Sunday, 11 June 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 11-6-2017

That’s a point!

In amongst all the chat about the Democratic Unionists, yesterday?

I forgot to mention I’d seen a movie!

The 2016 version of Ghostbusters.

Yes, I know it got a lot of flak.

And, granted, it’s not perfect.

But it’s both fun, and entertaining.

AND got Ernie Hudson … !

What more do you want?


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) Which Scandinavian country adopted its flag: on 11th June, 1748?
Q2) The Flag is known as a Nordic … what?
Q3) Today is the Feast Day of Bartholomew the Apostle.   According to whom: the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of England or Eastern Orthodox Churches?
Q4) Christopher Cockerell’s best known invention was introduced to the public: on 11th June, 1959.   What WAS the invention?
Q5) Finally … 11th June, 1509, saw Henry 8th marry his first wife.   Who was she?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) Actor, Barry Morse was born: on 10th June, 1918.   In which series did he play Lieutenant Phillip Gerald?
Q2) 10th June is Portugal Day.   The holiday marks the birth of which Portuguese writer?
A2) The obscure — is you’re not Portuguese — Luís de Camões.
Q3) The Millennium Bridge was temporarily closed: on 10th June, 2000.   Because it was what: lemon flavoured, swaying or bouncing up and down?
A3) Swaying.
Q4) Jaws was caught on 10th June, 1977: in a Kent pond.   Jaws was a menace to the pond’s goldfish population … and a type of what: koi, perch or pike?
A4) Perch.
Q5) Finally … Murderer, James Earl Ray temporarily escaped: on June 10th, 1977.   Which Civil Right leader had he killed?
I’ll leave you with some Strauß … 

And a thought …
“This is horror, admitted, of a sort. But it is horror perpetrated by unhuman beings. They’re not relatable to Dad - at least I hope they’re not! - and it’s entirely harmless in this context.”
Kit Pedler, 11 June 1927 – 27 May 1981.
Today’s Teaser will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Enjoy the day.

*        I’ve just looked on Amazon, Olga‡.   They’s not actually got it on Prime, it seems: or blu-ray.   They DO have copies on DVD, and VHS.   VHS … !   Things are getting stupidly retro, if VHS is making a come back … !

†        I really couldn’t tell you, there, Debbi‡!   :D   I get the impression Mike Pence makes the DUP and the Tea Party look like a bunch of soppy liberals … but — from over here — he looks a lot more presidential — and dignified — than his boss.   (They DO sound similar, don’t they?   I think there’s only SO many film score writers to go around …)

‡        Just listening to the Radio 4 news.   There’s still doubt about any deal.   Has either of you got £500 for an electoral deposit^?   I may as well stand for the Monster Raving Loonies, if it goes to another election … !

^        It’s OK, I’m joking!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Denmark
Q2) Nordic Cross Flag
Q3) Eastern Orthodox Churches
Q4) The hovercraft
Q5) Catherine of Aragon
Perhaps if we talk about it enough they might pay some attention but I guess VHS was similar enough to the old music tapes for people to feel comfortable with them.
I haven't watched the new Ghostbusters...

Debbi said...

I know. It's a dilemma! Wish I had that 500 pound-thingies to spare, but am a bit low on dosh at the moment! :)

1. Denmark
2. Cross
3. Eastern Orthodox Churches
4. the hovercraft
5. Catherine of Aragon