Sunday, 21 December 2014

The Daily Teaser — 21-12-2014

Oh, crikey … 

I am … knackered … !

Knackered … 

And having to start work early, as my shift for the day is from 11 to 5.

Bit of a busy one, you might say!

With THAT in mind … ?

Let’s get a move on, shall we?


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

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

Here they, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 21st December, 1937, saw Disney premiere the world’s first fully animated feature film: at the Carthay Circle Theatre.   What WAS that film?
Q2) 75 years later … 21st December, 2012, saw Disney buy Lucasfilms: along with the rights to which film franchise?
Q3) 21st December, 1945, saw the death of US general, George S. Patton.   Amongst his other achievements, he — in 1913 — designed a type of what: saber, pistol or catapult?
Q4) 21st December, 69 AD, saw Vespasian named as Roman Emperor.   As a result of the various political upheavals, 69 AD is known as the Year of the what?
Q5) Finally … 21st December, 1913, saw Arthur Wynne — by way of the New York World — publish the very first what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th December, 1996, saw NeXT merge with Apple Computers.   Apple created Mac OS X, based on NeXT’s operating system.   What was that operating system called: NeXT Step, OpEN Step or Back Space?
A1) Next Step.   (Open Step was the open source version the company later released.)
Q2) 20th December, 2013, saw China launch the Túpac Katari 1 telecommunications satellite.   Which country’s telecommunications did it serve up: Argentina, Bolivia or Chile?
A2) Bolivia.
Q3) 20th December, 1946, saw the birth of dancer and TV presenter, Lesley Judd.   Which children’s TV show did she co-present for many years?
Q4) 20th December, 2009, saw the death of actress, Brittany Murphy.   Her last film, Something Wicked, saw its release in which year?
A4) 2014.   (Why there’s been such a delay, I really couldn’t say: unless, like Brainstorm, it had a huge amount of insurance arguments.)
Q5) Finally … 20th December, 1946, saw the release of which Christmassy, Jimmy Stewart, film?
I’ll leave you with this song …

Which I think we can say is slightly odd.

At any rate, I’ll also leave you with this thought.
“I get paid all day, every day, which is almost too much for a sensitive artist.”

Samuel L. Jackson, born 21st December, 1948.
Have a good Solstice.

*        Oh, and piffle: that’s another one, Debbi!   Along with tosh.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Those are good. So are the Mothers of Invention!

1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
2. Star Wars
3. a saber
4. Four Emperors
5. crossword puzzle

We're starting to watch that show about the history of sci-fi on BBC America. Looks great!