Friday, 3 July 2015

The Daily Teaser — 3-7-2015

Right … It’s Friday … !

Which means, obviously, that it’s Friday.

Oh … and payday.

Frankly, that means it’s bill paying day.   Shopping day.

And the day I — hopefully — manage to buy a few more DVDs: to plug the gaps caused by the destruction of my external drive, a few weeks ago.

Which is coming along nicely, I should add.

With help, I’ve managed to get copies of many extant William Hartnell era, Dr Who episodes.   And Game Of Thrones.

Gotham may have to wait awhile.

But I’ve got The Prisoner — the original 1960s version with Patrick McGoohan as No. 6 — on order.   Frankly … ?   I’m looking forward to that: I was half way through watching the series, again, when the drive went heavenward.

Personally, though … ?   If I get the chance, today … ?   I might just pick a copy of the Sapphire and Steel.

I’ve not seen the series in years.


But let’s move on, shall we?

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 To, License and video … 

Q1) 3rd July, 1852, saw the US Congress establish the 2nd US Mint.   At least, its second coining facility.   That facility is in which Californian city?
Q2) 3rd July, 2013, saw Mohammed Morsi deposed: as President of where?
Q3) 3rd July, 1996, saw the Stone of Scone returned to Scotland.   In which London church had it been?
Q4) More to the point, the Stone had been in whose chair?
Q5) 3rd July, 1883, saw the birth of writer, Franz Kafka: in what’s now the Czech Republic.   Which European language did he write in?
Q6) Finally … 3rd July, 1927, saw the birth of the late film director, Ken Russell.   Which of his films famously has a soundtrack by The Who?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd July sees the start of the 2015 Anime Expo: in Los Angeles.   Anime are a type of Japanese what: comic, cartoon or computer game?
A1) Cartoon.
Q2) Charles J. Guiteau shot — and fatally wounded — the US President: on the 2nd July, 1881.   Which President?
Q3) 2nd July, 1934, saw the end of the Night of the Long Knives: with the death of senior Nazi, Ernst Röhm.   Röhm was head of which Nazi organization?
A3) The Sturmabteilung: or SA.   (The group was also known as the ‘Brownshirts.’   It was the Nazi Party’s paramilitary wing.)
Q4) 2nd July, 1945, saw the opening of the first Walmart store: in Rogers, Arkansas.   What’s the name of Walmart’s UK subsidiary?
A4) Asda.
Q5) Finally … 2nd July, 1900, saw the first flight of a Zeppelin.   Exactly what kind of aircraft is a Zeppelin: a biplane, airship or helicopter?
A5) An airship.
I’ll leave you with this thought … 
“This is not the age of manners.   This is the age of kicking people in the crotch and telling them something and getting a reaction.   I want to shock people into awareness.   I don’t believe there is any virtue in understatement.”

Ken Russell, 3 July 1927 – 27 November 2011.
And this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        It’s another short one, today, Debbi: I hope it helps … (Just watching a documentary about Scientology, Debbi.   The upper management sound … odd … )


Debbi said...

I'll bet they do! :) BTW, Rick and I watched the first episode of "Humans" -- I enjoyed it thoroughly. Rick is still deciding. But he just might come around. :)

And I have the entire set of "Prisoner" episodes on DVD! :) Love that show.

1. San Francisco
2. Egypt
3. Westminster Abbey
4. King Edward's Chair
5. German
6. Tommy

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Joanna Lumley seems to be getting younger. I've never watched that series either...