Friday, 4 March 2016

The Daily Teaser — 4-3-2016

You know, I’m very tempted to say nothing … 

No, really … 

I’m tempted to say nothing … 

But, in truth … ?

Today’s my birthday: I’m another year older and wiser.

Well … 

Another year older, let’s put it that way.

I don’t know that I’m getting any wiser.

But … ?   I AM realising that, the older I get … ?

The less time I — indeed all of us — get: and the nearer we all get to death.

I don’t know about you … ?

I like being alive.

And death, the great big end that comes to us all?

Scares me the life out of me … 


Enough with the morbid bits: let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga and Debbi putting in their answers: with Olga* scoring 6 out of 6, and Debbi†, scoring 5.

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

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

Q1) 4th March, 1968, saw the birth of Football manager, Graham Westley.      As of 2015, he’s the manager of which League One side?
Q2) Fellow Houslow-born celebrity, Patsy Kensit, was also born on 4th March, 1968.   2015 saw her taking part in the celebrity version of which Channel Five show?
Q3) 4th March, 1702, saw the birth of burglar and gaol-breaker, Jack Sheppard.   Jack was also known as Jack the what: Jack the Yob, Jack the Lad or Jack the Hat?
Q4) 4th March, 1969 saw Ronnie and Reggie Kray found guilty of murdering whom?
Q5) Finally … 4th March, 1904, saw the birth of actor and author, Chief Tahachee.   Which Native American tribe did he belong to: the Sioux, Cheyenne or Cherokee?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Oil was discovered: on 3rd March, 1938.   In which Middle Eastern country?
Q2) The oil discovered was what’s called what: Rude oil, crude oil or dangerous oil?
A2) Crude oil.
Q3) That same day — 3rd March, 1938 — saw construction completed of the world’s fastest steam locomotive.   What was it called?
A3) The Mallard.
Q4) 3rd March, 1983, saw the Queen open the Barbican Centre: in London.   The Centre holds one of five of the City Of London’s … what: Theatres, Libraries or public toilets?
A4) Libraries.
Q5) 3rd March, 2014, saw which sportsman go on trial for murder?
Q6) Finally … 3rd March, 1966, saw the BBC announce that — from 1967 — it would be broadcasting what: in stereo, in colour or in High-definition?
A6) In colour.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“We have got to take risks again. And we have to learn how to take new risks too.”

Harvey Goldsmith, born 4th March, 1946.
And this tune: given it features guitar work from birthday boy, Willie Johnson …

Have a good day.

*        Oh, that’s an upside, Olga: the fact that it introduces SOME form of limit.   But, if I’ve understood things, correctly?   As things stand now, a UK government agency wishing to do this sort of monitoring, needs a judge’s warrant to allow it: and have to say, during the application, who they wish to monitor, how they wish to monitor, and why they wish to monitor.   This new bill, again if I’ve got it right, allows them to do this, en mass, and without judicial oversight.   That’s outside of whether it’s technically possibly to monitor something like the Tor browser, or hack into an iPhone.

†        Oh, I know, Debbi.   In point of fact, before the hoo-ha broke in the US — about the FBI wanting access to an iPhone — only after Apple made submissions to the relevant Parliamentary committees, speaking AGAINST offering back-doors to the iPhone


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Peterborough United
Q2) Celebrity Big Brother
Q3) The Lad
Q4) Jack ‘The Hat’ McVitie and George Cornell
Q5) Cherokee
One thing is what they're supposed to do and another what they do, as we've seen more than once.

Debbi said...

I'm telling you. It's a scary world out there.

1. Peterborough United
2. Celebrity Big Brother
3. Jack the Lad
4. Jack "the Hat" McVitie
5. Cherokee