Thursday, 4 September 2014

The Daily Teaser — 4-9-2014: I Am A Camera

Actually … 

I’m mildly nervous.

No, really.

I’m actually due at an open day, today — an assessment day, sort of — at a local supermarket.

It’s the sort of thing a lot of companies do, to work out who, in a given group of candidates, they’d like to interview.

Frankly … ?   I’m nervous about it, which is par for the course: I personally don’t know if I’ll get anywhere near the interview process.

Keep your fingers crossed for me, please … !

But let’s move on, shall we?

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

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s Teaser, shall we?   Here they, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 4th September, 1888, saw George Eastman patent his camera.   That camera used what sort of film: Roll, movie or Cartridge … ?
Q2) He also registered the name Kodak.   But what was the name of the company he founded, that partly used the name Kodak … ?
Q3) In which year did the company introduce their famous Box Brownie camera: 1899, 1900 or 1901 … ?
Q4) More to the point, it was advertised with the phrase You Push The Button,We’ll Do … what …?
Q5) George Eastman’s old house — in Rochester, New York — is now a what: restaurant, museum or pub … ?
Q6) The company’s had a rough time of it in recent years.  In 2004, it announced it would stop making what, in the US, Canada and Western Europe … ?
Q7) Many of its troubles have been blamed on the rise of what: camera phones, computers or digital photography … ?
Q8) Which Beatles wife — and photographer — was rumoured, for many years, to be a relative of George Eastman … ?
Q9) What’s the name of the play — and film — that provided inspiration for Cabaret … ?
Q10) Finally — and very geekily — who had a 1973 US hit with Kodachrome … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd September, 301 AD, saw the founding of San Marino: the world’s oldest republic.   It’s surrounded by which other European country … ?
A1) Italy.
Q2) 3rd September saw the end of a three day riot: at HMP Hull.   HMP Hull is in which town?
Q3) 3rd September is the Feast Day of Saint Gregory: or Pope Gregory 1st.   Gregory famously made reforms to what: the calendar, the liturgy or the (then) alphabet?
A3) The liturgy.   (The chap who reformed the calendar was Gregory 6th.)
Q4) 3rd September, 1777, saw the first use of what in a battle: a pistol, the US flag or a submarine?
A4) The US flag.
Q5) Finally … 3rd September, 1923, saw the birth of tabla player, Kishan Maharaj.   Is a tabla a set of drums, a type of sitar or a type of harmonium?
A5) A set of drums: similar to, but not exactly like, a set of bongos.
I’ll let Tommy Steele and co do their thing at you … 

And leave you with this quote …
“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.”
George Eastman, July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932.
Enjoy your day.

*        Oh, there was a fascinating programme on BBC 2, last night, Debbi, all about the Dark Web: interesting watch … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I can just imagine!

1. roll
2. Eastman Kodak
3. 1900
4. the Rest
5. museum
6. traditional film cameras
7. digital photography
8. Linda Eastman McCartney
9. I Am a Camera
10. Paul Simon