Sunday, 22 February 2015

The Daily Teaser — 22-2-2015

You know, I do love a good documentary: really.

And Aunty Beeb does do a good one.

The one I’ve got on, at the mo … ?   Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South … !

Kind of a potted history of the music of the southern: covering, in this first episode, the various country styles of Kentucky and Tennessee.

Fascinating insight into the music, AND the man himself, I should add: you can tell Reg really don’t do square-dancing.   As he’s just said, the black South and the white South were and are too different places!

Especially when we remember black-face minstrelry … !


But 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 today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems was first published: on 22nd February, 1632.   Which astronomer wrote it?
Q2) 22nd February, 1819, saw Spain sell what, to the USA?
Q3) 22nd February, 1797, saw Britain invaded: in the last ever invasion of mainland Britain.   By forces from which country?
Q4) More to the point, the invaders landed near which Welsh town?
Q5) 22nd February, 1924, saw the first ever radio broadcast by a US President: from the White House.   Which President?
Q6) Finally … 22nd February, 1995, saw the USA declassify the Corona spy satellite images.   Who ran the satellites: the FBI, the CIA or the NSA?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st February saw the death of activist, Malcolm Little.   In which year?

A1) 1695.
Q2) How was Malcolm better known?

A2) Malcolm X.
Q3) Malcolm was killed at the Audubon Ballroom.   The Ballroom is in which US city?

A3) New York.
Q4) Malcolm was killed by members of the religious movement he belonged to.   Who were that group?

A4) The Nation of Islam.
Q5) Finally … In the last years of his life, Malcolm undertook the formal pilgrimage to Mecca, required of all Muslims.   What name is given to this pilgrimage?

A5) The Hajj.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
Dune was like a giant machine, and it was hard to keep track of all the pieces, but Blue Velvet was a very sleek, compact little experience.”

Kyle MacLachlan, born February 22, 1959.
And this song … 

Enjoy your day … 

*      It makes a point of advertising it, Debbi, it’s one of DuckDuckGo’s big selling points.   I do know the Tor browser uses it as a default for that very reason.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks for the info! I don't know anything about Tor.

1. Galileo
2. Florida
3. France
4. Fishguard
5. Calvin Coolidge
6. the CIA