Friday, 2 September 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 2-9-2016

Oh, now that’s ridiculous.

I work for a living.

Or, at least, I try to.

And … ?

Will, I’ve seen my hours for next week.

Bloody Ridiculous,’ is putting it mildly.

I’ve got eleven hours.

I’m contracted for sixteen.

And been rota’ed for between 20 and 24.


I’m not a happy bunny: I’m an unhappy bunny intent on having a word with his boss.

And I’m an unhappy bunny thinking about the term ‘Constructive Dismissal.’

Let’s — very angrily — move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five in the process.

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

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 2nd August, 1455, saw the birth of John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg.   As Elector of Brandenburg, he’d’ve elected whom: the Tsar of all the Russias, the Holy Roman Emperor or Kaiser?
Q2) Henry Hudson discovered what we now call Hudon’s Bay: on 2nd September, 1610.   The Bay is on the coast of which country?
Q3) Germany began its occupation of where: on 2nd September, 1914?
Q4) Which country was re-admitted to the Commonwealth: on 2nd September, 1989?
Q5) Finally … 2nd September, 1921, saw the birth of journalist and broadcaster, Alan Whicker.   Which TV series did he present for many years?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 1st September, 1831, saw the formal founding of the Order of Saint Gregory the Great.   By which Pope: Gregory 16th, Gregory 17th or Theodoros 2nd?
Q2) The Tremont Street Subway opened: on 1st September, 1897.   It’s the oldest subway in the USA: and in which US city?
A2) Boston, Massachusetts.
Q3) Georges Méliès released A Trip to the Moon: on 1st September, 1902.   The film’s considered to be one of the earliest films in which genre: western, science fiction or crime?
Q4) The last version of which German medal was instituted: on 1st September, 1939?
A4) The Iron Cross.
Q5) Finally … Which former Soviet republic celebrates its independence: on 1st September?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“My favorite food from my homeland is Guinness. My second choice in Guinness. My third choice - would have to be Guinness.”
Peter O’Toole, 2 August 1932 – 14 December 2013.
And this tune … 

Have a good day: and a better week than I will, next week.

*        I think, Debbi, replacing the TV with a halfway decent radio, might just be the thing!


Debbi said...

I know the feeling! :) Or a few good books!

1. the Holy Roman Emperor
2. Canada
3. France
4. Pakistan
5. Whicker's World

Olga Nunez Miret said...

I'm all for radio too. Sorry, I have a wedding today and I've been hit by a sudden deadline for Monday, so any time I am not out of the house I'll be working on that (and then I have an unexpected meeting on Tuesday and I'll have to work on whatever comes out of that meeting and I have something from before I needed to finish for the following Monday)... I hope things go whichever way is best with work...