Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 13-7-2016

Hmmm … 

That’s my stomach calming down.

As you’re possibly aware, I’ve got tummy troubles.

And, on Monday — a day off, of all things! — got hit by a MAJOR flare up.

Which only started calming down, last night.

Wouldn’t you bloody well know it!

Right now?

RIGHT now, my stomach’s behaving itself.

Which is good.

I’ve an interview, today: and would HATE to have to cancel!

Wish me luck for that!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring nine 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) 13th July, 1962, saw Harold Macmillan — Britain’s then PM — fire seven members of his Cabinet.   In a reshuffle known as the Night of the Long … what?
Q2) 13th July, 1527, saw the birth of Dr John Dee.   He was an advisor to which English monarch?
Q3) 13th July, 1942, saw the birth of actor, Harrison Ford.   In which film does he play Rick Deckard?
Q4) Two years later, 13th July, 1944, saw the birth of Ernő Rubik: inventor of Rubik’s Cube.   He invented the Cube, whilst working as a Professor of what?
Q5) Finally … 13th July, 1993, saw officials in Manchester get approval.   To apply for what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 12th July saw The Rolling Stones play their first gig: at which noted London club?
A1) The Marquee Club.
Q2) In which year of the 1960s was this?
A2) 1962.
Q3) The Stones’ line-up at that gig, saw Mick Jagger on vocals, Keith Richards on guitar, Charlie Watts on drums, Dick Taylor on bass, and Brian Jones on guitar, and harmonica.   Who played piano?
Q4) The band’s classic line-up replaced Dick Taylor as bassist: with whom?
A4) Bill Wyman.   (Je suis un rock star!)
Q5) The band’s first single — in 1963 — was called Come On.   Who wrote Come On?
A5) Chuck Berry.
Q6) Their second single, I Wanna Be Your Man, was written by whom?
A6) John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
Q7) The band’s third single was a cover of a Buddy Holly tune.   Which Buddy Holly tune?
Q8) Founder member, Brian Jones, died in which year?
A8) 1969.
Q9) Which current member of the band joined in 1975?
Q10) Finally … The Stones played Glastonbury in which year of this century?
A10) 2013.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I am in show business. I don’t, for a minute, ever forget that this is a business that I’m involved in, and it plays by business’ rules.”
Harrison Ford, born 13th July, 1942.
And something a little … off the wall, tune wise … 

Have a good day: and keep your fingers crossed for me, please!

*        Yes, it was second, Olga!   Honestly, I’ll learn to proof read and fact check at some point! :D   At ANY rate, I’ve managed to correct it: both the document, and in my questions spreadsheet^.   And, yes, I’ve got a food diary going on: USUALLY, it helps me spot the dubious stuff … but LORD knows what happened Sunday and Monday!   (Oh, I was mentally calling the Stones line-up that played the first gig, as the original line-up: but the classic one, the one that lasted until Brian Jones left, as the classic line up: hope That helps!)

†        Well, things are calming down, Debbi: which is good, considering I’ve an interview, today!   Wish me luck!   THINK I’ve got Wall of Voodoo’s first album, somewhere: you can TELL that the lead singer — Stan Ridgeway, who wrote a lot of the songs — was an Ennio Morecone fan!   Lots of echoey harmonica solos … !

^        Ye gods, that questions database used to fit on a floppy-disc!


Mr Strict said...

1> Knives.
2> Queen Elizabeth 1.
3> Blade Runner.
4> Architecture.
5> 2000 Olympic Games.

Olga Nunez Miret said...

I hope everything remains settle and the interview goes great.
Yes, I understand. I think all the members of the Rolling Stones were somersaulting in my head. Dead and alive.
Q1) Knives
Q2) Elizabeth I
Q3) Blade Runner
Q4) Architecture in Budapest
Q5) To host the 2000 Olympic Games

Debbi said...

Good luck with the interview! :)

1. Knives
2. Queen Elizabeth I
3. Blade Runner
4. architecture
5. the 2000 Olympics