Saturday, 26 March 2016

The Daily Teaser — 26-3-2016

You know, I had a letter from my landlords, the other day.

Mostly … ?   Mostly reminding people that the street’s looking a bit … messy.

One aspect that caught me?

Was getting warned about the amounts of dog poo, on the street: and reminded we can be fined for letting our dogs — if we have one — foul the streets.

Fair dos: if you’ll excuse the phrase!

I have to admit, though, I quickly emailed my landlady.

Mostly, because I felt that having a few more dog mess bins on street would be help.

The thing is … ?

That video shows the corner of my street, as you walk towards my building.

I could’ve sworn there was a dog mess bin, there!

Oy … veh … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) In Canada, 26th March is Purple Day.   The day is intended to raise awareness of which neurological condition?
Q2) 26th March, 1981, saw a new political party formed in the UK: what was it called?
Q3) Switzerland’s national airline was formed: on 26th March, 1931.   What was that airline called?
Q4) The Schengen Treaty came into effect: on 26th March, 1995.   The Treaty loosened borders controls.   Between some member countries of which organization: the Arab League, the European Union or the African Union?
Q5) Finally … 26th March saw London’s Stock Exchange admit women: for the first time.   In which year of the 1970s?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th March saw the birth of Aretha Franklin: in which year?
A1) 1942.
Q2) Ms Franklin was born in which Tennessee city?
A2) Memphis.   (Elvis Presley famously lived there, many years later: but was born in Tupelo, Mississippi.)
Q3) Which genre of music did she start singing: soul, gospel or rhythm and blues?
A3) Gospel.   (Her father, Baptist minister, Clarence LaVaughan Franklin, was one of the best known ministers of his day: and his daughter’s earliest manager.)
Q4) Her first studio album was called Songs Of Faith.   It saw its US release in which year of the 1950s?
A4) 1956.
Q5) Her second album was released in 1961: and called Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo.   Which record label released it: Atlantic, Columbia or Motown?
A5) Columbia.
Q6) Her fist US Top Ten hit was I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You): released in which year of the 1960s?
A6) 1967.
Q7) That same year of the 1960s saw her first UK Top Ten single: which reached Number 10.   Was it I Never Loved a Man, Respect or (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman?
A7) Respect.
Q8) Ms Franklin record Sisters (Are Doin’ It For Themselves): with whom?
A8) The Eurhythmics.
Q9) Which 1968 song was Ms Franklin’s biggest (solo) UK hit?
A9) Bacharach and David’s I Say a Little Prayer.
Q10) Finally … In which 1980 film, did Ms Franklin perform a version of her 1968 hit, Think?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Lack of emotion is pathological; restraint is civilised.”

Leonard Nimoy, March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015.
And this song … 

Have a good day.

*        Oh, silly question, Olga: I don’t suppose you listen to I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, at all? I’m trying to work out when the next series is, as I can’t see a date on the BBC’s site.   I — literally — don’t have a clue … !

†        Well, I don’t know if it’s a definite must-see, Debbi.   But it’s the best of the bunch, and — as you’d expect from Danny Boyle — very well made.   (Did you ever see 28 Days Later?   Interesting take on the zombie flick: and the follow-up is half decent.)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Epilepsy
Q2) Social Democratic Party
Q3) Swissair
Q4) The European Union
Q5) 1973
I've seen clips but never heard the actual programme, at least not that I remember. If I hear anything I'll let you know. I'm back in the UK next week so I might catch up (there I listen to Radio 2 often).

Debbi said...

Haven't seen that one. I've never been much of a zombie film type. But if it's unique, might be worth a look.

1. epilepsy
2. the Social Democrats
3. Swiss (formerly Swissair)
4. the European Union
5. 1973