Tuesday, 3 May 2016

The Daily Teaser — 3-4-2016

You know, it’s not often I manage to bag a copy of last night’s Gotham through … alternative … mean …

But last night’s … ?   Last night’s episode — episode 16, Prisoners, showing us Jim Gordon’s time in prison — is beautifully twisty.

The Penguin’s biological father has turned up, and Bullock … ?   Has turned to Carmine Falcone for help in releasing Jim.

It’s an oh, so much DARKER episode than most.

And one I got hold of … ?

Because of last night’s final.


This year’s World Championship final, between Mark Selby, and Ding Junhui saw Selby winning his SECOND world title: in a match that saw him winning 18-14.

Absolutely fascinating match to watch, I should add: despite eventually losing by four frames, Ding manages to clock up several century break: and, in the 15th and 29th frames, playing some serious — and seriously engrossing — tactical frames.

Personally … ?

The game was a fantastic final, with both players doing very well.

Congratulations to Mark Selby.

Personally?   I think we’re going to see Ding Junhui in more finals …


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 To, License and video

Q1) Labatt Park held its first game, on 3rd May, 1877.   Of what?
Q2) 3rd May, 1951, saw the formal opening of the Festival of Britain: by The UK’s then monarch.   Who was that monarch: George 5th, Edward 8th or George 6th?
Q3) 3rd May, 1932, saw the death of writer, Charles Fort.   He studied what’s now called anomalous … what?
Q4) Washington D. C. was incorporated as a city: on 3rd May, 1802.   The D. C  part of the name stands for ‘District of’ where?
Q5) Finally … 3rd May, 1937, saw Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind win a major prize for literature.   Which prize?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Anne Boleyn was arrested, on 2nd May, 1536: on charges of witchcraft, treason and incest.   Who was she married to?
A1) Henry 8th.
Q2) Tennessee Williams won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama: on 2nd May, 1955.   For which play?
A2) Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Q3) 2nd May, 1982, saw the sinking of the ARA General Belgrano: by the HMS Conqueror.   The ship’s sinking was controversial: as there has been arguments about whether it was in international … what?
A3) International waters.   In other words, whether it was returning to its home port, and outside the Maritime Exclusion Zone British Forces had established.
Q4) 2nd May, 2012, saw a painting sold at auction.   The painting was a version of which Edvard Munch piece?
A4) The Scream.
Q5) Finally … 2nd May, 1890, saw the birth of science fiction writer, E. E. ‘Doc’ Smith.   He’s also known as the Father of what: hard sci-fi, space opera or counterfactual novels?
A5) Space opera.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“There’s more tensions in golf than in boxing, because golfers bring it on themselves.   It’s silly, really, because it‘s not as if the golf ball is going to jump up and belt you on the whiskers, is it?”Sir Henry Cooper, 3 May 1934 – 1 May 2011.
And this tune …

Enjoy your day …

*        Happy belated Birthday, Olga!   Remind me to do you a halfway decent Rioja!   Or Wikipedia entry … !   (You know, I’m going to HAVE to figure out how to do mine, at some point!)   At ANY rate … ?   The snooker was very watchable: fan that I am, I would LOVE to be at the Crucible, when the final’s on.   (It’s a theatre in the round: I used to work at the Dominion, many moons ago, so have a rough idea of how a traditional theatre — with the stage is at one end of the room — looks, in action.   I’ve never actually seen a play in the round: and would love to see how they compare …)

†        That’s not a too bad a comparison, Debbi: although it’s like comparing Poker to Rummy: they both use a deck of cards/snooker table and cues, but are VERY different.   The nearest comparison is Pool: which is more like comparing Chess to draughts/checkers.   At ANY rate … ?   The final, this year was VERY watchable: lot’s of old school tactical tippy-tapping around!   Took them twenty minutes to manoeuvre a green ball in the 15th frame, on Sunday!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Baseball
Q2) George 6th
Q3) Phenomena
Q4) Columbia
Q5) Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Thanks, Paul. The design of the Crucible is very interesting and there's also another small theatre within the building, the Studio. It underwent a big refurbishment 3 or 4 years ago and they even sold small bits of the carpet (it was quite a colorfoul and jazzy design). The main theatre is very open. I remember watching Hamlet with John Simms and being freezing cold (it was all right for the actors as they were wearing coats...). They have great productions of their own material. The Lyceum gets more of the touring companies.
I'd love to work in a theatre, although I have no technical knowledge. Perhaps I'll see if I can get into one of the amateur companies (but as I can't act, have not talent sewing and can't do any DIY.. other than writing notices or articles or carrying and fetching, not sure what I could do).

Debbi said...

Interesting. One of those things I aspire to understand, like cricket! :)

1. baseball
2. George 6th
3. phenomena
4. Columbia
5. the Pulitzer Prize