Saturday, 11 April 2015

The Daily Teaser — 11-4-2015

You know, I’ve been listening to Radio 4’s adaptation of Good Omens, over the past few days.

The station’s been repeating over the past few days: as a nod to the late Sir Terry Pratchett.

I’ve got to admit, I’m thoroughly enjoying the series.

It’s a good nod to the late Sir Terry, I think.

Last night’s episode … ?   Even included Death’s best joke: about having never laying a hand on Elvis.

Personally … ?   Well, personally, I’ve been reading through A Slip Of The Keyboard: as a way of remember my favourite author.

Good Omens is a good companion piece.


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 everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 11th April, 1976, saw the original release of the Apple 1 computer.   To which hobbyist group did its creator, Steve Wozniak, demonstrate it: the Chaos Computer Club, the Homebrew Computer Club or the Boston Computer Club?
Q2) 11th April, 1990 saw UK Customs officers seize parts for a very large gun: bound for where?
Q3) Many years later, 11th April, 2006, saw that country’s President announce their scientists has successfully enriched what: Gold, Uranium or Caesium?
Q4) 11th April 2015 marks — in the UK, at least — the end of Passover.   Passover marks the time when the Jews were freed from slavery: where?
Q5) Finally … 11th April, 45 AD, saw the birth of Roman Emperor, Septimius Severus.   Severus was born in Leptis Magna: in what’s now which continent?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th April, 1925, saw the first publication of The Great Gatsby: by F. Scott Fitzgerald.   What’s the name of the central character?
A1) Jay Gatsby.   Obviously … 
Q2) 10th April, 1971, saw relations between Communist China and the USA improve: when China was visited by a team of US what?
A2) Table tennis players.   (It’s given rise to the phrase, ‘Ping Pong Diplomacy’ … )
Q3) 10th April, 2009, saw President Josefa Iloilo provoke a constitutional crisis: by suspending his’s country’s constitution.   Which country was it?
A3) Fiji.   (I’ve JUST got my computer to pronounce his surname: cue Eddy …)
Q4) 10th April, 1904, saw the completion of The Book Of The Law: by which notorious mystic?
Q5) Finally … 10th April, 837 AD, saw Halley’s Comet make it’s closest approach to the Earth.   When is it NEXT due to be visible to Earth?
A5) 2061.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I love being in a show. I love the community aspect of it. I like the discipline of it, too.”

Joel Grey†, born 11th April, 1932.
And this tune: as a nod to frontman, Nick LaRocca … 

Enjoy your day.

*        Yeah, THAT it is, Debbi.   I’ve privately thought the Ripper’s possibly Britain’s first serial killer: someone who lived in the area, and one the local police never found.   But that hasn’t stopped me reading all sorts of interesting theories, over the years.

†        As we’ve mentioned the ever so elegant Mr Grey … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

There have been some great TV shows and movies involving The Ripper.

1. the Homebrew Computer Club
2. Iraq
3. uranium
4. Egypt
5. Africa