Tuesday, 11 August 2015

The Daily Teaser — 11-8-2015: Robin Williams

You know, it’s early.

At least, it’s early, for me.   Basically … ?

I’m covering a co-worker, who’s off on holiday, and who usually starts at 9.

So, as you can imagine, I’m feeling — loosely — like death warmed over.

What’s more … ?   Like death, warmed over, on an especially nippy morning in August, with near enough completely overcast skies.

Oy, Veh … !

Personally … ?

I’m thinking I’m going to need a LOT of caffeine, to get myself going … !


But let’s get a 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 rather sad questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 11th August, 2014, saw the sad death of actor and comedian, Robin Williams.   He was born in which year of the 1950s?
Q2) He played Mork in Mork and Mindy.   Mork originally debuted on which US series?
Q3) What planet was Mork from?
Q4) Williams co-starred with Dustin Hoffman: in Hook.   Who did Williams play?
Q5) In 1998, Williams won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar: for his role as Dr Sean Maguire.   In which film did he play Dr Maguire?
Q6) In a 2002 interview with Michael Parkinson, Robin Williams named one of the Goons as an influence.   WHICH Goon: Spike Milligan, Michael Bentine, Peter Sellers or Harry Secombe?
Q7) What did Williams describe as “… a brutal field”: acting, rock and roll or stand up comedy?
Q8) 1986 saw Williams release the a Grammy winning album: of concerts recorded at the Metropolitan Opera House.   The opera house is in which US city?
Q9) Williams’s last TV series — The Crazy Ones — saw him starring opposite whom?
Q10) Finally … In which film does Williams play Seymour “Sy” Parrish?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) English forces were defeated by raiding Viking forces, on 9th August, 991: at the Battle of Maldon.   Maldon is in which English county?
A1) Essex.
Q2) The South American city of Quito declared its independence from Spain: on the 9th August, 1809.   The city is NOW the capital of which country?
A2) Ecuador.
Q3) 10th August, 1990, saw the Magellan Probe arrive at the planet it was due to map.   Which planet?
A3) Venus.
Q4) Yuri Malenchenko got married on the 10th August, 2003.   Where was he?
A4) The International Space Station.   (His bride to be, Ekaterina Dmitrieva, was in Texas.   I’d LOVE to know where the vicar was … )
Q5) Finally … 10th August, 1846, saw the US Congress formally found which museum?
A5) The Smithsonian Institute.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“You’re only given a little spark of madness and if you lose that, you’re nothing.”

Robin Williams.
And this video … 

Have a good day … 

*        I think the technical term is homage, Debbi.   :D   (Oh, sorry about The 10-question job: but considering the subject … )


Debbi said...

Indeed! :) No problem. It's good typing practice.

1. 1951
2. Happy Days
3. Ork
4. Peter Banning/Peter Pan
5. Good Will Hunting
6. Peter Sellers
7. stand up comedy
8. New York City
9. Sarah Michelle Gellar
10. One Hour Photo

I don't know if you saw this on my FB page, but it's amazing, isn't it?


Nik Nak said...

I have to admit, I haven’t watched all of it … but wow … !