Friday, 26 May 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 26-5-2017

You know …

In the midst of the aftermath of the Manchester attack?

You’ve got to do all sorts of things.

Hope the police have tracked down everyone involved.

Hope that no-one is hurt at any upcoming Bank Holiday events … 

Hope that we can deal, emotionally, with the situation.

But I had a nasty thought, last night.

Assuming there’s a bomber we’ve missed: which is always a possibility.

Assuming there’s someone we’ve missed?

Have they got tickets for Glastonbury … ?   Or V, or Reading, or Donnington or any of the other big festivals … ?

That’s a nasty turn of mind I’ve got … 


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser s Nina* and Olga† putting in their answers: with both scoring ten out of 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) Anglican churches celebrate Saint Augustine on 26th May.   Augustine was the first Archbishop of where?
Q2) Edmund 1st was murdered on Saint Augustine’s Day: in 946 AD.   He was King of where: England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales?
Q3) Bram’s Stoker’s Dracula was first published: on 26th May, 1897.   In the novel, Dracula claimed to be descended from whom: Attila the Hun, Charlemagne or Tamerlane?
Q4) British Guiana became independent: on 26th May, 1966.   It’s now called what?
Q5) Finally … The first commercial jet to exceed Mach 2 was a Soviet jet: that did so on 26th May, 1970.   Mach 2 is twice the speed of what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) 25th May, 1977, saw the original release of the first Star Wars movies.   What was it called?
A1) Star Wars.
Q2) That original film was re-titled in 1981: to include a subtitle.   What sub-title?
A2) Star Wars: Episode 4 - A New Hope.
Q3) The film got its UK release in 1977.   When: 25th, 26th or 27th December?
A3) The 27th.
Q4) The hero of the film, Luke Skywalker, was played by Mark Hamill.   Hamill has provided the voice for a cartoon version of which Batman villain?
A4) The Joker.
Q5) Carrie Fisher played Princess Leia in the film.   Name either of her celebrity parents.
A5) Singer, Eddie Fisher or actress, Debbie Reynolds.
Q6) David Prowse wore the costume, James Earl Jones provided the voice.   Of which Star Wars character?
A6) Darth Vader.
Q7) Han Solo was played by Harrison Ford: who also played Rick Deckard, in a Ridley Scott film.   Which Ridley Scott film?
A7) Blade Runner.
Q8) More to the point, Han Solo flies a YT-1300 freighter.   Called the Millennium … what?
A8) The Millennium Falcon.
Q9) Peter Cushing appears in Star Wars as Grand Moff Tarkin: commander of the Galactic Empire’s huge evil space station.   That space station was called the what?
A9) The Death Star.
Q10) Alec Guinness appeared in Star Wars: as Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi.   Ben Kenobi is what kind of knight?
A10) A Jedi knight.
I’ll leave you with a thought …
“When you’re up for an Oscar, you just get offered everything. It's fantastic, but a lot of it you're completely inappropriate for.”
Helena Bonham Carter‡, born 26 May 1966.
And a tune … 

Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day … !

*        Easy, Nina?   I’m vaguely insulted.   I sweated for hours over that set: you can tell by the stains … !   At ANY rate … ?   Welcome back abroad, and thank you for looking in … !

†        It’s always the way, Olga, isn’t it?   There’s always that one last thing!   At ANY rate, congratulations on the test results!   Nice to be able to say I’ve got a University lecturer on the proverbial books!   (Sounds like a Open University sort of thing … ?)

‡        That’s going to haunt me all morning: Dame Helena doing a very posh version of this … 

It can’t be any worse than what Dame Judi get’s up to …

1 comment:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Canterbury
Q2) England
Q3) Attila de Hun
Q4) Guyana
Q5) Sound
Scary thought but I guess they must be considering something like that.
The University of the People is on-line but tuition free, so students only pay for admin and exams, and have a lot of options for grants, etc. Here...
Have a great day