Sunday, 8 March 2015

The Daily Teaser — 8-3-2015: The Hitchhiker’s Guide … 

Oh, well, THAT seems to works … 

I don’t know about you, but I have a fair collection of films: backed up onto an external hard drive.


Occasionally, it’s handy to be able to burn off a copy of a film onto DVD: purely for personal use, obviously.
Now, I confess, I’ve using the open source app, Burn, if I want to burn off the occasional disk image.

But, wanting to use an alternative to iDVD, last night?

I thought I’d give Burn’s DVD burning abilities a go.

I’ve not completely checked the results on a DVD player, as yet: although they do play on Lion’s DVD playing software.

Handy to know.

And, if the results play in a regular DVD player?   That’ll be even handier … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s rather Galactic questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 8th March saw the original broadcast of The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy.   In which year of the 1970s?
Q2) On which BBC channel?
Q3) Which author and humourist wrote the series?
Q4) Who played the show’s main character, Arthur Dent: in the radio series?
Q5) Who played the character, in the BBC TV version of the show?
Q6) The show’s other main character — voiced by actor Geoffrey McGivern  — was named after a car.   What was the character’s name?
Q7) More to the point, Ford is a what, for the Guide?
Q8) What’s the connection between Sam Rockwell, and Mark Wing-Davey?
Q9) Sandra Dickinson, Zooey Deschanel and Susan Sheridan all played Trillian: in the various versions of the show.   What was Trillian called: before changing her name to Trillian?
Q10) Finally … The Guide, itself, famously refers to Earth as ‘mostly …’ what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th March, 1872, saw the birth of Dutch artist, Piet Mondrian.   Many of his paintings consisted of black lines, on a white background: with squares of one of three colours.   Name one of those colours.
A1) Red, blue or yellow.
Q2) 7th March, 1958, saw the birth of the late Rik Mayall.   He first came to prominence in A Kick Up The Eighties: as which character?
Q3) 7th March, 1960, saw Golda Meir elected as her country’s first female Prime Minister.   What WAS her country?
A3) Israel.
Q4) 7th March saw Alexander Graham Bell receive the patent for the telephone.   In which year of the 1870s?
A4) 1876.
Q5) Finally … 7th March 2007, saw the House Of Commons declare that the other House of Parliament, should be 100% elected.   What’s the name of that other House?
A5) The House of Lords.
I’ll leave you with this entry …
“Here’s what to do if you want to get a lift from a Vogon: forget it.”
From The Guide’s entry on Vogons.
And this tune … 

This observation of fish … 

Oh, and this rather ODD entry … 

Oh, and some poetry …

Have a good day … 

*        Oh, don’t I know it!   (Shame, really, Debbi†, I’m told Maryland’s a good state to visit … )

†        Got to admit, Debbi, I like today’s Q8).    It’s just got a feel to it … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

This is a good one. Every day should be Towel Day! :)

1. 1978
2. BBC Radio 4
3. Douglas Adams
4. Simon Jones
5. Simon Jones
6. Ford Prefect
7. a researcher
8. they both played Zaphod Beeblebrox
9. Tricia McMillan
10. harmless