Friday, 16 September 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 16-9-2016

Well … 

Today is a day without an interview.

Which, frankly?   Isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

It means I’ve got the day to do some online job-hunting.

But it ALSO means I get to spend the last of my wages — not a lot — on bills.

And get to go to Brentwood Jobcentre.

Technically?   I’ve got to start my benefits claim, today.   The one thing that IS worrying me?

Is that I’ve got another interview, pencilled in for tomorrow.

One that’s in Billericay, and thus, one I need help with: for train fares!

Here’s hoping they don’t refuse to help.

The job is one I feel I’d be competent at: and I’d hate to lose out on the chance of an interview, on a technicality!

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both 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) 16th September, 1968, saw Britain’s Post Office introduce its First and Second Class stamps.   At the time, how much, at the time, did they charge for a 1st class stamp?
Q2) Crime boss, Paolo Di Lauro, was arrested: on 16th September, 2005.   In a north-eastern suburb of which Italian city?
Q3) Anne Francis was born on 16th September, 1930.   In which science fiction film does she play Altaira?
Q4) Marc Bolan died in a car crash: on 16th September, 1977.   What — in 1965 — was the name of his debut single?
Q5) Finally … 16th September, 1914, saw the birth of producer/director, Allen Funt.   Famously, he presented which TV show?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th September is the International Day of Democracy.   When did the UN General Assembly first decide to celebrate democracy: 2006, 2007 or 2008?
A1) 2007.
Q2) The first celebration was in which year: 2007, 2008 or 2009?
A2) 2008.
Q3) Then word, ‘democracy,’ comes from which ancient language: Latin, Egyptian or Greek?
A3) Greek.
Q4) In that language, the word means ‘rule of the’ what: commoners, rich or old?
A4) Commoners.
Q5) In a democracy, every one gets what ‘v’?
A5) A vote.
Q6) If you’re casting that ‘v’ for someone else, you are a ‘P.’   What ‘P’?
A6) A proxy.
Q7) If you don’t cast your ‘v’, you’ve just what: abstracted, abstained or abracadabra’d?
A7) Abstained.
Q8) UK General Elections use a system known as the First Past The … what?
A8) Post.
Q9) The places one goes to ‘v,’ are called what: Polling stops, polling stations or polling ranks?
Q10) Finally … when you’ve finally ticked your box, your democratic ‘v,’ goes into what sort of box?
A10) A ballot box.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“There are so many sounds I still want to make, so many things I haven’t yet done.”
BB King, September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015.
And this tune … 

Have a good day!

*        I think it went well, Olga: although I should know … by the end of the week!   That’s both of them: the one, yesterday, and the day before.   I’m … Hmmm … I don’t know if I’m holding any hopes up: one never knows about these things, until the employers phone you to say you’ve got the gig!

†        We’ve got thunderstorms today, Debbi!   It’s fantastic!   It’s actually a comfortable temperature, for once!   And good to know you bought The Colour of Magic … !   He, himself, said it’s not his best work: but it IS a good place to start.   I first read it, many years ago … and recognised where he’d got his ideas.   Now … did I mention I’m re-reading Thud! … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

You did. I got mine on special from Amazon.

Between you and me, I think Pratchett was right! It's a good start that just gets better!

That's what writing is all about. Doing the writing, then doing it some more! :)

1. 5 pence
2. Naples
3. Forbidden Planet
4. The Wizard/Beyond the Rising Sun
5. Candid Camera