Wednesday, 12 August 2015

The Daily Teaser — 12-8-2015

Phew … 

A day off … !

Yes … ! I have an official day off.   Which I’m, frankly, intending to enjoy.

Well … 

As much as possible, at any rate.

I’m skint: but intent on a stroll, I think.

After I’ve posted up today’s Teaser, AND the one for the Gazette.

Oh … And waited in for a delivery from Amazon … !

Don’t you just love the phrase, “Hurry up and wait” … ?


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers.

And, along with showing us this rather amazing video, also scoring ten out of ten.

Let’s see how everyone does With Today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 12th August, 1964, saw which country banned from the Olympic Games?
Q2) 12th August is Sea Org Day: a holiday for Scientologists.   What was the name of the science fiction writer who founded Scientology?
Q3) 12th August, 1990, saw the birth of Italian footballer, Mario Balotelli.   Which English team does he currently play for?
Q4) The last quagga in captivity died on the 12th August, 1883.   The creatures were native to which African nation: Namibia, Botswana or South Africa?
Q5) Finally … Art Kane took the photo, A Great Day In Harlem, on 12th August, 1958.   The photograph was of 57 notable what: activists, jazz musicians or scientists?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th August, 2014, saw the sad death of actor and comedian, Robin Williams.   He was born in which year of the 1950s?
A1) 1951.
Q2) He played Mork in Mork and Mindy.   Mork originally debuted on which US series?
A2) Happy Days.   (Apparently, when told to sit down at the audition, Williams promptly sat on his head: producer, Gary Marshall cast him on the spot, saying “He was the only alien that auditioned.”)
Q3) What planet was Mork from?
A3) Ork.
Q4) Williams co-starred with Dustin Hoffman: in Hook.   Who did Williams play?
A4) Peter Banning: an adult version of Peter Pan.
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?
A8) New York.
Q9) Williams’s last TV series — The Crazy Ones — saw him starring opposite whom?
A9) Buffy, herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Q10) Finally … In which film does Williams play Seymour “Sy” Parrish?
A10) One Hour Photo.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Our burning question as to the whence and whither — all we can ourselves observe about it is the present environment.”

Erwin Schrödinger, 12 August 1887 – 4 January 1961.
And this tune from Pat Metheny … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        I’ve still not seen all of that, Debbi: but, my word it’s amazing what you can do with technology … !   (Oh, there’s another 10 question job, tomorrow: it’s International Left-hander’s Day.   I’m just wondering if that kid’s a lefty.   I’ll get my priorities, right, at some point … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hard to say, huh? :) I'll gear up for the morrow.

1. South Africa
2. Ron Hubbard
3. Liverpool
4. South Africa
5. jazz musicians