Friday, 15 July 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 15-7-2016


I didn’t get the job … !

As you may or may not know, I had an interview, on Wednesday: down in London.

Hell of a trip on the tube, I should add.

I got the email, back, yesterday: to tell me I’d not been chosen for a second interview, late last night.

Definitely upsetting, that: that was a definite blow to my self-esteem.


It’s a blow.   It doesn’t mean I’m going to stop looking for alternative employment.

But it’s a definite blow.


I had a bad day, yesterday.   I’ll happily admit that.

Frankly, though?

I don’t think I’ve had as bad a day as the town of Nice.

Early reports started coming in, last night.

It seems that a lone attacker drove a truck along the main sea-front, there: killing at least eighty-four people in the process.

I can only offer my condolences to those who’ve lost loved ones, there.

And my hope that these attacks can stop.

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) 15th July, 1910, saw Emil Kraepelin give a name to which condition?
Q2) 15th July, 2014, saw a train derail.   On what: the London Underground, Moscow Metro or Vancouver Skytrain?
Q3) 15th July, 1099, saw the capture of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre: during the First Crusade.   The Church is in which Middle Eastern city?
Q4) 15th July, 1685, saw the execution of James Scott: for leading the Monmouth Rebellion.   Scott was 1st Duke of Monmouth: and where else?
Q5) Finally … Mount Bandai erupted: on 15th July, 1888.   The volcano is in which Asian nation?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th July is Bastille Day: the French national day.   It marks the storming of the Bastille: on 14th July of which year?
A1) 1789.
Q2) The Bastille, itself, was a fortress and prison: in which French city?
A2) Paris.
Q3) The Storming, itself, took place, during the French … what?
Q4) That event overthrew the French king.   Who WAS that king?
Q5) Finally … France has traditionally held a military parade on Bastille Day: on the Champs-Élysées.   It started, when: 1879, 1880 or 1881?
A5) 1880.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I hate having to read the manual.”
Trevor Horn, born 15th July, 1949.
This tune … 

And this thought … 

Vive la France … !

*        Hang on, Olga, there’s jokes in German?   The mind boggles!   (He says, with apologies to his German readers!)   At any rate … ?   At any rate, I didn’t get the job: which is extremely disappointing. None the less, I’ll be able to pick myself up, and keep carrying on.

†        Vive la France, indeed, Debbi.   Have you seen the news?   Bastille Day was a bad one for Nice!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Another terrible day indeed. And sorry about your job. Surely there must be some good news somewhere...
Q1) Alzheimer’s Disease
Q2) The Moscow Metro
Q3) Jerusalem
Q4) 1st Duke of Buccleuch
Q5) Japan
Perhaps the moment in Casablanca when they play la Marseillaise

Debbi said...

The world is going nuts! :(

So sorry again about the job. But you WILL find one! Hang on, Paul!

1. Kraepelinian dichotomy
2. Moscow Metro
3. Jerusalem
4. 1st Duke of Buccleuch (blech! :))
5. Japan