Sunday, 16 April 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 16-4-2017: The Other Last Battle.

I have to admit, I like my job.


About the only time I have a problem with it?

Is Sundays.   I usually start at eleven.

Which means getting up at six to get everything done!

Including, very specifically, tell you I’ve not seen the first episode of Dr Who, as yet.

No spoilers, now!


Saying that … ?

Saying that, I’m looking forward to getting home, tonight.

I’m looking forward to catching the opener: and will happily iPlayer it.

I’m also very aware, though?

That’s I’ve managed to record the thing.

Digitally, rather than to tape!

My TV allows me to record things: and saves them in a version of the .ts format.   Which I can then turn into something I can play on my Apple TV, by using Handbrake.

That’s saved me money on blu-rays …


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 16th April was the date of the last1 pitched battle held on British soil.   The Battle was on Culloden … what?
Q2) The battle was fought on 16th April … of which year?
Q3) The Battle was between Jacobite and Hanoverians.   The Jacobites were from which country of the UK?
Q4) The Jacobites were led by whom?
Q5) On the other side were the Hanoverian-led, Government forces: from which country of the UK?
Q6) The Hanoverians were loyal to which English King?
Q7) The Hanoverian commander — William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland — was known as the what: Butcher, Baker, or Candlestick Maker?
Q8) The Battle was the last pitched battle fought on British soil.   It also saw the final Highland … what?
Q9) Which Dr Who story was set in the hours after the Battle: Black Orchid, The Highlanders or Genesis of the Daleks?
Q10) And finally … The Visitor’s Centre on the Battle site was opened when: 2006, 2007 or 2008?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 15th April, 1892, saw the found of US giant, General Electric.   The company’s HQ is in which US state?
Q2) 15th April is World Art Day.   Which art has pitch, rhythm and timbre?
A2) Music.
Q3) In US sport, 15th April is Jackie Robinson Day.   The player broke which sport’s colour bar?
Q4) Which Concentration camp was liberated by British troops: on 15th April, 1945?
A4) Bergen-Belsen.
Q5) Finally … Britain’s worst sporting disaster took place at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield: on 15th April, 1989.   How many people were killed as a result?
A5) 96.
I’ll leave you with a battlefield report …
“When we saw them coming towards us in great Haste and Fury, we fired at about 50 Yards Distance, which made Hundreds fall, we fired at about 50 Yards Distance, which made Hundreds fall; notwithstanding which, they were so numerous, that they still advanced, and were almost upon us before we had loaden again. We immediately gave them another full Fire and the Front Rank charged their Bayonets Breast high, and the Center and Rear Ranks kept up a continual Firing, which, in half an Hour's Time, routed their whole Army. Only Barrel’s Regiment and ours was engaged, the Rebels designing to break or flank us but our Fire was so hot, most of us having discharged nine Shot each, that they were disappointed.”
An unknown corporal, speaking after the Battle.
A song^ about the Battle: by Czech Celtic Rock band, the Haka Muggies … 

Another, by Italo-Argentinian band called Sumo … 

And the usual reminder: that today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Happy Easter … 

*        Yeah, I keep seeing that too, Olga^: I really couldn’t say, but … !   I do know a friend — quite recently — told me they were starting to have auditory hallucinations.   I’m no expert —I’ll leave that to your good self! — but remember being told that’s a sign of the condition.   First thing I did was quietly ask if they were using: quietly suggest giving up, if possibleª.   I hope like hell I didn’t sound like a nagging parent, whilst doing so!   At ANY rate … ?   I’m  glad to have seen Rogue One, looking forward to Last Jedi … and really looking forward to tonight!

†        Well, it was his birthday, yesterday, Debbi^: that’s why I used it.   You do know he’s Kim Wilde’s dad?   That’s the reason I know him!

‡        The reason for the title?   Is that a) this was the last pitched battle on British soil, b) the last use of a very well known Scottish battle tactic, and c) because I’ve used The Last Battle as the title of a set about the original Battle of Megiddo: which ALSO took place on the 16th of April.   A few years earlier, obviously …

^        Today’s songs?   One is about a battle in the UK, being sung by a Czech band doing Celtic rock.   The other song is about the same UK battle, by an Argentinian band, founded by an Italian … and named after a type of Japanese wrestling.   All this?   In a post by an English blogger, that’s frequently read buy a Spanish psychiatrist living in Yorkshire, and a retired US lawyer from Maryland.   Who said globalisation’s a bad thing?

ª        Fromº my own experiences with alcohol and tobacco?   I’m very aware how hard giving up a recreation substance can be.

º        What a lot of footnotes …


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Moor
Q2) 1746
Q3) Scotland
Q4) Charles Edward Stuart
Q5) England
Q6) George II
Q7) Butcher
Q8) charge
Q9) The Highlanders
Q10) 2007
Great footnotes and great subject. I think you did the right thing with your suggestion. In my case, it was the expected message, but although some patients insisted it was a form of self-medication I never saw any of them improve as a result.
Sad story about the battle, not so much the battle (none are good, for sure) but what came later. Trying to destroy a country or empty it of its identity creates resentment. Here is our version of similar events...

Debbi said...

Indeed. A lot of footnotes. And lots of historical info! :)

1. Highland
2. 1746
3. Scotland
4. James II of England aka James VII of Scotland
5. England
6. George I
7. Butcher
8. rebellion
9. The Highlanders
10. 2007

Saw the new Doctor Who episode! No spoilers! :)