Monday, 24 November 2014

The Daily Teaser — 24-11-2014

Now, that was nice to see, last night.

Bless, the BBC’s been doing a science-fiction season over the past few days.

And, while I think I’ve already seen most of the films they’re airing as part of this … ?

It’s nice to see that they’re ALSO repeating they 1981 version of John Wyndham’s The Day Of The Triffids.

To be frank … ?

To be frank, I know the Triffids themselves are — arguably — ropey.

But I personally think this version’s on a par, if not better, than the 2009 version: that took a few liberties with the text I felt were unjustifiable.

Either way … ?

I also think it’s worth an evening of your time.


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 24th November, 1955, saw the birth of drummer, Clem Burke: Clem found fame as the drummer for which New York, New Wave band?
Q2) 24th November also saw legislation passed in the UK: that allowed pubs in Britain to open for 24 hours.   In which year?
Q3) 24th November, 1998, saw peers in the UK lose their right to sit where?
Q4) 24th November, 1973, saw speed limits imposed on motorways: as a result of the 1973 Oil Crisis.   In which EU country?
Q5) Finally … 24th November, 1949, saw the birth of Dr Sally Davies, DBE, FRS.   What government post does she currently hold?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd November, 1963, saw the first broadcast of Dr Who.   Who’s currently playing the Doctor?
Q2) More to the point, his current companion — Clara — born on 23rd November, 1986.   Who plays Clara?
A2) Jenna Coleman.   (It therefore means Clara is seven months younger than the actress who plays her.   And was born on a Wednesday.   In between episodes three and four of The Mysterious Planet.   Moving rapidly along … )
Q3) 23rd November, 1248, saw forces led by Ferdinand 3rd of Castile, conquer where: Madrid, Barcelona or Seville?
A3) Seville.
Q4) 23rd November, 1984, saw up to 1000 people trapped by fire.   At which London Underground station: Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road or Holborn?
Q5) 23rd November, 2001, saw the Convention on Cybercrime open for signing.   In which European city?
A5) Budapest.   (Although, strictly, Budapest is like London: it’s made up of two cities.)
Q6) Finally … 23rd November, 2002, saw the organizers of the Miss World contest announce they were moving the contest to London: after extensive protests in the original host country.   Which country was it?
A6) Nigeria.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“Man has historically devoted much more subtle and ingenious thought to inflicting cruelty than to giving others pleasure — which, given his gregarious nature, would seem a much more survival-oriented behaviour.”

Spider Robinson, born 24th November, 1948.
Enjoy your day.

*        Blimey … It’s happened again, this morning!   Handy for me, Debbi!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Good going! :)

1. Blondie
2. 2005
3. in the House of Lords
4. Germany
5. Chief Medical Officer for England