Wednesday, 27 April 2016

The Daily Teaser — 27-4-2016

Right … 

I’m off to work, again, today.

On something of a long shift: 12 ’til 8, so you know.

But … ?

Well, I do like to keep my eye on the snooker, if possible: especially when the World Championship’s on, at the Crucible.

Ronnie O’Sullivan — arguably the game’s greatest player — is out: beaten by Barry Hawkins.

And China’s best player, Ding Junhui, is through to the semi-finals.

I hope he gets through — and win — the final.

He’d be China’s first World Champion!


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 27th April, 1810, saw the composition of Für Elise.   Who composed Für Elise?
Q2) 27th April, 1992, saw Betty Boothroyd elected as the first female Speaker of the House of Commons.   Who’s the current Speaker?
Q3) 27th April, 1906, saw the first meeting of the State Duma.   The Duma was the parliament of which now gone empire?
Q4) 27th April, 1976, saw the birth of actress, Sally Hawkins.   In which 2010 film did she play Rita O’Grady?
Q5) Finally … Pripyat was evacuated: on 27th April, 1986.   In the wake of an explosion at a nuclear power station, where: Moscow, Chernobyl or Vladivostok?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The SS Ideal X left port: on 26th April, 1956.   The ship was one of the world’s first what: oil tanker, container ship or aircraft carrier?
Q2) William Shakespeare was baptised: on the 26th April, 1564.   In which Warwickshire town?
A2) Stratford upon Avon.
Q3) Paul von Hindenberg was elected as president of which European country: on 25th April, 1925?
A3) Germany.
Q4) Which Spanish football club was founded on 26th April, 1903?
Q5) Finally … 26th April, 2005, saw Syria withdraw its garrison.   From where: Libya, Lebanon or Jordan?
A5) Lebanon.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Anytime in radio that you can reach somebody on an emotional level, you're really connecting.”
Casey Kasem, April 27, 1932 – June 15, 2014.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        I’ve got to admit, I’ve never actually SEEN a Mamet, Olga: there’s another one I know purely by reputation!   Although mentioning True West … ?   Got me thinking of the 2011 stage version of Frankenstein, directed by Danny Boyle.   The two lead actors, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, did the same alternate-night role swap: of the two main parts.   Genre fan that I am, I wouldn’t minded seeing that.   (Both actors have then gone on to play versions of Sherlock Holmes on TV.)

†        Blimey, you do scoot through a reading list, Debbi!   Lamb, Biff, Weaveworld!   All that, AND the bionic woman routine.   Talking of stuff on Facebook?   Someone posted this, mentioning that someone had finally developed a Dalek.   Although, having had Forbidden Planet on, last night?   I was thinking of Robby the Robot!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Yes. I only managed to catch Frankenstein in a cinema showing, saw Cumberbatch playing the monster. Very good. Waiting on the windows...
By the way, you might have seen some of Mamet's movies ('House of Games' is probably my favourite, but then it has a psychiatrist on it and Joe Mantegna. He's in quite a few of Mamet's movies, a good friends. And William H. Macy...) If I had to choose one of the adaptations of his plays, 'Glengarry Glen Ross'. 'American Buffalo' isn't bad but the movie version is a bit slow (I saw William H. Macy playing the part of Teach in London and he was glorious. )

Debbi said...

Robby the Robot always reminds me of the robot on "Lost in Space"! :)

1. Beethoven
2. John Bercow
3. the Russian Empire
4. Made in Dagenham
5. Chernobyl