Friday, 29 May 2015

The Daily Teaser — 29-5-2015

Wowsa … 

I’ve got a day off … !

I have got to admit, I’m loving the fact that back at work: after some four years unemployment.

But … ?   You could TELL there was a but coming, couldn’t you?

But this week has seen me working every day of the week, except today, and tomorrow: and tomorrow sees a staff meeting at silly o’clock!

Still, in all that … ?   In all that, a day off — on payday, too! — is quite nice to have.

OK, granted, I’ve got bills to pay.   Granted, my pay isn’t going to last THAT long.   GRANTED, I’m back at work on Sunday*.   But still … 

A day off!


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 29th May, 1953, saw Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reach the summit of Mount Everest.   Everest is in which mountain range?
Q2) 29th May, 2001, saw the US Supreme Court rule disabled golfer, Casey Martin, could use what: a caddy, a golf cart or a modified 3 iron?
Q3) 29th May, 1982, saw Pope John Paul 2nd make a historic visit to Canterbury Cathedral.   Who was the Archbishop Of Canterbury who greeted him: Dr Robert Runcie, Reverend George Carey, or Dr Rowan Williams?
Q4) 29th May, 1874, saw the birth of writer, G. K. Chesterton.   Which fictional detective did he create: Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown or Ellery Queen?
Q5) Finally … 29th May, 1942, saw Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter orchestra record which Christmas song?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 28th May saw the first broadcast of The Goon Show: in which year of the 1950s?
A1) 1951.
Q2) The show’s main scriptwriter was Terence Alan Milligan.   Terence was better known how?
A2) Spike Milligan.
Q3) Which of his characters was — arguably — ALSO a type of cake?
A3) Eccles.   (Occasionally referred to as ‘Mad Dan’ Eccles.)
Q4) Osric Pureheart and Hugh Jampton were played by which member of The Goons?
Q5) That actor also presented a children’s show: between 1973 and 1980.   What was it called?
A5) Michael Bentine’s Potty Time.
Q6) Major Bloodnok, Bluebottle and Henry Crun were all played by whom?
A6) Peter Sellers.   (I WAS thinking about mentioning Hercules Grytpype-Thynne … But Daniel couldn’t pronounce it … )
Q7) The actor who played Bluebottle was also associated with a fictional (film) detective.   What was that detective’s name?
Q8) The Goons only Welsh member, Harry Secombe, regularly played which character?
Q9) Secombe was also a singer.   In which range: Tenor, baritone or bass?
A9) Tenor.
Q10) The series ended in 1960.   When was The Last Goon Show Of All broadcast?
A10) 1972.   (It was a special, marking the BBC’s 50th Anniversary.)
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“It is a strange thing that many truly spiritual men, such as General Gordon, have actually spent some hours in speculating upon the precise location of the Garden of Eden. Most probably we are in Eden still. It is only our eyes that have changed.”

G. K. Chesterton, 29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936.
And this tune … 

Working or otherwise?   Have a good day … !

*        One of my co-workers — one I’ll be working with on Sunday — said she thought Sunday was going to be as dead as a dildo.   OK, I know what she meant, but still … !

†        Glad to hear it, Debbi‡ … !   Actually, you might want to check out any episodes of The Goon Show you can find: the Monty Python team were and are fans of both the show, and its chief writer, Spike Milligan.   Possibly the ONLY person to get away with THIS … 

And with the world’s funniest joke … 

‡        Oh, that’s a thought, Debbi!   Remind me to have a look in my local branch of CeX: they’s got a rather big capacity internal drive I’ve got my eye on … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I love that clip of Spike Milligan! :)

1. the Himalayas
2. a golf cart
3. Robert Runcie
4. Father Brown
5. White Christmas