Saturday, 20 June 2015

The Daily Teaser — 20-6-2015

Drat … 

And … 

Well, there’s several other terms I could be using, here.

But ‘drat’ is about the politest.

All this … ?   Is a result of finding out about my external drive.

It you recall, a couple of week ago, I managed to knock the thing onto the floor: seriously damaging it in the process.

I managed to get the drive out of the external caddy: and down to a local repair shop, in order to see what they could do for me.

£80, later … ?   Their opinion was that the drive was extremely dead.   And that it would cost me a further £300 — £300!!!!!!!!!! — to get the spare parts, and do any kind of repair work that would allow any chance of getting the family photos off the thing.

£300 I don’t have.

Nor do I expect to get hold off: unless I suddenly win the lottery.

As you can imagine, I’m not a happy bunny.   After all, for me, that’s about the same sort of cash I earn in a fortnight.

As you can possibly ALSO imagine … ?   That left me feeling extremely depressed.   Something only remedied by getting to work: which left me feeling a bit better about myself.   At least, turned my mood about.

As of RIGHT now … ?   I’m going to have to put any recovery from the drive on hold: until I can afford to.

Given how important those photos are to me?   I’m going to have to start saving up … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring six out of six.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 20th June, 1991, saw the German Bundestag — its Parliament — vote to change Germany’s capital.   From which German city?
Q2) To where?
Q3) 20th June, 2001, saw Andrea Yates drown her children: in a bathtub in which Texan city?
Q4) 20th June, saw the signing of the memo that set up the hotline between the White House and the Kremlin: the famous Red Telephone, in other words.   Since 2008, it’s actually been a very secure form of what: teletype, email or fax machine?
Q5) 20th June, 1967, saw the birth of which Australian/American actress?
Q6) Finally … 20th June, 1893, saw who acquitted of the axe murder of her parents?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th June saw the US government pass the Civil Rights Act: outlawing discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, gender, or national origin.   In which year of the 1960s?
A1) 1964.
Q2) The act ended racial segregation in which sort of US institute: the armed forces, schools or public hospitals?
A2) Schools.
Q3) The act also, theoretically, ended the unequal registration of what: voters, phone numbers or addresses?
A3) Voters.
Q4) That registration clause was what: Title 1, 2 or 3?
A4) Title 1.
Q5) Title 6 of the act, forbade discrimination by bodies receiving federal what: legal support, funds or business?
A5) Funds.
Q6) Finally … the act was signed into US law by which US president?
I’ll leave you with this observation …
“I’m not as bad as Al Pacino - he doesn’t even know what month it is half the time when he’s working.”

John Goodman, born 20th June, 1952.
And this song … 

Have a good day.

*        That it is, Debbi!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I love the quote about Al Pacino! :)

1. Bonn
2. Berlin
3. Houston
4. email
5. Nicole Kidman
6. Lizzie Borden