Wednesday, 13 January 2016

The Daily Teaser — 13-1-2016

Arrrrgh … !

I HATE doing that … !

I forgot to put my alarm on … !

OK, I’m not up too late … 

But doing on you first day back at work, AND when you’ve got to post up the Gazette Teaser … ?

Arrrrgh … !


But let’s get moving on, shall we?

Olga and Debbi* put their answers in, yesterday: with both scoring six out of six.

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

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

Q1) 13th January, 1960, saw Gulags abolished by the Soviet Union.   Gulags were Soviet what: labour camps, prisons or mental hospitals?
Q2) 13th January, 2001, saw an earthquake hit San Salvador.   City and earthquake were in which Central American country?
Q3) 13th January, 1966, saw the birth of actor, Patrick Dempsey.   In his spare time, Dempsey’s a noted amateur what: angler, motor racer or base jumper?
Q4) Comedian, Bill Bailey, was born on 13th January, 1955.   Famously, he has a species of what named after him: turtle, rose or pitcher plant?
Q5) Finally … 13th January, 1961 saw the birth of singer, Suggs.   Which Ska band was he the singer for?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Fifty years ago, today, 12th January, 1966, saw the US TV debut of which Caped Crusader?
A1) Batman.
Q2) More to the point, the character originally appeared in comics from which publisher: Marvel, IPC or DC?
A2) DC.
Q3) Five years later, All in the Family premiered on US TV: on 12th January, 1971.   The show’s creators took their inspiration, in part, from which BBC show?
Q4) All in the Family followed the life of Archie … who?
A4) Bunker.
Q5) A decade after All in the Family aired, 12th January, 1981 saw the first airing of Dynasty.   The show focused on Blake and Krystle whom?
Q6) Finally … One of Dynasty creators, Esther Shapiro, claimed to have been inspired to create the show by which Derek Jacobi series?
I’ll leave you with this though …
“A lot of people say there’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I don’t think there’s a fine line, I actually think there’s a yawning gulf. You see some poor bugger scuffling up the road with balloons tied to his ears, he’s not going home to invent a rocket, is he?”
Bill Bailey, born 13th January, 1965.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … !

*        THAT it is, Debbi: very interesting.   Although I HAVE to ask if Bowie’s read Coraline … 

The tragedy — in part — is that he’s no longer here, to be asked … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It is a shame.

1. labor camps
2. El Salvador
3. motor racer
4. pitcher plant
5. Madness