   Who does?
Q8) The Met has command units in each London borough it polices.   How MANY boroughs: thirty, thirty-two or thirty-four?
Q9) The Met’s Marine Policing Unit is based where: Wapping High Street, Brick Lane or Blackwall Lane?
Q10) Finally … ‘Sweeney Todd’ is a slang term for which Met squad?
A10) The Flying Squad.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this observation …
“A Persian Cat! Not an Iranian cat, no: an Iranian cat has a bomb under the body warmer!”
Anglo-Iranian standup, Omid Djalili, born 30th September, 1965.
Oh, and as I can never resist Omid’s work …
Enjoy your day … 

*        It get’s worse, Debbi.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

So I see. Oh, man. What can I say?

We had a horrible death caused by a carjacker not even a mile from where I live. One day, I'll have to tell you about that.

1. Aaron Kosminski
2. Ethernet
3. helicopter
4. Shabak, aka Israel Security Agency
5. the USS Nautilus

BTW, I alluded to you in the book review I'm posting on my blog tonight. :)