Sunday, 19 April 2015

The Daily Teaser — 19-4-2015

Drat … !

I’ve got an earworm going through my head … !

Arrgh … !

I was going to start off today’s post by telling you I’ve been reading William Gibson’s new book — The Peripheral — of an evening.

Frankly … ?

It’s just starting to warm up: and get into Gibson’s familiar, and rather dizzying, prose.


I’m going to inflict the earworm I’ve had banging through my, at you.

I’m sorry, it’s the only way … !


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 ToLicense and video

Q1) 19th April is Primrose Day, in the UK: making the death of Benjamin Disraeli.   What was the highest post he held, in the UK’s government: Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer or Minister of Modern Slavery And Organised Crime?
Q2) Under which British monarch did Disraeli hold the post?
Q3) 19th April, 1993, saw the end of the siege in Waco: in Texas.   The siege was of a compound of owned by the Branch Davidian sect.   The sect was a breakaway group: from which church?
Q4) 19th April, 1973, saw the founding of the Socialist Party: in Bad Münstereifel, in Germany.   The party is the Socialist Party of which country: Spain, Portugal or Italy?
Q5) 19th April, 1971, saw the launch of the USSR’s Salyut 1.   What WAS Salyut 1: a space station, a telescope or a communications satellite?
Q6) Finally … 19th April, 1987, saw the first episode of The Simpsons aired: during an episode of which comedy show?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th April, 1942, saw Pierre Laval named as prime minster of World War 2 era, Fascist France.   Which small French town was this version of France named for?
A1) Vichy.
Q2) 18th April, 480, saw the birth of Lucrezia Borgia.   Which pope was her father?
A2) Alexander 6th: also known as Rodrigo Borgia.
Q3) 18th April, 1958, saw US courts release which poet released from a mental hospital: T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound or Robert Frost?
Q4) 18th April, 1961, saw the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations adopted by the relevant body of the UN.   For many countries, it forms the legal basis of what: extradition, diplomatic immunity or the declaration of war?
Q5) Finally … 18th April, 1506, saw the cornerstone of the modern Saint Peter’s Basilica laid.   Saint Peter’s in in which Italian city?
A5) None of them: it’s actually in Vatican City, an independent city-state, in Rome.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I’m a misplaced American, but don’t know where I was misplaced.”

Ruby Wax, born 19 April 1953.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day.

*        You know, Debbi†, I think Darth/Anakin will pop up: as a Obi-wan Kenobi style ghost, as he died in Return of the Jedi.   I’m just wondering who the chap in the second photo is … 

†        Mind you, Debbi, I miss Darth Maul and his big red double ender … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I never did see the prequels.

1. Prime Minister
2. Queen Victoria
3. the Seventh-day Adventists
4, Portugal
5. a space station
6. The Tracey Ullman Show