Saturday, 30 May 2015

The Daily Teaser — 30-5-2015

You know, I work for a living.

No, really!

I’m actually pleased to say that I have a job: after several years of not working.

That’s got a couple of logical consequences.

The first … ?

Quite simply that I’ve been able to afford a second-hand — but quite large capacity —internal hard drive for my computer.

Second hand: but working, and ready to rock and roll.   And NOW home to my backed-up movies. (You can never have too much (digital) shelf space.)

The other consequence … ?   Is that I’m up at stupid o’clock in the morning, on a day off: early enough that I’m up before Radio Four’s Shipping Forecast†.

To go to a staff meeting … !

I hope we ’re getting paid for this.

I think I need a LOT of tea to get going, this time of the morning … 


But let’s get a move on, shall we?   Before I fall asleep at the keyboard …

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) 30th May saw the first publication of the Gazette de France, the first French language newspaper in where: France, Canada or Switzerland?
Q2) 30th May, 1966, saw the launch of the Surveyor 1: the first US probe to land on an extraterrestrial body.   Which extraterrestrial body … ?
Q3) 30th May, 1908, saw the birth of voice artist, Mel Blanc.   Which skunk did he famously voice, for Warner Bros?
Q4) Henry 8th of England married his third wife: on 30th May, 1536.   Who was she?
Q5) Finally … 30th May, 1932, saw the founding of the National Theatre of Greece.   The Theatre’s in which Greek city?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th May, 1953, saw Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reach the summit of Mount Everest.   Everest is in which mountain range?
A1) The Himalaya.
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?
A2) A golf cart.
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?
A3) Dr Robert Runcie.
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?
A4) Father Brown.   (I have to admit, it was VERY tempting to mention notable (fictional) lawyer, Stephanie Ann McRae … )
Q5) Finally … 29th May, 1942, saw Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter orchestra record which Christmas song?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“We are convinced that liberty without socialism is privilege, injustice; and that socialism without liberty is slavery and brutality.”

Mikhail Bakunin, 30th May, 1814 to 1st July, 1876.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … !

*        Did I tell you I actually saw the award ceremony, that night, Debbi?   There wasn’t a dry seat in the house … !   (Oh, saw your newsletter: congratulations on being optioned … !)

†        Scilly Automatic sound’s … hairy … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thank you so much, Paul! I really hope the movie becomes a reality!

1. France
2. the moon
3. Pepe Le Pew
4. Jane Seymour
5. Athens