Wednesday, 6 May 2015

The Daily Teaser — 6-5-2015: Dr Freud, I Presume?

I’ve got to admit to looking forward to this week’s Brentwood Gazette: hopefully, we’ll hear the last of the gas meters.

That said?

That said, I know my block’s had problems, recently.   In line with about half a dozen blocks in my area, my block of flats has a letterbox at the front of the building.

Easy for the postman to get to: and easy for thieves to nick stuff from.   Which they’ve done, recently: one chap’s seemingly been caught, another fleeing the scene, after being spotted.

It’s been said that this has happened already: this is the first time it’s been witnessed.   And I know at least two neighbours have suffered identity theft, and believe this has been a major contributing factor.

Personally?   I know in the last block of flats I lived in, we had a similar external postbox: that allowed for the same kind of theft.   It wasn’t until Brentwood Council took down the external box, and replaced it with individual postboxes, next to the doors of each flat — ones inside the building, in other words — that the thefts went down.

It didn’t stop it totally.   But, from what I recall, the thefts went down a significant amount.

Personally?   I’ve already had a word with our landlords: and with the Gazette.

Let’s hope that get’s the letterboxes moved.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw a returning Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring four out of five.

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

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

Q1) 6th May saw the birth of Dr Sigmund Freud.   In which year of the 1850s?
Q2) Freud is known as the father of what: psychiatry, psychoanalysis or psychology?
Q3) Dr Freud was born in a part of the Austrian Empire, that’s now in which country: Croatia, the Czech Republic or Hungary?
Q4) Freud entered University at the age of 17: and went to what is the oldest university in the German speaking world.   Which University is it?
Q5) His career in medicine started at Vienna General what: hospital, practice or consultancy?
Q6) In his early years, Freud recommended what, as a painkiller: morphine, diamorphine or cocaine?
Q7) An 1899 book by Freud is considered key to his work on the human mind.   Its title, in English, is The Interpretation ofwhat?
Q8) That book also developed his views on what: the unconscious mind or conscious mind?
Q9) In 1923, Freud published The Ego and the Id.   This introduced three terms: ego, id … and which other?
Q10) Finally … Freud described male sexual fixation on a mother, as an ‘Oedipus complex’.   A woman fixating on her father is said to have a what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 5th May, 1940, saw Norwegian exiles form a government in exile.   In which European city?
A1) London.
Q2) 5th May, 2005, saw the Labour Party win a third UK General Election in a row.   Who became Prime Minister as a result?
Q3) 5th May, 43, saw the birth of travel broadcaster, actor, comedian and TV presenter, Michael Palin.   His best remember travel documentary — in 1989 — was based on a fictional journey originally made in which book?
Q4) 5th May, 1980, saw the end of the Iranian Embassy Siege: in London.   The siege was ended by members of Britain’s elite SAS regiment.   What does SAS stand for?
Q5) Finally … 5th May, 1950, saw the formal coronation of Rama 9th, the world’s current longest serving monarch.   Which country is he king of?
A5) Thailand.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.”

Sigmund Freud, 6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939.
And possibly the only song we COULD play … 

Have a good day.

*        How was the time off, Debbi? :D   Michael Palin was always the friendliest-seeming of the Python team, it has to be said.   That possibly calls for a tune … 

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