Friday, 26 June 2015

The Daily Teaser — 26-6-2015

Good lord, Patrick Macnee’s died … 

Now, I know he was getting on.

None of us are getting any younger, after all.

But still, I, like many others, grew up with re-runs of Macnee’s best known work, The Avengers.

So frankly?

Frankly, it’s sad to hear about it.

After all, icons are heard to lose … 

But let’s get a move on, shall we?

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

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

Here they are, along with the How to, License and video … 

Q1) 26th June, 1997, saw the US Supreme Court rule that the Communications Decency Act of 1996, unconstitutional: as it violated which Amendment to the US Constitution: the first, second or third?
Q2) That amendment covered freedom of what: though, action or speech?
Q3) Moving on … 26th June, 1977, saw the murder of Jayne McDonald: by which notorious serial killer?
Q4) 26th June is the UN sponsored International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.   What, according the UN’s 2014 UN Office on Drugs and Crime 2014 report, is the world’s most used illegal drug?
Q5) 26th June is one of the Feast days of Saint David of Thessalonica: also know as David the Dendrite.   Dendrite meant that — for a while — he lived in what: a barrel, pole or tree?
Q6) Finally … 26th June is Ratcatcher’s Day.   In which German town?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th June, 1944, saw the last publication of the Krazy Kat comic strip.   The strip shows us the eponymous kat: who repeatedly gets what thrown at him?
A1) Bricks.
Q2) 25th June, 1903, saw the birth of author, George Orwell.   Nineteen Eighty-Four, one of his best known works, was written while he was living on which Scottish island?
A2) Jura.
Q3) 25 years after the birth of Orwell, 25th June, 1928, saw the birth of author and illustrator, Peyo: best known as the creator of the Smurfs.   Which country was Peyo from?
A3) Belgium.
Q4) 25th June, 1910, saw the debut of the ballet, The Firebird.   Which Russian composer wrote the music for that ballet?
Q5) Finally … 25th June, 1975, saw Mozambique become independent.   From which European country?
A5) Portugal.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“All that anyone needs to imitate me is two soft-boiled eggs and a bedroom voice.”

Peter Lorre, 26 June 1904 – 23 March 1964.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        Well, as it’s you, I’ll let you off … ! :D   (Oh, did you hear about Patrick Macnee … ?   Sad, that … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Very sad ...!

1. the first
2. speech
3. the Yorkshire Ripper
4. marijuana or cannabis
5. tree
6. Hamelin