Saturday, 29 July 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 29-7-2017

Hmmm … 

It’s a working Saturday … 

And one where I’m thinking ‘tired,’ doesn’t necessarily cover how I’m felling at the mo!

But there we go.

We want the overtime, we do the hours!


Going totally off the subject of knackered?

I’m not a big one for video games.   Bar the odd casual game: things like Tetris and Pacman.

But I’m very aware that there’s all sorts of gamers and games.

And that sometimes?

People like to watch.

Which is why the BBC’s decided to stream an e-sports tournament on BBC3.

Frankly, it’s not my sort of thing.

But … ?

I’ll be honest, I have no idea how televised sports work.

But hope that, internationally, the BBC can make some cash off of it.

And/or get more people logging onto BBC3.


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, AND managing to correct a mistake I’d made about Scarface‡.

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

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

Q1) The Treaty of Amity and Commerce — or Harris Treaty — was signed: on 29th July, 1858.   By the USA and where?
Q2) The First Hague Convention was signed: on 29th July, 1899.   It was one of the earliest treaties to define what: the laws of war, the Internet or maritime law?
Q3) The BBC Light Programme was launched: on 29th July, 1945.   It’s now called what?
Q4) Which country picked its flag: on 29th July, 1980?
Q5) Finally … two passenger trains collided: on 29th July, 2013.   Near which Swiss city?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …

Q1) Miami was formally incorporated: on 28th July, 1896.   The city’s in which state?
A1) Florida.
Q2) Just over 70 percent of Miami’s population speak which language at home: Spanish, English or French?
A2) Spanish.
Q3) Brickell, Lummus Park and Park West are all where: Downtown, West or South Miami?
A3) Downtown Miami.
Q4) Miami resident, Gloria Estefan, found fame as the front-woman for?
A4) The Miami Sound Machine.   (Paging Dr Beat.)
Q5) Finally … Which Miami set, 1983 film, stars Al Pacino as Tony Montana?
A5) Scarface.   (Kind of ironic: Miami’s nowhere NEAR Montana …)
Here’s a solo from Charlie Christian … 

And a quote from Theda Bara …
“To be good is to be forgotten. I’m going to be so bad I’ll always be remembered.”
Theda Bara, July 29, 1885 – April 7, 1955.
Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day.

*        Actually, American Gods is another one I keep meaning to catch, Olga‡: Neil Gaiman, who wrote the original novel, has a very good reputation.   The two Dr Who episodes he wrote?   Are very good, and introduced some great ideas!   Gloria Estefan played a gig at the Dominion, when I worked there as an usher.   Good to see her live, but my word, the gig was loud!   I think only Led Zeppelin and Disaster Area are louder!

†        Don’t look at me, Debbi‡, I was working, last night!   Privilege of working in an out of hours call centre.   It’s like bar work, the weekend’s usually Wednesday and Thursday!

‡        Oh, you’re right!   It was Al Pacino: I always mixed him and De Niro up!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Japan
Q2) Laws of war
Q3) BBC Radio 2 (I listen to it regularly)
Q4) Iran
Q5) Lausanne
Funnily enough, this week we're reading one of his articles for the course I'm teaching at the University of the People (it's on the uses of fiction and he gave it as a lecture. He has a few things to say about libraries and cuts...) I was going to start watching American Gods the other day but it got too late. Perhaps this evening unless something else comes up. (I can imagine she would have been very loud. For some reason, I can only think of her outdoors...)
The other day I didn't think to mention it, but of course, if you fancy reading any of my books, let me know)

Debbi said...

I'm a huge fan of both actors! :)

I've spent a rather busy Saturday myself. Writing stuff. I'm in a class that's keeping me on my toes.

1. Japan
2. laws of war
3. BBC Radio 2
4. Iran
5. Granges-près-Marnand (or Bern or Geneva??)