Friday, 14 October 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 14-10-2016

Hmmm … 

Sorry … That’s just a thoughtful ‘Hmmm,’ acting as a kind of … well … um … 

Yeah … 

An opening note … !

After getting home at quite a late hour … !

It has to be said, that actually think rather good.

It’s not THAT often I’m out of an evening.

Simply walking from one place to another, in the dark?

Can be quite nice.

Vaguely romantic, even!

Either way, it’s quite a nice situation to be in.


As a different point … ?

I’m actually eyeballing things.

Looking at stuff, if you’ve not heard the term, before.

Right now?   Right now, I’m thinking I’ve a disposable income.

And, yes, I know Christmas is coming up.

But I’m ALSO thinking I’ve heard good things about American Horror Story and Stranger Things: it’d be nice to explore them.


But let’s let move on, shall we?

With Debbi heading for the Austin Film Festival, and Olga travelling to Wales, the day was quiet: with no on leaving their answers.   The day DID see Angel*  leaving us a comment, letting us know a little something.

So … let’s see who’s up for today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) The world’s first Gay Rights March took place: on 14th October, 1979.   In which US city?
Q2) Field Marshal Erwin Rommel committed suicide, on 14th October, 1944.   After being involved in a plot to kill whom?
Q3) The 50p piece was introduced: on 14th October, 1969.   The Queen is on one side.   Who, until 2008, was on the other?
Q4) James 2nd of England was born: on 14th October, 1633.   He was James 2nd of England: and James 7th of where?
Q5) Finally … Éamon De Valera was born: on 14th October, 1882.   He was the third president: of where?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th October, 1307, saw hundreds of Knights Templar arrested: by Phillip the Fair of where?
A1) France.
Q2) More to the point, the Knights had been founded to protect whom?
A2) Pilgrims.
Q3) Riga was occupied by Russia’s Red Army: on 13th October, 1944.   Riga is the capital city of where?
A3) Latvia.
Q4) The British Government lost a legal battle: on 13th October, 1988.   They were attempting to prevent the publication of which book?
Q5) The first US mobile phone network was launched: on 13th October, 1983.   In which US city?
A5) Chicago.
Q6) Finally … three loyalist paramilitary groups declared a cease-fire: on 13th October, 2016.   The groups were based in which of the UK’s countries: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Nature never intended me to be a partisan leader …”
Éamon de Valera, 14 October 1882 – 29 August 1975.
And, as it ’s song writing genius Shazney’s Lewis’s birthday, this song … 

Stroke of genus, that tune!

And, as today’s the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings?

I’ll leave you with this … 

Enjoy your day!

*        :D   You know, I’ll have to make a note of that line, Angel!   Might just come in useful!   (Usually, when I’m in a shop, and talking to an assistant?   I borrow a line from Terry Pratchett: and ask “Are you free?   Or, at least, reasonably negotiable?”)

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