Friday, 15 April 2016

The Daily Teaser — 15-4-2016

I’d like to know what happened there … 

I don’t know how much of the news you follow, here in the UK.

But something I saw, late last night?   Was the news that a three-year-child was kidnapped by two teenaged girls: in Newcastle.

The child was found after about an hour.

Personally?   I can’t be the only person who automatically though we — potentially — were looking at another Jamie Bulger: the two year old kidnapped and murdered by two ten year olds.

I think yesterday’s kidnapping could have gone the same way.   I couldn’t tell you for sure … but the fact my first thought was of the Bulger case will show you the way I was thinking.

There’s possibly a lot I — or any of us — could say about what the two girls did.

We could be throwing around the word ‘evil.’

Something I think would be a simplistic way of describing their actions.

But personally?

I have questions.

Not least of which?

Why did they do it?


Let’s move on.

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

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

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

Q1) 93 fans were killed at the Hillsborough football stadium: at a match between Nottingham Forest and Liverpool.   On 15th April of which year?
Q2) 15th April, 1998, saw the death of Pol Pot.   Pot had been the dictator who’d ruled which Asian country?
Q3) 15th April, 1966, saw the birth of singer, and glamour model, Sam Fox.   She originally made her name as a topless model for which British newspaper?
Q4) 15th  April, 1802, saw William Wordsworth and his sister spot the patch of flowers that inspired him to write I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud.   What were the flowers?
Q5) Finally … 15th April, 1994, saw the end of the trade talks that established which trade body?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th April, saw the original publication of The Grapes of Wrath.   In which year of the 1930s?
A1) 1939.
Q2) Who wrote the book?
Q3) The story’s main characters are a family of tenant farmers.   What’s the family’s name?
A3) Joad.
Q4) The best known film version of the book was directed by John Ford: and released in which year?
A4) 1940.
Q5) Who played the main character in that film?
Q6) The main characters are Okies.   In other words, they’re from which US state?
A6) Oklahoma.
Q7) The family left their farm, after being evicted: as a result of a serious drought.   The drought was known as the what?
A7) The Dust Bowl.
Q8) The main character is the family’s second son.   What’s his name: Tom, Tim or Titus?
A8) Tom.
Q9) The family travel from their home state: to which West Coast US state?
Q10) Finally … The Grapes of Wrath was named as one of the reasons its author won the Nobel Prize in Literature.   In which year of the 1960s was this?
A10) 1962.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“We work in the dark — we do what we can — we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.”
Henry James, 15 April 1843 – 28 February 1916.
And a Marty Wilde tune … 

Have a good day!

*        I’m going to have to add a few to my reading list, aren’t I, Olga … ?   Should make bedtime interesting!   And, yes, it’s sad: Blake’s Seven‡ was VERY watchable …

†        I don’t think I’ll be able to send the rest of Blake’s Seven‡, over, Debbi: but they’ve got an import version on Amazon.   (We’ll have to see what happens with Children of the Stones!)

‡        Personally?   I bought a import version from Amazon.   That cost me some £25.   The official version?   Would’ve cost me a little to much cash … !


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1989 (I worked quite close to the stadium for quite a few years)
Q2) Cambodia
Q3) The Sun
Q4) Daffodils
Q5) World Trade Organisation
Scary news. I kept hearing about the axe attack in Sheffield. Wondered if it might be somebody I knew, but thankfully not. Did you ever watch Boy A? I've always wondered about the Bulger case

Debbi said...

I'm looking forward to watching what you've sent. This weekend's going to be non-stop filmmaking! :) A documentary. Did you see my last blog post?

1. 1989
2. Cambodia
3. The Sun
4. daffodils
5. the World Trade Organization