Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 30-5-2017

I have to admit it … 

I have Safari — the default Mac Browser — open over several table and windows.

With one parked in an alternative space to the immediate right.


I’ve got to confess, this is where I miss having really good speakers.

This week’s episode of Just a Minute is hysterical!

Paul Merton is on serious form!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga*, Angel† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: with all three scoring five out of 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) 19 year old Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake, on 30th May, 1431.   During which war?
Q2) The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated: on 30th May of which year of the 1920s?
Q3) Henry 8th married Jane Seymour on 30th May, 1536.   His third wife was a former what: lady-in-waiting, chamber maid or actress?
Q4) What was founded on 30th May, 1975: the Free Software Foundation, the European Space Agency or the Scottish Premier League?
Q5) Finally … President Zia Rahman was assassinated: on 30th May, 1981.   President Rahman was president of where?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) Tom Bradley was elected as the first African American Mayor of Los Angeles: on 29th May of which year?
A1) 1973.
Q2) The St Roch arrived in Nova Scotia: on 29th May, 1950.   After becoming The first ship to circumnavigate where: North America, South America or the Arctic?
Q3) The 35th President of the United States was born on 29th May, 1917.   Who was that president?
Q4) 29th May, 1953, saw the birth of composer, Danny Elfman.   The Oingo Boigo founder ALSO provided the singing voice for which character in The Nightmare Before Christmas?
Q5) Finally … 29th May, 1982, saw British forces win against an Argentinean one: during a big battle of the Falkands War.   That battle was the Battle of Goose … where?
A5) Goose Green.
Here’s a thought …
“I think the life we are living now is just a blink in the eye of eternity.”
Keir Dullea, born May 30, 1936.
Here’s a tune … 

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

Have a nice day … !

*        I don’t know about that, Olga: so many of the phones, these days, have computer connections.   Still, you’re right: the more the merrier!   At any rate … ?   I’m interested in seeing Alien: Covenent: also I know Mark Kermode’s not been enthusiastic.   The Bladerunner sequel looks interesting: the director’s got a very good reputation.   Apparently, he’s doing a version of Dune^: I don’t think anyone’s ever got it right … (The ‘train’ journey went well, eventually: but using the rail replacement buses are a chore!)

†        Welcome back aboard, Angel!   For once, the email that let me know you’ve visited didn’t end up in my spam folder!

‡        I’ll be keeping my eyes open for that, Debbi!   And I certainly TRY and make it interesting: here’s hoping!   (Oh, apparently, Dennis Villeneuve’s working on a version of Dune^: I don’t think anyone’s got it right …)

^        David Lynch’s version — the standard cut that he didn’t take his name off of — was good.   The recut?   I didn’t think worked as well.   Neither of the Lynch versions got Baron Harkonnen, Feyd or Rabban right: we ended up with the three stooges.   The TV version got the Baron spot on: casting Ian McNiece was a stroke of genius!   I’m glad Jodorowsky’s version of Dune didn’t get made: as influential as the design work was, he changed the ending.   Utter heresy, from where I’m standing!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Hundred Years’ War
Q2) 1922
Q3) Lady-in-waiting (I keep reading books about the era but Jane Seymour hasn't featured very much yet).
Q4) European Stage Agency
Q5) Bangladesh
Alien Covenant looks good, although the story... well, is another matter.
This review made me laugh, although I can't blame Lilyn:(if you don't know her blog, I think you might enjoy it)
Perhaps Terry Gilliam should try Dune...

Debbi said...

I like your quote. Seems fitting for the guy who played Dave in "2001: A Space Odyssey"! :)

1. the Hundred Years War
2. 1922
3. lady-in-waiting
4. the European Space Agency
5. Bangladesh