Sunday, 14 February 2016

The Daily Teaser — 14-2-2016: Saint Valentine’s Day

Oh, that’s a thing … … !

You know I work in a local fast food restaurant?   And that I write for the local newspaper?

It’s not THAT often the two collide.

But a friend at work managed to drag me into a corner to point something out to me, last night.

The Gazette’s running one a Valentine’s day article: one ‘Who’s Caught YOUR Eye’ kind of things, featuring messages from people who’ve spotted someone they like, in Brentwood High Street.

One of them … ?

Is from a woman who bought some food from I worked, and — apparently — got served by me.   And, in her words … ?   “You short changed me but you were cute so I’ll let you off.”

You know … I don’t know whether I’m flattered: I’m possibly old enough to be her dad!

Or old enough to worry about stalkers … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s radiophonic Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Olga scoring 10 out of ten and Debbi bagging nine.

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

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

Q1) 14th February is Saint Valentine’s Day.   One of the Saint Valentines celebrated, today, is Saint Valentine of where: Rome, Milan or Naples?
Q2) He’s also the patron saint of what: shepherds, bee keepers or cowherds?
Q3) His relics are — apparently — in an oratory in which English city?
Q4) The Valentine restaurant chain are based in which country: Australia, the UK or Canada?
Q5) The Sheik, The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse and The Eagle all starred whom?
Q6) If you’re listening to the 2013 song, Valentine’s Day, you’re listening to a song by who: Motorhead, David Bowie or Earth Wind and Fire?
Q7) Rock band, My Bloody Valentine, come from which country of the British Isles?
Q8) The Man in Black, the Black Guardian and Deep Thought.   Which British actor played all three?
Q9) Who played Shirley Valentine, in the 1989 film of the same name?
Q10) Bassist and writer, Gary Lachman, used the stage name, Gary Valentine.   Under that name, he helped found which New York based band?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th February is International Radio Day.   The day was first celebrated in which year?
A1) 2012.
Q2) Radio waves are usually transmitted by a … what?
A2) A radio transmitter.
Q3) Radio waves are usually received by a … what?
A3) Guess what: a radio receiver.
Q4) The things in questions 2 and 3 need a power supply to work: along with a what?
A4) An antenna.   (It’s also called an aerial: depending on what part of the English speaking world you’re in.)
Q5) Radio waves are electro … what?
A5) Electromagnetic: either waves or radiation.
Q6) Radio broadcasts — for entertainment — are usually broadcast by radio what: channels, stations or sites?
A6) Stations.
Q7) Radio signals are used to send combined audio-video broadcasts: to the appropriate box in your front room.   These broadcasts are called what?
A7) Television.
Q8) Radio waves can also be used to detect moving objects: in a system called ‘Radio Detection And Ranging.’   The system is better known how?
A8) Radar.
Q9) Intense radio waves can be used to cook food: in a what oven?
A9) Microwave oven.
Q10) Finally … amateur radio users are known as what: porks, beefs or hams?
A10) Hams.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Hail to thy returning festival, old Bishop Valentine! Great is thy name in the rubric, Thou venerable arch flamen of Hymen.”
Charles Lamb, Essays.
And a tune …

Have a good day …

*        Thankfully, Olga, every things calming down!    And the Gazette’s given me a morale boosting surprise, which is nice …

†        Oh, I should coco, Debbi!   (I do know this … I’m a Terry Pratchett fan: as you know.   It occurred to me, the other night, that Lalla Ward would make — vocally, anyway — a very good Lady Sybil.)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Rome
Q2) Beekeepers
Q3) His relics are — apparently — in an oratory in which English city? This is a weird one. I’ve found articles talking about Glasgow, Dublin and one about a finger in Coventry… Poor man!
Q4) Canada
Q5) Rudolph Valentino
Q6) David Bowie
Q7) Ireland
Q8) Valentine Dyall
Q9) Pauline Collins
Q10) Blondie
The client is always right so if she thinks you're cute...

Debbi said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Paul! Hope you don't have an underage stalker. :)

1. Rome
2. bee keepers
3. Birmingham
4. Canada
5. Rudolph Valentino
6. David Bowie
7. Ireland
8. Valentine Dyall
9. Pauline Collins
10. Blondie