Friday, 3 April 2015

The Daily Teaser — 3-4-2015

I can’t believe I’m up this early!

No, really … !

But to be frank … ?   To be frank, I’m up early, because I’m expecting a photographer from the Brentwood Gazette to turn up.

To take my photo, funnily.

Basically … ?   Well, ever since I moved into this flat — quite a few years ago, now — the gas meter has been at the back of the flat: in next door’s car-park.

No problem with that you might say.   You’d be right … until you notice that next door’s car-park is, officially, inaccessible.

Here … 

Dodgy, that.

Which is why the photographer’s coming down.


We can get developer’s, Crest Nicholson, to do something … 


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

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

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s distinctly un-Eastery questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 3rd April, 1981, saw the release of the Osbourne 1: the world’s first portable computer.   Modern mobile computers are usually referred as what: desktops, laptops or bottletops?
Q2) 3rd April, 1954, was the date of the 100th Boat Race: between Oxford and Cambridge.   Which university won?
Q3) 3rd April, 2000, saw a US judge announce against Microsoft, in an antitrust case.   The judge ruled that the company was behaving as a what: monopoly, political lobbyist or racketeer?
Q4) The case hinged — in part — on their bundling their web-browser with their range of operating systems.   What WAS that browser?
Q5) 3rd April, 1943, saw the death of actor, Conrad Veidt.   His appearance — in 1928 film, The Man Who Laughs — provided the inspiration for which Batman character?
Q6) Finally … 3rd April, 1975, saw Anatoly Karpov became World Chess Champion: after his opponent refused to play.   Who was that opponent?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd April saw the death of Pope John Paul 2nd.   In which year of this century?
A1) 2005.
Q2) What name was John Paul 2nd born under?
Q3) More to the point: in which European country?
A3) Poland.
Q4) John Paul 2nd was the first non-Italian Pope since Pope Adrian 6th: who died in 1523.   Which European kingdom was Adrian 6th from?
A4) The Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Q5) John Paul 2nd canonized — or made — how many saints: 383, 483 or 583?
A5) 483.
Q6) While we’re on the subject, what name did the Roman Catholic Church give to the lawyers who argued against someone’s canonization?
A6) A devil’s advocate.   (Good film, that … )
Q7) Who was John Paul 2nd’s immediate predecessor as Pope?
Q8) John Paul 2nd had the second longest reign of any Pope.   Who had the longest reign: Pius 9th, Celestine 8th or Urban 7th?
A8) Pius 9th.
Q9) Which Pope had the shortest reign: Pius 9th, Celestine 8th or Urban 7th?
A9) Urban 7th: with a reign of 13 days.
Q10) Finally … The Pope is head of the Holy See, monarch of the Vatican City-State and bishop of which Italian city?
A10) Rome.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“When people stand up and talk about the great success that the EU has been, I'm not sure anybody saying it really believes it themselves anymore.”

Nigel Farage†, born 3 April 1964.
And this song … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        Actually, Debbi, I tell you who’s supposed to do a very good Hamlet.   Remember Nabil Shaban?   Played Sil, back when Colin Baker was Dr Who?   His take on the role’s very well spoken of.   (Oh, Debbi, did you know you can drag URIs from your browser, to the desktop?   I’ll have to see if I can do you a video, I’ve found that a handy thing to use … )

†        As I write, I’ve got last night’s Leader’s debate on, in the background: where Nigel Farage does seem to be making a fair impression for himself.


Michelle Dunner said...

Hi there! Greedy Girl here. My answers
A1 Desktop
A2 Oxford
A3 Monopoly
A4 Internet Explorer
A5 The Joker?
A6 Spassky

Nik Nak said...

Welcome aboard, Michelle, nice to have you here.

We’ll have the answers up in the morning: UK time, that is!

Thank you for posting!

Debbi said...

I love the video of your flat! Nice! :)

1. laptops
2. Oxford
3. monopoly
4. Internet Explorer
5. The Joker
6. Bobby Fischer