Wednesday, 3 June 2015

The Daily Teaser — 3-2-2015

Oh, well, that’s THAT explained, then … !

Do you follow football, at all?

Personally, I don’t: I’m not a fan of the game.

But one doesn’t necessarily need to be a fan to know a thing or two: especially if you’ve been a barman — in pubs that show football — for 14 years.

You get VERY aware of the consensus amongst fans: that FIFA, the sport’s governing body, is corrupt.

Has it’s hand in the till.   Putting bungs in it.   Taking kickbacks.

Yesterday … ?   Saw the resignation of FIFA’s controversial President, Sepp Blatter.    I was … shocked … but not necessarily surprised.

At least one football fan I know, cheered.

At any rate, I was unsurprised: but curious about his motivation, as he’d maintained he’d be staying on.

But according to reports from the US, this morning … ?   The FBI’s investigating him.

Well, that’s THAT explained, than … !


But let’s 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) 3rd June, 2013, saw Private Chelsea Manning put on trail.   For leaking US military secrets to whom?
Q2) 3rd June, 1889, saw the completion of the first long distance electricity cables: going from a generator, to users.   The generator was on Willamette Falls: with the lines going to the city of Portland.   In which US state were both Falls and city?
Q3) That state has a coast on which Ocean?
Q4) 3rd June, 1937, saw Britain’s former King — Edward 8th — marry the woman he’d abdicated the throne for.   Who was she?
Q5) 3rd June, 1941, saw the Greek village of Kandanos destroyed by Nazi Germany’s armed forces.   How were those armed forces known, at the time?
Q6) Finally … 3rd June, 1918, saw the birth of dancer, Willis Marie van Schaack.   Van Schaack was better known as which stripper?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd June, 1740, saw the birth of the Marquis De Sade.   One of his novels was called The 120 Days ofwhere?
A1) Sodom.
Q2) 2nd May, 1920, saw the birth of script writer, Johnny Speight.   Speight’s best loved sitcom character, Alf Garnett, was played by whom?
Q3) 2nd May, 1941, saw the birth of Charlie Watts.   Watts has played drums for The Rolling Stones: and for which Alexis Korner fronted band?
Q4) 2nd May, 1915, saw the birth of writer and editor, Lester del Rey.   In which genre was he prominent: crime fiction, science fiction or westerns?
Q5) Finally … which jockey won his seventh Epsom Derby: on the 2nd June, 1976?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“1. You can’t win. 2. You can’t break even. 3. You can’t even get out of the game.”

Allen Ginsberg, June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997.
And this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        It seems the US branch of Amazon has the DVDs of House Of Cards, Debbi.   (Actually, if you’ve a branch of something like CeX in the US — somewhere that buys your old DVDs and gadgets, in other words — you can probably make some money back on the deal.   I’ve made a habit of it, for some time: buying DVDs, ripping them to a hard drive, and then selling them to CeX.)   At any rate, I hope the hand improves.   Possibly be an idea to lay off the archery … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! Slowly, but surely, I'll improve! :)

1. Wikileaks
2. Oregon
3. Pacific
4. Wallis Simpson
5. the Wehrmacht
6. Lili St. Cyr