Friday, 14 August 2015

The Daily Teaser — 14-8-2015

Well, it’s Friday.

Pay day, in other words.

AND a day off!

Which is nice.

Not that I’ll be doing much more than paying bills, and shopping.

Oh, and possibly re-ordering season 2 of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

I ordered that, last week: only to receive — on Wednesday — a copy of the movie.   Boy, I’m glad Amazon do a free returns service!

Oh, and talking of bills … ?   I’m probably going to have to put a few extra quid on my gas meter.

Would you believe I’ve had my heating on, this morning?

I’ve had my heating on, this morning.   It’s August.

And it’s surprisingly nippy!

I can’t help think that — if The jet stream carries on behaving like this — September is going to be interesting … 


But let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yes, let’s … !

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

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 14th August, 1370, saw Emperor Charles the 4th grant city privileges to what’s now Carlsbad: or Karlovy Vary, in its native language.   Carlsbad is in which European country?
Q2) An audio recording of The Lost Chord became one of the first recordings ever played: on 14th August, 1888.   Who wrote The Lost Chord?
Q3) The British government sent in troops: on 14th August, 1969.   Into which province?
Q4) 32 years later, and in that same province, problems were caused in the peace process: on 14th August, 2001.   Those problems were caused when who withdrew an offer to stop using weapons?
Q5) Finally … 14th August, 1975, saw the debut of the Rocky Horror Picture Show: at the Westwood Theatre, in Los Angeles.   The world’s longest released film was c0-written by Richard O’Brian.   Who did he play, in the film?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Left handers are said to be more likely to suffer from what: depression, schizophrenia or dyslexia?
Q2) The gene linked to the disease, and that makes you more likely to be left handed, does so if it is inherited from which parent?
A2) One’s father.
Q3) Many species of kangaroo are — apparently — left handed.   What kind of mammal are kangaroos?
Q4) Situs Inversus is when a person’s what are reversed from the norm: brain organization, internal organs or ear-bones?
Q5) Ocular dominance means we are left or right … what?
A5) Eyed.
Q6) Mrs Brad Pitt is left handed.   How is Mrs Pitt better known?
Q7) Both Commodus and Tiberius were — seemingly — left handed.   Where were they emperors of?
A7) Rome.
Q8) Tony Abbot is left handed: and Prime Minister of which English speaking country?
A8) Australia.
Q9) Sixteen out of the top twenty career batting averages have been posted by left handed batters.   In which sport: cricket or baseball?
A9) Baseball.
Q10) Finally … which angel is sometimes said to sit on God’s left hand side?
A10) The angel,  Gabriel.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Filmmakers and critics wrote about each other and sometimes very harshly. This no longer exists.”

Wim Wenders, born 14 August 1945.
And, as it’s, effectively, the birthday of The Rocky Horror Show, this tune … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        Me too, Debbi.   If only to find out why No 12’s doing a Lou Reed impression … !

Lou Reed, performing Venus In Furs, Live in Berlin.

Peter Capaldi, as Dr Who, viciously attacks a Dalek.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I know. A bit ... un-Doctorly, isn't it? :)

1. The Czech Republic
2. Arthur Sullivan
3. Northern Ireland
4. the IRA
5. Riff Raff