Sunday, 10 May 2015

The Daily Teaser — 10-5-2015

Hmmmm … 

Did I tell you that — occasionally — I’ll knock out a letter to all of my neighbours?

I knock out a letter to my neighbours, occasionally.

The most recent one?

Was about the amount of letterbox theft we’ve been getting, recently.

With a couple of neighbours suffering identity theft as a result.

That recent letter suggested that our landlords should move the external letterbox from outside the building: to either individual letterboxes, by/in each front door, OR to a similar bulk letterbox.   But INSIDE the building, so there’s less temptation for opportunistic theft

The letter’s had various shades of response: mostly positive and lots of nervousness.   But also saw a friend of one neighbour banging on my door, last night, under the impression I’d named her and blamed her for lord knows what.

Lord knows what brought THAT on … !

At ANY rate … ?   At any rate, I’ve suggested to my neighbours that those deeply affected go on the record: and let the Brentwood Gazette know how they feel.   AND what they feel is to blame.

I hope they do.   I, for one, know how helpful the paper can be.


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring six out of six.   She ALSO managed to let know what’s she’s been doing with her time off.

Let’s move on, again, shall we?

And see how everyone does with today’s questions.   Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 10th May is the Feast Day of Saint Damien of Molokai.   Molokai is part of which chain of islands?
Q2) Saint Damien is the patron saint of lepers.   Leprosy is also known as what disease: Hansard’s Disease, Hansen’s Disease or Hangul’s Disease?
Q3) 10th May, 1940, saw Winston Churchill take over the UK’s government: becoming Prime Minister as a result.   What’s address of the PM’s official London residence?
Q4) 10th May, 1920, saw the birth of Bert Weedon.   Which stringed instrument did he notably play?
Q5) 10th May, 2006, saw the death of director, Val Guest.   He directed The Quatermass Xperiment, Quatermass 2 and The Abominable Snowman: for which British studio?
Q6) Finally … 10th May, 1872, saw Victoria Woodhull Martin become the first woman nominated for which post?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th May, 1386, saw the Treaty of Windsor ratified.   The Treaty formalized an alliance between England and which European country?
A1) Portugal.
Q2) 9th May, 1958, saw the premiere of the film, Vertigo.   Who directed Vertigo?
Q3) 9th May, 1671, saw the attempted theft of the Crown Jewels: by Thomas Blood.   Where are the Jewels traditionally kept?
A3) The Tower of London.
Q4) More to the point, Blood was disguised as what: a colonel, a parson or a University lecturer?
A4) A parson.
Q5) 9th May, 1970, saw the birth of rapper, Ghostface Killah.   He’s a prominent member of which clan?
A5) The Wu-tang Clan.
Q6) Finally … 9th May, 1961, saw the Chairman of the USA’s Federal Communication Commission: about the quality of US TV.   He described it as a vast what: wasteland, landfill site or junkyard?
A6) Wasteland.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“These three activities, then, intelligence, love and creative action, which are so closely involved in one another, I cannot but feel to be intrinsically good.   In their outstanding expressions they are good in an outstanding degree.   Together they form the distinctively human kind of behaviour.”

Olaf Stapledon, 10 May 1886 – 6 September 1950.
And this video … 

Have a good day.

*        Making Money’s a good read, Debbi.   I have to ask, though: what exactly IS extreme sneezing?


Debbi said...

Good question! :)

1. the Hawaiian Islands
2. Hansen's Disease
3. 10 Downing Street
4. guitar
5. Hammer Films
6. President of the United States

Thanks for posting my video! :)

Nik Nak said...

I should HOPE so, the amount I’ve written over the years … !!