Saturday, 21 January 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 21-1-2017

Hmmm … 

Did I mention I’d watched Conspiracy, the other night?

I watched Conspiracy, the other night.

So you know.

Good little film, that.

The problem I had was with the updated version of Handbrake.

Or possibly with the DVD I ripped.

Either way, the film I ended up watching was in old fashioned 4:3 aspect ratio.

Rather than the 16:9 I’d’ve preferred.

Rather frustrating, I thought.

Still … 

I’ve now managed to flag it up on HandBrake’s forums.

I’ll hopefully have some sort of suggestion on how to deal with the problem.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Olga scoring four out of five, and Debbi scoring five.

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

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

Q1) 21st January, 1861, saw Jefferson Davis resign from what:  the House of Representatives, the US Senate or the Brotherhood of the Moose?
Q2) The Fleurdelisé was adopted and flown for the first time: on 21st January, 1948.   The Fleurdelisé is the flag of which Canadian Province?
Q3) 21st January, 1950, saw the death of writer, George Orwell.   What was the last of his novels to be published: during his lifetime?
Q4) 26 years earlier, 21st January, 1924, saw the death of which Russian leader: Stalin, Lenin or Trotsky?
Q5) Finally … the Sullivan Ordinance was passed by New York City: on 21st January, 1908.   What did it forbid woman from doing in public?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) 20th January, 1356, saw Edward Balliol receive a pension from Edward 3rd of England.   After surrendering his claim to what: the principality of Wales, the throne of Scotland, or the throne of Ireland?
A1) The throne of Scotland.
Q2) 20th January, 1972, saw Pakistan launch what: a chemical weapons programme, a biological weapons programme or a nuclear weapons programme?
A2) A nuclear weapons programme.
Q3) During its second Civil War, Sudan imposed what: on 20th January, 1991?
A3) Islamic law.
Q4) Elizabeth of Bohemia was born: on 20th January, 1292.   Bohemia is now part of which European nation?
A4) The Czech Republic.
Q5) Finally … which actor was inaugurated as US President, on 20th January, 1981: Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter or John F. Kennedy?
A5) Ronald Reagan.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Man is not a Yahoo, but he is rather like a Yahoo and needs to be reminded of it from time to time.”
George Orwell, 25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950.
And this song … 

Have a good day.

*        Bloody hell!   No, I didn’t know he died, Olga‡: I can only hope he managed to finish any work as Albert on the revived Twin Peaks: he was one of the funniest characters.

†        Well, it WAS his birthday, Debbi‡!   What CAN I tell you … ?

‡        Oh, I’ve got the question about Pakistan corrected: next I need it, it’ll have the correct year!   (Oh, I think you meant law, Olga …)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) US Senate
Q2) Quebec
Q3) Nineteen eighty-four
Q4) Lenin
Q5) Smoking. We’ve come around full circle on that one…
I'm sure I read something about it... Let's hope. That will be a weird one (I mean Twin Peaks...) OK, I know if it wasn't weird it wouldn't be Twin Peaks...

Debbi said...

Oh, no prob, Paul! :) Just sayin'.

1. the U.S. Senate
2. Quebec
3. Nineteen Eighty-Four
4. Lenin
5. smoking