Thursday, 30 April 2015

The Daily Teaser — 30-4-2015: Scandal … !

Phew … ! That seems to have gone down well … !

Bless, I managed to pick up a copy of Heathers, for a neighbour: I was feeling generous, it has to be said.

A copy that turned up, yesterday: and was gratefully received.

I have to add, here, it was a second-hand copy.   I can’t complain TOO much about that: it WAS cheap!

It was a little scratched, though: something I felt I should warn Faye about.

And something I know gave my copy of both Handbrake and RipIt a head-ache, trying to back-up.   I’m just thankful I thought to use MakeMKV*: that seems to help … !

So did something else.   Giving the surface of the DVD a quick wipe.   With glass cleaner and some toilet paper.

Amazing what you can do with glass cleaner and toilet paper … !


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) 30th April saw President Richard M. Nixon take responsibility for — and deny being part of — the Watergate Affair.   In which year of the 1970s?
Q2) During his speech on the 3rd, he famously said “There will be no …” what, “… at the Whitehouse”?
Q3) Nixon announced his resignation in which year?
Q4) By the time of his resignation, President Nixon had made a famous diplomatic visit — in 1972 — to which Communist country?
Q5) What did the M stand for in Richard M. Nixon’s name?
Q6) The Watergate complex, itself, was in which US city?
Q7) The Scandal started when members of Nixon’s re-election campaign were implicated in a break-in at the complex: a break-in at offices run by which US political party?
Q8) Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward of the Washington Post wrote what’s considered the THE book on the Scandal: what was it called?
Q9) Nixon once said “Oh, when the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.”   Which British journalist and TV personality did he say this to?
Q10) Finally, which of Nixon’s successors issued a Presidential Pardon for him, in 1974?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th April, 1910, saw the introduction of the People’s Budget, by the then UK government.   Who was the UK’s then Prime Minister?
Q2) 29th April, 1958, saw the Broadway version of My Fair Lady, open in the West End.   Who played Eliza Doolittle, in this stage version?
Q3) 29th April, 1967, saw who being stripped of their boxing titles, after refusing to be drafted into the US Army?
Q4) 29th April is International Dance Day.   Which South American dance is said to have its originals on Rio de Plata, between Argentina and Uruguay?
A4) The Tango.
Q5) Finally … 29th April, 1970, saw the birth of actress, Uma Thurman.   In which film does she play Mrs Mia Wallace?
A5) Pulp Fiction.   Cue the music … Oh, and some MORE music
I’ll leave you with this quote …
“In his memoirs Nixon declared that to achieve his ends the ‘institutions’ of government had to be ‘reformed, replaced or circumvented. In my second term I was prepared to adopt whichever of these three methods, or whichever combination of them, was necessary.’”
Sidney Blumenthal.
And this tune

Enjoy your day … !

*       I’m one of those people who believes that buying a film on DVD or Blu-ray, means you can watch the thing on whatever device you want: and that, if you need to copy a film from DVD/Blu-ray to a computer in order to watch the thing on tablet/phone/laptop/iPod, you should not be prosecuted, if this is done for personal use.   Be aware, though, that the regulations covering this vary from country to country.   At any rate, Handbrake, RipIt and MakeMKV are applications we can use to do this copying.

†        I can imagine, Debbi!   (I’ve personally come to the conclusion that, while it’s something I wouldn’t want, just because I don’t want it, doesn’t mean it’s something you can’t have it.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...


1. 1973
2. whitewash
3. 1974
4. China
5. Milhous
6. Washington, DC
7. the Democratic Party
8. All the President's Men
9. David Frost
10. Gerald Ford