Saturday, 24 September 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 24-9-2016

Right … 

I’ve got another interview, today!

For a local branch of Greggs.

Frankly, I’m looking forward to it.

Although I’m VERY aware I’ve had several interviews … and got nowhere.

Especially with the interview I had for Toolstation last Tuesday!

I’m … 

Well, let’s just say I’m nervous, and leave it there, shall we?


Which doesn’t describe something else I was up to, yesterday.

I had to change my password for my email account!

I’m with BT: as I’m sure you’re already aware!

And BT’s email accounts system?   Is something they buy in from Yahoo.   So the password change was something BT made a point of mentioning, as a result of the recent Yahoo hack.

All good … 

Except my copy of Apple’s Mail refused to connect to my emails account, after I changed.


I’m just grateful I could get hold of a copy of Thunderbird as a replacement!


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Olga scoring nine out of ten, and Debbi bagging 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) 24th September, 1890, saw the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints — the Mormons, in other words — renounce what: racism, polygamy or drinking tea?
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the 2006 TV series about a Mormon practicing what had been banned?
Q3) Which Japanese car company was incorporated: on 24th September, 1948: Daihatsu, Honda or Mitsubishi?
Q4) Black Friday — 24th September, 1869 — saw the US price of what, fall drastically: silver, gold or oil?
Q5) The US Navy launched the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier: on 24th September, 1960.   What was it called?
Q6) Finally … Nirvana released their second — and possibly best known — LP: on 24th September, 1991.   What was it called?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd September saw the first publication of The Phantom of the Opera.   In which year?
A1) 1909.
Q2) Who wrote The Phantom of the Opera: Gaston Leroux, Elly Laroux or Jonah Leroy?
Q3) The book is written in French.   What’s its title: in French?
Q4) In either language, what’s the Phantom’s name?
A4) Erik.
Q5) The Phantom is — supposedly — an expert with a rope weapon: called a Punjab … what?
A5) Punjab Lasso.
Q6) The book sees the Phantom fall in love with a singer.   What was her name: Sophie, Christine or Jean-Marie?
A6) Christine.   (Or Christine Daaé, if you want her full name.)
Q7) The novel is set in the Paris Opera House.   The Opera House is actually called the Palais … what: Palais Chanel, Palais Garnier or Palais de Boing?
A7) The Palais Garnier.
Q8) The earliest film version of The Phantom of the Opera was made when: 1916, 1925 or 1937?
A8) 1916.   (It was called Das Phantom der Oper, made in 1915, and long since lost.)
Q9) Terry Pratchett parodies The Phantom of the Opera in one of his Discworld novels.   Which Discworld novel: Soul Music, Interesting Times or  Maskerade?
A9) Maskerade’.   (At various stages, Sir Terry’s recurring characters all glance at the Ankh Morpork Opera House’s main chandelier and think words to the effect of “That thing’s an accident waiting to happen …”)
Q10) Finally … The book’s author is supposed to have been inspired to write it, by the collapse of the opera house’s what: roof, chandelier or main staircase?
A10) The chandelier.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“At this time of year, if your bin men knock on the door and give you a Christmas card, it’s traditional to tear it up and say ‘What did you come here for? The bins are round the back!’”
Jack Dee, born 24th September, 1961.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day.   And wish me luck with the interview … 

*        I hope they do, Olga‡!   I’m getting bored: and running out of milk!

†        You’re joking, Debbi‡!?   I’m surprised.   And didn’t expect THAT … !

‡        Just as a piece of sad news … ?   Terry Jones has been diagnosed with a form of dementia … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I saw that about Terry Jones. Very sad ...

1. polygamy
2. Big Love
3. Honda
4. gold
5. USS Enterprise
6. Nevermind

Good luck with the interviews!

Got your latest file. Thanks! :)