Monday, 7 November 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 7-11-2016

Phew … !

I have to admit, the new job is going rather well: and is also quite enjoyable.

But, my word … !

Yesterday was non-stop: complete with phones going off, left right and centre.

Quite something to dig into.


Oh, by the way … 

Did I tell you I’ve been watching Humans?   At least, the first two episodes of series two.

I have to saw, while I’m not reviewing it — in the same way I did the first series — I am enjoying it.

Now the show has an established set of characters*?

The actual drama seems to be developing.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga‡ and Debbi^ putting in their answers: with both scoring six out of six.

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

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

Q1) 7th November, 1970, saw the birth of singer-songwriter, Neil Hannon.   Hannon was the frontman for which band?
Q2) 7th November, 1989, saw ministers of a communist country resign en-mass.   WHICH communist country: East Germany, Poland or Bulgaria?
Q3) Who became the first First Lady elected as a Senator: on 7th November, 2000?
Q4) The London Gazette was first published: on 7th November, 1665.   As what?
Q5) Finally … WXYC made the first of what kind of broadcast on 7th November, 1994: internet TV, internet radio or an internet movie?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th November, 1944, saw Plutonium first produced: at the Hanford Atomic Energy site.   The site is on the Columbia River: and in which US state?
Q2) More to the point, what’s Plutonium’s atomic number?
A2) 94.
Q3) Tammy Baldwin was elected to the US Senate: on 6th November, 2012.   She was the first openly what to be elected to the Senate: openly gay person, left-handed person or disabled person?
A3) Gay.
Q4) 6th November, 1991, saw the death of actress, Gene Tierney.   In which 1943 film did she play Martha Strable?
Q5) 6th November, 1957, saw the birth of actress, Lori Singer.   In which TV series did she play Julie Miller?
A5) Fame.
Q6) Finally … 6th November, 1789, saw Pius 6th appoint John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop of what’s now which country?
A6) The USA.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.”
Marie Curie, 7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934.
And — as it’s Sharleen Spiteri’s birthday — this song … 

Enjoy your day.

*        I have to add†, Mia — Gemma Chan — seems to be developing into a more rounded character: and Carrie Anne Moss, as Athena Morrow?   Is looking good.   I get the feeling, though?   That Sonya Cassidy, as the slowly guilt free, and semi-psychotic, Hester?   Is going to be the star of the series.

†        One of the characters is Leo Elster: played by Colin Morgan.   As far as I can tell, the surname’s relatively rare.   Except I went to college with a young woman call Tracy Elster.   Funny how these things go … 

‡        Well … The Brynner original was OK, Olga: but I wasn’t a huge fan.   The series could be interesting: depending on though they handle the themes.   But, transport-wise?   I’m just glad I’m not TOO far out in the sticks.   I’ve had one or two jobs where public transport could’ve been more frequent: some of the bus routes to Brentwood’s more rural areas are once an hour … 

^        Oh, tell me about it, Debbi: I’m just glad I’m less unfit than I was.   If that makes sense?


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) The Divine Comedy
Q2) East Germany
Q3) Hillary Clinton
Q4) The Oxford Gazette
Q5) Internet radio broadcast

Debbi said...

I think I know the feeling. :)

1. The Divine Comedy
2. East Germany
3. Hillary Clinton
4. The Oxford Gazette
5. internet radio